What the Cold Weather Does to your Skin

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It’s November, all of the leaves have practically fallen off the trees and the weather is definitely getting colder. But besides having the temperatures go up, the cold weather can affect your skin in many negative ways.

During winter, both the temperature and humidity level drop, which makes skin dryer. Although dry skin can appear anywhere, for most people, lips and hands are two of the most popular areas that are affected. Since skin is already extra sensitive in colder weather, it is even more important to avoid using harsh soaps that may irritate skin and strip away precious natural oils that are needed more than ever.

One solution we have found that works wonders is the 24K Nano Hydra Silk Mask from Orogold Cosmetics. This leave-on mask is specially formulated with unique ingredients, like Gold Flecks, Acai Fruit Extracts, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Methicone and PRG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer. All the ingredients create a one-of-a-kind formula that hydrates skin and will leave you feeling soft and refreshed.

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Tips to Get and Stay Acne-Free

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Acne is one of the most common skincare problems seen by doctors and clinics. Acne typically occurs skin becomes clogged. In a lot of cases, bacteria present in the skin can also make acne appear redder, because it irritates the skin. Acne doesn’t just appear as pimples, it can also look like blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts. Acne usually appears on the face and neck but you can even get it on shoulders, back and arms.

Quick tips:

  1. Picking and squeezing leads to scarring and a lot of irritation. Do wash your face once or twice daily, especially before bed to wash off makeup and dirt.
  2. Make sure to apply sunscreen, as skin is much more sensitive to UV rays when you use acne products.
  3. Use oil-free makeup, especially if you have sensitive skin. If you can, give your skin a break and go make-up free every once in a while.
  4. Wash your pillow case and sheets often, as they absorb oil and dirt and these can transfer onto your skin.
  5. Wash makeup brushes with cleaner specific for those types of products to ensure they get really clean.
  6. When washing your face, don’t scrub too hard as this can irritate skin and make acne worse.
  7. Pay attention to what your skin needs. If you’re very oily, make sure to use products specifically formulated for that. If you have very sensitive skin and it gets red quite easily, make sure to find products that are fragrance-free.
Source: WebMD

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Hair Care: Rules of the Trade

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Hair, hair, hair. We either love what we have or secretly lust after what we don’t. But one question still remains a mystery: how often should you wash my hair?

Shampoo works by trapping oils, so if you do it too often, it may dry out your hair. Hair does produce its own natural oils, however, shampoo traps excess oil and dirt and washes them away. So, for the most part, some dirt and oil is okay to protect hair against breakage.

Those with very fine hair, frequent exercisers and those who live in a very humid place are the only exception to shampooing daily. For hair that produces too much oil, frequent washing is a must. However, those with thicker or curly hair might be able to get away with only washing every few days.

For the average person, every other day, or every two to three days without washing is fine. If hair is visibly oily, or your scalp is itchy, wash more often. A great trick is that hair that is styled, like having a fresh blow dry, can usually go longer between washes. If it’s styled with keratin treatment or you have a blow out, you may not want to wash as often to avoid extra stress on your hair.

As of late, more and more products have hit the market that let you extend the life of your hair between washes. A great product that we swear by is dry shampoo. They come in different formats, including dry and wet, but they are easy to use and actually do what they say. If you’re still worried about the damage of shampooing too often, you can also try just wetting hair and only using conditioner. Another great trick is to try a different style. Hair looking oily? Try putting it up in a ponytail, braiding it or wearing a cute hat.

There is no quick or easy answer to how frequent you should wash your hair, but in general, you should go as long as you are able and feel comfortable with.

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