Have you ever looked in the mirror and not recognized the person staring back at you (either from weight gain, loss or aging skin? You feel like it happened overnight and wonder why no one told you to “get your act together.” This was my experience 3 years ago. I was nearing my 40th birthday, and when I looked in the mirror I felt sad with my skin’s appearance. It was a hot mess! I had dull looking, discoloured skin from pregnancy and nursing, sun damage from earlier years spent at the pool and not wearing enough sunscreen, breakouts that I had been struggling with since my 20s, AND fine lines. YIKES! Why hadn’t I made proper skincare a priority a decade or two ago? I knew better but somehow, taking care of my skin fell by the wayside. And now, I was seeing the results and feeling bummed with the way I looked.
So I hid behind makeup, keeping my head down and not making eye contact because all I could think about while conversing with someone was, “are they staring at the zit on my chin or the hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks?”
I was working full-time as a physical therapist, interacting daily with co-workers and patients, and this dip in my self esteem was affecting my normal outgoing and confident personality.
Coincidently, I had been seeing Facebook posts and hearing buzz around the office about Rodan + Fields®. I heard it was the latest clinical anti-aging skincare from the dermatologists who created ProActiv®. Several of my colleagues were using it and their skin looked amazing. I complimented one friend about her glowing skin and asked her how she got it to look so healthy and refreshed. I thought she was going to tell me she was pregnant, but her response was “I’m using that Rodan + Fields stuff.” Eagerly wanting to feel better about my skin, I knew I needed to jump on the R+F bandwagon. I started using a combination of the REVERSE and REDEFINE regimens to combat hyper-pigmentation and aging skin issues. What a thrill it was to see and feel my skin’s improvement! I no longer hid behind makeup, and felt comfortable holding my head up and looking at people in the eyes. I quickly realized that I was committed to properly taking care of my skin from now on.
Because R+F skincare is only available through Independent Consultants, I decided to join the company so that I could have the ability to share these products with friends and family. The timing couldn’t have been better because my husband had recently resigned from his corporate architecture job to start his own business and we needed supplemental income to help my daughter continue her extracurricular activities.
Becoming a skincare consultant is not something that I ever envisioned myself doing. However, this business has been an unexpected blessing.
I LOVE empowering others to feel beautiful in their skin. Teaching stay-at-home and working moms, medical professionals taking care of patients, and caretakers taking care of their spouses or elderly parents that IT IS OK to spend 5 minutes every night caring for your skin.
In fact, it’s the biggest organ in your body, so it’s worth the investment and deserves to be a priority. And I love educating folks about the importance of sun safety, adequate hydration, and using makeup to accentuate their features and have fun with, not cover up blemished and aging skin! It’s rewarding to have customers thank me for helping them clear up their complexion for their wedding, or get to the point where they feel they no longer need to wear as much makeup especially as female business owners of gyms and dance studios because they are their own walking billboards. Then, there are my teammates who are grateful for helping them build robust businesses of their own in order to diversify their family income, ease the pressure off of their spouses, and have the ability to transition to part-time with their professional job in order to spend more time with their kids.
I am proud to report that Rodan + Fields® is now the #1 skincare company in North America, and that this “side gig” as a skincare consultant has given me the confidence to stand tall and lead life with my heart empowering others to regain their confidence.
Beth is a Wife, Mom, Physical Therapist, Skincare Consultant, Yoga Teacher, Volunteer, Lover of animals and making people feel good
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