4 Important Places You Aren’t Protecting From Sun (But Should)

Although you may already be aware of the importance of sunscreen, and its many benefits, as it reduces your risk of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, it is important to also realize when to apply, where to apply, and how often. Most of the time, we only apply sunscreen on areas that we assume get the most sun exposure, often forgetting about those hard-to-reach areas. But here’s the thing: Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, can appear anywhere on the body, including areas we neglect to protect from the sun—like our lips, the top of our ears and even the soles of our feet. By making sure you cover all your bases, and applying sunscreen to every exposed area of skin, you significantly decrease the threat of melanoma and other types of skin cancer. To help you with this, here are the four places you tend to miss protecting your skin from the sun, but are unquestionably important to cover.

1. Lips

In order to protect your lips, try using a gloss or balm that has SPF. This will help protect your lips from UV damage, as the most common types of  nonmelanomaskin cancer often occur on our lips.

Try: Vibran-C Lip Treatment SPF 15

2. Scalp

Although protecting your scalp is more prevalent in men with thinning hair, those with long or thick hair are still vulnerable to melanoma. Wearing caps and wide-brimmed hats during prolonged sun exposure allow you to protect your scalp (and look stylish, of course)!

Try: H&H Science Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray

3. Face

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, a 2013 survey revealed that only 30 percent of women apply sunscreen on their face and other exposed skin regularly. Considering that 70 percent of basal cell carcinoma occur on the face, this statistic is scary. Applying sunscreen to your face, or brightening cream with SPF, is pivotal when being out in the sun.

Try: Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

4. Eyelids

This may seem like an odd spot to protect from the sun, but eyelids are another common site for nonmelanoma skin cancer. Many skip this area, as some sunscreens may leave a stinging sensation on your eye. In order to protect your eyelids, try using makeup or primer with SPF, aiding in protecting your face overall, including your eyelids.

Try: Retexturizing Face Primer SPF 20


Blog References and Sources
Study: Most Americans don’t use sunscreen. (2015, May 19). Retrieved from https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/study-most-americans-don-t-use-sunscreen
Racho, J. (2017, May 9). 6 Places You’re Not Applying Sunscreen But Should. Retrieved from http://www.dermstore.com/blog/top_ten/where-to-apply-sunscreen/

What to Pack for Any Summer Weekend Getaway

From lounging poolside or soaking up the sun by the ocean or lake, there’s no better reason to get out of town (and away from your computer and work routine.)

If you are also looking to save some money, time, and avoid a luggage mishap, packing light for these small getaways is the way to go. With TSA’s 3.4-ounces limit, you might have to leave behind your jumbo-size bottle of shampoo at home. The good news? H&H Science has your go-to list below for summer-inspired and travel-sized beauty products for your body, face and more.

Need ideas? Here’s what to pack in your carry-on this summer so you can spend your weekends hitting the shore and running in style.

A Purse-Friendly Cleansing Device

Packing light doesn’t always mean sacrificing comforts. If you love thoroughly cleansing your face with a face-cleansing device every night, consider swapping your builder gadget with our H&H Sonic Facial Cleansing Device. Small in size but powerful in action, this device not only is self-cleaning, but it also removes dirt and imperfection from your pores without taking a ton of precious real estate in your luggage. You can use this Sonic Device 300x before it runs out of power, so feel free to power up and leave the charger at home.

Your Entire Skin Care Routine – in TSA-Approved Sizes

Prioritizing your skin’s health (even on vacation) is totally fine. Taking the time to empty all of your skin care products into the travel-approved size bottles is such a hassle. The good news? All of the regular-sized products in our H&H Anti-Photoaging Systems are in TSA-Approved sizes. This travel- friendly set (comes in Normal and Sensitive) has your full skin care regimen (the BB Cream doubles as makeup and SPF). 

Makeup Multitaskers: The Nude Kit

Instead of packing multiple kits and palettes in your makeup bag, consider our 3-in-one H&H Nude Kit. Complete with 9 neutral eyeshadows, 1 highlight, 1 contour and 2 blush colors.

Your Sun-Kissed Tan: Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan Liquid Travel Size

Even if you’re going to the beach, it’s great to have your sunless-tanner with you to maintain that refreshed and sun-kissed glow. Fake Bake’s Liquid Flawless Self Tanner is now travel size. And BONUS – it comes with a FREE professional application mitt. (LIMITED TIME ONLY – now available in-store only at H&H Science).

What Do You Think?

What are your favorite summer travel products? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO

Heather

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

What to Look For When Buying Sunscreen

Everyone knows that a good sunscreen is a healthy skin care essential all year long, but there’s a lot of information that most don’t know when buying sunscreen. Sunscreen is not a one-size-fits all, and there are thousands of different types of sunscreens to fit different needs – for everyday wear, water-resistant or sweat-proof protection, or incorporated in their makeup products.

Whatever your sunscreen need is, here is how to ensure you find your next favorite sunscreen so you can be safe and protected when outside.

Start with SPF 50+

Both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer (this is old news), plus UVA rays can cause fine liens and wrinkles, therefore speeding up the signs of aging. UVB rays are those that cause sunburns. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends a minimum of 30 SPF but here at Trillium, we always recommend a minimum of 50+ to help protect against 97% of the sun’s UVB rays. Also, if you are fair-skinned, always go for a higher SPF.

Know Your Sunscreen’s Key Ingredients

By taking a quick look at your sunscreen’s ingredient list camp help ensure you are getting the quality and appropriate coverage you need. First off, look for the term “broad spectrum” as it ensures you’ll have both UVA and UVB protection. Mineral sunscreens, or physical sunscreens, work by using natural minerals such as Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide to reflect the sun’s rays from your skin. All of our sunscreens at H&H Science are broad-spectrum and are non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).

Consider Your Skin Type

Many sunscreens are designed specifically to help those with dry, oily or sensitive skin types. For dry skin, avoid sunscreen sprays or gels with alcohol. For sensitive skin, mineral sunscreens are good bets with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. I recommend our H&H Sheer Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 50+ with active ingredient of Zinc Oxide 13.75% and Green Tea Polyphenols to help sooth red or sensitive skin.

Consider Stocking Up, Especially During “Outdoor” Season

If you aren’t applying your sunscreen often or re-applying at the right time, you won’t be able to get all the protection your sunscreen can offer. Your sunscreen should be applied at minimum, every two hours. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you might need to stock up a bit more in order to last.

Know How to Build Sunscreen Into Your Makeup Routine

A great and easy way to add a healthy sunscreen habit into your day is to build it into your morning routine. There are plenty of foundations out there with SPF in it but I always recommend a mineral foundation with SPF as it is healthier for your skin, and won’t cause acne as these formulas are composed of organic minerals and are also oil free – they don’t support the growth of bacteria. I love to recommend both our H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+ as it is a universal tinted foundation/SPF/Moisturizer all in one, and our H&H Mineral Sheer Tint as it evens out skin tine with a sheer, natural radiance. 

Pick a Sunscreen You Enjoy Wearing

I always say to my clients, “choose a sunscreen that you like to wear,” because it increases your chance of actually wearing sunscreen to protect your skin. By choosing a sunscreen with nice perks (like SPF 50+, spray or tinted BB cream) that could make you more excited about re-applying.

What Do You Think?

What sunscreens are you in absolute LOVE with or what things do you look for when choosing a SPF? 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.

To learn more, visit:

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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!