How to Make Your Makeup Last (For Oily Skin Types)

When you have oily skin, applying makeup can be a real challenge, as you constantly have to deal with midday shine and trying to find the right makeup formula and combinations that actually stay put. It’s so important to choose the right products that work with your specific skin type’s needs. If not, you’ll forever be struggling with that unflattering oily shine or your foundation’s formula separation, which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

When trying to find the right makeup that will work well with your oily skin, I always recommend to any client I see, that having the proper skin care regimen is the first step in keeping your skin clean, healthy and well-moisturized. When you properly take care of your skin and before applying your makeup, making sure that your skin is prepped, your eye shadow and foundation will last longer, and help control that unwanted shine.

Skip the Foundation for Midday Touchups

Common mistakes people with oily skin make when applying makeup to fix that midday shine is applying makeup directly back onto the oily makeup-layered skin. The constant layering of makeup on top of your now oily skin just leads to an unnatural, cakey appearance. Instead, try an oil-absorbing, translucent powder like our H&H Ultimatte Finishing Powder to soak up any excess oil. By using a product like this that is specifically designed for oil absorption, your foundation and color will not be disturbed during the touchup process.

Exfoliate at Least 3 Times a Week

Like I said earlier, using the correct skin care products for your skin type prior to your makeup application is crucial! People with oily skin should always go for a lightweight and oil-controlling formula and look for ingredients that will purify and mattify without irritating the skin. Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid and clays (such as Kaolin Sulfur). Our H&H Pore Minimizing Masque is a fabulous green clay mask that is enhanced with mint and minerals to help clean out your pores while absorbing excess oil.

Another tip: by exfoliating at least 3-5 ties a week with an acid, you will help enhance your makeup’s longevity and appearance. The removal of those dull surface skin cells (which makeup products tend to attach to), your skin will be more smooth and clean – the ideal canvas for makeup application.

Don’t Forget to Hydrate!!

So many of my clients come in and tell me that they completely avoid any type of facial moisturizer, because they don’t want to add any product to their face that will add to the oiliness (which is a HUGE mistake!). By conditioning and hydrating your skin, it allows for a smoother and more even makeup application. No matter if you have oily or dry skin, all skin types need daily hydration. For oily skin types, I always recommend a lightweight option like the H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer or the H&H Skin Quench Hydrating Serum to help balance the skin’s natural moisture content without weighing it down.

A key ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant that binds water to skin and helps prevent water loss.

Foundation Primer is a Must…

Priming your face before applying makeup is so important for oily skin types when impacting the look and wear of your makeup. Our H&H Pore Perfecting Face Primer is always a go-to as it is an oil-free primer that helps smooth your skin’s texture while also containing Dermat Complex for shine control and Salicylic Acid to eliminate pore blockage.

…So Is an Eyeshadow Primer

Having a quality Eyeshadow primer is so important, especially for anyone who experience the ‘eyeshadow-melting-and-slipping-off-your-face’ look. Prep your oily lids with the H&H Botanical Shadow Primer and create a perfect canvas for creaseproof, long-lasting eyeshadow application.

Choose a Satin or Matte Finish When It Comes to Foundation

Having a liquid, BB or powder-based foundation that provides a satin or matte finish works well with oily skin types. Our H&H Pressed Powder Foundations deliver the right amount of coverage while still allowing your kin to breathe. It also provides buildable, sheer-to-full coverage with a semi-matte finish.

Don’t Forget to Set Your Makeup

As mentioned above in my first tip, setting and touching up midday makeup is an important makeup application step for all skin types – especially oily skin. Finishing and setting powders help set your makeup after you’ve applied your primer, foundation, and concealer. H&H Ultimatte Finishing Powder helps combat and eliminate shine while the translucent powder helps to absorb excess oil and set your makeup for all-day wear.

What do you Think?

What products do your recommend for oily skin? Let me know in the comments below!
XOXO Heather

Skin Care for Moms

As a modern mom, we have to do it all; including taking care of our skin. We might not all look like these celebrity moms like Halle Berry or Reese Witherspoon (a full face of makeup and a trendy outfit are definitely not necessary when I’m taking my son to school in the morning!), but other than that, we try our best to slap on some makeup and hide those sneaky wrinkles. Today, I’d like to answer some of the common questions I get, and give you some of my best tips on making your skin look radiant and healthy. Enjoy!

#1: What is a quality skin care line for mom’s looking to get real results?

When it comes to quality skin care, I go straight for good and medical-grade ingredients. You can find your typical skin care products at any drugstore but if you want real results, I recommend H&H Science products. All H&H Science products are medical-grade, meaning that they have a higher strength active ingredient than you would find in a drug-store brand, that are results oriented treatments. They also have superior delivery systems, allowing for the active ingredients to get below the surface of the skin. By using medical-grade skin care products; you are making an incredible investment in your skin.

#2: What is the biggest mistake you see women commit in their skin care routine?

Constantly rotating or changing products. The more you change your products and brands, the more sensitive your skin is to the ingredients. This has contributed to the rise of rosacea in the recent years. I recommend sticking to a full-proof and personalized skin care regimen that was customized for your exact skin and skin care needs. Stop in or call and schedule a 1-on-1 consult with myself. I’ll customize a complete skin care regimen for your unique skin type. We will review your regimen together to ensure you know when to use your products, how to use them and the benefits that they are providing.

#3: What skin care products should women use every day no matter what?

Apply a full spectrum SPF 50 or greater sunscreen. There is no question that the sun is the #1 cause of aging skin as well as skin cancer. By applying sunscreen daily, you are helping to prevent and protect your skin. Try our H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+ as it is a great makeup and sunscreen combo!

#4: What are the major problem areas that you see women facing in their skin?

  Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth are the most common concerns I see. They are one of the hardest to treat and can usually require laser treatments. To help prevent additional wrinkles from appearing, start by wearing sunglasses early to help avoid under eye wrinkles. We also recommend both a morning and night time application of an eye cream to help combat wrinkles. I recommend our best-selling H&H Hydrating & Firming Eye Cream in the morning as it helps reduce puffiness and dark circles and our H&H Total Eye Repair at night as it contains hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and seal moisture in, and all-trans-retinol to promote smoother, firmer skin. 

#5: How do you feel about more drastic measures such as chemical peels and Botox tot make skin appear younger?

I am a huge advocate for both chemical peels and Botox, and I do not consider either drastic. Botox is one of the most common procedures that I do. Botox is not a filler, but a protein that relaxes underlying muscles. It works by blocking impulses from the nerves to the muscles that create expression lines. It is the leading treatment for erasing and softening wrinkles and frown lines and can be used to effectively improve the appearance of wrinkles in a matter of weeks.

Chemical peels are great for maintaining your skin care regimen. For patients that get chemical peels, here at Trillium Creek we build the strength of the peel each time they come so they don’t leave with a red peeling face but with a beautiful glow.

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#6: What are some natural remedies to improve the condition of your skin?

Despite marketing hype assigned to a single ingredient, research is clear that using a range of beneficial ingredients, is always best to keep skin at it’s healthiest. And skin care will never be as simple as any single ingredient – just a no single food or nutrient can help keep your body healthy.

You need to apply a variety of vitamins and nutrients to your skin, both inside and out, to your skin on a daily basis. That’s why I always recommend taking vitamins for your skin to help clear and nourishes the skin and protect from a wide variety of skin issues. I recommend our H&H Anti-Aging Formula as it is a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to promote skin radiance and helps maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.

#7: How should women combat multiple skin issues, such as acne and wrinkles at the same time?

 

I always recommend glycolic acid for my clients to use daily. Glycolic acid combats acne and has incredible anti-aging qualities. It removes dead skin and over time, promotes growth of collage. For a full regimen, I recommend our H&H Clear Skin Peel Kit which includes our 10% Glycolic Acid Peel Pads. Or more a more introductory product to Glycolic Acid, I recommend our H&H Glycolic 10% and Antioxidant Facial Cream. A lightweight glycolic facial cream that contains vitamins A, C and E, green tea and coenzyme Q-10 to assist in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and reduce free-radical induced sun damage.

Thoughts?

What do you think? What are your thoughts on the above skin care tips for moms? Let me know in the comments below!

Spring Break Essentials

Spring Break Essentials

With spring break around the corner everyone seems to keep busy with school work and making plans, but you must set aside time for your skin! Whether you’re going on vacation or staying home, spring break is not a break for your skin, so here are my 3 favorite H&H Science products essential for spring break!

H&H Science Sunscreen:

Especially if you are going on vacation, H&H Science Sunscreen is a must for your trip! Personally, I prefer this sunscreen over other brands because it comes with smooth application and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturized. It also dries very quickly and does not leave an oily residue on your face, which is one of my biggest pet peeves when purchasing sunscreen. Even if you are staying home for break, sunscreen should still be applied everyday to make sure your skin is protected. 

Healthy Shine Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner:

As the weather continues to get warmer, the sun not only has an impact on your skin, but your hair as well. Growing up with thick, curly hair, I have learned to make sure my shampoo and conditioner keeps my hair healthy and protected. The H&H Healthy Shine Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner has softened and strengthened my hair, compelling me to wear it naturally more often and to feel confident in it. I would recommend this shampoo and conditioner to people with all hair types, especially if you feel your hair is frizzy or damaged, as it often gets during spring or summer. 

Sonic Facial Cleansing Device:

The H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device is not necessarily limited to spring break, but is still very useful and has made all the difference in my skin. It is important to make sure you set aside time in your day to care for your skin and wash your face properly, even if you are busy over break. 

What do you Think?

What H&H Science products do you use over spring break, and what do you find most helpful? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dylan :))

How to Spring Clean Your Beauty Regimen

You always take time to push your old coats to the back of the closet and bring forward the fun, light tops for spring, but what about your skin care routine? Here are 5 changes to make this season.

Tis the season for spring-cleaning! It’s time to toss out the old to make room for the new, and just like swapping your winter wardrobe with lighter clothing or dusting and cleaning the entire house, it’s important to update your skin care regimen and start fresh for spring.

Especially with living in Ohio, the cold temperatures and dry air make our skin itch, and worsen skin conditions like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. So as the weather warms up, try these 5 tips to switch up your skin care routine for clear, healthy skin.

Purge

Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to purge old skin care products and cosmetics. Believe it or not, these products have a shelf life. So no matter how long you’ve been holding onto that free sample of foundation you received in the air and just haven’t found the right occasion to finally use it, or if it’s been that huge, old bottle of conditioner that forever keeps its place in the corner of your shower, it’s time to toss! Old, expired products can harbor bacteria and loose their potency.

You want to toss the following items:

  • Anything past the expiration date
  • Products that are dry or crusty
  • Anything with a change in smell, color, or consistency
  • Mascara order than three months (always toss makeup that is older than a year, no matter how much there is remaining).
  • Old, dirty makeup brushes or makeup sponges

TIP: Unlike food, cosmetic companies aren’t required to put expiration dates on beauty products, but a few brands list them anyway, so start by taking a look at the package. Look for a symbol of a jar with an open lid, number, and letter. The open lid means the expiration date applies once the product is opened or the seal is removed. The letter is usually an “M” for month or “Y” for year. So if you see “12 M” on the symbol that means the product will last up to 12 months after it has been opened.

Looking to refresh your look and replace old items? Stop by any H&H Science location to test and try out our mineral makeup like or fabulous Detox My Hair Line to help deep clean refresh your hair once a week.

Swap Moisturizer for Lighter Lotion

In warmer, more humid weather, you’re more likely to sweat when you’re out. For spring skin care, switch our your heavy moisturizer for a lighter lotion. For example, swap your H&H Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer with our H&H Facial Moisturizer, or our H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

Exfoliate for a Healthy Glow

By exfoliating your skin, you can help remove all those dry, dead skin cells after slow build up during the winter months and restore your skin to a fresh, new glow. Start by gently exfoliating both your face and body once a week to help keep moisturizers better adept at absorbing into the skin and removing dead skin cells. Try our environmentally friendly micro-bead H&H Brightening Polish to gently cleanse and exfoliate.

Lighten Up

For spring and summer, use a lighter foundation and lighter, brighter makeup colors. The dull, drab days of winter are behind you, so freshen up!

Slather on the Sunscreen

While it is important to wear sunscreen all year long, start your spring off right by switching to at least a SPF 30+. At H&H Science, all of our sunscreens are SPF 50+ and fortified with antioxidants and provide UVA/UVB protection. TIP: Kill two birds with one stone with our H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream as it is both your foundation and sunscreen! Or for acne-prone skin, try our H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen.

What do you think? What are your tips spring cleaning your beauty and skin care regimen? Let me know in the comments below!

 

-XOXO Heather

 

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