Jennifer Edwards Independent Consultant with Rodan & Fields Dermatologist

Archive for September 29th, 2012

The Doctor is in …

By Dr. Kathy Fields

As a dermatologist, I learned early on that fun in the sun can translate to aging and skin cancer. But as a wife and mom, between family trips to the lake, hiking adventures and outdoor parties, summer is hands down my favorite time of year. I refuse to give up on the activities I love, but I won’t compromise my skin’s health either. Here’s how I’ve learned to enjoy the best of both worlds …

1. Be in the Know. Knowing what to look for when it comes to SPF and using products correctly is the most important thing you can do. Here’s what to watch out for:

  • Use only “broad spectrum” sunscreens (that provide proportionate UVA and UVB protection … all R+F sunscreens fit the bill).
  • Don’t get hosed by “waterproof” claims. (Even the best are only “water resistant,” so always reapply after getting wet).
  • Stay inside the safety zone. Only an SPF of 15 to 50+ can lay claim to reducing the risks of sun exposure. And even when using SPF, don’t stay out longer than you would if unprotected.

2. Beat the Heat—Even on the Go. Be prepared sunup to sundown and do what I do: keep the following “Sun-Emergency Kit” on hand:

  • ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen
  • ESSENTIALS Lip Shield
  • ANTI-AGE Age Shield Hand Balm
  • Your favorite R+F SPF
  • Plus an extra pair of sunglasses, a broad-brimmed hat, a large lightweight scarf and an umbrella
  • And two aspirin to take immediately if you do get a sunburn.

With the real facts about sunscreen usage and these items on board, you’ll be protected from the elements come rain or shine! So get sun-savvy and never leave home without your “Sun-Emergency Kit”—Doctor’s orders!

The Doctor is In … Battling Seasonal Sensitivity

By Dr. Katie Rodan

It seems the effects of the economic crisis know no bounds. Wearing your heart on your sleeve is one thing, but wearing the economy on your epidermis in the form of sallow, dull and dry skin is quite another.

But while we don’t yet have a solution to the debt crisis, real estate bust or Wall Street’s indiscretions, it turns out we can address some of the symptoms … when it comes to skin, that is. Take the following example: A month or so ago, a young man in his late twenties came into my office with a skin condition characterized by itchy patches of red, scaly and flaking skin. A successful investment banker, he had survived three previous layoffs, but was recently let go during a fourth layoff. After leaving New York and returning to his home state of California, the stress and climate change caused his sensitive skin and mild eczema to flare up into a painful and embarrassing condition. With confidence and job prospects low, his stress increased and his conditioned worsened.

I recommended he use the SOOTHE Regimen for sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness twice daily and set an appointment for three weeks later. When he returned, his skin was clear and his outlook was significantly improved. It turns out that although his condition was a symptom of his problem, the solution to solving his problem started with a soothing solution for his symptoms!

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Myth Busters: Dull Skin Is a Normal Part of Aging

“Dull skin is not your destiny; it’s actually an effect of sun damage and can be reversed with the right regimen. We recommend products that not only gently exfoliate but also include hydroquinone to lighten and brighten skin. Combine that with consistent use of sunscreen all year long, and smooth skin will be an ageless quality.”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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