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Through high school I was one of the lucky few to not have acne the majority of the time. Sure I got a pimple here and there (I got a MASSIVE one a few days before freshman picture day - kill me) but it wasn't often, and usually only one at a time. Thankfully this continued on into my adult years.
However I do have what the professionals call "combination" skin, where I am oily on certain parts of my face, and other parts are dry. I have problems with blackheads and dry skin on my forhead between my eyebrows. Enter Rodan + Fields Dermatologists and their products. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, dermatologists and creators of Proactiv® Solution, made their vision a reality by making dermatology-based, high-end skin care available to everyone. Until recently, I didn't have a "skin care routine" but as I grow older I am starting to realize the importance of moisturizing, exfoliating, and taking care of my skin in general.
This was my first time ever using any type of micro-dermabrasion treatment, so I didn't quite know what to expect, nor do I have anything to compare this experience too. My thoughts: the micro-dermabrasion paste was a good consistency, it wasn't too rough on my skin. The scent was a good lemony-fresh type scent that wasn't too overwhelming.
It left my skin feeling soft and not irritated, and I noticed that all the dry skin between my eyebrows and around my nose had virtually disappeared. I also noticed significantly less visible blackheads.
Next up were the night renewing and lip renewing serums. I applied the night renewing serum all over my face, and it felt like silk while I was rubbing it in. I literally couldn't stop touching my face because it felt so soft. The lip renewing serum felt a little oily at first, but after I rubbed some off my lips it felt like the best chapstick I've ever used, but better.
The next morning, my skin felt the softest its ever been and I noticed a definite difference in the overall oilyness versus dryness in my skin. I didn't even need to apply carmex once the whole next day (and you all know how much I love my carmex) because my lips were smoooth as butter. I would highly recommend any of these products, but out of the three my favorite was the micro-dermabrasion paste, I think it was the most beneficial for my skin.
If you're interested in finding out which skin care items are best for your skin type, use the Rodan + Fields Solution Tool to determine which regimen best suites your skin-care needs and contact Sara, my R + F consultant for more information. If you would like your own FREE mini-facial (trust me you do) please enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win (there will be THREE winners selected).
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