When starting any new skincare routine, it can take time to start seeing visible changes on your skin. Rodan + Fields Regimens are designed to work in 30-60 days, depending on individual skin concerns. The results are definitely worth it. Still, sometimes it’s nice to see a dramatic difference right away. Here are five R+F products that deliver instant — or should we say skin-stant? — gratification:
- Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan
Results in: Two hours
Want some color, fast? “Faux it!” says Mary Radford, RN, Director of Product Content. Not only is a sunless tan safer than the real thing, it’s much quicker. To get the most even faux-tan: 1. Exfoliate your face and body. 2. Moisturize your elbows, knees and ankles. 3. Apply self-tanner to your body vertically, then horizontally, in sweeping motions. 4. Apply to your face, blending well behind your ears and around your neck. 5. Wash your palms immediately. 6. Let skin dry for 15 minutes before getting dressed. For richer color, use several days in a row.
- Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Results in: One minute
This lightweight powder perfects your complexion immediately, making your skin tone look more even and diffusing visible redness. It also helps defend against environmental aggressors and provides broad-spectrum UV protection. Buff it on whenever your skin needs a boost!
- Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum
Results in: Seconds
This super-serum attracts moisture from the atmosphere and holds it against the skin’s surface for instantly hydrated, younger-acting, younger-looking skin. Mary’s warm-weather tip: After swimming in chlorinated water, shower right away. Then apply Active Hydration Serum to help maintain moisture levels.
- Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum
Results in: One night
“Dry lips can look older than they actually are,” says Mary, who recommends applying this serum each night. You’ll see and feel the moisturizing benefits from the very first use, and your lips will look younger over time.
- Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Results in: 15 minutes
This broad-spectrum sunscreen instantly moisturizes while providing crucial protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. A reminder from Mary: Apply 15 minutes before heading outdoors, and re-apply at least every two hours, and after swimming or exercising.
Which R+F products give you instant gratification? Share your favorites in the comments.