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I decided to start a blog on my skincare! I have done a blog before when I did my weight loss journey!

I hope to inspire others in their network business or inspire others to go for their dreams!

Or just take care of their skin to improve their self confidence! Just like my business my reason why is to help others!!

THE BEST EXFOLIATORS FOR YOUR FACE AND BODY

Out with the old; in with the new: It’s the perfect January skincare mantra. If extreme weather or too much holiday fun has left your complexion dull and dry, one of the fastest and most effective ways to make a change is to exfoliate — that is, to remove old skin cells, revealing newer skin underneath. 

Exfoliating helps with cell turnover, the natural shedding of dead cells that slows down as we age. If these cells accumulate, skin can feel rough and look dull. Exfoliation helps remove some of that debris, so skin is smoother and reflects light more evenly. 

There are two different ways to accomplish this instant New Year’s transformation: Mechanical exfoliators polish away dead cells using granules, such as sugar or salt crystals. Chemical exfoliators, which include glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid, dissolve the bond between old cells and the newer ones underneath.

So which exfoliation method is better? Rodan + Fields founders Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields recommend both. “We’re fans of both gentle chemical and mechanical exfoliation, with the key word being ‘gentle,” they explain in their book Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change. “In our experience, it takes the perfect combination of the two to dissolve the bonds between cells without irritating skin and to sweep away dead cells, leaving skin soft and smooth.” 

The Doctors’ advice: “Don’t overdo it.” If you don’t exfoliate regularly and want to start, or if you’ve only used one kind of exfoliator and would like to add the chemical or mechanical product you’re missing, give your skin time to get used to it: 

  1. Start slow, and don’t overscrub. If your skin looks red or feels raw, take a break and give it a chance to recover. 
  2. Treat your face and body differently. The skin on elbows, knees and heels may respond well to daily exfoliation, while your face may prefer it every few days. And avoid the temptation to use a body scrub on your face; the exfoliating particles may be too aggressive. (If you’re looking for one scrub formulated for both face and body, try our ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.)
  3. For best results, moisturize after you exfoliate. 

Looking for exfoliating products from Rodan + Fields? 

CHEMICAL EXFOLIATORS

Face 
REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum
REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream
REDEFINE Pore Minimizing Toner

REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash
REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex
REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner
REVERSE Skin Lightening Toner
REVERSE Skin Lightening Treatment 

UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner

Body
REDEFINE Brightening Hand Treatment

MECHANICAL EXFOLIATORS

Face
REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask
REDEFINE AMP MD Derma-Roller

REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash

ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes
ESSENTIALS Gauze Pads

Face and body
ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste

What’s your favorite exfoliating product?

TAKE THESE STEPS TO WINTERIZE YOUR SKIN

How to cope when freezing weather has left your face rough, your lips chapped and your hands dry? We asked Rodan + Fields product expert-in-residence Mary Radford, RN, for some cold-weather tips. Ready to winterize?

  1. Face the cold. “Rosy cheeks and tight-feeling skin are signals that mean it’s time for extra hydration,” Mary says. Start from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. Then, if you don’t already use them all year round, incorporate our Active Hydration Serum and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex into your Rodan + Fields skincare Regimen. These products are suitable for any skin type, even sensitive and acne-prone.
  2. Don’t skip your lips. Keep them smooth and moisturized with Lip Renewing Serum. During the day, layer ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25 on top.
  3. Exfoliate. If your skin is dry all over, Mary recommends gently sloughing away dead skin cells one to three times a week with Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. After you exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize with Active Hydration Body Replenish.
  4. Use sunscreen. Three hundred and sixty-five days a year. Seven days a week. Winter or summer. Each of our Regimens comes with its own daily broad-spectrum sunscreen. For an extra layer of SPF and a little sheer tint, add Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid on top of that. And don’t forget to protect any exposed skin from your neck down with ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
  5. How about those hands? Moisturize and protect with our REDEFINE Hand Treatment Regimen—and keep your hands covered with gloves if it’s really cold.
  6. Stay healthy. A red nose and sniffles don’t look good on anyone. Avoid colds and flu by washing your hands frequently, Mary advises — especially before touching your face.

Above all, Mary says, go into winter with a strategy. “Skin, lips and nails look and feel drier when they’re exposed to the cold outdoors and the toasty, dry heat indoors,” she explains. “You know that is coming — so plan ahead!” 

Share your best winter skin advice in the comments!

10 THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH BEFORE THE NEW YEAR

And that’s a wrap on 2018…well, almost! It’s always nice to start a new year with a clean slate — not to mention clean skin! — so here are 10 things we’ll be doing before ringing in 2019 with a bang. Join us, or use these ideas as inspiration when creating your own list of to-dos to accomplish before the clock strikes midnight.

How will you be prepping for the New Year? Leave a comment and let us know.

  1. Toss all expired makeup, sunscreen andskincare. If a product is past its prime, it’s time to replace it.
  2. Take down and store your holiday decorations. Once the New Year rolls around, they’re the last thing you’ll want to see.
  3. Send thank-you notes to people who gave you holiday gifts. There’s no time like the present to express appreciation for your presents.
  4. Exfoliate your face and body. Out with the old (dead skin cells) and in with the new (younger, vibrant cells)!
  5. Treat yourself to a pedicure. Starting the New Year on the right foot is easier when your toes are in tip-top shape.
  6. Go through all your clothes and shoes and donate anything you haven’t worn in the past year. If it’s been that long since you’ve worn something, you’re not going to miss it.
  7. Take a look at your skin and assess its current state. Could you use more hydration? Are you seeing signs of aging? Now is the time to add a new product to your routine and make sure you are fully stocked on all the products you need.
  8. Write down your personal and professional goals for the year, both big and small. Cross them off as you achieve them, add more as the year goes on, then look back at the list at the end 2019 — you’ll be impressed by all you’ve accomplished!
  9. Clean out your email inbox, delete unneeded files on your computer and remove apps from your phone that you no longer use. The more clutter you eliminate, the easier your tech will be to navigate.
  10. Take a restorative yoga or meditation class, or get a massage, to help you de-stress from the holiday chaos. It helps to start the year in a Zen-like state — or somewhere close to it!

TOO MANY PARTIES? HOW TO SAVE YOUR SKIN

The holidays and excess go hand-in-hand. Even if you start the season with the best of intentions, it’s easy to give in to the temptation of late nights, limitless sweets and other complexion catastrophes. That’s OK! Rodan + Fields product expert Mary Radford, RN, shares how to get your good skin back after you’ve overindulged: 

Before you go

Drink a lot of water.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so think ahead and prepare for the festivities,” Mary says. Keep your skin (and the rest of you) happy by drinking a glass of water before you walk out the door. Once you’re at your event, if you are drinking alcohol, have a glass of water after every drink.

Have a healthy snack.
You’re more likely to overdo it at the buffet or dessert table if you arrive with an empty stomach. “Eat some protein and greens before the party to keep your stamina up and minimize overindulging in food or drinks,” says Mary. 

Pamper your skin.
Our Active Hydration trio of products —  Active Hydration Serum, Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex and Active Hydration Body Replenish — offer immediate and lasting hydration and help keep your skin looking younger and more radiant. “The possibility of running into your ex at a holiday party makes this combination a must!” Mary says. 

When you get home

Wash. Your. Face.
Mary gets it: You’re exhausted. “Exercising your social butterfly wings can take its toll,” she says. Still, she always recommends using your full Regimen. Make the job easier by using ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Removing Wipes and Complete Eye Makeup Remover before you cleanse. If you’ve got the energy, “Layering Active Hydration Serum into your Regimen will help you look more perky than you’ll feel in the morning.” Now go to sleep!

The morning after

Fake being awake.
If your face is showing fatigue, Mary suggests avoiding dark clothes and makeup. “Lighten up with peach, pink, light blue, white or cream to look pulled-together and awake,” she says. And get an immediate glow with Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid. “It makes your skin look flawless!” 

Brighten your eyes. 
Puffy, tired-looking eyes tip people off to the fact you’ve been out too late. Mary advises applying Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex to visibly improve dark circles and puffiness, and  REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream to improve the appearance of lines and loss of firmness. “I use both!” Mary says. “Party? What party?”

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LAYER ON THESE WINTER SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Winter is all about layering — and we don’t just mean piling on another cozy sweater. These favorite products are perfect to add onto any Rodan + Fields Regimen:

Layer on hydration with…

Active Hydration Serum

All skin types, even oily and blemish-prone, need hydration, especially in harsh winter weather. This oil-free serum preps your skin to better receive products layered on top of it, improving their performance. If you have dry skin, use it twice daily — after cleansing and toning — then follow with morning or evening moisturizer. If you have normal, oily or combination skin, use the serum nightly after cleansing and toning, and apply your evening moisturizer as needed.

Layer on texture and firmness with…

REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum

This revitalizing serum is formulated with Retinal, a concentrated form of Vitamin A. It empowers skin’s own renewing process for a more refined, firmer-looking complexion with fewer visible lines in just four weeks. Use it at night after cleansing and toning — and layer it over Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum if you’re using both.

Layer on instant perfection with…

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid 

This tinted Dermacosmetic instantly protects and perfects the glow you’ve earned from having a consistent skincare routine. Available in six sheer shades, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid provides buildable coverage for a beautiful finish and a radiant,healthy-looking complexion. It also provides defense against the elements. Use it as the final step of your morning Rodan + Fields Regimen.

Which products will you be layering into your Rodan + Fields Regimen this winter?

HOW TO GET PARTY-READY SKIN — INSTANTLY

Going out for a big night? Need to get gorgeous in a hurry? While we’re famous for the long-term results that come from our skincare Regimens, we also offer products that deliver an immediate payoff. Use this step-by-step guide to be your best self at your next big event:

Start with your body. 

Step 1 Exfoliate with Micro-Dermabrasion Paste to reveal smoother skin from the neck down

Step 2 Get some natural-looking color with Foaming Sunless Tan, which develops in two to four hours.

Step 3 After the self-tanner is dry, apply Active Hydration Body Replenish for all-over softness (and to help the color last for several days).

Now move on to your face.

Step 4 Exfoliate with  Micro-Dermabrasion Paste for an instantly brighter-looking complexion.

Step 5 Apply  Active Hydration Serum to give your complexion a radiant glow.

Step 6 Illuminate tired-looking eyes with Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex.

Step 7 Get kissable and add a touch of shine with REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum.

Step 8 Even and perfect your complexion with our tinted Dermacosmetic, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid.

Ta-daa! You’re ready. Have a great time!

What skincare products do you use before a night on the town? Tell us in the comments below!

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RADIANT DEFENSE

True innovations begin with a need – and the inspiration to solve for it. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields were motivated to create their latest innovation by a common request from women of all ages and skin tones who were beyond thrilled with their daily Regimen results, yet still liked to use post-Regimen products that instantly perfect skin for a more polished look. The Doctors challenged the R+F team of scientists to create a dermatology-inspired skincare product that instantly perfects while protecting one’s natural glow with powerful, good-for-skin ingredients. The result? New Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
The last step in your skincare routine, this multitasking complexion protector and perfector is available in six luminous shades, which can be worn alone or blended together to create customized color. A tinted “Glow Guard” that helps protect the skin you’ve earned, Radiant Defense instantly blurs imperfections without clogging pores or causing breakouts.
Here are four things you should know about Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, the first DERMACOSMETICS product from Rodan + Fields.

1. It pairs perfectly with every Regimen — for even better results. When used with the REDEFINE Regimen, Radiant Defense helps minimize the look of fine lines and pores for an even healthier-looking complexion. For REVERSE users, Radiant Defense will even out tone and diminish the appearance of dark marks for a uniform, radiant finish. As part of the UNBLEMISH Regimen, Radiant Defense will instantly conceal the look of existing acne and post-acne marks. Finally, SOOTHE users will see blotchy skin instantly transformed into an even-toned, balanced-looking complexion.

2. It’s powered by the RD3 complex. Formulated with R+F’s proprietary RD3 complex, Radiant Defense provides three types of defense: environmental defense, barrier defense and photo defense. It helps neutralize the harmful effects of environmental aggressors, repair skin’s natural moisture barrier to avoid dry, irritated skin and helps protect against early signs of aging caused by UVA and UVB rays and disperses infrared light, preventing harmful effects of exposure.

3. It’s best applied with the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush. With luxuriously soft fibers that glide across skin and a tapered design that allows for precise application along every facial contour, the Radiant Defense Liquid Brush was designed to ensure flawless application of Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid. For luminous skin, add a pea-sized amount of product to the back of your hand, lightly tap the brush into it, then apply to your face in an outward motion until you’ve achieved your desired level of coverage.

4. It’s earning rave reviews.In a user study, 97% of participants felt Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid helped improve their skin immediately, and 94% noticed their skin looked healthier immediately. In the same study, 91% of participants noticed an instant reduction in visible redness, 89% noticed a reduction in visible pores and 86% noticed improvement in perfecting discoloration.*

Learn more about Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid and how you can get your most radiant skin yet. Trust your skin’s glow to the Doctors who know skin best.
*Based on a 1-week U.S. clinical and consumer study. Results may vary depending on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitant products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

 

SKINCARE GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR HOLIDAY LIST

This year, give the present everybody wants: The confidence that comes from having great skin. These popular Rodan + Fields products won’t just simplify your shopping; they’ll make your loved ones glow inside and out.

For the Major Multitasker: Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid 

This tinted one-step wonder provides three types of defense against the elements and gives skin a sheer, natural-looking wash of color. Since it takes seconds to apply, it’s a top pick for busy people with mile-long To Do lists. (If that sounds a lot like you, pick up a bottle for yourself! Find your tint by clicking the “try it on” button at the bottom of this page.)

For the Night Owl: REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
For a sleep-deprived friend, or anyone whose delicate eye area needs special care (and isn’t that all of us?), this do-it-all eye cream helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and contains optical diffusers that perk up tired-looking eyes.

For the Innovation-seeker: REDEFINE AMP MD System
Know someone who’s always on the hunt for something new?
They’ll love this breakthrough skin-revitalizing system. Featuring the REDEFINE AMP MD Derma-Roller and REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum, this skincare kit empowers skin’s own renewing process for more refined, firmer-looking, smooth complexion with fewer visible lines and wrinkles.

For Every Body: Active Hydration Body Replenish
Trust us: Anyone and everyone will love this breakthrough body cream. Formulated for all skin types, it draws in moisture from the air and locks it down for softer, smoother-looking skin that looks and acts younger.

For the Sparkling Personality: Holiday Gift Set
Our limited-edition skincare gift sets will make spirits bright! These seasonal specials feature some of the most beloved Rodan + Fields products at special savings, or with complimentary gifts. Even better: They’re packaged in festive boxes that are too fun to cover with gift wrap!

For the Lash Lover: R+F Lash Boost 
Who doesn’t wish for the appearance of longer-looking lashes? Our amazing lash serum makes the perfect stocking stuffer, add-on or stand-alone gift. (Please note that R+F Lash Boost is only available in the United States.)

What are you wishing for this holiday season?

5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS TO PACK FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL

Preparing for a trip this winter? These five Rodan + FIelds products are perfect for seasonal travel. Bring them along with your favorite R+F Regimen, and you’re good to go.

1. Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid
Even in winter, your skin needs protection from the sun and elements. If you’re vacationing in a high-altitude destination like a ski resort or a warm-weather destination, you’ll need to be even more vigilant. Radiant Defense, our new finishing step to every Rodan + Fields skincare Regimen, includes broad-spectrum sunscreen to defend against UVA and UVB rays. Plus its six sheer tints instantly blur imperfections and add a luminous glow.

2.Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Serum
Cold, dry winter air is drying to your skin. So is indoor heat — and airplane-cabin air. Apply this hydrating serum underneath your moisturizer in the morning and before your night cream in the evening — and definitely before you step onto a plane. In U.S. clinical study, Active Hydration Serum increased skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and kept it there for eight hours.

3. Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum
There’s always room for these revitalizing skincare capsules, even if space is tight. Instead of packing the entire jar, take just the number you’ll need for your trip. That way, no matter where you are, you’ll continue on your way to more refined, firmer-looking skin with fewer visible wrinkles.

4. Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex
The thin, fragile skin around the eyes is often the first place to show signs of stress and fatigue — and who hasn’t experienced those during holiday travel? Our hydrating eye cream instantly illuminates and soothes the eye area, and over time, improves the appearance of dark circles and under-eye puffiness.

5. Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes
Our new premium wipes easily remove even long-wear makeup. Formulated with skin conditioners and moisturizers, they leave skin nourished — and, as a bonus, can go into your carry-on, since they’re not a liquid, cream or gel.

Where are you headed this holiday season? Which products do you always travel with?

PREPARE NOW FOR HOLIDAY PARTY SKIN

The holiday social whirl is fast approaching. Is your skin ready for all of those party selfies? If the answer is no, not to worry. This is the perfect time to commit — or recommit — to your skincare routine. Start now and follow this advice, and you’ll see results in time to P-A-R-T-Y this holiday season.

P is for Protect and Perfect. Defend your complexion against the elements with our groundbreaking Glow Guard: NEW Rodan + Fields Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid offers protection against the effects of environmental aggressors, dryness and UV rays. Start using it now for lasting results over time — and instant perfection. Available in six flexible shades, this tinted multitasker immediately gives your skin a polished look, blurring imperfections and camouflaging redness.

A is for Add a few enhancements. These products add a few minutes to your routine, but the results are totally next-level. Try our AMP MD Derma-Roller with your REDEFINE or REVERSE Brightening Regimen; its micro-exfoliating tips help your skin absorb products more effectively. Treat your body to our ultra-hydrating moisturizer, Active Hydration Body Replenish, for visibly softer and smoother skin. Apply R+F Lash Boost nightly for the appearance of longer-looking lashes.

R is for Regimen dedication. The easiest way to ensure your skin is gorgeous for the holidays is to care for it all year. If you aren’t already using the Rodan + Fields Regimen that addresses your skin concerns, get started now! And don’t forget your lips and eye area. Use these products as directed and your skin will always be party-ready.

T is for Take care of yourself. Healthy eating, sleeping and hydration habits often go out the window during the holidays. Make a commitment to yourself now that you won’t let that happen this year! Nourish your skin from the inside out with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water. Next, promise yourself that you will get enough sleep over the coming weeks. When you’re fatigued, your skin  looks tired — which is exactly what you don’t want.

Y is for “You time.” The holidays are fun, but they can also be stressful, which doesn’t do your skin any favors. Before life gets crazy — and especially when it does — squeeze in a yoga class, read a book or get a massage. When you’re calm and happy, your skin will look the same.