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5 Skincare Resolutions You Need To Make This Year

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Your skin is your largest organ, taking care of it needs to be a priority. Eating a well-balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, drinking plenty of water, and having a great skincare routine will keep your skin in tip-top shape this year and for years to come. Here are 5 skincare resolutions you need to make this year:

*I am an Independent Consultant for Rodan+Fields, if you purchase any of the recommended products I will receive compensation. 

#5 SEE A DERMATOLOGIST FOR AN ANNUAL CHECK UP

Has it been a while since you’ve seen a dermatologist? Or maybe you’ve never had a full body check. This is the year that changes. A great skincare routine is important, but it’s not a replacement for this important life-saving yearly check up.

It takes most new patients 6-8 weeks to been seen, so make your appointment now. Skin cancer is the most common cancer. About 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. In the last 3 decades, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Let that sink in!

Get the all clear or have questionable spots taken care of as soon as possible. Early detection saves lives, skin cancer found and removed early is almost always curable. Now, go schedule your appointment!! (after you finish reading this!)

(source: Skin Cancer Foundation)

 

#4 DEVELOP A CONSISTENT SKINCARE ROUTINE

Creating and maintaining a regular skincare routine is an investment in yourself that will pay off now and for years to come! It can help calm sensitive skin, prevent acne, combat aging, and give you a healthy complexion.

A lot of people don’t have a skincare routine or they skip steps because they think it will take too long or won’t be worth the effort. But skincare doesn’t have to be complicated!

Rodan+Fields makes things super easy with color coded numbered regimens. Each of the multi-med regimens delivers the right ingredients, with the right formulations, in the right order to help you achieve the results you desire.

Consistency is key, just like with exercising regularly and eating healthier. If you want to improve or maintain your complexion, you have to stick with a great skincare routine.

 

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#3 ADD PEPTIDES TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
 
Ready for “Peptide Power”?
 
What are peptides and why do you want them in your skincare? Peptides are rapidly absorbing proteins that kick up collagen production and relax the smooth muscle just under the skin which makes fine lines and wrinkles LESS visible!
 
A not so fun skincare fact: once we turn 30, we lose 1% of the collagen in our skin each year! This leads to loss of firmness, enlarged pores, and lines or wrinkles. Adding peptides can help combat this by kicking up collagen production.
 
The REDEFINE line is a comprehensive skincare regimen that combines cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging. It contains the highest amount of collagen stimulating peptides in the industry! That’s why R+F as the #1 anti-aging skincare line in the U.S.!
#2 USE EYE CREAM MORNING AND NIGHT
 
The eyes are the windows to the soul. And the first place to show the signs of aging. It turns out that the eye area has no oil producing glands to keep the tissue soft!
 
Adding eye cream to your daily regimen is a great way to improve the quality of that delicate skin.
 
Rodan+Fields Multi-function Eye Cream has anti-aging Peptide Power that will minimize the appearance of crow’s feet and reduce puffiness around the eye area. Peat extract diminishes dark circles and optical fibers visibly brighten the eye area. Say good-bye to dark circles! This is a must have for all you tired mamas (and papas) out there!
#1 PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
 
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
 
The simplest way to protect your skin is to wear a sunscreen EVERYDAY! Yes, even rainy days, cloudy days, winter days…. Every. Single. Day.
 
A 2013 study was the first research in humans to show conclusively that sunscreen can prevent photoaging – the premature aging caused by the sun.
 
The study is the first clinical trial that directly provided evidence that daily sunscreen use significantly slows skin aging, which includes wrinkles, rough patches, sagging, and skin discoloration.
 
Did you know that all 4 R+F regimens include sunscreen as part of the daily routine?
 
There you have it! Five skincare resolutions to get you on your way to the best skin of your life this year!
Curious which Rodan+Fields products are recommended for you? Take this quick skincare consultation to find out now. And once you do, go schedule that appointment with your dermatologist.
xoxo,
kate
p.s. Have questions about your skincare? Feel free to email me at kateandsmalls@gmail.com to arrange a personal skincare consultation.

 

 

 

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One Word of 2016: COMMIT

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I love the start of the year, with the flip of a calendar page we are filled with optimism of what’s to come. I’m not one to make a lot of resolutions… because I never follow through. Do you? Does anyone?

 

That’s why the One Word posts I have been seeing EVERYWHERE spoke to me. One word that keeps you on track. A focus. If you choose the right word, it can work for anything.

 

I kind of, sort of did this last year… you see I’m a little wishy-washy. I tend to over commit and under deliver. It drives me crazy.

 

My focus last year was fitness. I chose GET FIT. Last year was also the year I found Tone It Up. And it was the first time I stuck with a fitness for an entire year! Did I get the body I dreamed of? No. Did I have setbacks and feel like giving up? You bet. But I always found my way back and changed my mindset on fitness. It was no longer something I dreaded, I actually look forward to it. And overall I did get more fit and I am continuing my fitness journey.

 

So this year, I chose my word very carefully. I have taken on a lot more in the last year and have felt like I was always failing at something.

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My One Word for 2016: Commit 

 

I commit to my family. They will always be my priority. 

 

I commit to my health. I have this one body, I will take care of it. I may not get that “perfect” body, but I will have a healthy heart and a healthy mind. I’m starting the year strong with another Tone It Up challenge and Yoga Camp. Follow me on Instagram to keep tabs on my progress.

 

I commit to my business. My Rodan + Fields business is good to me, when I focus on it. My focus has been a little all over the place because I took on a bit too much last year. Back to the basics of network marketing – TALK TO PEOPLE! I love sharing this business and these products, so I will be doing more of that in 2016!

 

I commit to this blog. This was my new endeavor for 2015 and it is so much more work than I thought it would be. The business behind it, the social media aspect, the writing… it’s a lot. I have so much respect for all of my fellow bloggers. I’ve learned so much, it has made my head spin. But I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes me! 

 

I commit to kindness. Simply because the world needs more kindness. And kindness is contagious. 

 

I commit to fun. Because this thing called life should be FUN! Sometimes we get so serious about things we forget we should be having fun while we are doing it, otherwise what’s the point?

 

And most importantly I commit to myself. I want to make myself proud by accomplishing the goals I set. I will have to be a little selfish. That will mean saying “no” a lot more. I can’t be everything to everyone or do everything myself… as much as I would like to. I will only say “yes” to the things I truly want/can to do, outside of my normal mom duties. Who wants to change more diapers? Maybe I will commit to potty training!! 

Do you have One Word for 2016? I’d love to hear why you chose yours! Leave it below in the comments.

 

xoxo,

kate

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