Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The way your skin ages isn't because of your genes

I often here people talking about how their mom's have great skin. Yes, my mother falls into that category as well. Most women compare themselves to their mother's and think, if my mom has great skin in her 60's so will I. 

This isn't entirely true. DNA actually only accounts for 20% of visible skin aging. It's our environment and daily habits that are responsible for 80% of the visible signs of aging with the sun being the largest contributor.

To help you get that radiant skin as you age I've compiled a few tips for you.

Tip #1: Don't skimp on the water

There’s a reason your face resembles a celebrity mug shot after a night of partying. Sleep and hydration are essential for skin health. Not getting enough water can literally leave your skin thirsty, making it look dry and dull, so make sure you’re drinking enough water every day. And hitting the sheets a little earlier can help give you a healthier glow. Sleep is so important for skin turnover and for blood volume coming to the skin, it just makes all the difference in the world. Stay fresh-faced by aiming for the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

Tip #2: Select the right products for your skin issues 

When a single product promises you clearer skin, fewer wrinkles, smaller pores, etc. who wouldn’t want to snatch that up? The problem: It’s highly unlikely that a product will contain enough of each ingredient to live up to all of those claims—and if does, it’s probably too harsh for your skin. 

Rodan + Fields offers four different skin care regimens that target your specific needs for each skin type. Rodan + Fields products will be available in canada in August 2014. If you want information about the products send me an email at:

Tip #3: Use your products in the correct order

Yes, it actually matters which products you put on first, which ones you combine, and when you apply them! When it comes to layering products, you want to put on the treatment-oriented product first before your moisturizer. Rodan + Fields makes this easy for their skin Regimens. Each bottle is labeled in the the order you use them, making it quick and easy to use.

Tip #4 Remove your make-up when working out

We know it can be a little unnerving to work out totally bare-faced, but your skin will be better for it. Even mineral makeup formulas that swear they won’t clog your pores can still cause you to break out after a sweat session. Keep makeup removing wipes in your gym bag so that you have no excuses.

Tip #5 NEVER skip your daily sunscreen 

We know you’ve heard it a million times, but it’s worth repeating, Don't skip on a daily moisturizer that has an SPF!!! Not only can it protect you against sunburns and skin cancer, but new research found that people who use a daily sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher have significantly younger-looking skin. Much of what if often dismissed as “normal aging”—dull skin, uneven skin tone, sunspots, brown spots and eventually age spots—are actually evidence of sun damage.

These are also all factors that cause you to look older than you feel; a 2006 study showed that pigmentation on skin can change your perceived age by as much as 20 years.

Before you jump to an anti-aging solution, start by addressing the visible signs of sun damage. Much of what you might not love about your appearance is reversible with the right skincare products such as Rodan + Fields REVERSE regimen.

Rodan and + Fields is coming to Canada in August 2014. For information about products about the business opportunity message me:

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