Post Spring Break Tips

The months prior to spring break are usually spent dieting and the gym to prepare for your time at the beach. Once break begins, it’s easy to lose track of your health. Now that spring break season is over, it’s time to get back in the swing of things! Getting back to living healthier and practicing good health habits are the best way to stay on track! So, if you’re looking to get back in the swing of things, here are some quick and easy tips!

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to kick start your body into burning energy, having clear skin and detox toxins from the inside out. Start by simply taking a walk around the block every day after you get home, or doing a 10-minute free workout video from YouTube. Like the saying goes, no one ever regrets his or her workout after.

Hydrate

After traveling and flying, your body can become dehydrated and your skin can become dry. By simply staying hydrated through out the day (not just at mealtime) you’ll increase your body metabolism and help maintain healthy skin. Try a fun travel mug or glass water bottle to remind yourself to replenish every couple of hours.

Fuel

It’s important to get back on a healthy food regimen after a week of eating out, eating junk food on your road trip and drinks in the evenings. Try eliminating processed foods and lowering the amount of sugar and friends foods you eat will leave your feeling more energized, complimenting your new exercise routine. By simply being more aware of the things you are eating and limiting your intake of unhealthy foods will help immensely. Also, make sure to either continue or begin taking vitamins. Our H&H Clear Skin Vitamins are great at keeping your skin clear from the inside out, along with our H&H Probiotic Vitamins are optimal for your digestive health.

Rest

Get some rest! Many of us miss hours of valuable sleeping time during spring break. A lack of sleep can result in a slower metabolism and unwanted weight gain. To function fully during the day, opt forgetting 6-8 hours of sleep every night. By maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, you’ll feel more energized, have a stronger immune system, focus more, and be able to stay in shape when you have more energy.

Clean

As we all just want our suitcases to magically disappear once returning from vacation, its important to take the time to properly unpack everything, wash all your clothes and clean all your toiletries and makeup. Don’t forget to clean all your makeup brushes and sponged too! Try our best-selling H&H Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner for this task.

What do you think?

What are some of your post spring break tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Guide to Green Beauty

With Earth Day on April 22nd, we’d like to share a few tips in helping you make the switch to leading a more eco-friendly lifestyle this year. By making these small changes, it can go a log way in helping Mother Earth breathe easier.

Hydrate (Through Reusable Cup & Straw of Course!)

Sipping through a straw isn’t just a trick makeup artist’s use so lipstick won’t come off. By drinking through a straw whenever possibly, you not only keep your pout perfect but you also help in the green effort of less plastic waste. Don’t forget to drink out of your reusable/travel cup too!

Eat Clean

By not only eating cleaner, juicing and shopping with reusable bags, you’ll cut down on plastic wrapping and packaging along with putting more wholefoods into your body (think fruits and vegetables!)

Turn Off the Water

For every minute you have the water funning, two gallons of water go down you drain. To conserve water, multi-task – leave your face wash on while you wash the rest of your body, shampoo while you shave your legs. Or, simply set a kitchen timer to not spend too much time in the shower.

Be a Label Hound

Check the ingredients of your skin and shower products. Chemicals can be harmful not only to your skin but to the water and environment it is transported to. Try our popular H&H Brightening Polish, not with bio-friendly microbeads!

H&H Science products are dermatologist tested and approved, Ph balanced, cruelty free, chemical paraben free, non-comedogenic, medical-grade, made in the USA, and distributed locally by a family-owned business.

What do you think?

What are some of your favorites ways to go green for Earth Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Guide to Finding Your Perfect Formula

Take the guess work out of your skin care regimen!

Whether you have dry, normal, oily or combination skin, we can help you find your perfect skin care regimen for your skin type with our medical-grade skin care products that target your specific skin care needs. 

Why H&H Science?

Our products are dermatologist tested and approved. Every H&H Science product has been hand-selected by co-founders Helen Torok, MD, renowned dermatologist, and Heather Funk, MBA, beauty and skin care expert! 

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Need Assistance In Finding Your Perfect Formula?

Feel free to visit us in-store or give us a call to find YOUR individualized Perfect Formula. Our step-by-step guides in our Boutiques will help you find your perfect daily skin care regimen for your skin type and level of sensitivity! 

The Ultimate Skin Care Routine for Teens

Finding the right teen skin care regimen can be overwhelming. Whether you are at the grocery store, mall or surfing online, you are bombarded with acne products that claim to clear up your skin! So, where do you start? Knowing your skin type and using a daily skin care regimen that includes your essential steps is the first important step to maintaining clear skin. 

​In addition to this, you also need to be using products that are effective and contain the right strength of active ingredients. Our H&H Science Teen Line contains a complete line of solution oriented treatments exclusively for teens that are medical grade. They are stronger and more effective than anything you can find over-the-counter or online. Finding the right Acne Kit for you starts with knowing your skin type and level of sensitivity. From there, you will be able to find the perfect skin care regimen for you! 

Step 1 – What is Your Skin Type?

Before you can care for your skin and keep it healthy, you must know your type- your skin type, that is! 
How-To-Identify-Your-Skin-Type.jpgDry Skin – Dry Skin is usually dull, rough and scaly and it can be itchy. Normal Skin – Normal Skin is usually smooth and even in texture with no visible blemishes, red spots or flaky patchesCombination Skin – Combination Skin typically has an oily T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry skin elsewhere. Pores are usually larger and blackheads and whiteheads are common.

Oily Skin – Oily Skin types usually have a shiny complexion that is acne-prone. Pores are larger and open and blackheads and whiteheads are common.

Step 2 – What is Your Level of Sensitivity?

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Step 3 – Find the Perfect Acne Kit for You! 

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What is Next? 

After finding the kit that is right for your skin type and level of sensitivity, it is important to know exactly what your daily skin care regimen should include, in order to fight acne or maintain clear skin. Cleansing daily is essential to removing dirt, oil and dead skin. After cleansing, a treatment, such as gentle exfoliants and acne treatments, should be used to treat pimples and all oily areas of the face. Following cleansing and treating your skin, hydration is next in line! Using an ultra-lightweight moisturizer will help maintain a healthy pH. As the last step in your regimen, it is important to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays with a  lightweight, oil free sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher.

 

What Could Be Causing Acne Breakouts

Acne can be hard to treat. You may have tried multiple acne treatments, yet your skin is still aggravated. While you are taking the right steps with trying to find the acne treatment that will help to clear your acne, there are quite a few things that contribute to acne breakouts that you may not even realize.

1. Skin Care Products That Clog Your Pores

There are certain ingredients in your skin care products that are known for clogging pores and causing breakouts. While it may be difficult to remember and look for the certain ingredients that are “pore cloggers,” looking for products that are “non-comedogenic” will make it a lot easier. “Non-comedogenic” means that it does not clog pores. This will ensure that the products you are using are not making your acne worse.

2. Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Leaving your makeup on overnight will hinder your skin’s renewal and clog your pores. Bacteria will then build up and cause inflammation, which can lead to acne. It is very important to make sure you are washing your face before bed, no matter how tired you may be! Your skin will thank you.

3. Your Pillowcase

Speaking of nighttime, it’s important to think about where your face is laying for the 7-8 hours you sleep at night. Your pillow can accumulate bacteria, dust and dead skin cells. It is important to wash your pillowcase as often as possible!

4. The Sun

While being in the sun increases your risk for developing skin cancer, it can also cause oil glands to become overactive, which can then lead to breakouts. Choosing an oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen will help protect your skin without causing a break out. 

5. An Unhealthy Diet

What you eat changes the consistency of the oil on your skin, making it more likely to clog pores. Some food also tips your skin’s natural balance in a way that flares acne. Sticking to a healthy, low-fat, low-sugar diet will lessen flare-ups and make it easier to control with acne treatments.

6. Your Beauty Tools

Everything that comes in contact with your skin should be cleaned often to keep bacteria levels low. This includes any skin care devices, makeup brushes and even your phone screen. If you’re not cleaning your makeup brushes, try out our NEW H&H Science Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner. With this proper cleaning, your brushes are guaranteed to last longer than ever before, while preventing bacteria buildup. 

Step 1: Wet your brush’s bristles under a running faucet with lukewarm water

Step 2: Use a gentle soap and lather on your makeup brush 

Step 3: Gently scrub makeup brush on Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner

Step 4: Rinse the brush by scrubbing on the Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner under running water

Step 5: Squeeze excess water from brush, reshape and lay flat on a clean surface to dry