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

Recover, Hydrate & Treat

The 3 Keys To Your Best Skin This Fall

As the summer sun sets and the season starts to change, our tans fade and we are left with the effects of the summer sun. Brown spots, freckles and soft wrinkles under our eyes appear, reminding us of the time spent outdoors. Reversing the damage requires maintaining a skincare regimen that includes quality, medical grade skincare ingredients, as well as incorporating medical grade anti-aging treatments and procedures. 

Recover

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Recovering from the effects of the summer sun requires key ingredients, such as Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Glycolic Acid is best for those with sensitive skin types who have normal-to-dry skin. Salicylic Acid peels are acidic solutions used to rejuvenate the surface of your skin. The solution acts on the outermost skin layers- causing them to disintegrate and be “peeled” away to reveal the underlying, unaffected skin. 

Recovering the health of your skin is now available in the comfort of your home with our H&H Science Glycolic Cleansing Pads. These Glycolic pads will cleanse, degrease, and freshen the skin. It gently exfoliates dead skin and will remove surface debris and oil. Witch Hazel, a proven astringent, helps reduce surface oil and refine pore size. In addition to these glycolic pads, using a retinol every night is key to recovering the health of your skin. As our H&H Science Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum contains a unique combination of retinol and smoothing serum, it helps to enhance the skin, making it smoother and more evenly toned while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Hydrate

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The strong summer sun dries out your skin. Transepidermal water loss, or TEWL, happens in both the summer and winter. In order to restore your natural glow, a hydrating moisturizer with key antioxidants, such as Vitamin A, C, E and Green Tea, is necessary. The ideal moisturizer should be selected according to your skin type. Heavier moisturizing creams are ideal for dry skin types, while serums and lotions are ideal for normal to oily skin types. 

Hydrating and firming around the eye areas requires Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid has been nicknamed by the press as, “the key to the fountain of youth.” H&H Science Hydrating & Firming Eye Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid and is an ideal moisturizing cream that tightens and firms around the eye.

Treat

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Treating deeper wrinkles and more advanced sun damage, as well as facial blood vessels, requires the use of the latest advances in medical grade treatments and procedures. 

Our Photo Facial Microneedle Tool  combines conventional micro needling with the added benefit of color therapy. Color therapy is used to stimulate the biological activity of the skin at the cellular level. The needling forms micro channels in the skin, allowing increased product penetration. Penetration is further enhanced by the activity of the wavelengths used during the Photon therapy.

This ‘collagen induction therapy’ device effectively improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin, to create a more youthful appearance. The Photo Facial Microneedle Tool is highly effective in improving a wide variety of skin conditions, such as: rough skin texture, enlarged pores, sun damage, wrinkles, scarring (acne, chicken pox, surgical), stretch marks and lax skin.

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Of course we all know that taking care of our skin with a daily regimen that includes protecting, repairing, treating, brightening, exfoliating and stimulating our skin is an important way to produce and maintain a beautifully radiant appearance. It is no secret that following this regimen and using skin products that work with your skin type is important, but did you know you could be doing more to help your skin? Vitamins work from within to help boost your appearance on the outside. Not only do they help with certain skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and sun damage, but some also can also help the effects of other health concerns such as diarrhea, digestion and yeast infections. 

H&H Science offers five different vitamins and supplements, all of which are vegetarian capsules, meaning they are more readily absorbed than a tablet. Our vitamins are also GMP certified and therefore, meet the highest quality manufacturing standards. The right combination of vitamins and minerals in our supplements help in protecting against a plethora of skin and health conditions. In order to find which vitamins are best for your skin concerns, follow our helpful vitamin guide. 

Vitamin Guide

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Anti-Aging: Our revolutionary Anti-Aging Formula is a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to promote skin radiance and helps maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.*

In addition to providing antioxidant protection, anti-aging benefits vary and may include*:

  • Supporting collagen and elastin production
  • Increasing or normalizing skin cell turnover
  • Provide anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Speed the healing process of blemishes
  • Hydrating and Plumping the Skin
  • Protection from harmful UV Rays​ 

Biotin.pngBiotin: H&H Skin Science Biotin 5,000 mcg (5.0 mg) tablets support healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function. Biotin functions as a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside it’s role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. In addition, Biotin promotes healthy immune system function and plays a critical role in skin health.*

 

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Clear Skin: Having clear skin begins beneath the surface where topical products can’t penetrate. That’s why the H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamin provides the nutrients needed to support the production of strong, healthy skin at the internal cellular level. They are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy, radiant skin.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin issues.  This unique supplement provides powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage, and helps fight signs of premature aging and by combatting the visible signs of aging from the inside by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supporting increased collagen production and elasticity.*  

DailyDefense.pngDaily Defense: H&H Science’s Daily Defense Vitamin harnesses the natural and powerful antioxidants in Polypodium Leucotomos extract to help preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Both UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage your skin, resulting in older-looking and less resilient skin. This damage can cause wrinkles, thickening, dark spots, enlarged or broken blood vessels and more.
Taken orally once per day, natural Daily Defense Vitamin can help you maintain more youthful looking skin. Daily Defense is not a sunscreen and should be used in addition to topical sun protection. 

 

ProbioticVitamin.pngProbiotic: The H&H Science Probiotic Vitamins are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy skin and optimal digestive health.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with over 3.7 Billion CFU’s as well as all of the necessary strains of good bacteria. It works from the inside out to normalize your digestive tract and strengthen your immune system. *

This unique supplement provides the following benefits*:

  • Improves Acne
  • Provides Wrinkle Prevention and Anti-Aging
  • Strengthens the Skin Barrier
  • Moisturizes and Protects Against Sun Damage
  • Improves Inflammatory Skin Conditions that include Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Helps Alleviate Allergies, Diarrhea, and Infections
  • Prevents Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colitis and Crohns Disease
  • Maintains Digestive Health and Strengthens Immune System

 

Since you made it to the end of this blog, I will let you in on a little secret. All FIVE of our vitamins are on sale beginning tomorrow, August 8th, until Thursday, August 10th. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

5 Tips for Smooth Skin

Over time, many factors are to blame for the loss of your skin’s smoothness, such as stress, rays from the sun, pollution, dehydration, or even just aging. Not only can these factors affect the smoothness of your skin, but it also makes it more susceptible to wrinkles, age spots, bruises, rough or dry patches, blemishes and a loss of elasticity. Although it is an impossible task for us to regain the baby-soft skin from our childhood, there are still ways to get smoother and healthier skin as an adult.

1.  Start from within

Antioxidants are crucial to combat loss of collagen, premature aging and other health concerns. Adding berries and subtracting sugary treats will aid in improving the visible signs of aging, and help to reveal a more youthful appearance. Omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for smooth and radiant skin.

2. Practice a healthy lifestyle

Regular physical activity helps regulate the hormones that are significant in your skin, prevents free-radical damage, while also reducing inflammation. Other than exercise, it is important to get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. This rejuvenates not only your body, but your skin as well.

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3. Stick to a cleansing routine

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize. Remove makeup with a gentle cleanser, followed by a toner to remove any dirt, oil, cleanser or makeup left behind, and then moisturize. You only need to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and increase collagen production. It is important to also note that over-washing can cause excess oil production, which can lead to breakouts.

4. Hydrate your skin

Using creams and serums with antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E help nourish your skin, leaving it healthier looking and smooth.

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5. Take your vitamins

While the vitamins in your skincare products are important, it is also essential that you are putting vitamins and minerals into your body as well. Vitamins A, C, D and E work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin, while protecting it from a wide variety of skin issues. H&H Science’s Anti-Aging Formula is formulated to help maintain a youthful and healthier appearance, as well as providing other anti-aging benefits.

 

Nutrients for Healthy Skin: Natural Beauty from Within

 

Of all the news coming from the beauty industry, the loudest buzz may be about the power of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that can help the skin achieve a more radiant, healthy, youthful glow.

The excitement is focused not only on creams and lotions you put on your skin but what you put into your body as well.  Haven’t we all heard that true beauty lies within? Health experts say that vitamins and minerals in all forms play an integral role in a healthy complexion, whether the source is food, supplements or an anti-aging cream or serum.

“Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne and aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs,” says Georgiana Donadio, PhD, DC, MSc, founder and director of the National Institute of Whole Health in Boston.  If you feed your skin from the inside and out, experts such as Donadio and others say you can’t help but benefit.

“There is a lot of important new research showing tremendous power of antioxidants in general, and in some specific nutrients in particular that can make an important difference in the way your skin looks and feels — and even in how well it ages,” says nutritional supplement expert Mary Sullivan, RN, co-founder of Olympian Labs. “When combined with a good diet, the right dietary supplements can help keep your skin looking not only healthy, but also years younger.”

Introducing our new H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamins

ClearSkinVitaminSo, how do we know what nutrients our skin needs on a daily basis to be healthy?  Many different vitamins and nutrients are essential to having healthy, radiant skin.  Vitamins A, C, E, B-3 and B-6 are some of the key nutrients the skin needs to be healthy and clear.  Dr. Torok and I worked together to formulate our revolutionary dietary supplement, the H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamins, to ensure they contained the right vitamins and nutrients the skin needs on a daily basis to be healthy.  Our H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamins are formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin conditions.* 

What is it?

ClearSkinVitaminThe H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamin is a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy, radiant skin.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin issues*.

The active ingredients have demonstrated through clinical research to improve inflammatory conditions as well as a variety of other skin conditions*:

Clear Skin Vitamin Treatment Indications*:

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What makes this vitamin unique?

This unique supplement provides powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage, and helps fight signs of premature aging and by combatting the visible signs of aging from the inside by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supporting increased collagen production and elasticity*.

What are the benefits?

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They nutritionally support skin with inflammatory problems, such as acne and rosacea as well as skin with pigmentation issues like melasma and vitiligo by containing components that help to detoxify the skin and blood*.

They have been suggested to reduce the onset of actinic keratosis and photo aging including skin cancer formation indicating that this vitamin may be helpful in reducing more terminal forms of photo aging including skin cancer formation*.

They provide the nutrients needed to support the body’s ability to remove blemish-producing toxins. They are formulated to help reduce blemishes and provide internal defense against breakouts for clearer, healthier-looking skin*.

They are vegan capsules that allow for better absorption of the key vitamins and minerals. It should be taken daily, preferably with a meal.

Who can benefit?

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Everyone can benefit from the H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamin. It is ideal for all ages and skin types.

H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamins are ideal for people looking to:

  • Have clearer, healthier-looking skin*
  • Help prevent clogged pores*
  • Enhance internal defense against acne*
  • Combat redness and any type of erythema*
  • Nutritionally support skin with inflammatory issues such as rosacea and acne*
  • Reduce the occurrence of nonmelanoma skin cancers- actinic keratoses, basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas*
  • Improve pigmentation issues like melasma and vitiligo*
  • Combat the visible signs of aging and photo damage*
  • Reduce fine lines and increase collagen production and elasticity*
  • Help protect against UVA/UVB Rays*

Beauty does Lie Within

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Healthy, radiant skin does start from within.  Health experts say that vitamins and minerals in all forms play an integral role in a healthy complexion, whether the source is food, supplements or an anti-aging cream or serum.   Exciting new research has demonstrated the tremendous power of antioxidants and the important difference they make to enhance how your skin looks and feels and even how it ages.

Finding the right blend of antioxidants is essential as specific vitamins and nutrients have been demonstrated to improve the overall health of the skin.  The H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamins have been formulated with those key nutrients in mind.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin issues*.

It can be taken orally to achieve healthy, radiant skin and should be used in conjunction with a quality, medical grade skin care regimen to ensure optimal results.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.