How To Find The Perfect Skin Care Routine For Your Skin Type

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I have never been very good at knowing what type of skin care routine is best for me.

On top of that, I have sensitive skin so I am often afraid to try new products. That’s why I used the same face wash and moisturizer for years and years!

But then, I developed rosacea acne as an adult. When this started happening, I treated it like teenage acne and I tried to fix it myself. I went to the drug store to buy some acne washes and creams and thought that would fix it.


If You Develop Skin Issues: See A Dermatologist

After the acne washes and creams ended up making it worse, I finally decided to call my dermatologist. I have been a patient there for a long time because of my sensitive skin so I should have known better and went there first. But, you know… I was busy and thought I would find a quick fix at the drug store.

After seeing my dermatologist at Trillium Creek Dermatology, I found out I had rosacea acne. That means that all the things I tried for acne flared up my rosacea and made it worse. (In other words, I should have made an appointment sooner). My dermatologist helped me get my acne under control with medicine for a quick(er) fix. However, she advised that I take preventative measures so that I wouldn’t need to be on medicine long-term. She advised that the best thing to do is to have a good skin care routine that works for my particular skin type.

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Skin Consultation With H&H Science

H&H Science Boutique is located in the Trillium Creek Dermatology office, so I headed over there to pick up the facial cleanser that my doctor recommended. In doing so I was thrilled to learn that they do skin consultations to help you discover the right skin care for your particular skin type.

*Be sure to read all the way through this post to get a special offer on H&H Science products & services. 

I set up a meeting with Heather Funk who walked me through the 4 step process of the skin consultation. She was so detailed and informative in describing each product, the benefits, and why it would be valuable for me.

Heather also explained the order in which each product should be applied. Then, she provided pamphlets and wrote all the steps down. That way, I was sure to have it right when I got home with the products.

H&H Science Products Designed By Women: Mother & Daughter

The really cool thing is that Heather and her mom, Helen, are the ones that have created the H&H Science product lines (note the reason for H&H, Helen & Heather). Heather is a beauty skin care expert. Her mom, Helen, is a nationally noted, board-certified dermatologist that has been practicing for over 35 years. She is truly an expert in dermatology and has been my dermatologist for years!

I think it is so great that the H&H Science products are designed by women that are truly skin care experts! The products are all medical-grade. Which means that they contain higher levels of active ingredients and are therefore more effective than over the counter products. You can read more about their products on their website, here! 

The Value In Having A Skin Consultation

I found tremendous value in having this skin consultation with Heather. As I mentioned, she helped me understand my skin type and find the exact products that would work the best for me.

Raise your hand if you have bought products only to get them home and find out they don’t work for you. I know I have. So many of us have drawers or bags full of beauty products that don’t work for us. That’s a lot of wasted money.

That’s why I see tremendous value in this service. You have an expert to help you find the right products. You also can feel confident in the product itself, knowing that it was designed by ladies that are experts!

Bonus: H&H Science Can Help With Make Up Too

The big thing that I discovered in my consultation was that I am not wearing sun screen everyday and I really should be. We all should be. Especially those of us that have fair skin like me.

H&H Science also has a make up line and they have a BB Cream that has sun screen SPF 50+ in it. After my consultation, Heather introduced me to Jenna who is the make up artist at H&H Science Boutique. Jenna showed me how to apply the BB Cream and applied my face make up for me that day. I was able to ask her questions about how to apply certain products as well as when and how to use them.

Jenna is on the left and is the H&H Science Make Up Artist. Heather is on the right and is the beauty skin expert that does the skin consultations and is the co-founder of the H&H Science Product Lines.

If you are like me, and are not an expert at make up, I think you will find that part of the consult very helpful as well. I was so pleased with my experience of the skin and make up consultation!

Having a make up line means that H&H Science Boutique can be your one stop shop for skin care and make up. I know you will discover that everyone there are extremely helpful and informative.

To learn more about H&H Science Boutique or to schedule an appointment for a skin consultation, head over to their website or give them a call at 330.722.5477. They have locations in Medina and Wooster and one opening this Spring in Wadsworth!

**Until the end of February, H&H Science Boutique is offering Akron Ohio Moms Readers a complimentary skin care consultation with make-up application and/or a 30% off your entire purchase (one time use)! Be sure to mention Akron Ohio Moms to get this special! 

QUIZ: What Type of Sunscreen Should You Use?

At H&H Science, Co-Founder and Dermatologist Dr. Helen Torok considers wearing sunscreen every day to be her number one skin care rule. Whether you’re at the office or at the beach, your skin is exposed to harmful UVA/UVB rays that can cause sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. Protect your skin this summer and choose a sunscreen that works with both your skin care routine and skin type.

Start your search with the quiz below:

Question #1:

Oily Skin Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30

Our lightly textured Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30 is a broad spectrum, provides SPF protection without feeling heavy or greasy and free of oil, fragrance and lanolin which can irritate skin.

Dry Skin – Sheer Antioxidant SPF 50+

A sheer and lightweight physical sunscreen that provides long lasting UVA/UVB protection. Broad spectrum UVA & UVB SPF 50+ coverage Latest Suspension System delivers ultra-sheer, weightless 13.75% Micronized Zinc Oxide Antioxidant enriched with green tea polyphenols, resveratrol, vitamin A,C,E,, emblica and CoQ10, to provide exceptional broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and quench free radicals Great for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne prone

Combination – Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50+

A sheer and lightweight physical sunscreen that provides long lasting UVA/UVB protection. Cosmetically elegant, sheer, ultra-light broad spectrum sunscreen. Advanced Singlet Photo-Stabilization Technology provides the highest level of broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against free radicals. Fast absorbing, ultra sheer, weightless organic UV absorbers.

Normal – Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

The next generation BB cream provides superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a skin perfecting tint that reduces the signs of aging and evens skin tone. Worn alone or under foundation, this matte finish, multitasking formula blends with all skin tones.

Question #2:

Work with My Makeup – Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

Featuring Universal Pigment Technology, one shade blends with all skin tones to provide a sheer, healthy touch of color, conceal imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size. Perfect for all skin types particularly post-procedure, melasma and those with sensitive skin. Can be worn alone or as a makeup primer

Water Resistant – Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen

H&H Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and is water resistant (40 minutes). This sunscreen blocks most UVA and UVB radiation from reaching the skin, minimizes the effect of UV damage, and provides up to 50 times your skin’s natural protection from sunburn.

Works with Acne-prone Skin – Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen

Sheer, oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Ideal for all skin types, including acne-prone skin.

Protect My Lips – Lip Injection MD

This multi-functional lip treatment protects lips while helping to restore hydration and youthful volume withBroad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30.


What do you think?

What is your favorite H&H SPF product(s)? Let us know in the comments below!

The 10 Skin Care Products You Can’t Travel Without This Summer

Dry heat, humidity, sweat, salt, sand and chlorine – this list of harmful elements summer brings to your skin goes on and on.

For this summer’s vacation, be sure to add these travel-approved products to your toiletry kit; your skin will thank you!

Summer Skin Care Essentials: Makeup

Look for lightweight and no-fuss makeup for your summer travel makeup. We have been loving our new H&H Eyeshadow Quad and Duo Palettes. Create your own look with these magnetic eyeshadow pans while you mix & match from 24 colors!

Our H&H Mineral Sheer Tints are lightweight, mineral-enriched and tinted with SPF 20 to even out skin tone while it moisturizes and protects!

The H&H Travel Brush is a MUST whenever traveling as it contains all seven brushes you’ll need in order to create any makeup look! 7-Piece Set includes: Powder Dome Brush, Blush Brush, Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Angle Liner Brush, Lip Brush, Spoolie Brush, and Black Carrying Case.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one, The Nude Kit is the way to go. This exclusive palette it a chic, portable go-to for sculpting your cheekbones, perfecting your nose, and enhancing your eyes with each stroke of alluring color and rich pigments. Achieve a whole new look with these 9 neutral eyeshadows, 1 highlight, 1 contour and 2 blush colors. ​These warm, flattering eye and cheek shades features nine never-before-seen shadows, two blushes, and a highlighter/contour duo that’s perfect for creating camera-ready looks while on vacation.

With your body being exposed to numerous elements while on vacation, it’s important to gently exfoliate and moisturize your lips with our all-natural H&H Sugar Lip Scrub.

Summer Skin Care Essentials: Skincare

If you’ll be traveling on an airplane this summer, your H&H 24K Gold Eye Recovery Patches the ultimate in luxury! These anti-aging contour gel patches are infused with Nano Gold and Algae to help lift and firm the delicate eye area. Gold helps firm, lift, brighten the appearance of fine lines, while providing an opulent glow. These lavish and pampering eye patches help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, giving the under-eye area a look of improved firmness. Hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen deliver intense hydration.

To clear up and prevent any acne on your travels, our H&H Clear Skin Peel Kit is your acne treatment, toner and moisturizer all in three easy steps. This antioxidant-rich peel kit gently removes dead skin, brightens dull skin, and removes oil in two easy steps. Dermatologist-tested for all ages and all skin types to clear acne, brown spots and fine lines. Contains Witch Hazel, Co-Q10, vitamins A, C and E, and 10% glycolic acid for toning and astringent benefits.

No summer vacation would be complete without a sunscreen. Our best-selling H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream provides superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection of 50+ with a skin perfecting tint that reduces the signs of aging and evens skin tone. Featuring Universal Pigment Technology, one shade blends with all skin tones to provide a sheer, healthy touch of color, conceal imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size. Perfect for all skin types particularly post-procedure, melasma and those with sensitive skin. Can be worn alone or as a makeup primer.

Lastly, don’t forget that it’s important to keep your skin healthy not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. Our H&H Daily Defense Vitamins help to preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Try pairing it with our H&H Clear Skin Vitamins, which help promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.

What do you think?

What are some of your favorite travel skin care products? Let us know in the comments below!

5 Makeup Trends You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer!

Weekends packed with weddings, late night drinks, last-minute getaways to the beach or an afternoon spent in the park – it’s no wonder that summer is our most beloved time of the year. As you rotate those jeans out for your swimsuit, take a moment to revamp your makeup drawer too!

So, what’ going to be getting you all those fabulous Instagram likes this summer? We are expecting shimmery hues and coral lips this season. Here are our suggestions below on how to rock the look this summer – no matter if you’re going to the office or out grabbing drinks with friends.

1) Summer Sheen

Master that highlighted cheekbone look with some “summer sheen.” While it definitely includes some shimmer some shimmer, a full-face glow is what you’re going for. To achieve that ‘summer sheen,’ try the H&H Luminizer Stick for a strobing effect on the cheekbones and down the center of the nose. Our H&H Baked Fusions are a fusion of colors that act as a blush and/or bronzer that provide a luminescent glow while adjusting to each individual’s skin tone.

2) Pops of Coral

Instead of flaunting a heap of lip colors in shades of pink, purple and red, this summer season will be all about simplicity and cutting back on your collection, with a bright and easy coral. Try our NEW H&H Plumping Glosses that are a ultra-hydrating gloss that plumps with sheer color and high shine, to instantly create the appearance of fuller, softer and more youthful-looking lips.

3) Pigmented Cheeks

Ever looked at pictures of your mom’s old high school photos and were mortified at her heavy blush habit? Well we officially give you permission to go big again with your blush this summer. Our H&H Powder Blushes – available in 4 colors, provide a silky-smooth finish that glide on and blend naturally, to create a healthy, radiant glow. (Did we also mention that they are all gluten free, alcohol free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic non comedogenic oil free, paraben free and cruelty free?

4) Sun-Kissed Palette

We recommend blending different shades of hues for your lid colors (matte & shimmers). Summer is a fun season to experiment with different colors and pigments, so why not try our NEW H&H Duo and Quad Eyeshadow Palettes. Create your own look with our new magnetic eyeshadow pans and mix & match from 24 colors! Each mineral pigment blends easily and provides a long-lasting effect.

5) Dewy Skin

Between the sweat, salt and sun your skin is going to feel a bit dirtier than usual during the summer. So, try a simpler foundation such as our H&H Brightening CC Cream that is lightweight, oil free, color correcting and includes SPF 20.

Also, to help remove excess oil and refine pores, try our favorite H&H Vitamin Enriched Hydrating Mist for a quick mist over your face. It also provides a rich blend of antioxidants to brighten dull, tired skin and refine your complexion.

What do you think?

What do you think of this year’s summer trends? Let us know in the comments below?

Beauty Fixes for Spring Allergy Symptoms

Don’t miss our on this springs fun fashion and beauty trends due to allergies. The Last thing you want to have to deal with is a red nose and puffy eyes. Follow our simple makeup tips and tricks to mask those pesky spring allergy symptoms!

For Your Eyes

To conceal dark circles apply a cream concealer like our H&H Photo Touch Concealer with the H&H Double-sided Concealer Brush and blend it in with the H&H Makeup Sponge Brush.

To make your eyes look more wide awake, curl your lashes and give them a few swipes of our H&H XLXL Mascara.

For puffiness, use our H&H 24K Gold Eye Patches to plump, lift, firm and brighten the appearance of your skin while delivering hydration to the under eyes.

For Your Nose

For dry and scaly skin around the nose, exfoliate and moisturize. Our H&H Brightening Cleanser both exfoliates and cleanses to smooth out skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E and green tea to help reduce redness.

To cover up a red nose, apply a cream makeup base, like our new H&H Brightening CC Cream with a damp H&H Makeup Sponge Brush. This lightweight, oil-free color correcting cream adapts to individual skin tones and helps smooth out pigmented or red skin.

For your Skin

If your skin is red, add a little green tea to your skin care routine. Our H&H Green Tea Cream or Green Tea Serum are great ways to reduce inflammation and redness, as well as caffeine to tighten and firm the skin.

What do you think?

What are your favorite tips for spring allergy symptoms? Let us know in the comments below!