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.

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. I am on the SOOTHE Regimen. What other products would you recommend to address deep lines and wrinkles? Dr. Katie Rodan: By helping to calm sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness, SOOTHE has anti-aging benefits. SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment with exclusive RFp3 peptide technology helps shield against the biological and environmental aggressors associated with inflammation, a potential cause of skin aging.

This feature highlights the transformative effects Rodan + Fields® products can have on people’s skin. This month, Mary Radford, RN, director of the RF Connection, shares the storylines behind her expression lines and her solution for losing the wrinkles. Growing up it seemed that everyone aged the same way with deep wrinkles—11’s between the brows, crow’s feet and smile lines. By following a good anti-aging skincare regimen, I was able to avoid developing these expression lines for quite some time but, sure enough, as each year passed, I noticed that those lines began to take hold longer than the moment of expression.

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? Facial exercises will lift my skin .

Fiction. Gravity is constantly tugging on our skin, and, while a stack of weights may work great for toning your biceps, facial exercises can actually have the opposite unwanted effect of enhancing your wrinkles. Your face contains 44 muscles that are constantly contracting and relaxing. These muscles are connected to your skin, so every time they move, the skin moves with them. When you sip, laugh, cry or speak, your expressions etch indelible marks across your forehead, around your mouth, between your brows and the perimeters of your eyes.

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields answer our top trending question for February: What’s the best way to deal with age spots—and keep hands from showing the signs of aging?
Hands are often the first body parts to give away our age with brown spots, thin, crepey skin, wrinkles and dryness. While we go to great efforts to stave off the signs of aging on our faces and necks, we often ignore those hard-working appendages that take a regular beating from the environment and daily abuse…with little TLC to show in return.

Our deepest expressions create our deepest expression lines. These are the lines that reveal a million moments in one—the times you laughed so hard with a loved one you could cry … the stolen moments puckered up for a kiss goodbye. They’re not just our wrinkles—they’re our storylines.While our love stories may get better with age, our storylines won’t. At 30, you might start to notice visible signs of aging, such as deepening smile lines or worry creases between the eyebrows. By the time we’re in our 40s, our storylines become more established: The crow’s feet around our eyes and the “goal posts” between our brows deepen, while the corners of our mouths start turning down, forming marionette lines that can leave us looking angry or sad. Even our lips, one of the face’s key vehicles of expression, start to show our storylines through the vertical lines that can say more about our age than we’d care to put into words. Here are a few tips to keep your lips kissably soft and smooth through the winter months.

How are you going to #expressyourself and make every day count this New Year? Share what you’re doing to ensure great skin in 2015 by commenting below within the next 24 hours. You’ll be entered for a chance to win our new REDEFINE ACUTE CARE™ Skincare for Expression Lines so you can find your expression and lose the wrinkle.

This new feature highlights the transformative effects Rodan + Fields products can have on people’s skin. This month, Dalia Stoddard, our Vice President of Product Development, shares her skin story and the reasons why Rodan + Fields is the only skincare brand in her medicine cabinet. Growing up, I was very lucky to have good skin. I never had acne but started using skincare products, like moisturizer, as a teenager. I remember going to the Clinique counter with my mom during free-gift purchase time because that was the big mother lode. I guess skincare was my calling, even then.

Throughout 2015, the Rodan + Fields team will be tracking the top trending questions about skin and skincare so Derm RF can bring you a curated collection of insightful answers to the issues that are piquing the world’s curiosity—and yours. Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields answer our top trending question for January: How do I select the right products for my skin type? Skin conditions are universal. Lines and wrinkles, acne, sun damage and sensitivity are all equal opportunity offenders—no matter your skin type, gender or skin color. Skin is skin, and results come from using clinically proven products that address your skin concerns, not your skin type. Start by identifying your most pressing skin problems and then find a skincare regimen to address them.