7 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day for Clear Skin

Clear skin is something that we all strive for. Not only does your skin impact your self-confidence, but it also influences your social habits, psyche and can trigger anxiety. With so many factors working against us—pollution, hormones and other pore-clogging elements, accomplishing the task of clear and blemish-free skin may seem somewhat impossible. Although there are so many harmful skin aggressors surrounding our daily lives, there are, thankfully, a few lifestyle changes that can get your skin back on track. According to dermatologists, here are the top skin care tips to achieve healthy and clear skin.

1. Use an Appropriate Facial Cleanser for your Skin

With so many different cleansers being advertised everywhere we look, it is important that you chose one that is beneficial for your skin type. Whether you have dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin, you must take this into consideration when selecting your everyday facial cleanser. Doing so allows the right balance of ingredients to work its magic and cleanse your skin efficiently and effectively.

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2. Use a Sonic Cleansing System

Along with the appropriate facial cleanser for your skin type, using a sonic cleansing system takes off more makeup, bacteria and dirt from your skin, compared to just using the cleanser alone. It provides a deep clean and exfoliates your skin’s surface, leaving your face smoother and softer, ultimately influencing a clearer complexion.

Try: Sonic Cleansing Facial Device

3. Apply Retinoids Before Bed

Retinoids provide a plethora of benefits for your skin, including evening out discoloration and brightening skin tone, reducing wrinkles, preventing fine lines and unclogging pores in order to make them look smaller and reduce acne. Applying a retinoid, which best for those who do not have ultra-sensitive skin,  as part of your nighttime skin care routine can help reduce fine lines, unclog pores and even out your skin tone,  in order to create clearer and healthier-looking skin.

Try: Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum

4. Get a Good Night Sleep

Although we all love sleeping, it isn’t as easy to get the amount sleep as we need in a given night. When you are sleeping, your skin restores itself. Therefore, lack of sleep can lead to a more tired-looking complexion, puffy under-eye bags, dark circles and even breakouts. Creating a nighttime routine that is conducive to relaxing and getting your body ready for a good night sleep can significantly help not only the ease of falling asleep, but also staying asleep through the night.

5. Always Use Sunscreen

While using sunscreen every day and applying it generously is important, many sunscreens are oil-based, which can clog your pores and create new blemishes. Finding a sunscreen that works with your skin type and protects you from not only the sun, but from blemishes as well, is actually easier than you think. Make sure to also choose an SPF that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays.

Try: H&H Science Sheer Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 50+

6. Avoiding Picking, Popping and Poking

We know—it’s hard to resist the urge to pop your pimples. Although this probably isn’t your first time hearing this, a little reminder will hopefully do the trick. Don’t pick, poke or pop your pimples. If you have a blemish that you are desperate to pop, try using a spot treatment or cream instead. Popping will only do harm, while spot treatments are designed to clear existing blemishes and prevent future blemishes from forming.

Try: H&H Science Spot Treatment Gel

7. Use a Toner

If your morning and evening skin care routines don’t already include using a toner, today is the day to start. Choosing a toner with glycolic acid or salicylic acid unclog your pores for clearer skin. Toners can also balance your skin’s natural pH levels, while soothing your complexion and minimizing breakouts.

Try: Salicylic Treatment Pads

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

H&H Science New Favorites

Typically when i’m shopping for new H&H Science products, I tend to buy the same things. Last month I decided to give some new products a try and I’m very glad I did! Here are my three new H&H Science favorites!

Deep Detox Hair Treatment:

The Deep Detox Hair Treatment has always been a product I’ve wanted to try, but never got around to. This treatment is definitely one of my favorite purchases because of how well it works. It has never failed to leave my hair feeling soft and protected. Plus, it only takes one to two minutes to do it’s job, making it much easier to use in the morning, at night, or any time of the day.

Detox My Hair Shampoo:

My next newest purchase is the Detox My Hair Shampoo. My previous experience with H&H Science shampoos and conditioners were great, so I decided to change up my hair care routine with new products. With this shampoo, my hair feels cleaner and more protected with every use. I would definitely recommend this shampoo to people who feel their hair is damaged or in need of an extra clean.

Moisturizing Argan Oil Conditioner:

At first I was hesitant when buying a new conditioner because I wasn’t sure if it would work for my hair, but I’m glad I decided to give it a try. This conditioner always leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth. I can’t wait to use it over the summer to make sure the sun or pool water isn’t damaging my hair!

What do you Think?

Are you thinking of trying out some new products? Let me know what they are and if they worked for you in the comments below!

-Dylan :))

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

How to Make Your Makeup Last (For Oily Skin Types)

When you have oily skin, applying makeup can be a real challenge, as you constantly have to deal with midday shine and trying to find the right makeup formula and combinations that actually stay put. It’s so important to choose the right products that work with your specific skin type’s needs. If not, you’ll forever be struggling with that unflattering oily shine or your foundation’s formula separation, which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

When trying to find the right makeup that will work well with your oily skin, I always recommend to any client I see, that having the proper skin care regimen is the first step in keeping your skin clean, healthy and well-moisturized. When you properly take care of your skin and before applying your makeup, making sure that your skin is prepped, your eye shadow and foundation will last longer, and help control that unwanted shine.

Skip the Foundation for Midday Touchups

Common mistakes people with oily skin make when applying makeup to fix that midday shine is applying makeup directly back onto the oily makeup-layered skin. The constant layering of makeup on top of your now oily skin just leads to an unnatural, cakey appearance. Instead, try an oil-absorbing, translucent powder like our H&H Ultimatte Finishing Powder to soak up any excess oil. By using a product like this that is specifically designed for oil absorption, your foundation and color will not be disturbed during the touchup process.

Exfoliate at Least 3 Times a Week

Like I said earlier, using the correct skin care products for your skin type prior to your makeup application is crucial! People with oily skin should always go for a lightweight and oil-controlling formula and look for ingredients that will purify and mattify without irritating the skin. Look for ingredients such as salicylic acid and clays (such as Kaolin Sulfur). Our H&H Pore Minimizing Masque is a fabulous green clay mask that is enhanced with mint and minerals to help clean out your pores while absorbing excess oil.

Another tip: by exfoliating at least 3-5 ties a week with an acid, you will help enhance your makeup’s longevity and appearance. The removal of those dull surface skin cells (which makeup products tend to attach to), your skin will be more smooth and clean – the ideal canvas for makeup application.

Don’t Forget to Hydrate!!

So many of my clients come in and tell me that they completely avoid any type of facial moisturizer, because they don’t want to add any product to their face that will add to the oiliness (which is a HUGE mistake!). By conditioning and hydrating your skin, it allows for a smoother and more even makeup application. No matter if you have oily or dry skin, all skin types need daily hydration. For oily skin types, I always recommend a lightweight option like the H&H Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer or the H&H Skin Quench Hydrating Serum to help balance the skin’s natural moisture content without weighing it down.

A key ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid, which is a humectant that binds water to skin and helps prevent water loss.

Foundation Primer is a Must…

Priming your face before applying makeup is so important for oily skin types when impacting the look and wear of your makeup. Our H&H Pore Perfecting Face Primer is always a go-to as it is an oil-free primer that helps smooth your skin’s texture while also containing Dermat Complex for shine control and Salicylic Acid to eliminate pore blockage.

…So Is an Eyeshadow Primer

Having a quality Eyeshadow primer is so important, especially for anyone who experience the ‘eyeshadow-melting-and-slipping-off-your-face’ look. Prep your oily lids with the H&H Botanical Shadow Primer and create a perfect canvas for creaseproof, long-lasting eyeshadow application.

Choose a Satin or Matte Finish When It Comes to Foundation

Having a liquid, BB or powder-based foundation that provides a satin or matte finish works well with oily skin types. Our H&H Pressed Powder Foundations deliver the right amount of coverage while still allowing your kin to breathe. It also provides buildable, sheer-to-full coverage with a semi-matte finish.

Don’t Forget to Set Your Makeup

As mentioned above in my first tip, setting and touching up midday makeup is an important makeup application step for all skin types – especially oily skin. Finishing and setting powders help set your makeup after you’ve applied your primer, foundation, and concealer. H&H Ultimatte Finishing Powder helps combat and eliminate shine while the translucent powder helps to absorb excess oil and set your makeup for all-day wear.

What do you Think?

What products do your recommend for oily skin? Let me know in the comments below!
XOXO Heather