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!

5 Makeup Trends You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer!

Weekends packed with weddings, late night drinks, last-minute getaways to the beach or an afternoon spent in the park – it’s no wonder that summer is our most beloved time of the year. As you rotate those jeans out for your swimsuit, take a moment to revamp your makeup drawer too!

So, what’ going to be getting you all those fabulous Instagram likes this summer? We are expecting shimmery hues and coral lips this season. Here are our suggestions below on how to rock the look this summer – no matter if you’re going to the office or out grabbing drinks with friends.

1) Summer Sheen

Master that highlighted cheekbone look with some “summer sheen.” While it definitely includes some shimmer some shimmer, a full-face glow is what you’re going for. To achieve that ‘summer sheen,’ try the H&H Luminizer Stick for a strobing effect on the cheekbones and down the center of the nose. Our H&H Baked Fusions are a fusion of colors that act as a blush and/or bronzer that provide a luminescent glow while adjusting to each individual’s skin tone.

2) Pops of Coral

Instead of flaunting a heap of lip colors in shades of pink, purple and red, this summer season will be all about simplicity and cutting back on your collection, with a bright and easy coral. Try our NEW H&H Plumping Glosses that are a ultra-hydrating gloss that plumps with sheer color and high shine, to instantly create the appearance of fuller, softer and more youthful-looking lips.

3) Pigmented Cheeks

Ever looked at pictures of your mom’s old high school photos and were mortified at her heavy blush habit? Well we officially give you permission to go big again with your blush this summer. Our H&H Powder Blushes – available in 4 colors, provide a silky-smooth finish that glide on and blend naturally, to create a healthy, radiant glow. (Did we also mention that they are all gluten free, alcohol free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic non comedogenic oil free, paraben free and cruelty free?

4) Sun-Kissed Palette

We recommend blending different shades of hues for your lid colors (matte & shimmers). Summer is a fun season to experiment with different colors and pigments, so why not try our NEW H&H Duo and Quad Eyeshadow Palettes. Create your own look with our new magnetic eyeshadow pans and mix & match from 24 colors! Each mineral pigment blends easily and provides a long-lasting effect.

5) Dewy Skin

Between the sweat, salt and sun your skin is going to feel a bit dirtier than usual during the summer. So, try a simpler foundation such as our H&H Brightening CC Cream that is lightweight, oil free, color correcting and includes SPF 20.

Also, to help remove excess oil and refine pores, try our favorite H&H Vitamin Enriched Hydrating Mist for a quick mist over your face. It also provides a rich blend of antioxidants to brighten dull, tired skin and refine your complexion.

What do you think?

What do you think of this year’s summer trends? Let us know in the comments below?

Beauty Fixes for Spring Allergy Symptoms

Don’t miss our on this springs fun fashion and beauty trends due to allergies. The Last thing you want to have to deal with is a red nose and puffy eyes. Follow our simple makeup tips and tricks to mask those pesky spring allergy symptoms!

For Your Eyes

To conceal dark circles apply a cream concealer like our H&H Photo Touch Concealer with the H&H Double-sided Concealer Brush and blend it in with the H&H Makeup Sponge Brush.

To make your eyes look more wide awake, curl your lashes and give them a few swipes of our H&H XLXL Mascara.

For puffiness, use our H&H 24K Gold Eye Patches to plump, lift, firm and brighten the appearance of your skin while delivering hydration to the under eyes.

For Your Nose

For dry and scaly skin around the nose, exfoliate and moisturize. Our H&H Brightening Cleanser both exfoliates and cleanses to smooth out skin. It’s also packed with antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E and green tea to help reduce redness.

To cover up a red nose, apply a cream makeup base, like our new H&H Brightening CC Cream with a damp H&H Makeup Sponge Brush. This lightweight, oil-free color correcting cream adapts to individual skin tones and helps smooth out pigmented or red skin.

For your Skin

If your skin is red, add a little green tea to your skin care routine. Our H&H Green Tea Cream or Green Tea Serum are great ways to reduce inflammation and redness, as well as caffeine to tighten and firm the skin.

What do you think?

What are your favorite tips for spring allergy symptoms? Let us know in the comments below!

Post Spring Break Tips

The months prior to spring break are usually spent dieting and the gym to prepare for your time at the beach. Once break begins, it’s easy to lose track of your health. Now that spring break season is over, it’s time to get back in the swing of things! Getting back to living healthier and practicing good health habits are the best way to stay on track! So, if you’re looking to get back in the swing of things, here are some quick and easy tips!

Exercise

Exercise is a great way to kick start your body into burning energy, having clear skin and detox toxins from the inside out. Start by simply taking a walk around the block every day after you get home, or doing a 10-minute free workout video from YouTube. Like the saying goes, no one ever regrets his or her workout after.

Hydrate

After traveling and flying, your body can become dehydrated and your skin can become dry. By simply staying hydrated through out the day (not just at mealtime) you’ll increase your body metabolism and help maintain healthy skin. Try a fun travel mug or glass water bottle to remind yourself to replenish every couple of hours.

Fuel

It’s important to get back on a healthy food regimen after a week of eating out, eating junk food on your road trip and drinks in the evenings. Try eliminating processed foods and lowering the amount of sugar and friends foods you eat will leave your feeling more energized, complimenting your new exercise routine. By simply being more aware of the things you are eating and limiting your intake of unhealthy foods will help immensely. Also, make sure to either continue or begin taking vitamins. Our H&H Clear Skin Vitamins are great at keeping your skin clear from the inside out, along with our H&H Probiotic Vitamins are optimal for your digestive health.

Rest

Get some rest! Many of us miss hours of valuable sleeping time during spring break. A lack of sleep can result in a slower metabolism and unwanted weight gain. To function fully during the day, opt forgetting 6-8 hours of sleep every night. By maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, you’ll feel more energized, have a stronger immune system, focus more, and be able to stay in shape when you have more energy.

Clean

As we all just want our suitcases to magically disappear once returning from vacation, its important to take the time to properly unpack everything, wash all your clothes and clean all your toiletries and makeup. Don’t forget to clean all your makeup brushes and sponged too! Try our best-selling H&H Heart Shaped Brush Cleaner for this task.

What do you think?

What are some of your post spring break tips? Let us know in the comments below!

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.