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Teen Skin Concern

Teens on Summer Break? Having a BLAST or SHYING away from the spotlight?

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Teens on Summer Vacation

Some teens may not be experiencing a summer break like the ones pictured above. Why? You ask. It may be that the fear of returning to school with a skin concern is weighing heavy on their heart.

As a stay at home mom, I don’t stay at home all the time or I might go silly from singing and dancing to way too many children’s songs. Therefore, I take my children out and about weekly! When I am out, I see and interact with teens in the service industry (grocery stores/local restaurants/entertainment places for children) that are suffering from a lack of self-confidence because of a skin concern. This breaks my heart. Having 2 children, I often think to myself  I would do anything I could for them so they would not have to feel self-conscious about looking someone in the eye when speaking to them because of a skin concern. I want to reach out to each of these teens that I encounter, but I feel that would only make the situation more awkward than they already feel it is. There are solutions though and this is where you come in! 

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The biggest issue I usually see teens facing is ACNE. But did you know, 100% of acne is preventable and controllable? YES! There have been new developments in skincare technology over the years that will assist those suffering with acne so that they don’t have to feel like they are not putting their best face forward. Some teens may not be worried about it, but that is NOT the majority of teens. Most take acne personally and suffer with low self-esteem because they blame themselves for their skin problems. They think, if I only scrub my face more with soap, it will get better, but it doesn’t. They think, if I wash my face more times a day, it will get better, but it doesn’t. They feel hopeless because they just can’t seem to make the acne go away. They feel hurt inside and ask, “why me?”. Some shy away from making friends because they fear others won’t see past the acne on their face. It is a cruel world out there and teens are tough on one another. There is peer pressure, growing pains, the desire to fit in……don’t you remember your teenage years? It can be life changing if you exclude yourself from them world because of a skin concern.

I am reaching out today, to ask you if you know of any local teens that are dealing with acne that would like access to a possible solution? If one comes to mind, I would love for you to inbox me his/her story of why you think this could possibly be a life changer for them and include a photo of him/her if you have one. When you submit the story to my iamtarabuck@gmail account, please add the subject line “Teen Skin Concern Candidate”.  I want to bless one of these local teens each month over the next 5 months with 60 day supply of the Unblemish Regimen so he/she can start on the journey to better skin!

Please remember though, he/she has to be committed to use  the products as directed so they can see the results. It won’t happen overnight, and it won’t happen if they are not committed to caring for their skin. To begin, I would first like to meet with the teen and his/her parent so I can share the products with them and make sure the directions are clear. I want to receive his/her commitment, their word, to completing the journey in person! I will ask him/her to capture their journey over the 60 days with photos emailed to me weekly so I can put together a CHANGE collage for him/her so they can see the changes in their skin over time. I know most teens have phones, so capturing 8 -10 selfies over the time span of the journey should not be a problem for most of them. Please take a moment to think about who you know locally and if you see this as a blessing to them, please contact me TODAY! The first blessing will happen on Friday, August 22nd. Thank you for submitting possible candidates and their stories! I can’t wait to make this happen!

blessed to be a blessing


Men and Their Skin

One Face, Two Stories

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Click here to read more about Bill’s story.

Does Bill’s story shock you? Does it make you think about YOUR skin any differently? I invite you to discover the difference that great skincare can make in your life. Skin is skin no matter your gender, age or ethnicity. We control 80% of our skin’s destiny – what will you do today to look even better tomorrow? As an independent consultant with Rodan + Fields, I am able to offer my clients a full-face regimen that will help address any concerns they have! Men and their skin need as much care as women do, but they may NOT want to admit it…to other men! Look at the results below and imagine what these clinically proven products can do for your skin too!

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We are all aging all the time, but what that looks like is up to you. Decide today how you are going to look tomorrow with our Redefine Regimen and Redefine products. REDEFINE is a comprehensive skincare regimen that layers cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin.


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Cory’s Unblemish Results


Breakouts? Unpredictable? Unreasonable? Unfair? Take control with our UNBLEMISH Regimen. Clinically proven to combat the entire acne cycle, this sophisticated regimen helps unclog pores, clears breakouts and calms your complexion to keep pimples, blackheads and post-acne marks from making an unwelcome appearance on your face—and in your life.

Since many acne sufferers have post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), the remnant red/brown marks following a healed blemish, we offer UNBLEMISH Spot Fading Toner. However, if you are one of the lucky few who does not experience PIH, use our UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner as an alternative.


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Donald’s Reverse Results


It’s not what you see, it’s what you don’t see. Exposure to the sun and the environment can leave you with less-than-youthful skin. Erase the signs of premature aging, including brown spots, dullness, and sun damage with REVERSE regimen. REVERSE regimen exfoliates, lightens, brightens and protects your skin for a more even tone and texture. Recognized in Allure Magazine’s A List!


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Ken’s Soothe Results

SOOTHE Regimen

Where do you turn when your face can’t take it anymore? Calm the flush-blush reaction of a hyper-sensitive complexion with SOOTHE. Clinically proven to reduce redness and irritation in as little as 5 minutes, SOOTHE shields against the biological and environmental aggressors that can trigger inflammation, helps fortify skin’s natural moisture barrier, calms visible redness, and reduces irritation so that you can take comfort in having a healthy-looking complexion every day.

SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash doubles as a calming shaving lotion to help reduce razor burn and irritation, and SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment is an excellent aftershave treatment for men with highly sensitive skin.


Enrolling as a Preferred Customer in the PC PERKS Program during the month of June for the one-time cost of $19.95 with your first order of $80 or more will give you a chance to try one item FREE from the ESSENTIALS product line.
The ESSENTIALS are everyday dermatological necessities! As as Preferred Customer, you will also receive 10% OFF all Rodan + Fields products, all the time; FREE SHIPPING on all regularly scheduled orders; and Exclusive Promotions!

Rodan + Fields Essentials



I would love to share the Rodan + Fields products with your friends and family! If you have someone in mind that would love to hear more about the products, please SHARE this information with them. Should he/she place a Preferred Customer order, you will receive your choice of one item from the ESSENTIALS product line for FREE! EVEN BETTER….If you refer someone interested in hearing more about the business opportunity and he/she joins my team as a consultant, I have $50 cash for you and you can support them with your first order!


Click to watch the clip of Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields. They were featured on Fox Business Network’s “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo” on June 3, 2014.

Rodan+Fields is a unique direct sales company which has experienced triple digit growth the past 3 years. And now, Rodan+Fields is getting ready to kick off our international expansion in 2014 with the first stop being CANADA! If you need a plan B, I would love to share more about the opportunity with you.

Transformation Tuesday


No matter whether it is Transformation Tuesday, Throwback Thursday or Freebie Friday, every day you wake up to see your beautiful face in the mirror. When you look in the mirror each morning to get ready for your day, do you LOVE what you see? Or do you think I wish I could change this or that? Do you have a skincare product graveyard under the bathroom sink? Well, like many, you are NOT alone. There are so many products on the market to help you take care of your skin. There are commercials on the television and advertisements in magazines suggesting new products all the time. There are celebrity endorsements for various products. There are products that are tested on animals and others that are not. There are products made in the United States and others that are made in foreign countries.

So with all that said, do you ever sit and think, where do I begin?

Wondering What to Use for Your Skin Concerns?


Now, on the other hand, if you are taking care of your skin, then you have made the decision that the wonderful piece of real estate from the neck up is worth taking care of. Congratulations to you! What have you decided to use? Are you seeing results you like?  If you don’t get the results, do you return the product to get your money back or do you just stash the product in the graveyard?

If you are not seeing the results you are looking for, check out these transformations!

Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen for brown spots, dullness and sun damage

Transformations with REVERSE regimen

Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Regimen for the appearance of lines, pores and loss of firmness

Transformations with the REDEFINE Power Pack
Transformations with the AGING REDEFINED SPECIAL

Rodan + Fields UNBLEMISH Regimen for acne and post acne marks

Transformation with UNBLEMISH Regimen

Rodan + Fields SOOTHE Regimen for sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness

Transformation with SOOTHE Regimen

AWESOME RESULTS! Transformations you can see for yourself when you begin on your journey. Let’s get started TODAY, so you can begin tracking your TRANSFORMATION and post your Transformation Tuesday pictures as well! What are you waiting for? Contact me today!

Common Skin Problems

Common Skin Problems for Teens

This is a special post for Ms. Taylor’s 8th grade class! After I left your class, I started thinking about other ways I could share more information with you. This is what I was able to come up with just for you all and any other teens out there following my blog!

Ready to talk with Ms. Taylor’s 8th grade class!

Are you concerned about any of these:  Cleaning and moisturizing your skin? Removing your make-up? Protecting your skin from the sun? Acne treatment and prevention? Sensitivity?

No matter where you fall on the spectrum of being a teen, from 13 – 19, you might have some skin problems and want to know what you can do to help yourself with these common concerns. Read on and share with your teen friends!

Cleaning and Moisturizing Your Skin

While sharing with all of the beautiful young ladies in Ms. Taylor’s class on May 9th, we talked about how to clean our skin and do it WITHOUT breaking the bank since you all are saving for college. Here are great finds from Allure Magazine: Beauty Finds for Under $20. Click on the link and check out slide #1 (am moisturizer with sunscreen), slide  #3 (am with sunscreen and tint for coverage), slide #5 (acne solution), slide #7 (sensitive skin concerns) and slide #9 (moisturizer with SPF). These might be great options for you to consider when determining what might be right for you depending on your skin issues. In addition, Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a gentle and effective way to clean your skin rather than just using soap and water.

Preventing Sun Damage

Are you looking for ways to prevent sun damage to your skin, the Skin Cancer Foundation has some great information for you on how to repair or even reverse the signs of sun damage. Some of the big items that were included by them, we also talked about! They are protecting your skin daily with a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen, exfoliating a few times a week and staying hydrated, especially during the summer! Check out this information from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields on what recent studies have shown actually inspire teens to use sunscreen, it may shock you and change the way you start the conversation with your teen. If you are a teen, hopefully you will realize that sunscreen daily will have a huge impact on how your skin ages.


Acne Treatment and Prevention

If acne is your biggest problem, there has been a lot of product development over the years to help you fight the battle, and WIN. In the WebMD article Coping With Acne: Your Care Plan, the three main categories of acne are described and various treatment options are given as well. You can read more on their site, but remember acne is treatable and preventable, however you must find something that works for you and stick with the routine. Just because your face begins to clear up does not mean you can stop your routine. If you have acne prone skin, you have to have follow through to stop the cycle and clear your skin and CONTINUE to keep it clear! If you want to see what all is out there in terms of acne treatments, you can see a wide variety of acne treatments at Drugstore.com an online resource that will allow you to read up on what is available before you take a trip to your local store to make a purchase.


If you need an emergency pimple fix, here are some tips from Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields from their book Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change:

1. Apply ice buffered by a napkin for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce redness and telltale swelling.

2. Cleanse and apply a treatment lotion containing sulfur, which can be purchased without a prescription. Sulfur helps to unplug pores and shrink swelling.

3. Follow with a product containing 1% hydrocortisone or benzoyl peroxide (both are available over the counter) to keep pores freer and clearer.

4. Apply a thin layer of a medicated concealer.

5. If time permits get a cortisone shot from your dermatologist. The results can be miraculous.

Sensitive Skin

Is your skin always reacting to the products you use? Perhaps you have sensitive skin. If that is the case, Women’s Health Magazine gave some tips for winterizing your skin, that can apply all year. We also discussed that you should try to find products that are fragrance and dye free. The article from Women’s Health gives great advice and suggests some products that you might like and that your skin may take to easily.

Removing Make-up

Ready for some make-up removal tips? Make sure you remove your make-up everyday before you go to bed for the evening. Now to see how it is done very easily, you have to check out these video clips with 8 easy steps from Wiki How to do anything: How to Remove Make-up. We talked about coconut oil, but as suggested in this video petroleum jelly, olive oil and baby oil are good alternatives. Just be sure to remove all oils used so as not to clog your pores. You will keep your skin looking great and feeling healthy!

And no matter what you do, keep these 10 ideas in mind for HEALTHY skin! Forming these habits early in life will help you keep your skin healthy for the long run!

Top Ten Healthy Skin Habits

In closing, remember the words of Dr. Felicia Scott and Lady Tyonne Godfrey:


Let’s not have a SITUATION problem with our fashion!

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Dr. Felicia Scott

Lady Tyonne Godfrey

Tara Buck