Fall Into Beautiful Skin

As days begin to shorten and the heat turns into crisp fall air, your skin’s hydration level may vary. In the summer, the humidity tends to increase your skin’s moisture level. As the air and wind get colder, this causes drier skin. While many are excited to bring out their fall wardrobe, including myself, it is important to also detox your skin and repair summer damage before the weather begins to change.

Summer Damage

While summertime is full of fun activities and nice weather, it also leads to a lot of harmful effects on the skin. Throughout the summer months, aside from the risks of sun damage, dehydration also comes along with the hot weather. With the hot temperatures, an increase in sweat and oil production can cause acne breakouts due to clogged pores. With prolonged sun exposure, skin discoloration, wrinkle formation and the risk of skin cancer are also side effects of exposure and damage form the sun’s rays. Not only does the weather have damaging effects on the skin, but time spent in the swimming pool and chlorine also leads to dehydration of the skin.

How To Prep For Fall

Giving your skin some love and attention before the season changes is crucial.

By increasing your intake of antioxidants, such as adding H&H Science C-Bright Serum to your skin care regimen, you are helping to prevent breakouts and dry skin as the weather gets cooler.  Switching to gentler and more hydrating skin care products is also important, as your skin needs an increase in moisture throughout the cooler months. This will also make your skin less likely to itch, crack or look red throughout the season. Lastly, facial peels help to exfoliate the dull outer layer of the skin, which can also decrease discoloration that has come along during the summer. It is pivotal to reverse superficial damage from the summer sun on the surface. Using our Youthful Skin Peel Kit can help deliver noticeable anti-aging and skin smoothing benefits, and improves the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and texture, from the comfort of your home.

Vitamin C Shopping Spree

Vitamin C is one of the most important micronutrients, as it benefits your immune system, reduces your risk of heart disease and prevents wrinkled and saggy skin! It is recommended that you consume at least 65 to 90 mg of Vitamin C per day. It is found in numerous tasty foods, making it that much easier to eat something good for not only your body, but your skin as well.

In order to keep it short and sweet, the following are just a few of the foods that are high in Vitamin C, and can also be added into recipes to make delicious and healthy meals:

Kale: Just one cup of kale contains 134% of the Vitamin C you need daily. This dark, leafy green is perfect to add to your salads.

Berries: Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries are all packed with Vitamin C, with strawberries containing the most. There is 17% of the daily Vitamin C you need in just one strawberry, therefore you only need six to get enough for the day!

Kiwis: Kiwis contain 64 mg of Vitamin C per fruit, meaning just one kiwi will get you the daily recommended amount of the important micronutrient.

Bell Peppers: Colored bell peppers contain 183 mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams of peppers. This is more the 3 times the amount that is recommended per day.

Citrus Fruits: Grapefruits and oranges contain the same amount of Vitamin C, while lemons and clementines deliver a lower amount (roughly 60-75% of the recommended value).

Broccoli: Broccoli is packed with antioxidants AND Vitamin C. One cup of chopped and steamed broccoli contains 135% of your recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.

Try these recipes for a meal packed with Vitamin C!

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

  • 1.5 cups coconut water
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice

The Vitamin C Salad

  • 1/4 head of lettuce (either iceberg or Romaine)
  • 1 cup of fresh kale
  • 1/4 cup fresh strawberries (diced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • Small handful of pepitas
  • Feel free to add clementine slices and Raspberry or Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing.

Mango Salsa

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 3 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Of course we all know that taking care of our skin with a daily regimen that includes protecting, repairing, treating, brightening, exfoliating and stimulating our skin is an important way to produce and maintain a beautifully radiant appearance. It is no secret that following this regimen and using skin products that work with your skin type is important, but did you know you could be doing more to help your skin? Vitamins work from within to help boost your appearance on the outside. Not only do they help with certain skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and sun damage, but some also can also help the effects of other health concerns such as diarrhea, digestion and yeast infections. 

H&H Science offers five different vitamins and supplements, all of which are vegetarian capsules, meaning they are more readily absorbed than a tablet. Our vitamins are also GMP certified and therefore, meet the highest quality manufacturing standards. The right combination of vitamins and minerals in our supplements help in protecting against a plethora of skin and health conditions. In order to find which vitamins are best for your skin concerns, follow our helpful vitamin guide. 

Vitamin Guide

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Anti-Aging: Our revolutionary Anti-Aging Formula is a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to promote skin radiance and helps maintain a more youthful and healthy appearance.*

In addition to providing antioxidant protection, anti-aging benefits vary and may include*:

  • Supporting collagen and elastin production
  • Increasing or normalizing skin cell turnover
  • Provide anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Speed the healing process of blemishes
  • Hydrating and Plumping the Skin
  • Protection from harmful UV Rays​ 

Biotin.pngBiotin: H&H Skin Science Biotin 5,000 mcg (5.0 mg) tablets support healthy hair, skin and nails. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and body function. Biotin functions as a key regulatory element in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and in the metabolism of some amino acids. Alongside it’s role in energy production, Biotin enhances the synthesis of certain proteins. In addition, Biotin promotes healthy immune system function and plays a critical role in skin health.*

 

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Clear Skin: Having clear skin begins beneath the surface where topical products can’t penetrate. That’s why the H&H Science Clear Skin Vitamin provides the nutrients needed to support the production of strong, healthy skin at the internal cellular level. They are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy, radiant skin.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with vitamins and minerals to work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin and protect against a wide variety of skin issues.  This unique supplement provides powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage, and helps fight signs of premature aging and by combatting the visible signs of aging from the inside by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supporting increased collagen production and elasticity.*  

DailyDefense.pngDaily Defense: H&H Science’s Daily Defense Vitamin harnesses the natural and powerful antioxidants in Polypodium Leucotomos extract to help preserve your skin’s ability to protect against sun-related effects and aging. Both UVA and UVB rays from the sun can damage your skin, resulting in older-looking and less resilient skin. This damage can cause wrinkles, thickening, dark spots, enlarged or broken blood vessels and more.
Taken orally once per day, natural Daily Defense Vitamin can help you maintain more youthful looking skin. Daily Defense is not a sunscreen and should be used in addition to topical sun protection. 

 

ProbioticVitamin.pngProbiotic: The H&H Science Probiotic Vitamins are a natural dietary supplement that can be taken orally to achieve healthy skin and optimal digestive health.  This 100% nutritional supplement has been scientifically formulated with over 3.7 Billion CFU’s as well as all of the necessary strains of good bacteria. It works from the inside out to normalize your digestive tract and strengthen your immune system. *

This unique supplement provides the following benefits*:

  • Improves Acne
  • Provides Wrinkle Prevention and Anti-Aging
  • Strengthens the Skin Barrier
  • Moisturizes and Protects Against Sun Damage
  • Improves Inflammatory Skin Conditions that include Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis
  • Helps Alleviate Allergies, Diarrhea, and Infections
  • Prevents Against Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colitis and Crohns Disease
  • Maintains Digestive Health and Strengthens Immune System

 

Since you made it to the end of this blog, I will let you in on a little secret. All FIVE of our vitamins are on sale beginning tomorrow, August 8th, until Thursday, August 10th. 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

5 Tips for Smooth Skin

Over time, many factors are to blame for the loss of your skin’s smoothness, such as stress, rays from the sun, pollution, dehydration, or even just aging. Not only can these factors affect the smoothness of your skin, but it also makes it more susceptible to wrinkles, age spots, bruises, rough or dry patches, blemishes and a loss of elasticity. Although it is an impossible task for us to regain the baby-soft skin from our childhood, there are still ways to get smoother and healthier skin as an adult.

1.  Start from within

Antioxidants are crucial to combat loss of collagen, premature aging and other health concerns. Adding berries and subtracting sugary treats will aid in improving the visible signs of aging, and help to reveal a more youthful appearance. Omega-3 fatty acids are also essential for smooth and radiant skin.

2. Practice a healthy lifestyle

Regular physical activity helps regulate the hormones that are significant in your skin, prevents free-radical damage, while also reducing inflammation. Other than exercise, it is important to get seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. This rejuvenates not only your body, but your skin as well.

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3. Stick to a cleansing routine

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize. Remove makeup with a gentle cleanser, followed by a toner to remove any dirt, oil, cleanser or makeup left behind, and then moisturize. You only need to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and increase collagen production. It is important to also note that over-washing can cause excess oil production, which can lead to breakouts.

4. Hydrate your skin

Using creams and serums with antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E help nourish your skin, leaving it healthier looking and smooth.

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5. Take your vitamins

While the vitamins in your skincare products are important, it is also essential that you are putting vitamins and minerals into your body as well. Vitamins A, C, D and E work from the inside to clear and nourish the skin, while protecting it from a wide variety of skin issues. H&H Science’s Anti-Aging Formula is formulated to help maintain a youthful and healthier appearance, as well as providing other anti-aging benefits.

 

Antioxidants Reign Supreme

Five Super Anti-Aging Antioxidants Your Skin Needs Now

When it comes to anti-aging ingredients, the research is clear: Antioxidants reign supreme. Their benefits are numerous and clinical research has demonstrated that they combat free radical scavengers that are responsible for premature aging and they also enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens to prevent sun damage. Daily application of topical antioxidants in the morning used in conjunction with a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher will provide optimal protection against UV rays. Applying a variety of antioxidants topically in the evening will promote cellular repair and healing.

The challenge is finding the right blend of antioxidants that provide results. There are hundreds of trendy antioxidants claiming that they are the next best anti-aging solution. So, what really matters most and how do find the right ones? One of the most important things to remember is that your skin gets the most benefit when several antioxidants are applied together. Remember the food pyramid growing up? We learned at a very young age that we need to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables instead of just one to provide our body with the nutrients it needs to be healthy. In other words, take a cocktail approach, and give skin its very own happy hour with an array of potent, stable, and well-researched antioxidants!

It is also very important to select a blend of antioxidants that are going to be effective. In order to get the most benefit from the antioxidants you apply on your skin, opt for medical grade products that have been clinically tested and proven to be effective. Medical grade products contain higher potencies of the active antioxidants and contain delivery systems in them to ensure that those higher potencies get delivered below the surface of the skin which is where they need to go in order to produce any type of anti-aging result.

All of our H&H Science skin care products are medical grade and contain superior delivery systems to ensure that those higher potencies of active ingredients are delivered below the surface of the skin. They are manufactured in the USA in an FDA approved facility and all of the products are clinically researched and proven to deliver results. They also all contain a blend of antioxidants and almost every product contains a liposomal blend of Vitamin A, C, E and Green Tea and Co-Enzyme Q-10.

Clinical research makes it clear that there are dozens of effective antioxidants, but it also reveals a short list of medical grade antioxidants that are proven superior in addressing anti-aging concerns. These are the ones that make the list:

Vitamin A (Retinol)

If there’s one essential product that most skin care professionals seem to recommend, it’s the highly effective retinoid compound, Retinol (Vitamin A). As the only product approved by the FDA to treat photo-aged skin, retinol can provide incredible anti-aging benefits like tightened pores and smoother, more radiant skin. Retinol, otherwise known as Vitamin A, has remained the gold standard in anti-aging.

Retinol is a multi-tasking ingredient, powerful for skin healing and improvement.  It can revitalize skin beautifully while healing it.

Key Benefits of Using Retinol:TotalEyeRepairRetinolPlusSmoothingSerum2x(HH)

  • Reduces Wrinkles
  • Improves Skin Tone and Quality
  • Minimizes Pore size
  • Lightens Age Spots
  • Heals Hyperpigmentation
  • Combats Adult Acne
  • Lightly Exfoliates

Our top skin care products with Vitamin A- Our best-selling H&H Science Retinol Smoothing Serum and our H&H Science Total Eye Repair Cream.

For an extra boost- Use our Youthful Peel Kit with the highest dose of Vitamin A

Vitamin C

With decades of research around its benefits, vitamin C is a long-established skincare superstar that can help you achieve younger, healthier and more radiant skin.

When incorporated into your daily skincare lineup, medical grade skin care products containing stable vitamin C can provide a range of benefits that keep your skin younger-looking, longer!

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  • Reduces the appearance of brown spots and other types of sun damage
  • Boosts healthy collagen production resulting in tighter and firmer skin
  • Reduces inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage
  • Fade post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response
  • Increase the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skins defense against UV exposure
  • Provides the skin with a natural radiance- Hello Skin Glow!

Our top skin care pick containing Vitamin C- H&H Science C-Bright Serum.

Green Tea

Everyone is familiar with the benefits of drinking green tea. However, few are familiar with the benefits of applying green tea topically in the form of a cream or serum. Recent research has demonstrated the skin care benefits of green tea when applied directly onto the skin.

Green tea contains molecules known as green tea polyphenols which have been proven to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and fight certain types of bacteria. This makes green tea cream products effective for acne prone skin, because soothing inflammation is one of the important treatment goals for most acne sufferers. Green tea catechins are anti-bacterial and can decrease hormone activity. This means green tea is an effective way to control and soothe acne. Because the main benefit of green tea for skin problems is its antioxidant properties, you will most likely benefit from it if you suffer from acne, rosacea, psoriasis, or other inflammatory skin issues

Green tea also contains caffeine in concentrations up to four percent, which makes it a helpful ingredient in under eye creams, especially in those that treat puffiness and dark circles. Not only does caffeine calm inflamed blood vessels that create dark circles, it also soothes puffiness and tightens the skin, making it appear younger. Using green tea for skin under the eyes treats both of these problems at the same time. Our H&H Science Total Eye Repair Cream contains green tea and Vitamin A in addition to several other humectants and antioxidants.

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  • Fight Free Radicals
  • Neutralize UV Light
  • Reduces oil
  • Tightens and Tones the Skin
  • Fights Inflammation and is a great anti-inflammatory treatment for rosacea, acne, and psoriasis
  • Tightens and Tones the Skin

Our top skin care picks containing Green Tea- For dry skin our H&H Science Green Tea Cream and for combination skin our H&H Science Green Tea Serum. For the eyes- our best-selling Total Eye Repair Cream.

Co-Enzyme Q-10

Young skin has ample amounts of CoQ10 (skin care energy). This provides the skin with the energy it needs to repair damage and make sure that the skin cells are healthy. Active skin cells get rid of toxins easily and can protect against premature aging from exposure to the sun more easily. As we age and overexpose our skin to the sun, this process naturally slows down. Applying antioxidants topically that include Co-Enzyme Q-10 every morning and evening will boost your skin cell activity and stimulate collagen production.

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  • It energizes and rejuvenates your skin by increasing cell activity.
  • It protects against photo-aging
  • It stimulates collagen production- Hello Firmer, Tighter Skin!
  • It is a potent anti-oxidant that acts against oxidative damage (damage from UV rays, pollution, toxins and stress.)
  • All of our H&H Science skin care treatments and moisturizers contain Co-Enzyme Q-10 along with a blend of other antioxidants.

Try our best selling H&H Science Facial Moisturizer for combination skin. It contains Vitamins A, C, and E as well as green tea and Co-Enzyme Q-10.

Vitamin E

The Benefits of Using Vitamin E

Vitamin E cream has been used as a beauty treatment for many years and has been known to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. The reason why this vitamin has become so widely used in many creams is because of its ability to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate natural cell growth. While vitamin E has been proven to reduce the appearance of scars when it is applied to recently-healed wounds, it also has a number of anti-aging properties. After being absorbed into the skin, this vitamin sinks below the surface, to the deeper layers of the skin and encourages the natural growth of collagen. This gives skin a firmer, plumper look, which can play a significant role in reducing the appearance of many fine lines and wrinkles

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  • Fights and protects against free radical scavengers (UV Rays, pollution, stress and toxins)
  • Boosts collagen for firmer, tighter skin
  • Reduces the appearance of scars on recently healed wounds
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Improves the hair and skin by stimulating natural cell growth

All of our H&H Science skin care treatments and moisturizers contain Co-Enzyme Q-10 along with a blend of other antioxidants.

Try the H&H Science Enriched Super Rich Moisturizer which is our most potent anti-aging moisturizer for dry skin. It is loaded with antioxidants, peptides, humectants, emollients and stem cells- a TRUE SKIN CARE POWERHOUSE!

Antioxidants Perform Even Better Together

Antioxidants reign supreme. When it comes to treating your skin to antioxidants, remember the old adage: “Strength in numbers.” When the top-notch medical grade antioxidants we described above are combined and used together and reinforced with daily use of a broad spectrum sunscreen and other antioxidants and skin-beneficial ingredients, the results are remarkable! Remember to select medical grade products that contain higher potencies of antioxidants and to use those that have been clinically researched and tested.

I love to work one-on-one with my clients. Schedule a complimentary skin care consultation with me and I can customize a skin care regimen for you that includes these five skin care superstars.