My best business moment:Teaming up with the Doctors who created Proactiv® Solution in their newest business venture
As a former High School Rodeo Queen and Teton County Fair royalty in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I used to rely on "high altitude burning" for that Hawaiian Tropics bronze glow. Sunscreen remained taboo through rodeo, track, cheerleading and various other activities. It might hamper my naïve style of the mid-1990's.
Apparently, turning 18 did not instill me with great wisdom for skin care. I used soap on my face when I showered, at least most of the time. I tried the same open the pores with hot water/wash/close with cold water that apparently permeated that era...all while attending The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina as the century wound to a close.
While flying helicopters in the Navy provided much insight and growth for me for the next eight years, my skin was still made to suffer. Long runs made sunscreen run into my eyes the few times I tried it. So, I lived on the beach in San Diego and Coronado, California surfing, sailing, running triathlons and riding motocross in my off time…all without any care for the future of my skin.
As I left the Navy to care for the first of my three children; moved to Kapolei, Hawaii for three years I continued to shun common sense - and sunscreen. At least I had turned to an all-natural face wash separate from my soap. Luckily, one of my best friends discovered Rodan + Fields.
I was in Newport, Rhode Island for the summer/winter of 2013 when I saw a Facebook photo. I could not believe my friend's complexion. In that one instant, the veil I had been mentally placing over my complexion shattered. I knew I needed to do something. What I did not expect was an amazing business and complete, dramatic results. With my first 60-day Rodan + Fields REVERSE regimen all of my spots, sans one annoying one, were gone. Completely. This included a hideous melasma created through my first two pregnancies.
I am happy to say that I have the utmost faith in the products and philosophy of Drs. Rodan and Fields while back in Coronado, California; a PRO Card holder with the INBA as Ms. Team USA and Ms. Fitness Natural Olympia 2014. And, I am back on my REVERSE regimen with my AMP MD and Macro-E to remove the traces of my third pregnancy, and look forward to returning to REDEFINE after my spots vanish. (I keep a power pack on hand for those days when I feel the spots coming back!) I now use the ESSENTIALS full-body sunscreen daily. I even reapply most times. I rely on the ENHANCEMENTS full-body scrub to shave with...as I do shave my full body for competition. And, I have no more ingrown hairs. The little bumps I used to get on the back of my arms are even mostly gone.
So, while I still love the sun. I love it with my sunscreen. Oh, and my husband has become such a believer that he uses his own regimen. Don't tell him I told you though! :)