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 :))

5 Tips for Caring for Teen Skin

Your teenage years are a tough transition period for any child. Physical changes on the outside; hormonal changes on the inside. As a parent, we are still learning how to adjust our parenting skills to help them right along.

With acne also being genetic (your child is more likely to suffer with acne if you experienced acne as a teen), there are still many things as a parent you can do to help your child manage and take preventative action towards their acne.

As a skin care expert and having worked alongside my mom, Dr. Helen Torok, Board Certified Dermatologist, in helping diagnose and treat teenage acne for over 10 years and have found these 5 tips below to be effective in navigating these troublesome years.

NOTE: These tips along will not cure the concerns of cystic acne, which is very painful and severe acne cysts. I would refer any of my clients over to Dr. Helen Torok for a professional examination in order to receive the appropriate prescription. These tips are to help in being effective in managing and preventing both teen and adult acne.

Tip #1: Cleanliness

It’s no shock to say that most teens are not the most hygienic humans. Hormones alongside active oil glands combined with gym class and after school activities create a full face of dirt, debris, oil and sweat. It is important to stress to your children to cleanse their face and body at least twice a day (morning and evening).

How: Pick a cleanser that is medical-grade (meaning the product is a higher strength of something they would pick up at their local grocery store) and lathers well. I recommend our Sensitive Acne Cleanser as it is a creamy cleanser that treats acne without drying or irritating the skin.

Showering daily is also necessary to keep the oil from their hair from slipping down onto their face. Greasy hair? Not so great for breakouts on the forehead. To cut down on time, keep your Sensitive Acne Cleanser in the shower to be able to wash their face while showering.

Tip #1: Stop Touching

 Our hands are the most bacteria-ridden parts of our body. They are crawling with germs and kids love to touch their face. Innocently picking at things or lying their palm on their cheek can transfer that bacteria straight into the pores.

Also, NO PICKING! Most acne scarring occur because teens continue to pick at pimples, drawing blood and therefore creating scabs and holds that can take weeks or even months to heal.

Tip #3: Eat Wisely

Having healthy skin is important both inside and out. By staying away from refined sugars and processed foods such as meats with nitrates and excessive amounts of dairy, your teen’s skin will have less inflammation caused by certain foods.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and we need to feed it wisely. By taking a daily vitamin, such as our Clear Skin Vitamin, it can help provide the nutrients needed to support the production of strong, healthy skin at the internal cellular level.

Tip #4: Identify and Treat Blackheads Early

The reality is that even if your teen adheres to and follows all these tips, they will still get blackheads. It’s just a part of life. But if you can treat the blackheads before they turn into pimples zits, you’re ahead of the game!

Manual extraction is really the only way to remove blackheads. If you cannot get to a local esthetician for extraction, I recommend preparing the face and performing the extractions from home.

How? Wash your face first in the shower, letting the shower steam open and relax your pores for about 10 minutes. Follow up with a gentle cleanser and use a Sonic Facial Cleansing Device to gently scrub the face, but without being too abrasive or harmful.

After rising the face and drying off, gently extract any black heads from the face using a Kleenex or tissue wrapped around your fingers and a close mirror. Once you’ve extracted any blackheads you need to re-wash your face to make sure all leftover bacteria hiding in the pores are removed.

Lastly, to prevent future blackheads, use our Pore Minimizing Masque at night to tighten and re-close your pores.

Tip #4: Get Educated About Your Skin (Or Your Teen’s Skin) and Skin Care Products

Instead of reading a product recommendation from someone or seeing it on TV, learn about your particular skin type and why it does what it does so that you can navigate the brands and products out there as an educated consumer vs. someone just grabbing for something off a shelf out of convenience.

At H&H Science, I offer 1-on-1 skin care consultations with myself and we determine your skin exact type, review what products works best for your skin and I’ll recommend the correct medical-grade regimen that will help keep your skin or teen’s skin both clear and clean!

To call, or learn more about our products, visit HHScience.com or 330.722.5477.

 

-Heather Funk

November: National I-Hate-College-Month

Unfortunately, this has not been my month this school year. This month, I have been struggling with tons of stress and that has been leading to skin problems. With midterm season rolling in, I’ve been slammed with papers, quizzes or tests every day for a few weeks straight. The worst thing about all of this is that my skin has been taking the fall for my awful schedule.

I’ve been having breakouts pretty consistently up until I started using my H&H Science Pore Minimizing Masque to relax at night! I’ve been noticing a brighter and more even complexion even during my toughest days! My breakouts have cleared and I am back to being comfortable in my skin without tons of makeup covering everything up.

I apply the masque right after I get out of the shower and I just wait for it to dry with a cup of hot chocolate (most likely coffee) and do some last minute homework or reading to prepare for the next day. After the masque dries, I lightly rinse it off with warm water and my skin feels so tight and refreshed.

Using this product two to three times a week has noticeably improved my skin, along with all of my other H&H Science skin care products. I honestly would be lost without this product and I now know how to tackle future skin problems when finals week rolls around! Not to mention it really is the best way to relax after a long week!

What do you think?

What are your go-to skin care products and skin care tips for finals week? Let me know in the comments below!

-Tory

3 Tips for an All-day Flawless Face

You wake up extra early for school, or whatever you have during the day, to make time to get flawless makeup. If you are like me, you want your makeup to look perfect! Why waste all the time to get perfect makeup if it is not going to last all day?  Below I’ve listed my three favorite things to do to keep my makeup looking great all day!

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One: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! If your skin is dry and flaky you will already be off to a bad start. Especially since it is starting to get cold, is it important to keep your skin hydrated and looking smooth. Moisturizing every night will help you wake up with soft skin! I love using my Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer from H&H Science every night before bed, I also like to use it before applying makeup to keep it looking flawless!

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Two: Primer! It is important to use primer before you apply your face makeup. The primer will help smooth out any imperfections and help foundation go on smooth. Primer will help your makeup look great and keep it looking like it does when you first put it on all day! Right now, my favorite primer is the H&H Science Retexturizing Face Primer.

Three: Make sure you set everything! After applying your foundation and perfecting your look, you cannot forget to set everything! Powder will help keep your foundation and concealer in place. Without powder, you risk having your foundation move around or come off. I like to use my mineral powder from H&H Science to set my face when I am all done. Pair it their powder brush for the perfect duo!

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What are your favorite tips and products for all day makeup? Let me know in the comments below!

My Morning/Night Routines with Brand Ambassador Dylan Greenberg

It should be pretty obvious by now that H&H Science is my go to for all things hair, make up, and skin, but how do I involve my products into my daily routines? Below are my morning and night routines, using my H&H Science products!

Morning:

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-3-24-35-pmI am not much of a morning person, so I love having my H&H Science products to wake me up! First, I use the H&H Sensitive Acne Cleanser and apply it with my Sonic Facial Cleansing Device. This cleans my face very well and has never irritated it.

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Next I use the the H&H Toning Treatment Pads for an even deeper clean. They keep my skin tone even and free from oil.

To wrap it all up I use my H&H Ultra Light Oil Free Moisturizer to keep my skin moisturized and protected throughout the day.

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7_10Last but definitely not least, I use my H&H Volume Mascara. Not a day goes by where I don’t use this. It keeps me looking energized and ready for my day even if that may not be completely true. My H&H Science products help me get ready quick and easy every morning! 

Night:

7_8My nightly routine starts with my H&H Healthy Shine Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner. I use this so I can have clean and soft hair in the morning. For my skin, I use the H&H Pore Minimizing Cleanser and the same Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer. I also use the H&H Spot Treatment Gel to clear any breakouts I may have. My night routine is just as quick and easy as my morning! 

What do you think?

Thanks to H&H Science, I have very quick and easy morning and night routines! What products do you use in your morning and night routines? Leave me a comment down below!

-Dylan :))