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How You Age is Up To You!


External aging factors and how to address them

Rodan + Fields Reverse Regimen pictured with gauze pads on porcelain platter on a bathroom counter

Try as we may, we cannot stop aging. However, we can defy the norms and look great as the years roll along.
Learn how to avoid excessive skin damage and adopt best practices to help age like a champ!

How and Why Skin Ages:

Intrinsically, our skin ages by becoming thinner and slower to recycle cells which means dry cells pile up and small fine lines appear. Collagen and elastin production decreases, pores flop open and active expressions leave wrinkles.
Extrinsically, our skin ages due to gravity, extreme cold or heat, smoking, excessive sun exposure, poor diet, excessive alcohol and weight fluctuations. All of these factors reduce firmness, radiance, hydration, suppleness and even skin tone.

External Aging Factors

Back in 2009, the Today Show posted an article showing the contrast in aging on identical twins Dina and Gina due to different life choices, sunbathing habits and other environmental factors. The differences are startling! Check it out!

What did you just learn?
80% of your aging is up to you!

Take Charge of Your Aging Process

As Dr. Katie Rodan says, “None of us are getting younger, but we can all get better.”
Add some new habits to your routine such as:

  • Avoid the sun and be diligent with sunscreen (re-apply every two hours!)
  • Reduce sugars and alcohol
  • Ask your doctor to recommend vitamins and minerals
  • Exercise five times a week
  • Drink an ounce of water per pound of weight
  • Relax and get more sleep

You can also clear the slate with REVERSE Regimen and reveal radiant-looking skin. The exfoliators, Retinal MD, stabled 10% Vitamin C, brighteners and broad spectrum sun protection set you up for real improvements. For stubborn areas, layer Targeted Dark Spot Corrector. Take selfies to remain motivated and track your improvements over time.

What’s next? When your skin is even-toned, transition to the REDEFINE Regimen to visibly lift, sculpt and firm while minimizing the appearance of lines and deep wrinkles.
Snap more selfies and see the difference that peptide technology, retinoid science, antioxidants and sun protection provide.

You may ask, ‘why can’t I create my own Regimen by combining different steps?’
Our Rodan + Fields Regimens take the guesswork out of skincare. They are made with Multi-Med Therapy to give you the right ingredients in the right formulations, applied in the right order so you see real results. Don’t mess with perfection. Continue to use daily skincare to help improve and maintain your healthy and younger-looking skin.

Take Care of ALL of Your Skin, Not Just Your Face

Start with exfoliation! Try ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion paste, which can be used on wet or dry skin, to buff off dead cells. Add ENHANCEMENTS Active Hydration Body Replenish to drench thirsty skin for smoother, plumper-looking skin.

Our Best Advice for Aging Skin

Remember that 80% of aging is within your control.
Take a few extra minutes twice a day for skincare and you’ll notice a transformation! Connect with a Consultant to use the Solution Tool and discover what is recommended especially for you.

Your skin reflects who you are and how you live—make it the best that you can.

By Mary Radford, RN

Mary Radford, RNBA, has an extensive background in Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, and Aesthetic Spas. She worked side by side with Dr Katie Rodan as a Registered Nurse in her Dermatology office before being recruited to Rodan + Fields in 2004, where she currently focuses on Field Education + Tools.

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