Tag Archives: Wrinkles

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!

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!

Cyber Monday Special – Free Stuff with Purchase of Rodan + Fields Regimen!

27 Nov

Cyber Monday Free Product Special*Today, for ONE DAY ONLY, each person that signs up as a preferred customer on Monday, November 28, 2011 using the customized Solution Tool to figure out what the Doctors recommend for you, will get a free full-sized product of their choice from our red-labelled essentials line to get into the holiday spirit! Keep it, or give it as a gift!

To order, 1) go to: the solution tool, 2) email yourself the results (so I know you are going there for this sale), 3) place your order as a preferred customer by enrolling (which will get you 10% off AND free shipping!) and I will contact you to choose your FREE item! (Let me highly recommend the body moisturizer for this time of year!)

Also, if you order over $175 in products from my site, you get the Doctors book, “Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change,” FREE!

Happy Holidays to you! Thank you for being a customer!

We’ve got a winner for Rodan + Fields Sunless Foaming Tanner & Lip Balm!

11 Nov

At the end of October, I had a skin-it to win-it campaign where I asked customers, friends and family to try the Rodan and Fields Dermatologists’ interactive skin consultation tool for a chance to win these two fabulous products: the Essentials Sunless Foaming Tanner and the Lip Balm! Our winner for the package on the web site was Amy Burgin! A big heart-felt congrats to Amy on winning this special prize! We hope you enjoy it!

Rodan and Fields Dermatologists Essentials Sunless Foaming Tanner and Lip BalmAnd last weekend, we were a vendor for the Gaithersburg, MD Health Expo where we also gave away this same incredible prize pack. Today I drew that winner and it’s the fabulous Nichole Reilly, RN, the Clinical Director at Secure Medical Care in Beltsville and Gaithersburg, MD. If you have never heard of the facility, please check them out. They fill a much-needed gap between regular physicians and emergency care and it’s good to know where they are in your community! A HUGE congrats to Nichole! I know she will enjoy the products and a little pampering for herself while she is so focused on helping others!

If you are interested in learning more about where we’ll be next, follow me over on facebook or twitter to learn up to the minute, where we are and what we are up to!