Age, it's just a number right? I do believe that and while I am not concerned with which birthday I have coming up next I do care about how I look and feel. Most people that know me, know that I have what could be considered an irrational fear of aging. Again not the number but simply the fact of looking old and yes I know that may make me seem extremely vain. Go ahead judge me! You can wear your wrinkles like a battle scare if you wish, but it's just not my cup of tea. About a year ago, my Ipsy bag came with a gorgeous new lipstick. So I did like any normal adult would...tried it on and took a selfie! Wow who was that person starring back at me? I can still remember looking at myself in that picture seeing how puffy my eyes looked and being shocked at how old I looked. My initial thought was I needed a new eye cream but I didn't even realize how dehydrated my skin was! Enter Rodan and Fields, after talking with a friend I decided in order to achieve the results I wanted I needed a whole new skin regimen. I was a little bit skeptical but R+F offers a 60 day empty container return policy so I really had nothing to lose. As you can see from my before and after picture (still can't believe I posted the before picture) R+F has changed my skin and is helping me age backwards! I am so thankful for what the regimen has done for me I wanted to share my daily routine.
Let’s start with my morning routine!
- First things first I wash my face with Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask. I let this sit on for about two minutes to get the best benefits (this is usually when I go grab my cup of coffee, by the time I’m back it’s ready to wash)
- Next I use the Redefine Pore Minimizing Toner. Many are tempted to skip the toner... don’t do that! Using this toner will exfoliate dead skin cells, while reducing the appearance of pores and prepping your skin for the products that follow.
- Following the toner I use the Active Hydration Serum. This serum is heaven on earth and I couldn’t imagine a day with out it. Many people ask me how I get so much glow in my skin and friends this is it! R+F Active Hydration Serum is an oil-free face serum that raises skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and maintains continuous hydration for eight hours, transforming dry skin into younger-looking, younger-acting skin.
- Next up I use Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. Too much wine last night? Baby didn’t sleep? Partner kept you up snoring? This will be your new best friend. The illuminating, hydrating gel cream will help to diminish the look of dark circles, puffiness and tired eyes.
- After my eye cream I put on the Redefine AM cream. This Triple Defense moisturizer with SPF visibly firms skin, moisturizes and provides sun protection.
- My final step to my morning skincare regimen is to protect and perfect my skin with Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad. This lightweight, oil-free Glow Guard delivers a beautiful finish to your skincare routine and protects the glowing skin the previous products have provided you! This is the only coverage I use on my face at all aside from concealer under my eyes. This is available in 6 shades! Now that my summer tan is all gone I am using the beige #2 shade.
- Additionally to these steps, three times a week I start my routine with microdermabrasion paste as my first step. This paste scrubs away dulling, dead skin cells and encourages younger, more vibrant cells to surface for brighter, smoother-looking skin after just one use!
You are most likely reading this thinking wow that seems like a lot, but honestly I can finish the whole routine in around 5 mins and that’s including grabbing my coffee!
Now that you have the scoop on my morning routine let’s talk about my evening routine.
- First off I remove all eye make up with the Essentials Complete Eye makeup remover. Next I go through the same beginning two steps I used in the morning, using the Redefine Cleansing Mask and Toner
- Between three to five nights a week I follow up those steps with the Redefine AMP-MD system. This is my favorite product in the whole line! I swear it makes my skin feel like silk after I apply the Intensive Renewing Serum. The REDEFINE AMP MD Derma-Roller features micro-exfoliating tips that safely and gently maximize the effectiveness of applied products to amp up your results and visibly firm skin. I explain this to people as the roller basically acts as an aerator. It allows the products you put on to actually penetrate down in to your skin rather than just sitting on top of the surface. Intensive Renewing Serum merges powerful Peptides with Retinal-MD Technology, offering the highest potency Vitamin A available without a prescription. Its Calcium buffer system minimizes the potential for irritation, making the serum gentle enough for all skin types. So let’s ROLL THOSE WRINKLES AWAY!!
- Next up is one of Rodan and Fields most popular products, LASH BOOST! I get asked all the time if I have lash extensions, nope all mine thanks to this miracle serum! I also use this on my eyebrows to thicken those suckers up! A good client of mine actually lost the majority of her eyebrows due to a medical condition. However after using Lash Boost she was able to grow them all back!!!
- Following I use Redefine Multi-Function eye cream. This firming eye cream improves appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness and fine lines.
- Last but certainly not least I apply the Redefine Overnight Restorative cream. This cream will help to replenish dry skin while you sleep!
I was pretty skeptical when I first started using the Rodan + Fields line but it has truly changed my life! I feel better, my confidence is higher and because of that I am able to give more to my family, friends and clients. Feel free to comment or reach out with any questions or suggestions. If you are interested in any of these products just click on the image to check them out or click here to find a customized solution!