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.

Try: H&H Science Facial CleansersBlogCleanser.jpg

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

How I Achieved Clean, Healthy Hair

Detox Hair Kit

Some of my favorite H&H Science products all come in on kit! The H&H Detox My Hair Kit is great for all hair types and leaves my hair feeling light and bouncy. The shampoo, conditioner, and deep detox treatment work together to make my hair feel as clean as ever. My hair has never looked better than when I use these products!

Detox My Hair Shampoo

This shampoo is one of the best! It cleans my hair and makes is so soft. After some of the products I use my hair can feel heavy and look dull, but after I use this shampoo it gets rid of all the residue. After the first time you use it, you will notice a huge difference in how your hair feels!

Detox My Hair Conditioner

I love to follow my detox shampoo with the conditioner. This conditioner strengthens your hair and makes it so easy to handle. My hair is curly so conditioner is important to keep my it from tangling up. It also doesn’t weigh my hair down so it still has volume while getting the job done.

Deep Detox Treatment

When I need extra help with my hair, I finish it off with the detox treatment. Sometimes my hair gets dry and the treatment fixes that right away. The treatment strengthens my hair and defines my curls, making them look their best. I love how soft my hair feels after using all three products!

 

What do you think? What are your tips for maintaining lean & healthy hair? Let me know in the comments below!

-Hanna 🙂

Brand Ambassador Gabby’s May Favorites

I love all my H&H Science products, but one that I’ve been using the most is my H&H Nude Kit and my H&H Contour Brush.

My makeup from H&H Science is my go to in the mornings before school or for a special event. The kit has one contour shade, one highlight shade and two blushes. The brown color is good for contouring and bronzing and the lightest shade is good for highlighting and making your contour look sharp and not sloppy.

Every morning I contour my cheek bones, nose and forehead. The powers in the kit are so pigmented that I only need a little bit for my desired look. I also love how lightweight they are. A little definitely goes a long way with all these powders.

I also recently purchased a H&H Science Contour Brush that I’ve also been using daily along with the Nude Kit. I love ALL of my H&H brushes because they last a long time and after you clean them they still look brand new!

Every morning I now use my Contour Brush and give myself a more natural look, but still giving my face definition. I’m definitely impressed with these products. I recommend these to anyone who loves makeup!

 

What do you think? What are your favorite contour tips or products? Let me know in the comments below!

My 3 Favorite Face Products for Spring

As the weather changes, so does the makeup and other face products I use. Since it’s getting warmer I like to use products that are lighter on my skin. They are my go to for this time of year!

Ultra Lite Oil Free Moisturizer

I have been loving this moisturizer since I started using it! It is great for any time of year, but I especially love it now. As it starts getting warmer, my skin starts to get oilier and this moisturizer is the fix. It gets the job done without being too heavy on my skin. Don’t forget even when your skin is oily you still need to moisturize!

Mineral Sheer Tint

I have only been using this for about a month, but the second I put it on my skin I fell in love. It gives me just the right about of coverage, but still feels like I’m not wearing anything! It’s so easy to apply but my favorite way is to use my flawless face blender. This product is great if you don’t feel like wearing a lot of makeup everyday.

Nude Kit

Perfect for any look, I have been using my kit extra lately. Whether you want a subtle glow or perfectly defined cheek bones, the H&H Nude Kit can do it all. I have been using the bronze shade around the perimeter of my face to give a little color. Fake a summer tan in the spring!

 

What are some of your spring essentials?