Jennifer Edwards Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields Dermatologist

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Keep that sunscreen on:-)

Jennifer Edwards Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields Dermatologist

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MYTH: Plucking hair from a mole will make more grow back

“It is perfectly safe to pluck hair growing out of a mole. This will not cause multiple hairs to grow back or stimulate cancerous transformation as per urban myth. So, pluck away!”DermRF

Myth: I was born with freckles

“Nobody is born with freckles. While there is a genetic tendency to form freckles, exposure to sun is a critical factor in bringing them out. That is why freckles tend to be darker in the summer and may fade almost completely in the winter. So, make sure sunscreen is part of your child’s life from the time she or he is born.”DermRF

MYTH: If I stay out of the sun during “peak hours” I don’t really need sunscreen

“The sun may be brighter, hotter and produce a painful sunburn faster from mid-morning to late afternoon, but that’s only half the battle. While skin burning UVB rays are at their peak between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., UVA rays or “aging” rays of the sun are present from sunup to sundown and require protection all day long. Your best bet is to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays every morning (yes, even on cloudy days) and reapply throughout the day.”DermRF

MYTH: I don’t ever burn and always tan so I don’t have to worry about skin cancer or aging from sun exposure.

“While fair skin tones do tend to burn easier, those with olive and dark skin tones don’t have a get-out-of-jail-free card when it comes to the sun and its effects. In fact, while skin cancer rates are indeed higher in Caucasians, they are increasing among all ethnicities and it may be because not burning easily can be a curse rather than a blessing when it comes to avoiding skin cancers. A sunburn is a bit like an alarm that goes off a little too late (but better late than never), telling us our bodies are in danger. Skin that doesn’t burn gives us a false sense of security that masks the sun damage skin is really getting.

Men and women of ALL colors shapes and sizes experience sun effects ranging from skin damage, to premature aging to, in some cases, even death, so don’t slack off on sun protection. Regardless of skin tone or our ability to tan, we’re all one under the sun.”DermRF

UV Manicure Mania

“A minute here.  A minute there. Drying your nails under a UV lamp is only a few minutes a couple of times a month … no harm done, right? Wrong. While your manicurist will assure you otherwise, the truth is, UV damage is cumulative, and whether from a UV lamp or the sun, damaging just the same. And you’ll find the effects on your skin and health will be even longer lasting than your favorite shellac.

But the good news is there are ways to safely indulge in the famous two-week manicure. Simply apply an effective UVA/UVB SPF to the tops of your hands before placing your hands in the UV dryer and enjoy your manicure guilt-free.”DermRF

Sensitivity is Only for the Fairest of Us All

“Just because our fair-skinned friends blush and flush more visibly than the rest of us, doesn’t mean they have the corner on the sensitive skin market. Fortunately or unfortunately, sensitive skin picks no favorites and even when it doesn’t show, it tells and lets us know we have it in the form of stinging, burning, itching and general discomfort.

While redness is more visible in fair skinned complexions, sensitive skin is equally prevalent in all races, genders and ethnicities. And although differences in skin tone may mask the obvious signs, the solution for all is one and the same. Look for a regimen that shields against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation, helps fortify 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.”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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