DID YOU KNOW … GETTING YOUR VITAMIN D IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets in children, maintains bone density in adults, may inhibit cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and possibly lessens the risk of diseases like multiple sclerosis.

While it is true that sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you get your daily value from non-sun sources. (If you seek your vitamin D from the sun, you’ll soak up a whole lot more than you bargained for, including accelerated aging and an increased risk of developing skin cancer.)

Instead, get your “D” from a range of sources, such as orange juice, fortified milk, salmon and other fatty fishes, and from a multivitamin.

For the most consistent results, we recommend a supplement. A once-weekly dose of 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 (the most absorbable form) with time-release technology will ensure you get the appropriate daily dose. Take it year-round to support strong bones, muscles and a healthy immune system. Your skin—and your body—will be “D-lighted.”

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GREAT SKIN—IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

From newborns to tweens, Millennials to grannies, we all share one thing in common when it comes to skin: It’s the largest organ in our bodies.

While our skin’s appearance and issues change over the years in response to hormones, the environment and lifestyle habits, our skin has to last a lifetime. With the right combination of effective skincare and healthy lifestyle choices, looking good until your one-hundredth birthday is something that is achievable and will make life’s exciting ride ever so much more wonderful.

No matter the number of candles on your birthday cake, it’s never too soon, or too late, to ensure a healthy, youthful-looking future for your skin. If you have children, teach them about protecting their skin’s future by using sunscreen. If you’re in your teens, now is the perfect time to establish a skincare routine. If you’re a Millennial, adding anti-aging benefits to your skincare routine can help preserve a youthful-looking complexion. If you’re a Gen Xer or Baby Boomer struggling with dullness, brown spots or lines and wrinkles, start a skincare regimen to help address the issues you have today and hold off new ones from coming tomorrow.

MALE SKINCARE

Male skincare might be one of the fastest-growing segments in the beauty business, but the reality is whether you’re from Mars or Venus, skin is skin.

Results come from using products that address your skin concerns, not gender, skin color or skin type. It’s also important to factor in how environment, age and lifestyle influence your skin.  For example, if your job is outdoors, make sure your skincare routine includes sunscreen application multiple times a day. Sunlight, sweat and water degrade the efficacy of sunscreen ingredients, so reapplying every two hours will maintain the level of protection you need.

Lifestyle adjustments around your skincare routine also might be necessary, especially when it comes to the male sector. According to a recent survey by The Huffington Post and YouGov, thirty-three percent of men use only one to two skincare products each day. But just because most males aren’t willing to apply a full skincare routine doesn’t mean they can’t get results. Concentrate on the key products that will keep your skin in top condition—a daily exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells and sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Remember, skin is skin, no matter your gender, skin color or where you live. Focus on what bothers you when you look in the mirror and find a solution to address it.

My skincare journey

When I started my journey I jumped feet first into the business wanting to make enough to pay for these amazing products! I thought all I needed was unblemish for acne but I purchased the highest kit after got control of acne I reveresed those freckles!! I use reverse once a year now after the summer to clean the slate!! I also got rid of my eye bags and dark circles thanks to the eye cream and bright eyes!! Lash boost improved eyebrows and lashes!! Now 3 years later I make extra money am confident feel beautiful! I love my life thanks to the decision I made 3 years ago! Thank you Rf!!

DID YOU KNOW … AS THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE AGE, THEY WILL BECOME MORE MASCULINE-LOOKING … AND SO WILL YOU.

Across cultures, men historically have looked for women with clear skin, high-arched eyebrows, full lips and a cherubic face. These qualities, recognized as beautifully feminine, are the physical features associated with women at peak fertility.

We’ve all heard it said that men look more distinguished as they age, that they become more masculine in appearance. The unfortunate reality is that women do, too. Over time, our facial features begin to lose the defining characteristics that the human brain recognizes as feminine. Because of a decline in feminizing hormones as we age, our faces become more angular, our eyebrows flatten, facial hair grows and lips thin. In the 1900s, when our life expectancy was forty-seven, these changes came at a time when we were more prepared to accept them. Today, that’s just the halfway mark, which means we need to deal with the hormonal complications of menopause when we’re feeling far from old.

Fortunately, there are options, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to help us stay looking and feeling great. HRT can keep skin juicy by preserving collagen, reduce the risk of heart attack and osteoporosis, keep the brain sharp and lessen hair growth on the face. Consult with your doctor to learn more about the medical advantages and disadvantages, and if HRT is a suitable option for you.

Whether you’re 18 or 81, the desire to be desirable never goes away. Be proactively involved in your health and well-being to get ahead of the game when it comes to managing the impact of hormones on your appearance.

BY THE BOOK: SUN PROTECTION

SHIELDrf: An exclusive sunscreen technology developed by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields that includes a propriety combination of ingredients that enhance UVA protection while maintaining elegant aesthetics.

Sun protection is the single most important way to keep skin young and healthy looking. Yet finding sunscreens that not only provide an adequate level of protection against both UVA and UVB rays, but also offer appealing formulas can be challenging. Higher SPFs are often greasy and chalky on the skin and UVA protectants often degrade quickly, which means the protection provided may be short lived.

Ironically, while avobenzone is a key broad-spectrum sunscreen ingredient effective at blocking both UVA and UVB light, it quickly breaks down in the presence of the rays from which it is providing protection. Studies have shown that one hour of sunlight exposure reduces avobenzone’s efficacy by 36 percent.

Rodan + Fields’ proprietary SHIELDrf complex combines stabilized avobenzone with free-radical fighting colorless carotenoids for effective, prolonged UVA sunscreen protection. The result: sunscreen products that not only look and feel more elegant on the skin, but also provide a higher level of broad-spectrum protection. You can find Rodan + Fields SHIELDrf in our REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30, REDEFINE Age Shield Hand Balm SPF 30 and ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25.

MARCH AGAINST TIME

There was a time when women believed they could do little or nothing about the state of their skin and the ravages of aging. Thanks to advances in skincare science, we now understand that genetics account for just 20% of visible aging changes, and the remaining 80% depend on habits and lifestyle. Today, it is possible to become an active participant in “the march against time” and the quest for healthier, more attractive skin.

The earlier you start “fighting for the cause,” the better. With any skin condition, our spin on an old adage holds true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of filler.  Regardless of where you are on your journey to great skin, improving your appearance starts with identifying your primary skin concerns, and incorporating clinically proven skincare products and healthy habits into your daily routine.

Redefining your skin’s destiny starts now.