Beauty Fixes for Spring Allergy Symptoms

Don’t miss our on this springs fun fashion and beauty trends due to allergies. The Last thing you want to have to deal with is a red nose and puffy eyes. Follow our simple makeup tips and tricks to mask those pesky spring allergy symptoms!

For Your Eyes

To conceal dark circles apply a cream concealer like our H&H Photo Touch Concealer with the H&H Double-sided Concealer Brush and blend it in with the H&H Makeup Sponge Brush.

To make your eyes look more wide awake, curl your lashes and give them a few swipes of our H&H XLXL Mascara.

For puffiness, use our H&H 24K Gold Eye Patches to plump, lift, firm and brighten the appearance of your skin while delivering hydration to the under eyes.

For Your Nose

For dry and scaly skin around the nose, exfoliate and moisturize. Our H&H Brightening Cleanser both exfoliates and cleanses to smooth out skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E and green tea to help reduce redness.

To cover up a red nose, apply a cream makeup base, like our new H&H Brightening CC Cream with a damp H&H Makeup Sponge Brush. This lightweight, oil-free color correcting cream adapts to individual skin tones and helps smooth out pigmented or red skin.

For your Skin

If your skin is red, add a little green tea to your skin care routine. Our H&H Green Tea Cream or Green Tea Serum are great ways to reduce inflammation and redness, as well as caffeine to tighten and firm the skin.

What do you think?

What are your favorite tips for spring allergy symptoms? Let us know in the comments below!

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 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! 

Why Your Skin Is Worse In The Winter

While most of us try our hardest to bundle up and protect ourselves from the cold winter air, we must also remember that the wintertime can have damaging effects on our skin and health. During the winter months, our skin is drained of its moisture, which is vital to our skin’s health. The summer glow we worked so hard to get quickly turns into a dull appearance, while the lack of hydration can also cause dryer skin and more wrinkles.

So, why might your skin be worse in the winter than it was in the summer? And what can you do to help fix these issue?

1. You are using the same cleanser on your skin that you used during the summer

While it is necessary to switch from a regular moisturizer in the summer to one that is ultra-hydrating in the winter, the same goes for your cleanser. Winter is a good time to switch to a gentle cleanser that won’t strip away your skin’s moisture. Finding a cleanser that hydrates while it cleanses is the best option for your daily regimen in the winter season.

Try: H&H Science Antioxidant Cleanser for Dry Skin or Combination Skin

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2. You are taking long, hot showers

While taking a long, hot shower after being out in the frigid air sounds appealing, it is better to keep your showers shorter in the winter. The water does not moisturize your skin. It actually strips your skin of its natural oils. 

3. You are not moisturizing enough

Hydrating your skin often and regularly during the winter months will help fight against aging. It is especially important to apply right when you first come out of the shower or bath. Moisturizer spreads easily on damp skin and it will help replenish the moisture lost during your shower.

Try: H&H Science Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer

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4. You are not applying sunscreen

You have heard numerous times that it is important to wear your sunscreen year-round…but are you? Even when it is a blizzard outside, you still run the risk of sun damage on your skin. UV rays are still present on the coldest and cloudiest days of the year. Finding a sunscreen that protects and moisturizes your skin makes the perfect combination for the dry, winter months. 

Try: H&H Science Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

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5. You are not exfoliating

The only way to get rid of dead cells is to make sure you are providing your skin with a deep cleanse. Dead skin cells can build up on the skin’s surface, providing a dull appearance. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week will help remove dry, dead skin cells, excess oils and residue to reveal healthier and younger looking skin. 

Try: H&H Science Brightening Polish

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Winter Survival Guide: How To Fight Wrinkles

With lower humidity, higher winds and colder temperatures, winter weather is not our friend, especially to our skin. It often leads to dryness and roughness, in addition to making our skin more susceptible to damage. During exposure to extreme temperatures, your skin loses water, ultimately making it dry, flaky and wrinkled. Although winter weather is inevitable, there are ways to help protect your skin from it’s damaging effects and to help keep your skin healthy and radiant. 

1. Apply Sunscreen

Many believe that you only need to UV protection in the summer, when the temperatures are high and your exposure to UVA/UVB rays increases. Although during the winter, the strength of the sun’s UVB rays slightly decrease, the UVA rays remain constant throughout the seasons. Snow can also reflect up to 80% of the sun’s rays, making a broad-spectrum sunscreen just as essential in the winter, as it is in the summer. Applying sunscreen should be the final step in your morning skin care regimen!

2. Moisturize, Hydrate, Repeat

As stated in last week’s blog, Hydration vs. Moisturizing, moisturizers and hydrators both tackle the importance of making sure our skin is getting the proper amount of moisture, in order to prevent environmental damage, signs of aging, and of course, dryness. It is important to use both in order to maintain healthy skin, especially in the dryer air. Choosing a moisturizer or hydrator that addresses our specific skin type and sensitivity level is important, in order to give our skin exactly what it needs. 

3. Check Your Products’ Ingredients

Some skin care products contain harmful ingredients, such as added colors, synthetic fragrances and other irritants that can dry out your skin. It is important to read the label on your products, in order to make sure you are using what is best for your skin, especially during the winter months. 

4. Even More Hydration?

Aside from hydrating your skin with topical products, drinking as much water as you possibly can will also help keep your skin cells hydrated. 

5. Protect From The Inside

Supplements and Vitamins are designed to give your body the key nutrients to nourish your skin from the inside out. H&H Science’s Anti-Aging Vitamins help promote skin radiance and helps to maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance. In addition to providing antioxidant protection, the anti-aging benefits of our Anti-Aging Vitamin vary, and may include: supporting collagen and elastin production, increasing or normalizing skin cell turnover, providing anti-inflammatory benefits, speeding the healing process of blemishes, hydrating and plumping the skin, and protection from harmful UV rays.

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