Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sun-kissed Look Without The Sun's Hook


As women we often think that the way our skin ages is because of out genes. But it's not our genes that determine our skins future but our habits!

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.

I love to have that sun-kissed look in the summer. I have a pool and looooove to read by my pool. But knowing the sun is likely the worst thing for my skin, I take extra precautions in protecting my skin...but have discovered a secret to getting a glowing tan - without the harmful rays!!! I reguarly use all Rodan + Fields products. With these products I have come up with the perfect combination for getting a great tan, without exposing myself to the damaging effects of the sun!

Here are the steps I take:

Step 1: ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen
I love this sunscreen. Before I head out with my latest "girlie" book to lounge by my pool I slather my entire body with Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen.  I love it because it is lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy. It also contains dimethicone to protect my skin’s moisture barrier, has antioxidant vitamins C and E to absorb damaging free radicals and anti-inflammatory ingredients to protect skin from environmental stress. It is by far my favorite sunscreen I have ever used.

I always re-apply after I take a dip in the pool. It is water resistant...but isn't water proof. Always remember to re-apply your sunscreen regularly throughout the day and especially after you've been in the water.

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Step 2: ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion
When I am ready to retire from my day by the pool, I take a nice long shower and use Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion to exfoliate my
body.  This helps remove dead skin leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed!

Foaming Sunless Tanner
Step 3: ESSENTIALS Daily Moisturizer 
Next, I use Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Daily Moisturizer on my knees, elbows, toes, toenails, heels and ankles...This prevents the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tanner we'll talk about in Step 4 from concentrating in those areas where the skin is thickest.

Step 4:  ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
 The last step is ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. This is by far the best sunless tanner I have ever used! It's a  lightweight, oil-free, mess-free and applies easily and dries quickly. It produces and even, natural-looking color all over.

Here are a few quick tips when using the foamless tanner:
have your legs, 
  • Shave you legs before applying...shaving after only reduces the life of your sun-kissed look
  • Use rubber gloves or wash your hands immediately after applying ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan to avoid getting orange palms
  • If you do make a mistake, acetone or nail polish remover can be used to remove any unintended color. 
  • Allow it to "dry to the touch" before getting dressed. 15 - 20 minutes before getting dressed is ideal.
  • Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing over your Sunless Tan for 3-4 hours after application to allow the colour to develop evenly. 
  • Use the tanner before bed. The colour develops as the proteins in your body respond to the color-inducing ingredients. This response creates that notorious smell that is often associated with self-tanning products. So it’s a good idea to apply at bed time, wear loose fitting pajamas and then shower in the morning.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in Fall 2014.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pucker Tips for Great Lips!

As women we focus mainly on our aging skin, but neglect our lips! What most of us don't know is that the thin skin on our lips is particularly sensitive and vulnerable to showing signs of dryness and aging. 

Many of us are quick to grab a cute coloured lip gloss as a quick fix for dry lips, but layering on the gloss won’t help cure dry, flaky lips. Lip gloss is primarily cosmetic, designed to add a splash of colour and a great shine, they aren’t formulated to improve the quality of lips over time.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall 2014
To keep my "pucker" looking young and fresh I follow 3 basic steps.

1). I exfoliate my lips using Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion to remove any dead skin cells. This is an effective and convenient exfoliation stick created specifically for your lips. This conditioning treatment makes your lips look and feel more defined and youthful by renewing the surface and helps reduce the dreaded "lipstick bleeding."

2). Next, I use ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25, This lip shield goes beyond moisturizing!! It hydrates your lips, soothes, softens and protects your lips from the aging and burning effects of the sun. It  contains collagen-stimulating peptides to smooth lip texture, lipid molecules for long-term moisturization. Vitamins A, C and E provide anti-oxidant protection, while shea butter, avocado and sunflower seed oil hydrate and moisturize. It's awesome and I never leave home without it in my purse. 

3). Lastly I use REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum before I hit the sheets for a good night's sleep (on my back of course to help prevent wrinkles). Each peptide and antioxidant-rich capsule helps lips retain natural moisturizing factors, smooths your lip's texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles. One use and you'll be hooked like I was.

Follow these three pucker tips for fabulous looking lips! 

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in Fall of 2014.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Product Spotlight: SOOTHE

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Rodan + Fields products are available in Canada in Fall 2014

There are many reasons why our skin becomes more sensitive overtime. A small percentage of us have underlying skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, while a larger percentage are likely to have a genetic pre-disposition making them more susceptible to the impact of the environment, including stress, climate change, travel, sun exposure, cosmetic overuse, and mechanical irritation (friction or rubbing). 

For some of you, skin sensitivity may produce dry, red, itchy patches, while in others it may cause sensory symptoms such as burning, stinging, tenderness, and itching without any visible changes. So the question remains...Where do you turn when your skin can't take it anymore? 

Calm your skin with Rodan + FIelds clinically proven SOOTHE regimen. This regimen is clinically proven to reduce redness and irritation in as little as 5 minutes.

It helps shield you skin against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation, helps fortify your skin’s natural moisture barrier, calms visible redness, and reduces irritation so that you can take comfort in having a healthy-looking complexion every day. 

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The SOOTHE Regimen includes a gentle Cream Wash, a sensitive skin treatment, a moisture replenishing cream, and a mineral sunscreen.

The SOOTHE regimen can also help with other skin irritations. Check these out:

  • SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash doubles as a calming shaving lotion to help reduce razor burn and irritation. 
  • If you suffer from razor burn, use SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment as an after-shave balm. This will calm the red bumps and itchiness that can follow shaving for both men and women. 
  • If you forgot to reapply your sunscreen and find yourself with a sunburn (shame on you), SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment will help reduce the inflammation 
STay tuned for more product spotlights on Rodan + Fields skincare products as we approach the launch in Canada Fall of 2014. Message me for me details about the launch.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Product Spotlight - REVERSE Regimen

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in the fall of 2014

If you follow my blog you know that I have said before that the first signs of aging skin isn't those pesky crow's feed ...it’s dull skin.

Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin including brown spots, dullness, discoloration and yes...the dreaded wrinkles.

One of my favorite products to use reguarly to "clean the slate" and brighten my skin is Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen.

Based on Rodan + Fields (makers of Proactiv) Multi-Med® Therapy, the REVERSE Regimen is an effective, full-face solution that tackles the dullness, uneven skin tone, brown spots and other telltale signs associated with sun exposure.

This regimen helps to exfoliate dulling dead skin, address the appearance of unwanted pigmentation, helps even and brighten overall look of skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protects against further UV damage providing a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.

The REVERSE Regimen features four products: a deep exfoliating wash,  a brightening toner, a dual active brightening complex and a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen for daily use.

Stay tuned for more Product Spotlight on Rodan + Fields products I recommend.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall of 2014.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Think wrinkles are the first sign of aging? Think again!

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Most of us believe that the first signs of aging skin is those pesky crows feet. But the reality is that it's not wrinkles that at the first signs of again...it’s dull skin.

Without even noticing, many of us start to put on more and more makeup, blush and foundation each morning to try to regain the appearance of brighter, more rested skin.

The reality is, the real answer to brightening your dull skin isn't found at the makeup counter (although it really is my favorite place to hang out besides the shoe store). No amount of foundation or blush can “make up” for dull skin.

Healthy-looking skin starts with exfoliation. Regular exfoliation is one of the best ways to combat your dull skin, refresh your appearance, even your skin tone and restore that glowing complexion. 

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Rodan + Fields Products will be available in Canada Fall 2014

Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration with Rodan and Fields REVERSE Regimen. It truly is one of my favorute skincare products in the world and I cannot wait for it to finally come to Canada in the fall of 2014.

The REVERSE exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant dull-free complexion.

So skip the makeup counter and start fresh with the skin-refreshing power of exfoliation using the REVERSE regimen from Rodan and Fields! (Available in Canada Fall of 2014).

If you are Canadian and want more information send me a message at healthyskincanada.rodanfields@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Product Spotlight - REDEFINE Regimen

We are all aging all the time, but what that looks like is up to you!! 

Aging is inevitable...but it’s your daily behaviors that influence 80% of how your skin ages. Only 20% of how your skin ages is hereditary....So, decide today how you are going to look tomorrow.

To help protect your skin from the dreaded signs of aging I recommend using Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen (Available in Canada this fall 2014).

The REDEFINE regimen is a comprehensive skincare regimen that layers cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin. 

The REDEFINE Regimen features four products: Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Toner, Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 , and Overnight Restorative Cream.

Stay tuned for more Product Spotlight on Rodan + Fields products I recommend.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall of 2014.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Product Spotlight - Suncreen

No one is completely safe from the sun, but there are steps we can all take to help reduce the risk of skin cancer and eliminate the signs of pre-mature aging.

The risk of skin cancer today is greater than it was 20 years ago and continues to increase.

We are exposed to more UVA and UVB rays as the protective layer of ozone around the earth becomes thinner.

UV rays can get through clouds, fog and haze. Water, sand, concrete and especially snow can reflect, and even increase, the sun’s rays.

To help protect your skin from both skin cancer and the pre-mature signs of aging due to the sun I use Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen (Available in Canada this fall 2014)

It's lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy. It contains dimethicone to protect skin’s moisture barrier, antioxidant vitamins C and E to absorb damaging free radicals and anti-inflammatory ingredients to protect skin from environmental stress.

It you want that sun-kissed glow without the risk on pre-mature aging and skin cancer use the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tanner. (Available in Canada fall 2014)

It's a lightweight, oil-free, mess-free sunless tanning foam that goes on easily and dries quickly with no streaks. It's one of my favorite products.

Stay tuned for more product spotlight on Rodan + Fields products I recommend.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall of 2014.