QUIZ: What Type of Sunscreen Should You Use?

At H&H Science, Co-Founder and Dermatologist Dr. Helen Torok considers wearing sunscreen every day to be her number one skin care rule. Whether you’re at the office or at the beach, your skin is exposed to harmful UVA/UVB rays that can cause sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. Protect your skin this summer and choose a sunscreen that works with both your skin care routine and skin type.

Start your search with the quiz below:

Question #1:

Oily Skin Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30

Our lightly textured Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30 is a broad spectrum, provides SPF protection without feeling heavy or greasy and free of oil, fragrance and lanolin which can irritate skin.

Dry Skin – Sheer Antioxidant SPF 50+

A sheer and lightweight physical sunscreen that provides long lasting UVA/UVB protection. Broad spectrum UVA & UVB SPF 50+ coverage Latest Suspension System delivers ultra-sheer, weightless 13.75% Micronized Zinc Oxide Antioxidant enriched with green tea polyphenols, resveratrol, vitamin A,C,E,, emblica and CoQ10, to provide exceptional broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and quench free radicals Great for all skin types, especially sensitive and acne prone

Combination – Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50+

A sheer and lightweight physical sunscreen that provides long lasting UVA/UVB protection. Cosmetically elegant, sheer, ultra-light broad spectrum sunscreen. Advanced Singlet Photo-Stabilization Technology provides the highest level of broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against free radicals. Fast absorbing, ultra sheer, weightless organic UV absorbers.

Normal – 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.

Question #2:

Work with My Makeup – Tinted Brightening BB Cream SPF 50+

Featuring Universal Pigment Technology, one shade blends with all skin tones to provide a sheer, healthy touch of color, conceal imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size. Perfect for all skin types particularly post-procedure, melasma and those with sensitive skin. Can be worn alone or as a makeup primer

Water Resistant – Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen

H&H Silc Sheer SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and is water resistant (40 minutes). This sunscreen blocks most UVA and UVB radiation from reaching the skin, minimizes the effect of UV damage, and provides up to 50 times your skin’s natural protection from sunburn.

Works with Acne-prone Skin – Ultra Lite Oil Free Sunscreen

Sheer, oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Ideal for all skin types, including acne-prone skin.

Protect My Lips – Lip Injection MD

This multi-functional lip treatment protects lips while helping to restore hydration and youthful volume withBroad Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30.

 

What do you think?

What is your favorite H&H SPF product(s)? Let us know in the comments below!

The 10 Skin Care Products You Can’t Travel Without This Summer

Dry heat, humidity, sweat, salt, sand and chlorine – this list of harmful elements summer brings to your skin goes on and on.

For this summer’s vacation, be sure to add these travel-approved products to your toiletry kit; your skin will thank you!

Summer Skin Care Essentials: Makeup

Look for lightweight and no-fuss makeup for your summer travel makeup. We have been loving our new H&H Eyeshadow Quad and Duo Palettes. Create your own look with these magnetic eyeshadow pans while you mix & match from 24 colors!

Our H&H Mineral Sheer Tints are lightweight, mineral-enriched and tinted with SPF 20 to even out skin tone while it moisturizes and protects!

The H&H Travel Brush is a MUST whenever traveling as it contains all seven brushes you’ll need in order to create any makeup look! 7-Piece Set includes: Powder Dome Brush, Blush Brush, Shadow Brush, Crease Brush, Angle Liner Brush, Lip Brush, Spoolie Brush, and Black Carrying Case.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one, The Nude Kit is the way to go. This exclusive palette it a chic, portable go-to for sculpting your cheekbones, perfecting your nose, and enhancing your eyes with each stroke of alluring color and rich pigments. Achieve a whole new look with these 9 neutral eyeshadows, 1 highlight, 1 contour and 2 blush colors. ​These warm, flattering eye and cheek shades features nine never-before-seen shadows, two blushes, and a highlighter/contour duo that’s perfect for creating camera-ready looks while on vacation.

With your body being exposed to numerous elements while on vacation, it’s important to gently exfoliate and moisturize your lips with our all-natural H&H Sugar Lip Scrub.

Summer Skin Care Essentials: Skincare

If you’ll be traveling on an airplane this summer, your H&H 24K Gold Eye Recovery Patches the ultimate in luxury! These anti-aging contour gel patches are infused with Nano Gold and Algae to help lift and firm the delicate eye area. Gold helps firm, lift, brighten the appearance of fine lines, while providing an opulent glow. These lavish and pampering eye patches help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, giving the under-eye area a look of improved firmness. Hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen deliver intense hydration.

To clear up and prevent any acne on your travels, our H&H Clear Skin Peel Kit is your acne treatment, toner and moisturizer all in three easy steps. This antioxidant-rich peel kit gently removes dead skin, brightens dull skin, and removes oil in two easy steps. Dermatologist-tested for all ages and all skin types to clear acne, brown spots and fine lines. Contains Witch Hazel, Co-Q10, vitamins A, C and E, and 10% glycolic acid for toning and astringent benefits.

No summer vacation would be complete without a sunscreen. Our best-selling H&H Tinted Brightening BB Cream provides superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection of 50+ with a skin perfecting tint that reduces the signs of aging and evens skin tone. Featuring Universal Pigment Technology, one shade blends with all skin tones to provide a sheer, healthy touch of color, conceal imperfections and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pore size. Perfect for all skin types particularly post-procedure, melasma and those with sensitive skin. Can be worn alone or as a makeup primer.

Lastly, don’t forget that it’s important to keep your skin healthy not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. Our H&H Daily Defense Vitamins help to preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Try pairing it with our H&H Clear Skin Vitamins, which help promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.

What do you think?

What are some of your favorite travel skin care products? Let us know in the comments below!

The Ultimate Skin Care Routine for Teens

Finding the right teen skin care regimen can be overwhelming. Whether you are at the grocery store, mall or surfing online, you are bombarded with acne products that claim to clear up your skin! So, where do you start? Knowing your skin type and using a daily skin care regimen that includes your essential steps is the first important step to maintaining clear skin. 

​In addition to this, you also need to be using products that are effective and contain the right strength of active ingredients. Our H&H Science Teen Line contains a complete line of solution oriented treatments exclusively for teens that are medical grade. They are stronger and more effective than anything you can find over-the-counter or online. Finding the right Acne Kit for you starts with knowing your skin type and level of sensitivity. From there, you will be able to find the perfect skin care regimen for you! 

Step 1 – What is Your Skin Type?

Before you can care for your skin and keep it healthy, you must know your type- your skin type, that is! 
How-To-Identify-Your-Skin-Type.jpgDry Skin – Dry Skin is usually dull, rough and scaly and it can be itchy. Normal Skin – Normal Skin is usually smooth and even in texture with no visible blemishes, red spots or flaky patchesCombination Skin – Combination Skin typically has an oily T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and dry skin elsewhere. Pores are usually larger and blackheads and whiteheads are common.

Oily Skin – Oily Skin types usually have a shiny complexion that is acne-prone. Pores are larger and open and blackheads and whiteheads are common.

Step 2 – What is Your Level of Sensitivity?

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Step 3 – Find the Perfect Acne Kit for You! 

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What is Next? 

After finding the kit that is right for your skin type and level of sensitivity, it is important to know exactly what your daily skin care regimen should include, in order to fight acne or maintain clear skin. Cleansing daily is essential to removing dirt, oil and dead skin. After cleansing, a treatment, such as gentle exfoliants and acne treatments, should be used to treat pimples and all oily areas of the face. Following cleansing and treating your skin, hydration is next in line! Using an ultra-lightweight moisturizer will help maintain a healthy pH. As the last step in your regimen, it is important to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays with a  lightweight, oil free sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher.

 

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