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Hello All!

I want to thank you for following my blog. I have enjoyed bringing you new skincare topics over the past year. I am sad to say that my blog will no longer reside here on wordpress… BUT don’t worry! I’m not giving up on the blog! I am just moving it over to my website where those of you who visit my blog will now be able to comment on it easier. I am hoping to start more of a dialogue than I have had thus far. I want my blog to be a place where I can introduce a topic, and then YOU the readers can engage and start up a conversation with other readers and myself! I think that will be fun. Who’s with me? So please, come on over to my website: SkinYouWereBornIn.com and join the conversation. Be sure and bookmark my website so that you can easily come back and see new topics as they arise. Also, for those of you have visited my website before, you may notice that I have recently updated it and it now has a new and improved look. Stop by and say hello. I look forward to seeing you!

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“Soothe” is for those who didn’t use their sunscreen…

sunburnsoothe1Because I know some of you out there will not use sunscreen like you should, I thought I would post a short message about sunburn.  Aside from the fact that sun exposure is the #1 offender when it comes to aging skin, or that sun damage can cause cancer, or that a sunburn hurts REALLY bad, it can happen to any one of us before we know it. That is why we need to be more diligent about applying sunscreen. Technically we should start every single day with sunscreen on our bodies, then reapply several times throughout the day. Whether or not we are planning to be outside! Those sun rays are sneaky and can get you when and where you least expect it. BUT, if for some crazy reason you forgot to apply your sunscreen, you are likely to wind up with a nasty sunburn at some point. So then what? What can you do to UNDO a sunburn? Well, there’s not really a way to undo a sunburn without a time machine. But you can alleviate much of the pain associated with it and actually reduce some of the redness and inflammation by using Rodan and Fields Soothe. More specifically, the Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment. (which is one of the Soothe regimen’s steps.)

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So even if you aren’t interested in purchasing an entire regimen of Soothe, buying the Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment is a REALLY good idea. It’s great for more than just sunburn. Many people use it as an after-shave balm to calm the red bumps and itchiness that can follow shaving for both men and women.  It is also commonly used to quiet dry, chapped, wintry skin, including hands. The OTC actives, dimethicone and allantoin, help strengthen your skin’s barrier while the optical diffusers will leave your skin looking creamy and luminous. It is also good to use just as a moisturizer. It is even used on babies to treat diaper rash!  It also works great on poison ivy, poison oak, bug bites and other skin irritants. This ONE cream is good for so many skin problems that people of all ages suffer from on a regular basis, that I think everyone should have a tube in their first aid kit.

Earlier I said that you can’t really undo a sunburn without a time-machine which is largely true, but there is a way to REVERSE its effects. And that is done with the Rodan and Fields REVERSE regimen. It is truly incredible how quickly you can see your sun damage literally start to disappear. As if you hadn’t gotten all of those sunburns to begin with!  I am pretty sure I have written an entire blog post completely devoted to Reverse, but if you can’t find it and want to see some before and after pictures of what it can do just let me know and I will be happy to supply them for you.

So if you’ve got sun damage that you would like to rid yourself of, or if you accidentally accumulate MORE sun damage this spring/summer by way of a sunburn, Rodan and Fields has got you covered! Of course while Soothe Sensitive Skin Treatment will take away the pain of a sunburn, and Reverse regimen will undo the damage created by that sunburn… I highly recommend that you consider starting of each day with Rodan and Fields Body Sunscreen to prevent the need for either of the previosly mentioned products.

If you want to learn more about this stuff, please contact me by going to the “Contact” page of my website: http:SkinYouWereBornIn.com and either email, call, or text me. I am always here to help!

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‘Are you absolutely positive you have no sun-block?’

Get your Glow On!

It’s time to get your glow on! Summer is just weeks away and spring has already sprung. You know what that means…time to dig out those shorts, skirts, shortsleeves, and tanktops. Not to mention your bathing suits! But if you have learned anything from reading my blog, then you know that the sun is not really a good thing for your skin.  It can cause cancer for one thing. But also it is the number one enemy when it comes to aging.  Basically anyone you see with freckles or a tan has sun damage.  Sounds crazy but it’s true! Sure they look cute or sexy or whatever, but in a few years they will be paying the price in one way or another. So when you put on your warm weather gear that exposes your skin, don’t forget to put on sunscreen! You will be glad you did in the long run. You may be saying, “yeah, but what about the Vitamin D we get from the sun! We need that…” This is true, but you can take Vitamin D supplements which work just as well. Rodan and Fields even can provide you with an EXCELLENT Vitamin D supplement. Click here to learn more about it.  Although sunscreen is a preventative maintenance thing (much like vitamins) and you don’t see the benefits right away… trust me. You should be proud of yourself that you used it. Just know that your body is saying “Thank you!”. Although you shouldn’t be laying out in the sun trying to get a tan, that doesn’t mean you can’t get one! (Enter sunless tanner…)

glowThis stuff is GREAT! It is so good in fact that it has been sold out and JUST came back on the market! So get it while you still can.  I wrote a blog post some time back about this stuff, so I will simply recap. It is a foam which makes it MUCH easier to distribute evenly on your skin.  It doesn’t leave you looking orange which means you will look like you have a natural tan. It doesn’t have an awful smell like all of the others you’ve tried before. It is also very affordable! If you want to learn more about this great product, I suggest you look back in my blog archives and read my write-up on it. OR you can always email me or call me to discuss. My contact information can be found on the “Contact” page of my website: SkinYouWereBornIn.com

Now that we are all up to speed on one of our favorite Rodan and Fields winners, let’s talk for a brief moment about a complimentary product. SUNSCREEN!

sunscreenWhile I have done a write-up on this product as well, let me just re-state the obvious. You NEED this product to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun and to fight off the signs of aging.  The more you can protect yourself from the sun. the younger you will look as the years roll by.  Rodan and Fields are extremely serious about sun protection, so you can bet this sunscreen is one of THE best that money can buy. It isn’t expensive either. If you want to find out more about it click here and you will be taken to the Rodan and Fields store. This link will take you right to the page where you can purchase it, read more about it, and see pricing information. Which brings me to my next thought. You might be interested in becoming a Rodan and Fields Preferred Customer which gives you 10%off of your purchases, free shipping and more. To learn more about this program, click here. Also, don’t forget that ALL of our products come with an empty bottle 60-day money-back guarantee! You can’t beat that. Really!

Please visit my website to view these, and other Rodan and Fields products. Don’t forget to visit the “Contact” page where you will find my contact information. Drop me a line or give me a call. I am always available to help in anyway I can. Sometimes that means offering you a special deal on our products!

Time to laugh!

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Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!!!

Exfoliation. The first step to any good skincare routine.

Exfoliation. The first step to any good skincare routine.

Exfoliating is an important thing that we all need to do when it comes to skincare. If you’re using skincare products with some really good effective medicine/ingredients in them, you may as well not even use them if you’re not exfoliating. Sounds crazy, but it’s true! Did you know that we lose 30,000-40,000 dead skin cells every minute? Honestly, we do! So imagine how many dead skin cells are sitting on the top of your face right now. It’s a little creepy to think of it. Anyway, my point is that with so many dead skin cells on our faces each day, we must exfoliate! Well, you don’t have to, but it’s a good ide if you want to get the most bang for your buck out of your skincare products. How are those magical ingredients supposed to do their good work on the living cells if they can’t get to them because of all of the dead skin cells in the way? NOW you see what I’m saying…. So think about it, then call me when you want to get started with one of the best exfoliators out there. Or if you would just like a free sample to try! I’m always here to help. Go to my website: SkinYouWereBornIn.com and go to the “contact” page where you will find my contact information. If you contact me right away then you could get a sample for your Mom for Mother’s Day! Just an idea….

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Being a consultant with Rodan and Fields is for Introverts too.

I am a total introvert! For this reason I almost did not pursue this opportunity with Rodan and Fields because I figured you need to be an extrovert to be successful at this business. I am so glad I did not let this perception keep me from this endeavor. Thanks to the 60 day money-back guarantee on the business kit to begin your business, I had the courage to try it out. Once I took that first step I was truly amazed at my ability to be successful with my incredibly shy demeanor.  On the upside, I am finding myself growing personally and coming out of my introverted shell a little more. As my business is growing, I am gaining more and more confidence in myself as well.  So if you are an introvert too, don’t disregard this business as an option for yourself! If I can do it, you can too. There are many more introverts in this business than you would think. In fact, the top earner with Rodan and Fields describes herself as a being a totally shy kindergarten teacher when she started her business.  The following is a story of another shy consultant who is having great success with Rodan and Fields…..

Elizabeth Jarvis considers herself to be a natural introvert, but she is far from timid. In fact, despite her quiet personality, she is a high achiever and devoted mentor. “My main goal in life is to help people reach their maximum potential.” After teaching and directing a national education center, she retired from her position to be a stay-at-home mom during her husband’s baseball career. But she never retired from coaching people to be their best, and she continues to counsel and support people at every opportunity.

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“My efficient, sensitive nature makes me feel highly disappointed when I see people wasting time, talent, and energy when they could be accomplishing so much more.” When she heard about a business opportunity with Rodan + Fields®, she saw it as a chance to become part of a growing Company that provides a nurturing environment and encourages personal growth. Motivated by her desire to coach others toward success, she joined Rodan + Fields as an Independent Consultant over five years ago, and has since become a Million Dollar Circle Achiever.

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True to her nature, Elizabeth never felt the need to become more extroverted to get results. She leverages her quiet personality to build her business, and encourages others with more introverted personality types not to shy away from this opportunity. “This business model is based on relationships. Introverts are perfectly suited to this because we tend to be great listeners, and that is a wonderful skill to have.  You don’t have to change who you are to become successful at this; you simply need to find your own personal strengths and use what works best for you.”

She shares the business opportunity with all types of people, from the very shy to the most boisterous of personalities. Over the years, she has watched many Consultants find their unique niche while achieving personal growth and building their confidence. “Personal growth is important and this business model encourages that, but it’s important to realize that it doesn’t come about the same way for everyone.” By staying connected with each other, she and her teammates all use their individual skills to support each other, and much like a baseball team, every member’s performance contributes to the overall victory.

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As the spouse of an athlete, Elizabeth understands that we all need to be coached in some way. Daily discipline and practice are the ingredients that shape great athletes, business leaders, or any other professional. Having someone to guide and cheer you through makes the daily effort much easier. “Even the most talented athletes have been mentored by special people who have challenged their minds and bodies to bring every last bit of themselves to the court or playing field.” She uses her talent of connecting with others to help encourage people to reach their best level of performance, both with their Rodan + Fields businesses and in life in general. “So many of us fall into a routine and forget to challenge ourselves. I love to show people that they can do so much more than they thought they were capable of. My business gives me the opportunity to help people surprise themselves with their own abilities, and I am honored to be able to be that kind of mentor.”

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Elizabeth uses the strategies her husband once used on the baseball field to continue to grow her Rodan + Fields business and help others do the same. She advises people that in order to be successful at this or any endeavor, there are key principles to follow. Practice daily, bring forth your best effort, and clear your head of negative thoughts and emotions. She also stresses the importance of allowing yourself to be coached, and never stop learning and growing as a person. And above all, always remember to stay true to yourself and know your own strengths.

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“One of the reasons I’m so excited about the opportunity to be a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant is that the Company has done all the heavy lifting. By infusing their brand and powerful reputation into this business model, normal people like me are able to leverage the power of teamwork and brand credibility by best utilizing the strengths and experiences we have in our own lives.”

I hope this story has inspired my fellow shy people out there to think again about the opportunity Rodan and Fields is offering you.  It is a chance to grow a business AND a chance to grow personally as well. Or maybe you know a shy person who could benefit from this business.  If that is the case, please forward this blog post on to them.  I am here to help those out there looking to change their financial and personal futures, and would love the opportunity to help you. You can find my contact info on the “Contact” page of my website: http://SkinYouWereBornIn.com  So drop me a line or give me a call!

Time to laugh!

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A special deal, and a special story

For the month of April, I will be offering a free regimen of your choice for anyone who decides to take the leap and join my team.  This is a very special deal, so if you haven’t considered starting your own Rodan and Fields success story, then I urge to consider it. Don’t forget about the 60-day money-back-guarantee on your investment! There really isn’t anything to lose in trying the business out for yourself and seeing if it fits. AND, if you do pretty well in those 2 months you could very easily earn a full reimbursement on your business kit! (That is one of our new incentives. I only wish that were around when I signed up!)

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And now a special success story of one of the MANY successful Rodan and Fields Consultants.  May I introduce to you….

Melissa Williams

Wake up, brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed, make breakfast, and go to work. For better or worse, our daily routines become habitual. The familiarity of a schedule may evoke a sense of normalcy or comfort, but sometimes, in the midst of the repetition, we have a moment of clarity.  A moment when we realize that something new and exciting is just over the horizon—a new dream, improved quality of life, an opportunity to give back, or a chance to spread joy to others. Melissa Williams lived a happy life with her husband Matthew and their two beautiful daughters, but a small step outside of her comfort zone inspired her to create a life beyond what she had imagined possible.

The revelation

In 2012, Melissa attended her friend’s Rodan + Fields® event. She was intrigued by the products and decided to try the REVERSE Regimen to reduce the appearance of some brown spots on her face. “I figured there was nothing to lose with the 60-day money back guarantee.” Within a couple of weeks, Melissa was blown away by the amazing results and was excited to try other R+F Regimens as well. She continued to use the products for several months and was excited to spread the word about her experience until her husband said, “You tell everyone about R+F anyway, why not become a Consultant and do it as a business?”

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The idea made sense, but Melissa still felt unsure; her background was in physical therapy, not in sales. But because she loved the products so much and wanted to share them with even more people, she enrolled as an Independent Consultant that November. “You should love your skin; I really believe that. When you help someone feel better about their skin, you are triggering a domino effect of positive events in his or her life. As their confidence goes up, they become more open to trying new things, and this leads to personal growth.”

A few years prior to joining R+F, Melissa left her physical therapy position to be a stay at home mother. R+F was a perfect fit for her as it allowed her the flexibility to be present for her family. She decided she never wanted to return to a job that didn’t provide that luxury. “When this opportunity came along, I realized that I could balance work with my home life. I’ve also found that my business fulfills me in ways similar to my physical therapy work, which I loved. I can still touch people in a meaningful way. When you offer someone the ability to start a business, you set them on a course to potentially achieve whatever their goals are.”

A shift in perspective

In the beginning, Melissa focused mostly on sharing the products, and she was surprised at how much it connected her with others. “I’ve always appreciated great customer service, and I really enjoy developing a rapport with people. It’s a great way to reconnect with old friends and also make new ones.”

In 2014, Melissa had a moment of clarity and inspiration as she watched her friend develop a thriving business, despite a busy lifestyle. Why couldn’t she accomplish the same? “My journey up to that point had been great. But I suddenly realized that I could dream bigger and achieve more.” Melissa set her sights on earning the Lead the Way Milestone Five trip to San Francisco for her and her husband, Matthew. “As an orthopedic surgeon, he works long hours. I wanted to give him that trip as a gift–a vacation that I earned from growing my business, one that Matthew didn’t have to work for.”

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With her goals solidified, Melissa shifted her focus and set out to build her team. “I knew then what I wanted out of my business; it was a vehicle for creating quality time with my family.” Each goal she reached, no matter how big or small, energized Melissa and encouraged her to achieve even more. “I kept thinking, ‘Okay, what’s next?’ It’s so important to recognize every achievement, especially on a team, because even the little things matter. There are no shortcuts to success.”

A renewed conviction

Melissa earned that trip and, this past November, she and Matthew went to San Francisco. While there, he was able to witness the full potential of the business opportunity for himself and had his own “a-ha” moment. A month later, Matthew joined Melissa’s team. “Having him as a partner has really broadened our network, and we love doing things together.” They look forward to their business creating more time freedom for their family and, with the addition of their R+F income, Matthew could reduce his hours at work. “R+F has given us a way to enhance our quality of life and spend more time together as a family.”

Melissa has always been open to trying new things and ready to take on new challenges, but she never expected the overall positivity her business has brought into her life. “I never thought I’d be able to balance working from home, working with my husband, and having complete flexibility around our kids’ schedules. I have the ability to do everything.”

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Melissa’s business is even helping her overcome her fear of public speaking. This past year, she was asked to speak at a Convention about PC management, and she was able to do it thanks to the training and support she received from R+F. “I was humbled to be asked, but it was a big thing for me to do. I have always shied away from public speaking and, previously, that fear dictated a lot of the decisions I made. When I got up there and spoke in front of hundreds of people, I felt so good about myself. It was so gratifying to overcome that fear.”

Sharing the vision

Melissa’s business has reinforced her belief that bringing joy to others is one of life’s most important and rewarding jobs. “In every encounter you have, it’s so important to leave a positive mark. The way everyone in the R+F community builds each other up and celebrates each other’s successes is so inspiring. When you have people believing in you, it motivates you to believe in yourself even more.”

Always striving to lead by example and encourage others to give their best effort, Melissa is working to pay it forward. She wants to continue sharing her business in the hope that others will see the vision for themselves. “You can’t be afraid of failure; you should only be afraid of not trying. No one is perfect, and there will be hiccups along the way, but if you are positive and maintain that clear vision of what you want, nothing can stop you from achieving it.”

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hear one of the thousands of success stories I have to share with you, I urge you to consider the special deal I am offering to you for the month of April. Can you see yourself featured in my blog one day as our next success story? Don’t sell yourself short! There is one thing you can be sure of, and that is that if you don’t try, then you most certainly won’t succeed! But with just a small amount of faith in yourself, and the support of all of the wonderful people within our team supporting you and cheering you on, I just know you can do it. The sky is the limit! Believe in yourself and your reasons why this could be so rewarding for you and those you care about in your life. If it doesn’t work out for you, you can get your money back and move forward feeling confident that you at least tried it out. (I’d be really surprised if it wouldn’t work for you though. Because honestly, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!  So if you or anyone you know might be interested in learning about this opportunity, please find my contact information on the “Contact” page of my website: http://SkinYouWereBornIn.com and get in touch with me! I would love to find out more about you and your experiences as I share with you about mine. Until then, have a wonderful day!

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Quiz yourself on proper sun protection.

Take this short quiz to find out how much you know about proper sun protection.
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Got your answers? Time to check em’!:

. True and False! If you’re going to be spending time outdoors, the FDA recommends reapplying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or if you’re sweating.  If you’re simply driving to work and inside most of the day (and not near windows), applying a broad spectrum SPF 30 once a day may suffice.

2. False. SPF only gives half the story, as it only measures how effective a sunscreen is against UVB burning rays. You also want to ensure the formulation is broad spectrum, which protects against the long-wave aging UVA rays as well. Look for ingredients like avobenzone (defends against UVA), zinc (defends against UVA and UVB) and titanium dioxide (defends against UVA and UVB). REDEFINE Triple Defense Treatment’s SHIELDrfP Technology, for example, combines an exclusive complex of stabilized avobenzone, a key absorber of aging UVA rays, with antioxidants that help stabilize the broad-spectrum protection to visibly decelerate the signs of photoaging over time.

3. False. An SPF 30 blocks about 97% of UVB rays, while an SPF 45 offers only small, incremental advantage—about 98% protection against UVB rays. Anything higher offers only negligible protection. It’s more important to reapply, so choose a formula that’s aesthetically pleasing.

4.True. UV rays can destroy cells and alter the DNA in others. Over time, collagen and elastin fibers break down, resulting in wrinkling and sagging. The best defense is sunscreen, but you can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines with topical ingredients, like retinol, glycolic acid, or, in the case of REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™ Skincare for Expression Lines, hyaluronic acid and peptides.

5.True. However, malignant growths are also commonly found along the hairline, neck, ears and upper torso—places people aren’t as diligent about applying their sunscreen.

Just something to think about…..

If you need a good sunscreen, or maybe you have sun damage (like most of us) that you could use some help reversing, please visit my website to see what solutions are available to you. Be sure and hit me up on the “Contact” page of my website: http://SkinYouWereBornIn.com  I am always here and ready to help!

Have a wonderful day and DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!

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