Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Antiage Skincare Tips - Exfoliation is the Key To Smooth Skin

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Our skin is constantly renewing itself, growing new skin cells to replace the surface skin cells that grow old, die, and fall off. Every minute of every day, between 30,000 and 40,000 dead skin cells flake away.

Factors like age and dry skin can mean that dead skin cells don’t fall away as easily as they should. 

When these cells build up, they can make our complexion look rough and pasty and can also contribute to the clogged pores that lead to adult acne. 

The regular yet careful use of a clinically proven skin exfoliant can help slough off dead skin cells and uncover fresh, more youthful skin.

Here are my two favorite skincare regimens which include a daily exoliation.

REVERSE Regimen
Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration with REVERSE. 

REVERSE Regimen exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.

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Retail $206.00 CAD - Available for sale in Canada Feb 02 2015. Preferred customers get a 10% discount.

The REVERSE Regimen features four full-size products: 

  • Deep Exfoliating Wash 
  • Intensive Brightening Toner 
  • Dual Active Brightening Complex, and 
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen

REDEFINE Regimen

We are all aging all the time, but what that looks like is up to you. Decide today how you are going to look tomorrow with our REDEFINE Regimen.

REDEFINE is a comprehensive skincare regimen that layers cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin.

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Retail Sale 222.00 - Available for sale in Canada Feb 02 2015. Preferred Customers get a 10% discount.
The REDEFINE Regimen features four full-size products: 

  • Daily Cleansing Mask 
  • Pore Minimizing Toner 
  • Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30, and 
  • Overnight Restorative Cream.

These products are available to order online through me on February 02 2015. For information check out my pre-launch site: https://www.rodanandfields.com/ca/s#Q0EuMTI0 or stop by my facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/healthyskincanada

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Rodan + Fields - interview with the Doctors

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Rodan + Fields is coming to Canada Fall 2014

Rodan + Fields is coming to Canada in just a few short weeks. I have been waiting for this business opportunity for almost 3 years now when I fist discovered these products while visiting family in Boston. After 1 try I was hooked...sadly I was not able to buy the products or join the business as it wasn't available in Canada.

My long wait has finally come to an end. In just a few short weeks I will be able to share these awesome products will family and friends.

I found this interview Fox News did with Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields. The interview explains who the doctors built their billion dollar business Proactiv, and expanded into the Anti-age market with their direct selling company Rodan + Fields.

For information about Rodan + Fields Canadian Pre-launch check out my site: https://www.rodanandfields.com/ca/s#Q0EuMTI0

stay tuned - in a few weeks you will be able to buy these awesome products from me!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Thank You For Not Believing In Me

As I venture into my new business skincare with Rodan + Fields...I have had some experiences where people tell me "You can't do that or you won't be successful!"

This has only made me want to work harder.

Marie Forleo gives great positive tips to entrepreneurs. Watch this awesome video that can help you rise above the "negative-nellies!" and help you achieve your goals!




For more information about the Rodan + Fields Canadian launch visit my pre-launch site at https://www.rodanandfields.com/ca/s#Q0EuMTI0

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Skincare Business with Dr's Rodan + Fields

Great video of Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields talking about their journey from creating Proactiv to launching their antiage skincare line "Rodan + Fields".

Coming to Canada Fall 2014.

Visit my pre-launch site for details:



Reverse The Signs of Aging


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The best wrinkle is the one you never get.


If I've said it once, I've said in many times, It's never too early to start your anti-aging, anti-wrinkle skin care regimen. By starting today, you can slow down the signs of aging skin and even reverse many of the signs of aging such as sun damage!

Here's a few tips on what you can do to help reverse and slow down the signs of aging.


#1: Practice Sun Protection Every Day


Wearing sunscreen is not just for summer days or to protect you at the beach. 

The sun's harmful UVA and UVB Rays attack your skin during everyday activities, such as walking the dog, or watching your kid's soccer game...at any time of the year! See my post on How the Sun See's You for proof!


The single most important anti-aging thing you can do for your skin is to apply a high SPF sunscreen daily. 

One of my favorites is Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Triple Defense TreatmentIt's a moisturizing treatment with broad spectrum SPF 30 protection.

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It contains a clinically proven concentration of powerful peptides to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and visibly firm skin. It  provides effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and visibly decelerates the signs of photoaging that appear over time.


#2: Use an anti-wrinkle cream that's right for your skin type

Many anti-age creams offer over night success, and a very costly rate. Ensure that any anti-age cream you buy has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and sign of aging.

All of Rodan + Fields products have been clinically proven, and have different regimens for all skin types.

Here's a great tool to use when determining what regimen you should use for your skin type. It's free...give it a try.

 Skincare Solutions Tool


Starting an effective anti-wrinkle plan isn't complicated, however skincare is like trying to lose weight. If you only eat healthy and go to the gym occassionally, you likely won't see results. Skincare is the same, use sunscreen everyday, and be diligent with you skincare regimen!!


 Follow through on these simple steps, and you should start to see brighter, younger-looking skin in a few weeks.

Rodan + Fields Products will be available in Canada in a few short weeks. Stay tuned for details.Want more details check out my pre-launch site by clicking the photo below:

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

4 things you might not know about sun protection


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When it comes to sunscreen, it's not about the SPF, it's all about how often you apply it.
While enjoying the outdoors is a must, so is protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays all year round.

Most of us think if we slather on the sunscreen – the higher the SPF the better – that we are adequately protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. But really, that’s only half true.

1. Higher isn't necessarily better

For babies and small children, it’s especially important to apply sunscreen on them. The brands that are geared towards kids are usually SPF 60 or higher. But while that number is high, it’s not necessarily better than an SPF 30, especially if you are only applying the SPF 60 once.

The important thing about wearing sunscreen is the frequency with which you apply it. While SPF 15 is the lowest you should use, it, and any other SPF number sunscreen you use, should be applied at least each hour you are outdoors.

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2. Shade only does so much

Umbrellas and shade may offer protection from the sun’s heat, but they do not protect you from UV rays. Sun damage can easily occur in the shade where the SPF protection is only five to seven. If you are at the beach or near water, UV rays can bounce off sand and water and reach you under your umbrella, which makes reapplying your sunscreen even when under any type of shade even more important.

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3. Waterproof protection
While there are sunscreens that claim to be waterproof, there is actually no such thing. Between sweating and swimming, these sunscreens only last a maximum of 80 minutes safely, 40 if you are swimming. Despite the “all-day” or waterproof label, you still need to reapply sunscreen every one to two hours.

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4. Medications and the sun

If you are on birth-control, antihistamines or other medications, you could be more sensitive to the sun, making you a prime target for sunburn, despite applying sunscreen. Ask your doctor about any medications you are taking to find out if any of them are making you sun sensitive.

The next time you step outside, remember that applying and re-applying sunscreen is your best line of defence against UV rays, no matter the season!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Harvard Business School Says Rodan + Fields is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

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In January 2012, Rodan + Fields Chairman and President were invited to the Harvard Business School to be participate in a case study focusing on Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, and their direct selling model.

I first heard of Rodan + Fields about 3 years ago when I was visiting family in Boston. I had never heard of Dr. Katie Rodan or Dr. Kathy Fields. At the time I had no idea that they were the doctor's who created the hugely successful acne regimen Proactiv, or the Dr.'s who created the Rodan + Fields skincare line I had just fallen in love with. 


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I knew that Rodan + Fields skincare was going to be a regular part of my skincare regimen, but had no idea that soon it would become my business as well. Confession time: I have always been very skeptical about direct selling. I simply assumed it was a scam, and people would get suckered into a business where they were promised they would make millions and end up losing money. So I decided to look into the company's business model and do some research on my own.

During my research I discovered Rodan + Fields is far from a scam and truly is a legitimate business. I came across the Harvard Business Review Case study which profiled Rodan + Field dermatologists and their direct selling model. After reading the business case, I knew I needed to take the leap of faith and try something new with Rodan + Fields or I would regret it for the rest of my life.

Before I get into the results on the case study, let me give you a little history on Rodan + Fields.

Rodan + Fields originally started selling their skincare regimens in high end department stores, like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales between 2002 and 2007. 


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Rodan + Fields was actually ranked #1 at Nordstrom when the Doctor's decided to break free from the department stores and enter into direct sales.

Here are the results from the information found in the Harvard Business School and Network Marketing report:

In order for a company to be successful in the Direct Selling Market, it needs to be a "ground floor" opportunity.


  • Harvard Business School suggests that in order for the opportunity to qualify as "ground floor" the number of existing active distributors should be less than ½ of 1% of the population (300 million in the united states) in the country where this network marketing company exists.
  • In the United States this figure is equal to 1.5 million people
  • Harvard Business School also stated that if there were less than 500,000 people involved, you would be on the cutting edge of a great opportunity.
  • If the company has less than 100,000 distributors, Harvard Business School considers it to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
  • Rodan + Fields currently only has 15,000 distributors in the US

What does this mean for the Canadian Market?

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Rodan + Fields is expanding into Canada in fall 2014.

Based on the Harvard Business School’s report becoming one of the first Independent consultant in Canada is truly a “Once in a lifetime opportunity!”

Based on the reports finding:
  • In order for the opportunity to qualify as "ground floor" the number of existing active distributors should be less than ½ of 1% of the population. 
  • The current Canadian Population is approximately 35 million. Based on this figure that would mean if Canada had 175 000 consultants Rodan + Fields would be considered “Ground Floor 
  • Harvard Business School also stated that if there were less than 500,000 people involved, it would be on the cutting edge of a great opportunity.
  • As stated above based on numbers if Rodan + Fields had even 175 000 consultants in Canada it would be considered “Ground Breaking”. 
  • If the company has less than 100,000 distributors, Harvard Business School considers it to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. 
  • Rodan + Fields are launching into Canada in January 2014 – which means there are currently NO Canadian distributors at this time. 
That means this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the Canadian market!!! 

Ask yourself this question...if you had a chance to go back in time and buy stock in Proactiv before it became a multi-billion dollar brand...would you?
If your answer is "yes" let's connect so you too can partner with the same doctors who are NOW doing for the anti-age market what they did for the acne market!

Check out my pre-launch site for details: https://www.rodanandfields.com/ca/s#Q0EuMTI0

Let's connect if you want to change your future by helping other improve their skin and change your financial future!


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Monday, 8 September 2014

Go "naked" when you excercise

Doing any physical activity increases your circulation, delivers vital nutrients to your skin, reduces stress and slows the aging process....so keep it up!
But before you hit the gym, or the great outdoors...“go naked.”
Wearing makeup during a workout leaves you with a greater risk for clogged pores, blackheads and breakouts.

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Before your morning workout cleanse your face, but avoid any heavy products that will smear and sweat off. If you’re working out after a day of wearing makeup and can’t wash your face beforehand, wipe your face with a makeup-removing cloth.
To help avoid body acne, stick to workout gear that wicks moisture away from the body—lightweight, loose-fitting cotton or microfiber—and make sure any athletic gear you’re using fits properly. 

If you’re a surfer, that means wearing a wetsuit that’s not too constricting, especially under the arms. 

If you’re a cyclist, make sure the chinstrap on your helmet isn’t so tight that it rubs against your skin, triggering a pimple flare. 

And never, ever stew in your own sweat. That’s how bacteria thrives and breakouts can occur. As soon as you’ve finished working out, head to the shower and follow with your normal skincare routine.
No matter what your calorie-burning nirvana is, “going naked” while you exercise is the best path to keeping your skin in great shape.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Stop Adding "Just A" in Front of Stay-At-Home Mom

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear my friends who are stay at home moms say they are "Just a stay at home mom." Why do some stay at home mom's (or dad's) say "Just a…" in front??

This has bothered my for quite sometime. I am a mom of a wonderful 11 year old boy who is my world. If I could afford to stay at home with him I would have chosen to do so, however, given my sitation at the time as a single mom, it wasn't in the cards for me. So I reluctantly ventured back into the corporate world after my year long Maternity leave. (we get one year meternity leave in Canada!)

Several of my friends opted to stay at home with their children for various reasons such as daycare was too expensive, they couldn't bare to have someone else look after their kids, they had no desire to go back to the corporate world and wanted to focus on raising their kids…and so on. Whatever their reasoning it was a choice they happily made and felt it was the best thing for their family. Not one of my friends who is a stay at home mom has regretted leaving the corporate world to focus on their family…and I find such beauty in that!


My girlfriends and I recently got together for a girls night dinner and I asked the question "Why do you say "just a" in front of stay at home mom?" Here were some of their responses:
  • Corporate Mom's feel value from what they do - they get paid to do a job and get recongnised by peers for their work.
  • Corporate Moms don't have to ask their spouses for money or have an allowance. You can go an buy something for yourself without checking with your spouse first. You have your own money..or atleast feel like it's your won little nest.
  • Corporate Moms get to talk about business rather than poop, snacks, laundry, doctor appointments, and naps
  • Corporate Moms have something other than their kids and spouse to focus on - their whole world isn't about everyone else. It would be nice to have something of my own that I have accomplished that isn't about the family.
Needless to say, some of these reasons truly broke my heart. (You may not feel this way. These are only the perspectives of a few of my stay-at-home mom friends - not all stay-at-home moms feel this way). It was the last point that really stuck with me though.

What my friends don't know is that I long to be a stay at home mom. Your entire family depends on you to ensure the house functions properly and without you..let's be honest, the entire system would fail. So in my eyes…Stay at home moms, are really the CEO of the family and are in charge of ensuring everything runs smoothly. So when I say, Stay at home moms have the most important job…I truly mean that!
But none the less their feelings are valid to them. My son is now 11, and I feel like I have missed out on so much. Yes, I love my job, but it's not more important that being there for my son in the moments that really count. And being a stay at home mom allows for that…but how can I do this?

For the past year I have been scowering the internet for jobs where I could work from home…let me tell you, there are a ton of scams, or false advertising. so if you are doing the same, do your due diligence, and anything that promises you XX amount of dollars a week is likely not real.

I have settled on Rodan + Fields - an antiage skincare line that is made by the same doctors who created Proactiv, so I know it's a reputible company. Fortunately I will be one of the first in Canada to represent this skincare line, so that's a huge advantage in being one of the first.

I have invited a few of my Stay-at-home moms to join my team…we now have 5 moms who have joined. Together I know we will be sucessful in growing out business by only workin a few hours a week, while still being able to focus on what we do best being Moms! All 5 moms have said they can't wait to have something of their own that they accomplished that isn't just about the family….but will benefit the family too.

If this post resignated with you, and you have similar feeling as my friends let's connect and help you to create something of your own, that will help benefit you family! To be successful you truly only need 5- 10 hours a week, and you can do most of it over the internet.

To all the stay at home moms…you are much more than "Just a"…much, much more. Keep up the great work, you are doing an awesome job and your family is luckt to have you leading the way!

Sue

Friday, 5 September 2014

The REDEFINE Skincare Line is Expanding!

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As of right now, we don't know much a about this ground-breaking product from Rodan + Fields, but here is what we do know:
  • It's proprietary
  • It's patented
  • Plastic surgeons across North America are dying to get their hands on it, and
  • No other company sells anything like it
Only a few more days before this revolutionary new anti-age skincare product is revealed to the world.

You will only be able to get this product from a Rodan + Fields Consultant...luckily I will be one of the first consultants in Canada in just a few short weeks.

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Field have already cornered the acne market with Proactiv....Can you imagine what is going to happen when they launch their anti-age skincare line in Canada in just a few short weeks??

Want a piece of this billion dollar industry? Check out my pre-launch site for information on products, the Doctor's and the business opportunity. 


Let's connect to give you more information!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Over 1,350 attendees at Rodan + Fields Canada pre-enrollment kickoff events


I was so fortunate to be able to attend one of the pre-launch kick-off meetings in Toronto a few weeks ago, and let me start by saying "AWESOME!".

Over 1,500 Canadian pre-enrollees have signed up on the Rodan + Fields Canadian pre-enrollment site!! https://www.rodanandfields.com/ca/s#Q0EuMTI0

As a pre-enrollee I am so excited that I have taken the first step toward becoming one of the first Canadian Consultants when R+F officially launches in Canada in just a few short weeks. 

Rodan + Fields is even catching the eyes of Canada’s ELLE Magazine. The REDEFINE AMP MD™ roller and REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex were mentioned in the September 2014 issue’s “High Marks” section as “skincare breakthroughs” coming our way soon. I can't wait untl I can share these products with my Canadian friends and family.

To check out the Canadian product line & visit my website for information on the capmany, the Doctor's, and the amazing business opportunity in becoming one of the first to represent these products made by the creators of Proactiv: https://www.rodanandfields.com/ca/s#Q0EuMTI0

We are all anxiously awaiting the announcement of the official Canada launch date - we have been told it's just a few short weeks away aiming for a fall 2014 launch.  

Until then, the pre-enrollment period will continue along with more pre-launch events in September- St. John’s, NL, Halifax, NS, Ottawa, ON and Edmonton, AB.

Want details? Send me a personal message and let's connect.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

How The Sun Sees you!



Have you ever wondered how the sun see's you? This is an awesome video that shows you the importance of sunscreen!




Your skin likely already has sun damage and you don't even know it. Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen can help reverse the sign of aging.

Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration with REVERSE. 


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This regimen exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant complexion. (Available in Canada Fall 2014).

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sun-kissed Look Without The Sun's Hook

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As women we often think that the way our skin ages is because of out genes. But it's not our genes that determine our skins future but our habits!

DNA actually only accounts for 20% of visible skin aging. It's our environment and daily habits that are responsible for 80% of the visible signs of aging with the sun being the largest contributor.

I love to have that sun-kissed look in the summer. I have a pool and looooove to read by my pool. But knowing the sun is likely the worst thing for my skin, I take extra precautions in protecting my skin...but have discovered a secret to getting a glowing tan - without the harmful rays!!! I reguarly use all Rodan + Fields products. With these products I have come up with the perfect combination for getting a great tan, without exposing myself to the damaging effects of the sun!

Here are the steps I take:



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Step 1: ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen
I love this sunscreen. Before I head out with my latest "girlie" book to lounge by my pool I slather my entire body with Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen.  I love it because it is lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy. It also contains dimethicone to protect my skin’s moisture barrier, has antioxidant vitamins C and E to absorb damaging free radicals and anti-inflammatory ingredients to protect skin from environmental stress. It is by far my favorite sunscreen I have ever used.

I always re-apply after I take a dip in the pool. It is water resistant...but isn't water proof. Always remember to re-apply your sunscreen regularly throughout the day and especially after you've been in the water.

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Step 2: ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion
When I am ready to retire from my day by the pool, I take a nice long shower and use Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Body Micro-Dermabrasion to exfoliate my
body.  This helps remove dead skin leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed!


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Step 3: ESSENTIALS Daily Moisturizer 
Next, I use Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Daily Moisturizer on my knees, elbows, toes, toenails, heels and ankles...This prevents the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tanner we'll talk about in Step 4 from concentrating in those areas where the skin is thickest.

Step 4:  ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
 The last step is ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan. This is by far the best sunless tanner I have ever used! It's a  lightweight, oil-free, mess-free and applies easily and dries quickly. It produces and even, natural-looking color all over.

Here are a few quick tips when using the foamless tanner:
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  • Shave you legs before applying...shaving after only reduces the life of your sun-kissed look
  • Use rubber gloves or wash your hands immediately after applying ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan to avoid getting orange palms
  • If you do make a mistake, acetone or nail polish remover can be used to remove any unintended color. 
  • Allow it to "dry to the touch" before getting dressed. 15 - 20 minutes before getting dressed is ideal.
  • Avoid wearing tight fitting clothing over your Sunless Tan for 3-4 hours after application to allow the colour to develop evenly. 
  • Use the tanner before bed. The colour develops as the proteins in your body respond to the color-inducing ingredients. This response creates that notorious smell that is often associated with self-tanning products. So it’s a good idea to apply at bed time, wear loose fitting pajamas and then shower in the morning.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in Fall 2014.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pucker Tips for Great Lips!


As women we focus mainly on our aging skin, but neglect our lips! What most of us don't know is that the thin skin on our lips is particularly sensitive and vulnerable to showing signs of dryness and aging. 


Many of us are quick to grab a cute coloured lip gloss as a quick fix for dry lips, but layering on the gloss won’t help cure dry, flaky lips. Lip gloss is primarily cosmetic, designed to add a splash of colour and a great shine, they aren’t formulated to improve the quality of lips over time.

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Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall 2014
To keep my "pucker" looking young and fresh I follow 3 basic steps.

1). I exfoliate my lips using Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion to remove any dead skin cells. This is an effective and convenient exfoliation stick created specifically for your lips. This conditioning treatment makes your lips look and feel more defined and youthful by renewing the surface and helps reduce the dreaded "lipstick bleeding."

2). Next, I use ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25, This lip shield goes beyond moisturizing!! It hydrates your lips, soothes, softens and protects your lips from the aging and burning effects of the sun. It  contains collagen-stimulating peptides to smooth lip texture, lipid molecules for long-term moisturization. Vitamins A, C and E provide anti-oxidant protection, while shea butter, avocado and sunflower seed oil hydrate and moisturize. It's awesome and I never leave home without it in my purse. 

3). Lastly I use REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum before I hit the sheets for a good night's sleep (on my back of course to help prevent wrinkles). Each peptide and antioxidant-rich capsule helps lips retain natural moisturizing factors, smooths your lip's texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles. One use and you'll be hooked like I was.

Follow these three pucker tips for fabulous looking lips! 

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in Fall of 2014.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Product Spotlight: SOOTHE

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Rodan + Fields products are available in Canada in Fall 2014

There are many reasons why our skin becomes more sensitive overtime. A small percentage of us have underlying skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis, while a larger percentage are likely to have a genetic pre-disposition making them more susceptible to the impact of the environment, including stress, climate change, travel, sun exposure, cosmetic overuse, and mechanical irritation (friction or rubbing). 

For some of you, skin sensitivity may produce dry, red, itchy patches, while in others it may cause sensory symptoms such as burning, stinging, tenderness, and itching without any visible changes. So the question remains...Where do you turn when your skin can't take it anymore? 

Calm your skin with Rodan + FIelds clinically proven SOOTHE regimen. This regimen is clinically proven to reduce redness and irritation in as little as 5 minutes.

It helps shield you skin against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation, helps fortify your 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. 

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The SOOTHE Regimen includes a gentle Cream Wash, a sensitive skin treatment, a moisture replenishing cream, and a mineral sunscreen.

The SOOTHE regimen can also help with other skin irritations. Check these out:

  • SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash doubles as a calming shaving lotion to help reduce razor burn and irritation. 
  • If you suffer from razor burn, use SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment as an after-shave balm. This will calm the red bumps and itchiness that can follow shaving for both men and women. 
  • If you forgot to reapply your sunscreen and find yourself with a sunburn (shame on you), SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment will help reduce the inflammation 
STay tuned for more product spotlights on Rodan + Fields skincare products as we approach the launch in Canada Fall of 2014. Message me for me details about the launch.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Product Spotlight - REVERSE Regimen

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Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada in the fall of 2014

If you follow my blog you know that I have said before that the first signs of aging skin isn't those pesky crow's feed ...it’s dull skin.

Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin including brown spots, dullness, discoloration and yes...the dreaded wrinkles.

One of my favorite products to use reguarly to "clean the slate" and brighten my skin is Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen.

Based on Rodan + Fields (makers of Proactiv) Multi-Med® Therapy, the REVERSE Regimen is an effective, full-face solution that tackles the dullness, uneven skin tone, brown spots and other telltale signs associated with sun exposure.

This regimen helps to exfoliate dulling dead skin, address the appearance of unwanted pigmentation, helps even and brighten overall look of skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and protects against further UV damage providing a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.

The REVERSE Regimen features four products: a deep exfoliating wash,  a brightening toner, a dual active brightening complex and a broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen for daily use.

Stay tuned for more Product Spotlight on Rodan + Fields products I recommend.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall of 2014.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Think wrinkles are the first sign of aging? Think again!

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Most of us believe that the first signs of aging skin is those pesky crows feet. But the reality is that it's not wrinkles that at the first signs of again...it’s dull skin.

Without even noticing, many of us start to put on more and more makeup, blush and foundation each morning to try to regain the appearance of brighter, more rested skin.

The reality is, the real answer to brightening your dull skin isn't found at the makeup counter (although it really is my favorite place to hang out besides the shoe store). No amount of foundation or blush can “make up” for dull skin.

Healthy-looking skin starts with exfoliation. Regular exfoliation is one of the best ways to combat your dull skin, refresh your appearance, even your skin tone and restore that glowing complexion. 

Rodan + Fields
Rodan + Fields Products will be available in Canada Fall 2014

Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration with Rodan and Fields REVERSE Regimen. It truly is one of my favorute skincare products in the world and I cannot wait for it to finally come to Canada in the fall of 2014.

The REVERSE exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant dull-free complexion.

So skip the makeup counter and start fresh with the skin-refreshing power of exfoliation using the REVERSE regimen from Rodan and Fields! (Available in Canada Fall of 2014).

If you are Canadian and want more information send me a message at healthyskincanada.rodanfields@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Product Spotlight - REDEFINE Regimen



We are all aging all the time, but what that looks like is up to you!! 
 

Aging is inevitable...but it’s your daily behaviors that influence 80% of how your skin ages. Only 20% of how your skin ages is hereditary....So, decide today how you are going to look tomorrow.

To help protect your skin from the dreaded signs of aging I recommend using Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen (Available in Canada this fall 2014).

The REDEFINE regimen is a comprehensive skincare regimen that layers cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin. 


The REDEFINE Regimen features four products: Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Toner, Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30 , and Overnight Restorative Cream.

Stay tuned for more Product Spotlight on Rodan + Fields products I recommend.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall of 2014.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Product Spotlight - Suncreen



No one is completely safe from the sun, but there are steps we can all take to help reduce the risk of skin cancer and eliminate the signs of pre-mature aging.


The risk of skin cancer today is greater than it was 20 years ago and continues to increase.

We are exposed to more UVA and UVB rays as the protective layer of ozone around the earth becomes thinner.

UV rays can get through clouds, fog and haze. Water, sand, concrete and especially snow can reflect, and even increase, the sun’s rays.

To help protect your skin from both skin cancer and the pre-mature signs of aging due to the sun I use Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS SPF 30 Body Sunscreen (Available in Canada this fall 2014)

It's lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy. It contains dimethicone to protect skin’s moisture barrier, antioxidant vitamins C and E to absorb damaging free radicals and anti-inflammatory ingredients to protect skin from environmental stress.


It you want that sun-kissed glow without the risk on pre-mature aging and skin cancer use the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tanner. (Available in Canada fall 2014)

It's a lightweight, oil-free, mess-free sunless tanning foam that goes on easily and dries quickly with no streaks. It's one of my favorite products.

Stay tuned for more product spotlight on Rodan + Fields products I recommend.

Rodan + Fields products will be available in Canada Fall of 2014. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Steps to younger looking skin


We are all aging...all the time. It's inevitable, but how that looks is up to you! Using the right anti-aging products can help turn back the clock by erasing signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, and even 
brown spots and rough skin patches caused by sun exposure. 

I've said this before, only 20% of how your skin ages depends on your genetics...the rest is up to you. 

Any skin that's been regularly exposed to environmental elements can be expected to show signs of aging and needs special attention to regain and maintain its youthful look...and the good news, you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive procedures to regain or maintain your youthful looks.

Here are some of my recommendations.

Enemy #1 - The Sun


If there is only one piece of advice you take away from this blog post it should be "Prevent the damage." The sun is enemy number one when it comes to aging skin...so wear your sunscreen with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 30 or higher whenever you're outside, even if it's a cloudy day! Protect your face and neck with wide-brimmed hats and your eyes with sunglasses with a UV coating. I recommend Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Body Sunscreen. It is lightweight, non-sticky and non-greasy.


Enemy #2 - Using your regimen the "odd" time


Think of your skincare regimen like going to the gym and trying to lose weight. If you eat right and go to the gym regularly, after a few weeks you'll begin to see the results...the same applies to your skincare. If you use a regimen tailored to your skin type regularly you'll begin to see results within a few weeks.If you use your regimen the odd time...you won't get the results you want.

It's really important to choose a skincare regimen for your skin type. 

The thing I LOVE about Rodan + Fields is that they have clinically proven skincare regimens for all skin types.



REVERSE Regimen
This regimen erases the appearance of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness and discoloration. It exfoliates, visibly brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and defends against sun exposure for a long-term solution for a radiant complexion.




REDEFINE Regimen
This regimen includes cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin.








SOOTHE Regimen
This regimen is clinically proven to reduce redness and irritation in as little as 5 minutes. It shields against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation, helps fortify your skin’s natural moisture barrier, calms visible redness, and reduces irritation.




UNBLEMISH Regimen
This regimen is clinically proven to combat the entire acne cycle. It helps unclog pores, clears breakouts and calms your complexion to keep pimples, blackheads and post-acne marks from making an unwelcome appearance.




Rodan + Fields skincare regimens will be available in Canada in August 2014. Stay tuned for more blogs to learn about the Canadian launch, skincare products and the business opportunity to be one of the first Rodan + FIelds skincare consultants in Canada.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Is Your Make-up Aging You?

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As we get older our skin needs change. What most women don't realize is that this also applies to your make-up. Your make-up needs change as you age as well.

I've compiled a few tips to help keep your make-up and skin looking fresh and ageless.

Eye Makeup
Choose cream shadows in with matte formulas and avoid shimmering shadows with particles. These particles can settle in fine lines and create an aging effect....they may be fun and glamorous but there's nothing glamorous about glitter in your crow's feet!

Choose powder-infused eyeliners in soft colors. Avoid blacks and dark shades as these darker colours can draw attention to dark circles and under-eye bags.

As you age your eyelashes become less fuller, so buy a brown, brownish-black, or soft-black mascara with a double-tapered brush to achieve the look of fuller lashes.

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Eyebrows
If you have thinning eyebrows, use an eyebrow pencil or eyebrow powder, with gentle, short strokes from the inner corner of the eyes to the outer edges
  • For small eyes: Make your brows a little thicker by building them up just a bit on the top.
  • For deep-set eyes: Enlarge the space between the eyes and brows.
  • For close-set eyes: Widen the space between the brows a little by plucking, and extend the ends of the brows with an eyebrow pencil.
  • For wide-set eyes: Do not extend the eyebrows out at the ends; instead, pencil them in a little closer to the nose.

Lipstick & Gloss


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Rodan + Fields products are available in Canada in August 2014.
Message sueandpaul.rfcanada@gmail.com for details.
It's always best to choose a lip moisturizer with a sunscreen to protect the thin skin on your lips from the sun. My favorite is Rodan and Fields ESSENTIALS Lip Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 25.  It helps protects your lips from the aging and burning effects of the sun!


When choosing a lipstick, select a creamy, moisturizing lipstick or a lip-gloss which adds a moist finish as well. 


You want to avoid matte textures, because they can dry your lips!

Friday, 20 June 2014

The Difference Between UVA and UVB Rays

UVA UVB Rays

We all hear the words UVA and UVB when it comes to the sun, but do we really know what they mean? 

Here's a quick tip I've learned from Drs. Rodan and Fields to in help you understand the difference: A=Aging and B=Burning. 

Here's a great video from Rodan and Fields that helps clarify the difference between UVA and UVB rays.


Now that I am 40 I fully understand how important it is to protect my skin from the sun all day, every day, 365 days a year! 

Each final stege in all of the Rodan + Fields Regimens contains suncreen so you know your skin is protected from the harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun.

Rodan + FIelds is coming to Canada in August 2014. If you would like more information on their products or are interested in becoming one of the first Canadian Consultants send me an email at sueanpaul.rfcanada@gmail.com.

Be sure to check out other posts from Derm RF for great tips on skin care from Drs. Rodan & Fields and Nurse Mary.