UNBLEMISH Best of Beauty Allure Magazine
Congratulations, another zit bites the dust! Official cause of
death: correctly applied medicine to the specific area. All is
fine until another one pops up… and it will.
While the urge to purge zits is natural, it must be avoided.
The impatient, “home-grown” treatments for blemishes and
blackheads have permanent side effects; scars result from
prods, picks and squeezes. Uneven pressure from all these
techniques pushes debris deeper, all but guaranteeing
future full-blown pimples and/or scars.
Did you know that the acne forms under your skin two to
three weeks before it surfaces? Using spot treatments for
acne makes as much sense as only brushing one cavity-
filled tooth while ignoring the rest of your mouth.
After 60 days of
HOW IS ACNE FORMED?
1. Oil production: Hormones stimulate
sebaceous glands to increase oil production
2. Plugged pore: Dead skin cells mix with
sticky oils to form a plug in the pore, just like
a cork in a bottle. Oil builds up behind the plug.
3. P. acnes bacteria: In this perfect airtight
breeding ground, the bacteria feed and
breed releasing toxins.
4. Inflammation: The body responds to the
toxins causing inflammation – a red tender
WHAT WILL HELP CONTROL ACNE?
No single medicine, including spot treatment, can ever reverse complex problems. Since every pore on your face has
pimple potential, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields believe treating on a microscopic level is the most powerful.
This is done by combining medicines to attack the entire process responsible for problems.
A daily ritual of safe, proven medications used on the entire face is the only scientifically logical way to manage skin
conditions. This is assurance for healthy, clear skin.
This combination treatment is represented by the Multi-Med Therapy in the Rodan + Fields UNBLEMISH Regimen.
The discovery of a full-face treatment regimen resulted in Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields’ prestigious Executive
Cosmetic Women’s Award in 2003 for changing the direction of the industry.
WHAT DOES RODAN + FIELDS OFFER TO ADDRESS ACNE, BLEMISHES, AND BREAKOUTS?
Used daily, the UNBLEMISH Regimen (pictured below) is engineered to give you clear, calm, and balanced skin.
UNBLEMISH also helps to prevent pimples, blackheads, red spots and dark marks from making unwelcome appearances.
1 Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash: 3 Acne Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment:
Clears pores by delivering acne-healing Delivers benzoyl peroxide, a dermatology
sulfur to the skin. Formulated with staple, to optimize healing and prevent
chamomile (bisabolol) and aloe to blemishes. Simultaneously, botanicals calm
calm the skin. redness and irritation.
If your skin becomes dry, apply ESSENTIALS
2 Clarifying Toner: Moisturize with Melaslow after UNBLEMISH Acne
Calms skin and improves texture as it Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment has dried.
continues to help unplug clogged pores.
Once your skin is clear, continue to use UNBLEMISH
Regimen to help prevent new breakouts.
HOW TO HANDLE AN EMERGENCY BLEMISH
Place ice wrapped in a paper towel on the blemish for one minute.
Apply 1% hydrocortisone cream to reduce the inflammation. (Suggested product: SOOTHE As Needed Lotion with
Hydrocortisone) Or dot UNBLEMISH Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Lotion on the breakout 2-3 times a day.
Lightly apply a makeup that closely matches your skin.
Gently pat a matching concealer on the affected area with your finger, making sure to feather off the edges.
If you identify a deep, hard cyst developing, and time permits, a cortisone shot is an option.
Request that your dermatologist use a low dose to prevent trauma to the skin’s connective tissue.
Turn that blemish into a beauty mark with a soft eye pencil.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEN:
Step 1: UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash
Wet skin with lukewarm water. Using fingertips, gently massage a dime-sized
amount evenly over entire face for 30-60 seconds, avoiding the eye area. The
wash also doubles as a medicated shaving lotion. After shaving, rinse
thoroughly and pat dry. If you use an electric razor, thoroughly rinse off the
UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash, pat your skin dry and shave as
Step 2: UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner
Apply evenly to entire face with a fresh gauze pad, avoiding the eye area.
Allow to dry without rinsing off.
Step 3: UNBLEMISH Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Lotion
Apply a dime-sized amount evenly over entire face, avoiding eye area. Do not
For daily sun protection apply a quarter-sized amount of ESSENTIALS UVA/UVB SP3 30 Sunscreen to the entire face after
the UNBLEMISH Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Lotion has dried down. Reapply every 2-3 hours when exposed to the
sun. Avoid the eye area.
Constant friction on the skin from a helmet, cap, backpack or even a phone, when mixed with heat and sweat, can trigger
acne mechanica (a form of acne caused by pressure or friction). Keep the chaffing to a minimum and the area clear by
using the UNBLEMISH Regimen.
Minimize shaving irritation by changing your shaving blade after each use. Never leave your razor sitting in a moist
shower as it encourages the growth of bacteria, yeast and fungus.
To reduce ingrown hairs and assist in getting a closer shave, substitute Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Micro-
Dermabrasion Paste for the UNBLEMISH Acne Treatment Sulfur Wash 2-3 times per week. Allow the granules to do the
work – Don’t use extra pressure. Rinse off, pat dry and shave as usual.
Remember to apply sunscreen to your ears, the back of your neck and scalp.
FROM THE DOCTORS’ OFFICE
“I’M TOO OLD FOR ACNE”
BY DR. KATHY FIELDS, CO-FOUNDER OF RODAN+FIELDS
Dr. Rodan and I have been in practice for over twenty years. In the early
days, the dermatology texts stated that only 3% of adult women have
acne. Dr. Rodan pointed out that either this 3% live entirely in San
Francisco and are clients of ours, or the book is wrong. As we paid more
attention, we identified a large group of women ages 25-55 who had
some form of acne. They usually broke out on the chin and jaw line. Only
they did not call it acne: it was a "stress bump" or "period bump," but not
that teenage four-letter-word called acne. They self-treated with 10%
burn-it-off-your-face Benzoyl Peroxide, then softened the burn with some
pretty moisturizing cream.
As dermatologists, we watched these adults struggle with mild, moderate and severe acne. We found that all degrees of
acne, even mild acne or occasional monthly blemishes need consistent use with a targeted solution of the right
medicines in the right order. Rodan + Fields UNBLEMISH Regimen with Multi-Med Therapy will treat and help prevent
acne from returning. Today we are approaching all of daily skin annoyances with a treat and prevent tactic. We are
unique with this philosophy and are seeing amazing, life-changing results!
THE AGONY OF ACNE
BY DR. KATHY FIELDS, CO-FOUNDER OF RODAN+FIELDS
Acne is a four-letter-word. At its mildest, it is an annoyance. At its worst, it wrecks self esteem, confidence, and can
ruin a life.
Recently I was sitting next to a woman at a baseball game. We started chatting and soon got to the topic of kids.
Suddenly her tone changed and she exclaimed, “I hate my 15 year old son!" Since my own child turned 13, I asked,
“Why?" wondering if this could ever happen to my angel. She said he had become sullen and moody."He never looks you
in the eye and always lashes out and hides in his room on the computer.” I asked if he had acne. She said, "Oh yes and
it’s bad! So on top of everything, he looks lousy.” I said, “Appearance is the foundation for everything else. At his age
he is being evaluated by peers by his looks. Acne has the stigma of being caused by dirt or food or something he is
doing wrong. All of that is just not true! It's due to hormones. It hurts to be judged like that. I would run to my room and
hate the world too.” I later sent him UNBLEMISH with instructions, and the transformation was remarkable. His skin
cleared and his self esteem and confidence soared. His relationship with his parents also improved.
My message to parents is that before you judge your teenager, find out what's really hurting their self worth. I bet you'll
find that it is something you can repair.
MAY’S EDUCATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dr. Fields’ Conference call interview on acne and UNBLEMISH Regimen will be uploaded on the Consultant Portal
for your convenience.