How To Layer Products In Your Daily Regimen

Most of us have a plethora of skin care products that we use every day in an effort to make our skin look its best. We know we should cleanse our skin, protect it from the sun, moisturize and use certain treatments, but applying these products in any random order is not helping your skin in the long-run. Using these products in the correct order will allow you to master your daily skin care regimen and really be on the right path to the skin and complexion you are hoping for.

1. Cleanser

Whether you are beginning your morning routine, or nighttime, it is important to start with washing your face, especially with a cleanser that is right for your skin type and concerns. There is not a one-size-fits-all when it comes to cleansers, so really finding that one that has the ingredients that are meant for your skin is essential.

2. Toner

Depending on the ingredients in your chosen toner, it can do a lot more than just removing leftover makeup or cleanser that didn’t rinse off. From helping to hydrate and calm sensitive skin, to delivering antioxidants and other nutrients to the skin, toners have a variety of purposes. Toners include H&H Science’s Toning, Cleansing or Treatment Pads, which are applied to the entire face, avoiding the eyes, lips and mucous membranes.

3. Treatment Creams and Serums

Applying any special treatments for your skin concerns before moisturizing is important, as some serums and creams can be drying. Such treatments depend on your individual needs. If you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, your product choice may include retinol, peptides and antioxidants. If you are dealing with pigmentation issues, using a brightening treatment would be the best option.

4. Moisturize

Your moisturizer should be applied after your special treatments and prior to your sunscreen. This step is essential, even if you have oily skin. There are lightweight moisturizers that are also non-comedogenic, which means that it does not clog your pores. If you suffer from dry skin, nutrient-rich creams are important to repair the skin’s barrier and lock in moisture.

5. Protect

Protecting your skin by applying sunscreen is the last step in your morning skin care regimen. Sunscreen is a must, even in the winter. Up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate your skin on cloudy days, and snow can reflect the sun’s rays onto your skin. Apply a dime sized amount to the entire face, avoiding the eyes, lips and mucous membranes. Allow the sunscreen to soak in and absorb for one minute. After this last step, mineral makeup can be applied.

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My Morning Anti-Aging Routine for Sensitive Skin

First things first…as soon as I wake up I drink a glass of water to replenish what moisture I lost during the night. Then I do a 15 to 30-minute yoga workout to stretch my muscles and release any tension or soreness. After yoga, I make sure to eat breakfast and take my HH Science Clear Skin vitamin. Now I’m ready to begin my HH Science anti-aging skin care routine so I can look and feel my best!

Antioxidant Cleanser for Combination Skin

This luxurious, purifying, soothing cleanser gently cleans and replenishes the skin. Rich in antioxidants and natural botanicals, it nourishes and restores, resulting in healthier, more radiant looking skin. My skin is left refreshed and hydrated!

Sonic Facial Cleanser

The revolutionary H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device eliminates blemish-causing impurities while remaining extremely gentle on the skin. All it takes is one minute twice a day for a fresh, clear and even-looking complexion.

Eye Serum

H&H Total Eye Repair Cream contains hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate and seal moisture in, plumping visible lines and wrinkles. It features all-trans-Retinol to promote smoother, firmer skin. Also contains 90% green tea polyphenols, arnica, Vitamin K, peptides and moisturizers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

Brightening Pads

These H&H Brightening Pads improve skin tone while decreasing the appearance of redness, hyper pigmentation, or melasma. It combines botanical brightening ingredients kojic acid, arbutin, and bearberry, along with the skin protective antioxidants silymarin, ascorbic acid, green tea polyphenols, and emblica to soothe skin and help with redness.

C-Bright Serum

It is a potent collagen building and brightening serum. I apply it after using the brightening pads, revealing a fresh and pure complexion.

Dermal Restructuring Therapy

This lightweight lotion contains a special formulation of peptides, antioxidants and moisturizers that work to increase collagen and improve the appearance of the skin to provide a more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid provides intense skin moisture without feeling heavy, leaving skin more radiant with a healthy glow.

Facial Firming Therapy

This serum contains a unique combination of three peptides, antioxidants, herbal extracts, and moisturizers that work quickly to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming and toning the skin. Perfect for enhancing Botox treatments, this serum can be used in the area where you have received Botox or would like to receive Botox treatments.

Green Tea Cream

A cream composed of 90% polyphenols derived from green tea which reduces inflammation and redness as well as caffeine to tighten and firm the skin. An ideal moisturizing treatment for dry skin types who experience redness and flushing.

Total Neck Repair Cream

Developed specifically for the neck and décolleté this hydrating neck cream helps to firm, lift and tighten skin that has lost definition with age. Formulated with a proprietary blend of active ingredients to support healthy collagen and elastin production, smooth and even skin tone, and reduce signs of aging. ​

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.

 

What Do You Think?

What are your favorite night-time anti-aging products to use? Let me know in the comments below!

 

-Jessica Glenbocki

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!

How To Wake Up With Better Skin

Your skin works hard to repair itself when you sleep, so here’s how to take advantage of this natural overnight healing process.

When you go to sleep every night, your body naturally enhances it’s ability to fight external and internal damage, which translates into a brighten and overall better complexion. Sleep reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), which is responsible for stretch marks, discoloration and thinning skin (think of a piece of fruit that has been sitting out for too long). When you sleep, your body also increases melatonin (the sleep hormone), which acts like an antioxidant to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Having a good night’s rest is crucial to helping repair and regenerate collagen-b=producing cells.

To maximize your beauty sleep, follow this nightly skin routine to wake up with glowing and healthy skin.

Keep Your Skin Clean

Washing your face is critical before going to bed as it 1) removes damaging dirt and 2) makes your night cream work harder. By removing all makeup, oil and dirt before bed helps keep pores tight and your skin blemish-free. By applying anti-aging treatments after a cleansed face, they can penetrate deeper on a skin surface. For dry skin, look for a creamy cleanser like our H&H Antioxidant Cleanser for Dry Skin, or for more acne-prone or oily skin, try a gel formula like our H&H Pore Minimizing Cleanser.

Rejuvenate with a Retinol

Choose an anti-aging boost at night that packs real power. These Vitamin A derivatives are key to a youthful looking skin. Our H&H Science Retinol Smoothing Serum contains medical grade retinol and 90% green tea polyphenols. This medicinal level of green tea soothes redness and eliminates any of the dry, flaky skin that has been associated with retinol and retinoic acid.

Erase Dark Circles

Before bed, dot under your eyes with a retinol or hydrating eye cream. In a study by Elson, women who applied an under eye cream containing vitamin K and retinol every night for 12 weeks saw their dark circles improve 33%. Try our H&H Total Eye Repair our H&H Antioxidant Eye Cream with Vitamin C to help erase dark circles and firm and reduce wrinkles.

Apply a Nighttime Moisturizer

Plump and hydrate your skin to help disguise signs of aging and prevent further damage. For best results and to prevent water loss overnight, look for an overnight cream that is loaded with apple stem cells and peptides that work together to repair skin damage and promote healthy cellular growth, all the while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Try our H&H Science Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer that is also packed with green tea polyphenols to help combat dryness and nourish skin back to optimal health.

Supplement Your Sleep

As we age, it’s important that we take care of our skin both inside and out. Taken twice in the morning and twice at night, our H&H Anti-Aging Formula helps promote skin radiance, provides antioxidant protection, supports collagen and elastin production, increases or normalizes skin cell turnover, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, speeds up the healing process of blemishes and helps hydrate and plump skin.

4 Sleep Tricks for Amazing Skin

Energize and invigorate your complexion with four easy adjustments to your nighttime routine:

  • Switch to sleeping on your back. By lying on your stomach or side every night, your bedding and position can etch permanent sleep lines onto your skin. Solution: try switching to a satin pillowcase to prevent crinkles.
  • Raise your head. To avoid puffy eyes, stack pillows behind your head each night. By keeping the fluids above heart-level, they won’t accumulate in your face.
  • Invest in a humidifier. Sleeping in a room full of dry, hot hair can suck moisture from your skin. By investing in a humidifier, you’ll be adding that moisture back into the hair to help maintain soft, supple skin while you sleep.
  • Get deeper sleep. Make sure to avoid caffeine and exercise for 3 to 6 hours before bedtime and keep your room dark and cook (65°F is the ideal temperature for sleep). Also make sure to better ensure a deeper sleep mode, you turn off the TV/phone for at least 1 hour before heading off to bed.

 

What are your nighttime skin care tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources:
https://www.beautylish.com/a/vmicg/skin-and-sleep
http://www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/how-get-better-skin-overnight

It’s Time for a Skin Care Tune-Up!

Sign up for a skin care check-up with our resident skin care expert, Heather Funk and start the year off with radiant skin!

(FEATURING THE NEW AND IMPROVED ANTI-PHOTO AGING SKIN CARE SYSTEM)

Walking through beauty aisles at the department store and beauty superstores can be overwhelming. Everything claims to be the answer for younger-looking skin. How, do you know what products are best for your skin type and what ingredients need to be in them to be effective? Our H&H Science skin care consultations take the guesswork out of purchasing skin care products. They include a detailed and thorough skin analysis as well as provide you with the educational tools and tips you need for beautiful skin. You will leave with a customized skin care regimen for your unique skin type that includes our signature skin care essentials. You will leave feeling more confident about your skin care regimen and understand what you need to do every day to maintain healthy skin.

The Skin Care Essentials – What You Should Be Using Everyday!

Our new and improved Anti-photoaging Systems include a complete anti-aging skin care regimen customized to your skin type that includes your skin care essentials. They include include the first three components of our H&H Science Youthful Skin Care Pyramid and our best-selling H&H Science Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer. Dr. Torok and I created the Youthful Skin Pyramid so that we could easily communicate what your skin needs on a daily basis. Think of it like the Food Pyramid we all learned growing up. The Food Pyramid clearly illustrated to us what we needed to feed our body daily to get the essential vitamins and nutrients needed to be healthy and fit. The H&H Science Youthful Skin Care Pyramid illustrates what essential skin care ingredients and products you need to apply daily to maintain healthy and radiant skin.

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In addition to using the H&H Science Youthful Skin Care Pyramid, we also use medical grade ingredients in our products. These higher strengths cannot be found over the counter and allow for more results oriented treatments. We also take into consideration your skin type and what ingredients are most beneficial for your skin type. This allows us to customize what Anti-Aging System is ideal for you so that you get the right skin care essentials within the layers of the pyramid for your skin type.

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Kit #1: Sensitive Age Defense Kit
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Kit #2: Normal Age Defense Kit

 

Your Daily Skin Care Essentials That Are Included In Your Antiphotoaging Kits as Outlined By The H&H Science Youthful Skin Care Pyramid

The Foundation of the Pyramid- Protection

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As you can see in the pyramid illustration, the foundation of any great skin care regimen is protection. Dr. Helen Torok and I recommend the daily use of a medical grade SPF 50+ or higher that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB coverage and offers a physical block. My personal favorite is our H&H Science Tinted Brightening BB Cream with SPF 50+. I apply it every morning as the last step in my skin care regimen before I apply my make-up. The universal tint provides a more flawless finish and is a great make-up primer.

The Second Layer of the Pyramid- Repair

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The second layer of the pyramid is focused on repairing the skin through the daily use of a medical grade retinol treatment. Medical grade Vitamin A, otherwise noted as retinol, repairs past damage and is touted as the gold standard for anti-aging. It retexturizes the surface of the skin making it feel and appear smoother, tightens the pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Third Level of the Pyramid- Treat- Picture of C-Bright Serum and Dermal Restructuring

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The third level of the pyramid is focused on ensuring that the skin is getting the appropriate daily dose of antioxidants. The most essential antioxidant is Vitamin C. The medical grade form of Vitamin C in our H&H Science products effectively stimulates collagen and elastin. This tightens and firms the skin and provides a healthy, radiant glow. Vitamin C is also a natural photo-protectant and when worn daily in the morning with a sunscreen can increase the effectiveness of your sunscreen. Think of it like your morning “orange juice” for your skin.

The Top of the Pyramid- Stimulate

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Our Anti-Aging Kits also include our most potent anti-aging moisturizer that includes humectants, emollients, stem cells and peptides to target fine lines and wrinkles, lock in hydration, stimulate collagen and provide for a more youthful appearance. The H&H Science Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer should be used in the evening after your Retinol Treatment and in the morning after your Vitamin C Treatment.

Summarizing Your Essentials

The first three layers of the pyramid are considered the essentials of a great skin care regimen and everyone should be using these on a daily basis. Daily use of your SPF 50+, retinol, vitamin c treatment and eye cream will ensure that your skin is healthy and radiant. Think of it like brushing your teeth. We brush our teeth usually at least two times a day to maintain good oral hygiene. So, why would we not treat our skin twice daily to ensure that it receives the nutrients it needs to be healthy and radiant? Start using the Antiphotoaging System for your skin type now that includes your daily essentials and you will be on your way to younger, more radiant skin! Our new and improved anti-photo aging systems include step-by-step instructions on how to apply each product and comes beautifully packaged.