Tag Archives: Rodan and Fields

Are you wasting your money on skincare?

15 Jul
The macro-e as a MUST for brides to be!

The macro-e as a MUST for brides to be!

Recently, I headed to our company’s national tour event, Skinapalooza, talking about how to take care of our skin and have ‘safe sun’ out there this summer. One of the biggest take aways from that event was surrounding exfoliation (and of course sunblock, sunblock, sunblock!).

Did you know if you don’t regularly exfoliate that you are wasting your money? Why, you ask? Because you are applying products to dead skin cells more so than healthy new cells! With regular exfoliation, either with our very own macro-exfoliation tool or microderm abrasion paste, you can be sure to have the effects of your skincare regimen reach the live cells and help with cell turnover and collagen stimulation as expected! I tell ya, that put exfoliation into a whole new perspective for me! And for our brides to be looking to make sure they have healthy, glowing skin for their wedding day? Nothing could be better to help you achieve those results! (See article image attached from Modern Luxury Bride Magazine!)

However, for those with sensitive skin, exfoliation is probably not for you. Remember less is more when it comes to sensitive skin issues!

Skin is a beautiful thing, wear it well!

…and the Winner IS…

30 Jun

Reverse Regimen…and the Winner IS… Kathy Eichelberger! Congratulations Kathy on winning an entire REVERSE regimen from yours truly. I know you will just love it! If you know Kathy, or even if you don’t, please congratulate her in the comments below or on her facebook wall! Enjoy and we look forward to hearing about and seeing your fabulous results!

It’s my Rodan-iversary, which means a HUGE giveaway for YOU!

18 Jun

So this year/week is extra special, because not only is it my 2nd year in this fabulous business as a Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Independent Consultant (helping people look their best and change their lives with this business), but it was just announced that Rodan+Fields Dermatologists won the GOLD in the American Business Awards for 2013 (out of 3200 business nominations)! I’m just so darned tootin’ proud to be a partner with this amazing company where we are changing lives every single day! And to top it off, it’s been great to hear “you’ve changed my life” and “I love my skin now!” from my clients and business partners. Yeah, baby! That’s what I’m talkin’ bout! Helping people makes me SO happy.

To celebrate this 2nd year of growing it BIG, I am giving away ONE full REVERSE regimen (a $160 value) to one lucky subscriber and fan! Why might you want this, you ask? Well just look at some of these before and after photos below! The #1 cause of aging skin is sun damage – so why not turn back the hands of time by reversing that damage? This alone could take up to 10 years off your face in as little as 2-4 months! So, I ask you, who wouldn’t want that? (**Contest NOT valid for those outside of the United States. Sorry – we can only ship nationally! Soon, though!**)

I have one mandatory requirement: 1) sign up for my emails via the punchtab raffle giveaway!

Plus, to get more entries via Punchtab’s raffle by:

1) Visiting my Rodan+Fields Solution Tool and emailing yourself the results!

2) Liking my Fan Page on Facebook!

3) Tweeting about this Contest with hashtag #ReverseGiveaway (or via punchtab’s raffle giveaway options)

and/or

4) Answer a question about what your biggest skin concern is! (via punchtab’s raffle giveaway!)

Just leave me a comment as to why you’d like to win the regimen for fun to make sure I know you’ve entered and you’re off!

REVERSE Regimen Before & Afters

Punchtab Rodaniversary Giveaway App!

So what about us sensitive (skin) folks?

19 Apr

If you’re like me…you didn’t even KNOW you had sensitive skin, let alone what that means for how you’re supposed to take care of it. As I’ve been working in this business I have learned a lot of the do’s and don’ts to keep sensitive skin happy. One of the main things is to pay attention to triggers.

For me, it’s topical ingredients and sometimes metal or food, and always HOT water. (Coming out of the shower BRIGHT red is not normal, people!) For most people suffering with rosacea, psoriasis or eczema, our triggers are pretty similar, except for foods. To keep the moisture barrier (your skin) happy, here are a few tips:

  1. Take cool showers (luke warm)
  2. Make sure you wash with a gentle cream wash (non-lathering)
  3. Heal the skin by applying a repair treatment followed by a moisturizer
  4. And lastly, PROTECT the skin with sunblock every day (…see the info-graphic for why this is important!),

You also always want to be careful introducing new products (spot-test carefully!) or else you whole face could explode in a furious mess! (It seems to trigger me into cystic acne! yay!)

I hope this helps some of you out there suffering and clueless how to stop the cascading effect of the inflammatory reactions… say no to steroid creams long-term, and be aware of your triggers! If you want to try Soothe for you or someone you know, I’m happy to help you. Hop over to my facebook page and leave me a message or contact me through my website for my phone number!

Sensitive Skin Fact Sheet

When you look good, you feel good. Who would you like to ‘show’ this to from your past?

28 Jan

confidenceAs our Doctors point out, when you look good, you feel good. Good enough to conquer anything! Share your story with the Doctors on their blog for a chance to win a FREE REGIMEN! Click here to post your story!

For me, when I was a kid in high school, I was picked on for everything, and my skin just made me want to hide worse. I would literally use my hair to hide my face. (Remember Cousin It, anyone?) I definitely lacked self-esteem and my uncontrollable acne didn’t help…

Now, I’m so proud of how amazing my skin looks and the amazing person I’ve grown into that I’ve reconnected with several people from high school. One woman I reconnected with, I found out we had so much in common, including animal rescue, that it really made me glad I took the leap to start the conversation. …And I don’t have to hide behind my hair anymore with my horrible skin. Extra bonus! The pimply, awkward, shy girl is no more! Huzzah!

So who have you reconnected with from your past with your fabulous skin? Share your story and you could win a free regimen from the Doctors! Go to it!

Why is my skin so dry?

23 Apr

Today’s health/skin care tip: This comes from Nurse Mary Radford with the question, “Why is my skin dry no matter how much moisturizer I use?” Well, the short answer is that your skin piles up dead skin cells which clog and prevent your moisturizers from sinking in as effectively. In order to remedy the situation, try using an exfoliator, one to 3 times a week. (Microderm abrasion pastes are great for this!) Not only will your moisturizers work more effectively, but the exfoliator will help skin cell turnover which promotes younger, healthier looking skin! If you’d like to learn more about microderm abrasion, this is my recommended reading on the subject!

Skincare with Mary: How it all started!

23 Apr

Mary koster before and after photographsTo those who don’t know me, I have had acne my whole life. I have been allergic to the medications that typically treat acne and didn’t figure this out until well into my teenage years. Needless to say, many a harsh chemical and treatment were prescribed to me with little to no effect or severe worse reactions that outweighed the benefits (if any). Little did I know at a young age I had so many allergies to topical agents that these would likely do more damage than good!

I thought this life-long problem was going to stick with me forever in a very severe way. (And at 38 now, I can say, it still hadn’t gone away!) However, in the down economy, while looking for a job since I had been laid off 5 years ago after going back to school for my employer to achieve art director status (I’m a graphic designer by trade)… something new came into my life and has changed it forever. While skin care may not have been my number one choice for a new career move… it has resonated with me in a way I never thought possible. I am now given the opportunity help people like myself who never thought they could have clear, beautiful skin and the confidence that goes along with it.

So this is where my journey begins. Take a look at my own before/after photos just using calming products designed for rosacea, eczema and psoriasis along with other sensitive skin issues. Who knew that my sensitive skin could be healed and acne gotten rid of with a topical treatment I wasn’t allergic to!?!? I’m so excited and couldn’t be more jazzed about being able to help others look and feel their best. I hope you enjoy my tips and advice on this sometimes embarrassing, sensitive topic!