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!

10 Days of Beauty Resolution Deals!

Hello 2018!

Kick off the new year with our 10 Days of Beauty Resolution Deals! Resolve to have your best skin this year, with H&H Science. Whether you resolve to have healthy hair in 2018, or to start using a makeup line that let’s your skin shine, check out our 10 beauty deals to start of your year off right.

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Day 2: “I resolve to start using a makeup line that let’s my skin shine.”VMAIL-03.png

Day 3: “I resolve to have healthy hair this year.”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-04.png

Day 4: “I resolve to protect my skin this year with SPF 50+.”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-05.png

Day 5: “This year, all eyes are on me! Fine lines and wrinkles are so last year!”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-06.png

Day 6: “I am going to go for the GOLD this year!”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-07.png

Day 7: “I resolve to boost my daily skin care regimen with the newest skin care devices!”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-08.png

Day 8: “I resolve to use a moisturizer that reduces fine lines & wrinkles and hydrates!”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-09.png

Day 9: ” I resolve to take care of myself from the inside out!”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-10.png

Day 10: ” I resolve to firm, tighten and brighten more than just my face!”A01H-ResolutionPromoGold-11.png

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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Hydration vs. Moisturizing

We so often choose skin care and makeup products that moisturize and hydrate our skin, as we know that especially during the colder months, it is important to be sure our skin has enough water. Although the words hydrate and moisturize are often used interchangeably, they do not mean the same thing. While they do both provide our skin with nourishment, knowing the difference between the two will help us make a better decision, depending on our skin’s specific needs. 

What Is The Difference?

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. How they go about achieving this result, however, is the true difference.

Naturally, our skin has a barrier that protects itself from damage and water loss. Those that are prone to having dry skin usually aren’t producing enough cells in order to form this protective barrier. This makes it hard for the skin to lock in moisture. Moisturizers would then help trap natural oils on the surface of your skin, in order to maintain a healthy balance of moisture. 

On the other hand, hydration refers to the amount of water in the skin, not just on the surface. Therefore, hydrators deliver moisture down to the skin’s layers. An easy way to remember is dehydrated skin lacks water, and therefore would require hydration while dry skin lacks oil and needs to be moisturized.

What Do I Need?

Your skin needs both moisturizers and hydrators to maintain it’s health. Hydrating is what makes our skin soft, but if there is no oil on the surface to protect this hydration from evaporating, then it is not doing any good. Dry skin that is hydrated, yet not moisturized, will still flake. Conversely, if you’re applying a moisturizer and providing oil to the surface in order to smooth your skin, it is still lacking in hydration, which ultimately is what makes your skin soft. 

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It is important to choose a hydrator and moisturizer that works with your skin type and level of sensitivity. Hyaluronic acid is a crucial ingredient for hydrating. It is found in our H&H Science Skin Quench Hydrating Serum, as well as many other H&H Science products. As for moisturizers, go for rich creams that are packed with oils, extracts and nutrients in order to retain moisture, such as our H&H Science Facial Moisturizer

For those that have oily or acne prone skin, it is important to look for products that are non-comedogenic, such as our H&H Science Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer, as it will not clog your pores and are less likely to cause breakouts.