Megan Barlow Rodan + Fields

Preferred Customer Monthly Newsletter

Ahhh Summertime!

Hello all!

I hope you are enjoying some rest and relaxation during these summer months. B. J. and I were able to get away for a few days to Santa Barbara (our first time) before my surgery and the craziness of B. J.'s summer schedule ensued. I am happy to report I am much recovered from surgery after an unexpectedly difficult road - thanks so much to those of you who were praying for me! B. J. is currently off in Puerto Rico with 17 regional youth attending a church camp there, and when he returns, he will be helping host youth from South Korea as they participate in our ministries here for three weeks. I have just begun bus driver training with my school, so all good things happening here! In the midst of all of that, I have been planning some great summer R+F deals and some fun events. Check out the details below!

Be blessed,

Megan :)

Summer Special - Preferred Customers Only!

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In honor of the long sunny days of summer, I will be holding a drawing on August 1st for Preferred Customers only for one of our SOLD OUT summer essentials bags! One of YOU will receive this special limited edition waterproof bag with our Essentials line goodies inside. Perfect for that trip to the beach, the lake, or the pool! To be entered, place a PC order during the month of July. These babies are valued at over $60 and are no longer on the shelves, so be sure to get in on this drawing!

Are All Sunscreens Created Equal?

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Our modern-day “love affair” with the suntan began nearly a century ago as a status symbol of leisure, wealth and beauty. But today, with so much knowledge of the sun’s power to harm and prematurely age skin, we’re turning to safer, sunless alternatives, and embracing the ultimate answer to this beauty paradox—protection and prevention with broad spectrum sunscreen. But did you know not all sunscreens are created equal? Understanding how they work is key. With the summer sun in full swing, now is the perfect time to boost your sunscreen smarts:

  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen. It blocks both types of the sun’s rays: UVB (responsible for sunburns) and UVA rays (the deep, aging kind) from penetrating skin.

  • Double the SPF doesn’t equal double protection. The SPF number refers to the sunscreen’s ability to block out UVB rays only. When applied as directed, SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks about 99% of UVB rays.

  • Apply liberally every two hours. To achieve the full SPF benefit, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends using one ounce (a shot glassful) of sunscreen on your body and one teaspoonful (size of a quarter) on your face. If applied too thinly, an SPF 80 can act like an SPF 3.

  • Ingredients matter. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are active ingredients in mineral-based sunscreens, like SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen, which physically block both UVB and UVA rays and are gentle enough for sensitive skin. Acknowledged by experts and the FDA, chemical blockers (like avobenzone) absorb well into skin and offer excellent protection against UVA rays.

  • Check the expiration date. Fresh ingredients make sunscreen more effective. Keep your bottle in the shade and avoid leaving it in a hot car, as excessive heat can break down the active ingredients.

  • Apply rain or shine. While UVB rays are at their peak midday, UVA rays are present from sunrise to sunset and can penetrate your skin even on cloudy days—who knew? We recommend applying broad spectrum sunscreen every morning, 15-30 minutes before heading outside.

Get to know your ideal sunscreen and combine it with other sun protection measures to stay ahead of melanoma. Wear a broad-brimmed hat and protective clothing when you step out of the shade. Even better, stay out of the sun altogether and use ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan for a healthy, natural-looking glow—and show off your sun savvy.

Get started on your journey to the BEST skin of your life.

Use our Solution Tool to get a customized skincare regimen from Drs. Rodan & Fields, no appointment required. Be sure to email your results to yourself at the end and then contact me to get going.

Sangria, Sweets, & Skincare

Saturday, July 16th, 3:30-5:30pm

9036 Arcadia Avenue

San Gabriel, CA

Margaritas and Mini-Facials

Thursday, July 21st, 6:30-8:30pm

5719 West Vassar Avenue

Visalia, CA

Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation

Friday, July 29th, 7-9pm

9036 Arcadia Avenue

San Gabriel, CA

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