Jennifer Edwards Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields Dermatologist

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Jennifer Edwards Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields Dermatologist

Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Nurse Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee.

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“Rosacea is characterized by intense and frequent flushing or blotch, redness, the appearance of “broken blood vessels” on the cheeks, chin, and nose, and in most cases, acne-like pimples. In fair-skinned people, particularly of Scottish, Irish, and English descent, early signs of rosacea may be the pink, flushed cheeks of youth. Eventually, rosacea progresses to a permanent redness of the mid face, cheeks, nose, and chin, along with pustules and red inflammatory acne bumps. Rosacea is often incorrectly referred to as adult acne, but it lacks the comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) of acne vulgaris.

The extract causes of rosacea are unknown, but it is clear that it runs in families. If you suffer from rosacea, you probably also have some components of sensitive skin. Additionally, we believe hormones play a strong role, as many women notice rosacea flares when they are menstruating or during the menopausal years. There are also theories that suggest an infectious component such as H. pylori bacteria or Demodex folliculorum, a certain type of microscopic mite, may play a role. This mite, a normal resident in human skin, lives in hair follicles. Two recent studies revealed that the mites were significantly more numerous in facial skin samples of people with rosacea than in people without the condition. In addition, the mite population peaked on the skin samples of these patients in the spring, when rosacea tends to flare up.

We can sometimes identify pre-rosacea in teenagers and women in there early twenties. They may come to see us with concerns about acne, but because of the “flush and blush” syndrome, we know they are experiencing the early signs of rosacea. Like acne, rosacea in not curable, so we advice our patients to educate themselves, avoid the triggers, and treat the symptoms in an effort to minimize and frequency of flare-ups.”


Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Nurse Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee.

“Think you’ve outgrown your acne? Think again. Many make the mistake of thinking they’ve been cured of their acne and no longer need an acne regimen when actually their skin is under control because of the regimen they’ve been using. The truth is, acne is not a curable condition, but it is preventable with consistent care. Acne is also cyclical and can fluctuate depending on stress, hormones, environment and lifestyle. Teens tend to have acne for six to seven years while the average adult woman can suffer from acne for up to 20 years.

Ultimately, what keeps skin acne-free is consistent and continuous adherence to a skincare regimen designed to prevent, treat, and diminish the appearance of acne. And trust us, if your skin is looking clear, it’s because the medicines are working. So stick with it!” DermRF

“You may have used up your vacation days, but the sun hasn’t used up its damaging rays. Just because  summer has come and gone doesn’t mean you’re free to play or work unprotected. No matter the season, our world revolves around the sun 365 days a year and along with our orbit comes UVA rays responsible in large part for accelerated aging. And these UVA rays only get worse as fall approaches … they’re actually stronger on cloudy days.

Want proof? Take your UV sensitive silicone wristband out on a cloudy day; you’ll see it turn purple in no time. So make sure to apply a broad spectrum SPF daily for healthy skin year-round”. DermRF

“Dermatologists are frequently called to the set of a movie, Why? Because anyone can be hit with a pimple when it is least welcome. To keep their skin looking perfect, actors and actresses receive a quick cortisone shot. It clears up a pimple in fewer than twenty-four hours. So although you may not be a celebrity, you’ll want to look like one on occasions such as your wedding. If a pimple starts to surface a day or two before the big event, visit your dermatologist to quickly and easily treat your emergency.” DermRF

“Fact: Remember that pores don’t have trap doors that open and close, so water temperature won’t affect the size of your pores”. 

Write your skin a prescription for change.

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“Sunscreen manufactures determine SPF in a laboratory setting. Subjects put on a certain amount of sunscreen per centimeter of skin and are then exposed to a solar simulator (a lamp that creates UV radiation similar to sunlight). The amount of sunscreen applied for this test is quite heavy, far more than most people ever use at the beach.

The reality is that an SPF 80 can act like an SPF 3 if you only apply a think layer. Therefore, we urge patients to layer their sunscreen. Apply your sunscreen thirty minutes before exposing yourself to the sun. Let it dry down for at lease fifteen minutes and then reapply another coat just before your tennis match, mountain hike, or other outdoor activity. That way, you’ll have a fighting chance of achieving the full SPF rating and maximizing the potential UVA protection of your product”.DermRf


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Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields Dermatologist. "Changing Skin...Changing Lives" Offering clinically proven products as well as business opportunities. Rodan & Fields are redefining the largest sector of the Beauty Industry and is poised to replicate the success we all ready had with Proactive. They are partnering with pioneers, like you and me, to do for ANTI-AGE as they did for ACNE with the Proactive Solution. Rodan & Fields are the creators of Proactive.

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August 2012