Strobing Is The New Contouring: How To Perfect The Look

What is strobing?

Strobing is essentially the application of a shimmery highlighter on the high planes of the face, where light would naturally bounce off. Unlike the concealer-bronzer-contour makeup techniques that look great in photos, but unnatural and heavy in daylight, strobing works beautifully in real life because light is always catching and reflecting off your skin. It is a much easier technique to learn and the highlighter simply amps up the reflective glow. 

How to Strobe:

Strobing should be the final step in your makeup routine. It goes on top of all the other products you are wearing, such as foundation, blush, etc.

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Before you strobe, it’s really important to “mattify” the areas you don’t want emphasized, such as your forehead, chin and the tip of your nose. Otherwise, your whole face will have a greasy appearance. You will want to do this before you apply your foundation, tinted moisturizer or BB/CC cream. You can also use it over foundation in order to further mattify certain areas after makeup application. My favorite oil-absorber is our H&H Science Ultimatte Finish Powder.  

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Watch our video below on how to strobe using our H&H Science Luminizer Stick.

Our NEW H&H Science Luminizer Stick is a creamy, conditioning stick illuminator that highlights cheekbones, diminishes darkness under the eyes and provides the skin with a healthy glow.  It contains Vitamins A, C & E that help to protect cells from free radical damage and aloe to soothe and condition skin.

It is Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free and packed with antioxidants!

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Strobing Tutorial:

Anti-Aging Snacks For The New Year

The new year is a perfect opportunity for those who want a fresh start. You may have tried to make a change in the past, but then decided to postpone it until next week, or maybe even next month. Next thing you know, it is months later and you never accomplished the goal you wanted to achieve so long ago. Now is a great time to sit down and plan out goals and lifestyle changes that you want to make this year, and actually work to accomplish them! 

 A lot of New Years Resolutions include changing one’s diet in order to achieve the body that they have been dreaming of. But, have you thought about changing your diet to foods that help fight your skin’s biological clock? It is important to make healthy choices and choose foods that nourish not only our body, but our skin as well. So, what foods can you eat that benefit both your body and your skin?

1. Berries

It is no surprise that collagen is important in order to maintain a fuller and younger appearance. Berries, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which both aid in collagen formation. Snacking on berries will help produce more collagen, which we produce less-and-less of as we get older.

2. Nuts

Nuts not only keep you feeling fuller, longer, but they can also help with anti-aging. Nuts are a great source of antioxidants, and minerals, which provide numerous benefits for our immune system, body and even skin!

3. Low-Sugar Snacks

Having excess sugar in your diet can make you age faster than you’d like. It can cause chronic inflammation and contribute to wrinkles as well. Instead of going for the chocolate cake, try going for low-sugar snacks, such as carrots, celery or crackers. This will help regulate your sugar levels when you are craving a snack.

4. Oily Fish

Fish is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help your skin stay firm. Fish, such as salmon, white fish and tilapia, are high in Vitamin D, which helps your immune system, cancer prevention and gives you the same benefits of being in the sun (in a way that is much better for your skin). 

5. Greek Yogurt

Keeping your immune system in good shape will help prevent breakouts and skin issues. Yogurt serves the same purpose of a probiotic and regulates the absorption of nutrients from your gut. 

 

What Could Be Causing Acne Breakouts

Acne can be hard to treat. You may have tried multiple acne treatments, yet your skin is still aggravated. While you are taking the right steps with trying to find the acne treatment that will help to clear your acne, there are quite a few things that contribute to acne breakouts that you may not even realize.

1. Skin Care Products That Clog Your Pores

There are certain ingredients in your skin care products that are known for clogging pores and causing breakouts. While it may be difficult to remember and look for the certain ingredients that are “pore cloggers,” looking for products that are “non-comedogenic” will make it a lot easier. “Non-comedogenic” means that it does not clog pores. This will ensure that the products you are using are not making your acne worse.

2. Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Leaving your makeup on overnight will hinder your skin’s renewal and clog your pores. Bacteria will then build up and cause inflammation, which can lead to acne. It is very important to make sure you are washing your face before bed, no matter how tired you may be! Your skin will thank you.

3. Your Pillowcase

Speaking of nighttime, it’s important to think about where your face is laying for the 7-8 hours you sleep at night. Your pillow can accumulate bacteria, dust and dead skin cells. It is important to wash your pillowcase as often as possible!

4. The Sun

While being in the sun increases your risk for developing skin cancer, it can also cause oil glands to become overactive, which can then lead to breakouts. Choosing an oil-free, non-comedogenic sunscreen will help protect your skin without causing a break out. 

5. An Unhealthy Diet

What you eat changes the consistency of the oil on your skin, making it more likely to clog pores. Some food also tips your skin’s natural balance in a way that flares acne. Sticking to a healthy, low-fat, low-sugar diet will lessen flare-ups and make it easier to control with acne treatments.

6. Your Beauty Tools

Everything that comes in contact with your skin should be cleaned often to keep bacteria levels low. This includes any skin care devices, makeup brushes and even your phone screen. If you’re not cleaning your makeup brushes, try out our NEW H&H Science Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner. With this proper cleaning, your brushes are guaranteed to last longer than ever before, while preventing bacteria buildup. 

Step 1: Wet your brush’s bristles under a running faucet with lukewarm water

Step 2: Use a gentle soap and lather on your makeup brush 

Step 3: Gently scrub makeup brush on Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner

Step 4: Rinse the brush by scrubbing on the Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner under running water

Step 5: Squeeze excess water from brush, reshape and lay flat on a clean surface to dry

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

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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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