Fact vs. Fiction 

When it comes to skincare, there’s a lot of confusion out there. We’ve created this Derm RF column to help you clear up the confusion so you can make every day count when it comes to caring for your skin. Fact or fiction? If I use a moisturizer, I won’t get wrinkles. Fiction. While moisturizers provide vital hydration to the skin, they alone cannot prevent wrinkles. The best defense includes sunscreen to help prevent sun damage and extrinsic aging, as well as a variety of cosmeceuticals, which can help to improve the quality of the skin, including diminishing the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles.
Top 5 Ingredients for Fighting Wrinkles:

Continue Reading March 26, 2015 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

Discovery Zone: Enter the Age of the “Serious Selfie” 

Stay ahead of the curve and gain new insights as Derm RF presents the latest research on skin and skincare. From Facebook to company newsfeeds, Twitter to Instagram, you can’t escape the selfie. Our likenesses are splashed across big screens, small screens, monitors and phones. In fact, in no other time in history has our appearance been seen, sourced and scrutinized so much as the present. But those little pics we snap on our smart phones might not be just for fun anymore. Welcome to the age of the “serious selfie.” Patients are increasingly turning to the Internet to self-diagnose and communicate with their physicians. Consider a new study in the Journal of American Medical Association that found eczema patients who took photos of skin lesions and sent them to their dermatologists over the course of a year received comparable care with those who made in-office visits.

Continue Reading March 19, 2015 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Reality Check: Fiona McKenna, Preferred Customer 

This feature highlights the transformative effects Rodan + Fields® products can have on people’s skin. This month, Preferred Customer Fiona McKenna shares the stories behind her expression lines and her solution for losing the wrinkles. Fiona McKenna never gave much thought to her expression lines, but upon turning 67 this month, she began to notice the fine, vertical lines above her lips and the crow’s feet around her eyes. So when her daughter, Rodan + Fields Consultant Brianna Dusseault, told her about REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™ Skincare for Expression Lines, she didn’t hesitate to try the latest breakthrough treatment. Now, she applies ACUTE CARE under her eyes and one above her lips before going to bed.

Continue Reading March 18, 2015 at 11:15 am

What’s Trending? 

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields answer one of the top trending questions for March: What are the best ways to prevent wrinkles from forming? Both wrinkles and lines are the culmination of many factors, including sun damage, the passage of time, bad habits like smoking and repetitive facial expressions. Even the way you sleep can play a role (hint: sleep on your back). When elastin, collagen and fat—some of the components that give our skin its structure—break down, wrinkles form and the skin begins to sag. Of course, the best wrinkle is the one you never get. Here are three ways to put those wrinkles on hold:

Continue Reading March 11, 2015 at 11:14 am 4 comments

Ask The Doctors 

If you had two of the most renowned skincare experts cornered at a party, what would you ask them? Our Derm RF feature, “Ask the Doctors,” will give you on-call access to hear straight from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields with answers to your most pressing skin concerns. What do you recommend for stretch marks on the belly left behind from pregnancy? Dr. Kathy Fields: Stretch marks, or striae, appear as skin is increasingly stretched during pregnancy, resulting in rips, or microscars, in the dermal layer of your skin. They may initially surface as pink or red streaks running down your abdomen, breasts, hips, thighs and even arms, then gradually fade to a lighter color.

Continue Reading March 9, 2015 at 10:02 am 6 comments

Can Fewer Frown Lines Bring You Happiness? 

Is it possible that people with fewer frown lines might actually be happier? Michael Lewis, a psychology professor at the University of Cardiff who specializes in the science of happiness, has found that our facial expressions can influence our moods. Studies from the University of California, Riverside, among others, have also shown that happier people tend to be more successful, have better relationships, are healthier and tend to live longer.

Continue Reading March 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm 2 comments

Discovery Zone 

Stay ahead of the curve and gain new insights as Derm RF presents the latest research on skin and skincare. Life’s greatest moments of joy, sorrow, stress and triumph can be traced in the expression lines on our face. They’re our personal storylines, weaving a complex tale that all too often reveals itself in the form of crow’s feet, marionette lines around the mouth and parallel grooves, or “goal posts” between the brows.
But did you know that those same expression lines may cause observers to mistake older adults as appearing angry or sadder than they actually are?

Continue Reading February 26, 2015 at 10:39 am 2 comments

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