What If There Were Only Happily Ever Afters?

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Life changes. And skin changes.

But WHAT IF you could control you skin’s destiny?  You can.  You control 80% of your skin’s future (only 20% is genetic).  And that’s great news! The choices you make today will affect the way you look and feel tomorrow, next year and well into the future.

WHAT IF you could always be a few steps ahead, anticipating your skin’s biological needs?  You can.  With the right care, your skin can visibly improve with age so you can look even better tomorrow than you do today.

WHAT IF you had two world-renowned doctors, a bio-scientist, a private consultant (everyone should) and an entire regimen devoted to your skin’s every whim 24/7?

You do.  With 30 years of combined research and experience, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields developed their philosophy of Multi-Med® Therapy. This regimen-based approach treats specific skin concerns by combining the most effective ingredients within an optimized formulation, applied in the right order. Stick to the Regimen that’s right for your skin and you, too, can experience trans-formative results.

WHAT IF you felt good about your neck?

A steady diet of intelligent skincare is the foundation of skin that looks young and healthy. The Rodan and Fields REDEFINE Regimen is a comprehensive skincare solution that layers cosmetic ingredients and potent peptide technology. This formula helps to defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin.

 WHAT IF having flawless skin wasn’t an accident?

REVERSE Regimen is an effective, full-face solution that tackles dullness and uneven skin tone. REVERSE provides a long-term solution for a radiant, more even complexion. It exfoliates dulling dead skin, helps even and brighten discolored skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protects against further UV damage.

 WHAT IF you could break the vicious acne cycle?

UNBLEMISH Regimen was created as a continuous solution that addresses the acne cycle—clogged pores, trapped oil, bacterial attacks and inflammation. This daily, full-face system combines cosmetic and active over-the-counter ingredients that unclog pores to eliminate most acne blemishes before they are visible on the skin’s surface.

WHAT IF your skin wasn’t so sensitive?

SOOTHE Regimen combines clinically tested active over-the-counter ingredients with our exclusive, patent-pending RFp3 peptide technology to shield against the environmental aggressors associated with dry, chapped, sensitive skin. So effective, the SOOTHE Regimen can decrease visible redness, peeling and dryness. The result? A healthy-looking, even-toned complexion every day.

 WHAT IF THERE WERE ONLY EVER HAPPILY AFTERS?

Which acids can work wonders for your skin?

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When you hear the words skin and acid together, it may call to mind intense peeling or red-looking skin, but there’s a brighter side to this skincare story. Some acids are touted in the dermatology world for their hydrating, lightening and rejuvenating effects on skin—leaving a dull, complexion visibly transformed. Other acids are the first line of defense against acne and signs of aging.

Learning the ins and outs of acids can help you find the right products for your specific skin type or condition. Check out our list of common skin concerns and skin-friendly solutions with potent acid ingredients:

  • Age spots, brown spots or discoloration got you down? Changes in skin pigmentation are common in the course of a lifetime, yet they often affect how our age is perceived by others. Whether the unwanted marks are due to sun damage, hormonal changes (resulting in melasma), or other forms of hyperpigmentation, several acids come to the skin’s rescue in the REVERSE Regimen. Alpha hydroxy acids loosen dead skin cells, kojic acid and antioxidants visibly brighten, and salicylic acid exfoliates and refines skin for a more radiant complexion.
  • Agonizing over acne and post acne marks? Exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acid and salicylic acid help renew the skin by shedding surface cells that contain abnormal or uneven pigmentation. This allows lightening agents or other active ingredients to more easily penetrate the skin. Try  UNBLEMISH Regimen to break the acne cycle—and diminish the visible signs it leaves behind on your skin.

Bottom line: Before using new acid-based skincare, always do a spot test to see how your skin reacts. Ease the products into your routine by using every few days at first, then build up to daily applications. Boosting your skincare smarts can lead you to the products most likely to deliver the best result of all: radiant, healthy-looking skin.

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FACT vs FICTION? YOUR SKIN GETS USED TO INGREDIENTS SO YOU SHOULD SWITCH PRODUCTS PERIODICALLY

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FICTION. Many variables can affect the daily results you experience from using your skincare Regimen, but your skin alone will not become immune over time to the clinical benefits of the products. Product efficacy depends on a variety of things, such as the active ingredients in a formula and your skin’s changing needs. Therefore, there’s no need to change your Regimen unless you develop new skin concerns.

Overall, most skincare products will take up to 12 weeks to deliver their maximum corrective results, so be patient. Certain skincare ingredients, like antioxidants, emollients and sunscreen, are well-tolerated by skin and will remain just as effective over time. However, you may opt to gradually increase concentrations of skin-sensitive retinoids, glycolic acid and niacin, once your skin can better tolerate them. To help boost motivation and track your results, take a “before” photo when you start a new Regimen and then take weekly “after” shots so you can see evidence of your skin’s transformation.

If a product seems less effective, consider whether changes in age, lifestyle or climate may be affecting your skin. Try taking a break from your Regimen for a few weeks to see how your skin responds. Because skin is hydrated primarily from the outside, evaluate your environment and adapt your skincare products accordingly.

Although you might not see the same rapid progress you enjoyed in the first weeks, it doesn’t mean the products have stopped working. Your skin may have reached its maximum benefit and be in “maintenance mode” while the products quietly sustain those initial benefits at a more optimal level.

Ultimately, don’t switch from a Regimen that has worked well for your skin. Remember, compliance with a skincare Regimen is key to achieving great results.

 Comment below with your skincare success stories and tell us how your patience paid off.

How Are Those Resolutions Going?

TURN “RES-ILLUSIONS” INTO REAL-SOLUTIONS: THE SECRET TO MAKING YOUR 2016 RESOLUTIONS STICK

A new year can stir all kinds of hopes and dreams for self-improvement—from skincare, sleep habits and exercise to career changes and financial planning. However, according to a 2015 University of Scranton study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions are actually successful in keeping them. But what if we could stay motivated month after month by setting the right kind of goals and increasing our chances for success?

Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal suggests that New Year’s resolutions that connect with the “ideal self” are most effective. When people resolve to change, she says, they immediately feel more confident, in control and hopeful—they even feel stronger. The best resolutions contain a “big why”—such as, improving your health or appearance, reconnecting with a personal passion, strengthening a relationship, increasing wealth, developing yourself personally or professionally, or giving back to others. If the “why” is clear, your goals can be small and still lead to big changes in the long term.

In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, author Charles Duhigg shares insights from neurologists, psychologists and other scientists on the best strategies for making new habits stick. Here are a few of his step-by-step tips to help support your goals for 2016:

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  • Know your habit loop. Start by examining the time of day, emotional state or other environmental triggers that contribute to the habit you want to change, then modify the environment to encourage good habits. For instance, if you tend to avoid washing off your makeup before your head hits the pillow, keep a box of REDEFINE Eye Cloths with anti-aging peptides next to your bed as a reminder to cleanse your skin before bed.
  • Experiment with rewards. Choose a reward that helps your brain connect the new behavior or routine with the reward. For instance, allow yourself to binge-watch your favorite TV series while exercising in the living room. Soon, you’ll begin to crave the reward when you practice the habit. With time, the habit will become the reward.
  • Anticipate temptations. Changing habits takes effort. If you’re inclined to skip the sunscreen when you’re feeling rushed, save time with a 3-in-1 moisturizer featuring sun protection and anti-aging benefits, like REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30—and keep it on your bathroom vanity by your toothbrush (not hidden in the cabinet) so you’re more likely to apply it every day.
  • Have a plan—and write it down. Visual reminders can be great motivators. Start your skincare journey with a “before” photo to compare to your “after” shot in six months or a year from now.

Decide today how your New Year looks and choose a goal that you can start seeing results with this month. Maybe your resolution is to achieve a firmer-looking neckline in 2016. If so, make small daily changes, like using the AMP MD™ Micro-Exfoliating Roller every day with REDEFINE Regimen for firmer-looking skin. Small changes like this can help you stick to your daily skincare Regimen.

We each have the power to transform our lives with positive change. Make 2016 the year that you Decide Today How Tomorrow Looks™.

Wishing you the best on your journey to great skin this year.