New Year, New You… New YOUTH!
Welcome 2013! We’re about a week into another year and just getting used to writing the new date. How are you doing with your resolutions? Sometimes we can be a little over zealous with our goals and find ourselves losing our resolve along with the majority of the population. The problem with daunting promises and mile-long lists is that they can be overwhelming and difficult to follow through on.
May I make a suggestion? Try streamlining your efforts toward one simple goal. Naturally fresh and young looking skin doesn’t have to be complicated and is accessible to everyone… young OR old! It looks fantastic in sweats and even better dressed up with a great red lipstick. If you stick to the following simple strategies, by year end you can toss out your cakes of foundation to sport your New Youthful You!
Simple Strategy #1
Rodan + Fields Micro-Derm Paste
According to Vogue Magazine, you should jump-start your youthful glow with a professional peel or laser series. Sound expensive? I have regular events with Glycolic Peels professionally administered by a licensed esthetician at a fraction of the salon cost, so let me know if you would like to schedule an appointment. Still not for you? Try this gentle at home Micro-Dermabrasion Paste. It only costs $77 for a tub that will last the whole year using 2-3 times a week and it will give you the same results over time.
Simple Strategy #2
Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Night Renewing Serum
Let your serum do the firming. When it comes to Anti-Aging, Retinol and Peptides are the bomb! A little education will save you a lot of money in the long run. These powerful little ingredients are quite expensive and Retinol is very fickle about how it is stored. The majority of products available over the counter do not have high enough concentrations to deliver even moderate results. Avoid any open containers which will allow light or air to come into contact with the serum during use. Once Retinol is exposed to the elements, it breaks down within a couple weeks and becomes totally useless.
Simple Strategy #3
Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Multi-Function Eye Cream
The EYES have it! Do people ask you a lot if you’re tired? Wake up your tired eyes and send the bags packing with a good eye cream. Be cautious of the ingredients in the product you are placing near the eye and use the bone surrounding the eye socket as your guideline. Ingredients don’t just penetrate where they are placed, they will travel up to the skin nearest to the eye.
Simple Strategy #4
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen and SUNSCREEN! I know, I can hear your groans. The strongest aging factor assaulting your skin every day is UVA rays. They penetrate through clouds and windows and into the deepest layer of skin accelerating the aging of your skin. Make it a habit to wear a broad spectrum sunscreen on any body parts that will be exposed to the sun every day… And especially don’t forget the backs of your hands. Your mother and grandmother’s age spots are the perfect example of sun damage.
With a few simple shifts in your skin care regimen, you can truly kick Father Time to the curb and feel gorgeous in your bright, natural and youthful skin. I can’t wait to see your fresh new look one year from now!
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Rodan + Fields Dermatologists