I recently met up with Alexis Macino for lunch after meeting her last year at a Simply Stylist convention.  I was so impressed with her talents and drive so I thought I would share her ideas with all my readers. She is a skincare and fitness guru.  She teaches kickboxing as well as metabolic and strength training at Chicago Fit Performance.  Alexis has taught Pilates and has a background in dance.  She also endorses and sells Rodan + Field skincare. I love when she told me, “My goal is to help people feel good from the inside out.” I’m all for that!


I decided to ask her a couple of questions about skincare and fitness that could help all of us in this new year.

What is really important in taking care of your skin during this brutal winter season?

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Also, a soft exfoliator is a great way to get rid of dead and dry skin cells which occur more frequently during the cold winter.

For someone who is new to Rodan + Fields, where do they start to find out what products are right for them?

Of course, it would be perfect to get an in-person skincare evaluation by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields but the next best thing is using the Solutions Tool on the Rodan + Fields website.  This is the best way to find out what is the perfect skincare regimen for you.  (Click here to find the best R+F products for your skin!)

What are your favorite Rodan + Fields products and why?

It’s definitely the Redefine Daily Cleaning Mask and the Macro Exfoliator.  Always being on the go, my skin is exposed to the big city pollutants of Chicago. The Daily Cleaning Mask helps to draw out impurities and give a deep cleaning without harsh after effects like many other products.  It’s great for any skin type.  The Macro Exfoliator takes 5 minutes to give you baby bottom smooth skin.

I would love to talk about your philosophy on fitness.  What fitness tip can you give someone who is wanting to get back in shape?

Just commit. Find something in fitness that you love and stick to it.  It can be overwhelming to start working out and eating right at the same time so start out with changing just one thing each day.  Baby steps!

Alexis works one on one with clients as well and explained to me that if you aren’t interested in working out at the gym, she is willing to come to your home to help you reach your fitness goals.  Check out her website here for more details.

Giveaway time! One lucky winner will win a full-size REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream, and a mini Give It A Glow sample pack which includes R+F’s Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum and REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum. Just enter below.  The giveaway will run for a week and I will announce the winner a week from today on the blog.  Good luck! Make sure to click on the link below these pics to enter.  (My wordpress.com site won’t display the Rafflecopter giveaway. Thanks!)

I received the mini Give It A Glow sample pack and noticed a difference in my skin right away. I think she has a new client on her hands. 🙂


Click on this link to enter! – a Rafflecopter giveaway