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SKIN CARE RULES FOR WINTER MONTHS

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The cold and dry temperatures of the winter months, coupled with bitter winds, can really take their toll on your skin. If you want your complexion to remain as healthy as possible during this season, make sure that you are following each of these skin care rules.

 

Make Moisturizing a Priority

The lack of moisture in the air during the winter months means that your skin will quickly dry out, which is why you should be making moisturizing a priority. Not only do you need to moisturize more often, but you also need to be using a moisturizer that is rich, thick and designed for your skin type.

 

Daily Cleansing is a Must

If you are someone that sometimes forgets to cleanse in the evenings, this needs to change in the winter months. While cleansing is important throughout the year, cleansing in the winter helps to prep your skin to receive hydration from the products that you subsequently apply. Without cleansing, your serums and moisturizers will not be able to properly penetrate your skin, leaving it susceptible to winter damage.

 

No Long, Hot Showers

While a long, steamy shower may be exceptionally soothing on a cold winter’s day, hot water will quickly dry out your skin, which is not what you need in the dry winter months. To avoid this, keep showers to no longer than ten minutes, and opt for lukewarm, rather than hot, water. You must also remember to moisturize as soon as you step out of the shower, so that your moisturizer can trap in all of the excess water that has remained on your skin.

 

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

On an overcast, blustery day, it can be easy to forget to apply sunscreen, but this is something that is still needed, as the sun’s UV rays are just as present in the winter as they are in the summer. Recent studies have shown the incredible way in which the sun’s UVB rays are able to travel through windows, causing an extreme dullness to take over the face with age, making a broad-spectrum sunscreen absolutely necessary every single day.

 

Wear a Lip Balm

Unlike the skin on your face, the skin on your lips does not contain any oil glands, which is why it is so quick to dry out and become chapped. To prevent this from happening, make sure that you use a hydrating lip balm, keeping it with you at all times and re-applying it when necessary.

 

Rather than waiting until the spring to deal with the skin issues that the winter months have caused, following these rules will ensure that your skin remains healthy throughout the season. While you may already follow a few of these, it is essential that you pay attention to all of them, as this is what your skin needs in the winter season.

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MOISTURIZING DULL SKIN

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When the skin’s moisture levels are depleted, this usually leads to dull looking skin, which then requires an extra level of care. Rather than just haphazardly slathering on a layer of lotion every day, these tips will help you to ensure that you are moisturizing your skin in the very best way possible.

Exfoliate Before Moisturizing

In order for your moisturizer to be able to properly penetrate into the many layers of your skin, it needs to have a clear path, and this means removing all of the dead skin cells, oils and impurities that build up on the surface of the skin. The best way to do this is by exfoliating, after which your moisturizer, and any other products that you apply, will be so much more effective.

Moisturize Efficiently

On the days that you do not exfoliate, you still need to help your moisturizer to soak into your skin. The best way to prepare your skin cells to receive your moisturizer is by first washing your skin with a damp towel, gently applying lukewarm water before patting off any excess. Make sure that your skin is still slightly damp when applying your moisturizer, as this will prevent any water from evaporating, trapping it into your skin and giving it a much-needed extra layer of moisture.

Face Masks

A face mask is a great way to give your skin a deep boost of moisture, and the added vitamins and antioxidants will help your skin cells in many other ways. When it comes to masks that moisturize the skin, some beneficial ingredients to look out for are antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth.

Dull and tight skin are signs that your skin is dehydrated, meaning that you need to work hard to counter this as soon as possible, before the problem worsens. By ensuring that your skin cells always contain the optimum amount of water, you will be keeping your skin well hydrated, and will not have to deal with dullness or tightness for much longer.

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COSMETIC AND SURGICAL DERMATOLOGY

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Dermatology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the skin, hair and nails, and, just like every other area of medicine, it has a few different subcategories, two of which are cosmetic dermatology and surgical dermatology.

 

What is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology deals with aesthetic skin issues while surgical dermatology deals with skin issues that cannot be treated with medication and require specific surgical techniques. Like cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology can also involve just the superficial layers of skin, but it can also extend to the underlying layers of muscle or fat.

 

What Can Cosmetic Dermatology Treat?

Cosmetic dermatology can be used to treat a variety of common skin flaws, including acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, scars and wrinkles. When it comes to wrinkles, cosmetic dermatologists are able to make use of dermal fillers and injectables, such as Botox, which will relax underlying facial muscles to reduce wrinkles. A cosmetic dermatologist can also treat hair loss issues, as well as perform laser hair removal. While most cosmetic dermatologists limit their practice to procedures that are minimally invasive, there are some that will also offer liposuction and facelifts, as these are also cosmetic procedures.

 

What Can Surgical Dermatology Treat?

Surgical dermatology procedures can include a number of anti-aging treatments, as well as the correction of acne scarring. Surgical dermatologists are also equipped to remove benign growths, such as cysts, fatty tumors, moles and birthmarks. In addition to this, surgical dermatologists also deal with skin cancer, as well as reconstructive plastic surgery, which is often needed after the removal of skin cancers. Thanks to major advancements in the field, the majority of surgical dermatology procedures are minimally invasive, and usually require just local or regional anaesthetic. Recovery periods have also been reduced when compared to recent years, and the effects of each procedure are only improving as surgical techniques become more advanced.

 

Who Can Visit a Cosmetic or Surgical Dermatologist?

Dermatologists see people of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly. If you already have an idea of the type of procedure you want or will need, then you will be able to choose the appropriate dermatologist yourself. However, if you are unsure, then a visit to a cosmetic dermatologist is advised, as they will then be able to refer you on to a suitable surgical dermatologist if necessary. Even if you do not feel as though you have a specific skin issue, a visit to a dermatologist once a year is recommended, as they not only need to perform an annual skin cancer screening, but will also be able to diagnose any skin conditions that you may not even have been aware of.

Dermatology is a vast field of medicine, and, when you take into account that your skin is your largest organ, this really is no surprise. Whenever you experience a problem with your skin that does not improve with the use of over-the-counter treatments, a visit to a dermatologist is always recommended, as they are likely to be able to provide you with effective, and instant, relief.

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REINTRODUCING THE 24K BIO-BRIGHTENING COLLECTION

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OROGOLD Cosmetics is delighted to announce the relaunch of the improved 24K Bio-Brightening Collection. This skin care set has always allowed you to target skin concerns like hyper-pigmentation and discoloration but now it also offers preventative benefits with SPF protection. The product formulas contain a combination of ingredients which let you enjoy more even and brighter looking skin tone with just 6 simple steps – the 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser, 24K Bio-Brightening Complex Peeling, 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution, 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Circle Eye Solution, 24K Bio-Brightening Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30 and the 24K Bio-Brightening Pigment Balancing Mask.

Our skin is exposed to the damaging rays of the sun on a daily basis and can also be subjected to common irritants such as pollution, stress and improper diet. To top things off, we often end up skipping steps in complicated skin care routines, or not caring for our skin at all, after a long and tiring day because it just seems too bothersome. The revamped Bio-Brightening Collection has been designed to not only help you take one step toward reducing signs of aging an uneven skin tone, but also to transform your skin care regimen into something you look forward to as a way of de-stressing after a long day at work.

The high-end ingredients contained in this collection offer your skin a lavish array of benefits to help reduce the look of years of sun damage in order to reveal a glowing and vibrant look. If you’re not sure about how to best use this luxurious collection from OROGOLD, just check out our video, which step-by-step instructions for using the 24K Bio-Brightening Collection and reaping all the benefits that it has in store for your skin.

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ADJUSTING YOUR SKINCARE FOR TRAVEL

Adjusting Your Skin Care for Travel infographic with product suggestions for low and high humidity

Planning for that perfect holiday keeps you excited for weeks. It’s great to plan and go for that perfect holiday, but make sure that you don’t take a break from your skin care routines as well. Your skin is something that needs constant protection as it does not understand the meaning of the word holiday. So you need to ensure that you adjust your skin care for travel.

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WHY YOU NEED A SKINCARE MAKEOVER

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Let’s be honest. Many of us tend to sink into habits with our skincare. We bought a product once that seemed to work well and have continued to purchase the same product, over and over, when each bottle ended. Some ladies in their mid to late 20s are still using the acne wash they were using during their teenage years. Many ladies, and guys, also neglect to switch up their skincare depending on the season. If you have been noticing that your skin doesn’t look as amazing as you expect than it might be time for a change! If any of the below apply to you, than you should read on….

  • Your skin is begining to look dull and older.
  • Your products simply stop working on your skin.
  • You need to wear a lot of makeup.
  • You’re overwhelmed by all the skin care and makeup selections available.
  • You want your skin to look at least 10 years younger.

If you don’t like the way your skin looks or feels, you really need to think about getting a skin care makeover. But, if you’re not sure where to start off with one that’s effective as well as simple, start off with the basics. Add on to your routine once you have the basics in place. Here are some of the basic and advanced skin care solutions that can help you get that perfect skin makeover.

Basic Solutions for a  Skincare Makeover

Whether you’re struggling with your complexion or the fact that your skin has finally begun to show the signs of aging, adding some important aspects to your everyday routine can help you do wonders to your skin.

  • Cleansing. Make sure that you wash your face with a gentle cleanser every morning and every night. This helps you to remove impurities from your skin and make it softer and healthier.
  • Toning. Most people end up skipping toning, but it is actually an extremely important step in your skin care routine. Toning helps you to remove impurities and also allows you to rebalance the pH levels of your skin. This further allows your skin to absorb moisturizers better and boost your protection against the free radicals present in the environment.
  • Moisturizing. Moisturizing helps you to maintain the moisture content of your skin and keep it hydrated. It also forms a protective barrier which prevents dirt and germs from entering your pores and atmospheric elements from damaging your skin. You need to apply a moisturizer that offers sun protection in the morning and another moisturizer that locks in the moisture content at night.
  • Sunscreens. Applying sunscreens that offer you with an SPF of 30 on a daily basis is extremely important. This helps you to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Remember to re-apply the moisturizer for every two hours spent outdoors.

Advanced solutions for a Skincare Makeover

Once you master these basics, you can go about adding more advanced steps to your skin care routines.

  • Night Creams. Night creams help you to repair and rejuvenate your skin. They are ideal solutions to keep your skin hydrated, prevent breakouts and soften your skin.
  • Anti-aging Creams. Anti-aging creams help you to deal with those fine lines and wrinkles. These creams prevent the arrival of your signs of aging and remove those that have already appeared.
  • Exfoliators. Exfoliators are vital to ensure long lasting and glowing beauty. Using exfoliators 2 – 4 times a week (depending on your type of skin). Make sure that you use exfoliators that reduce blackheads and acne.
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AFFECTS OF CITY LIFE ON SKIN

Bird's Eye View of City at Night

City life can be extremely exciting – after all the fast paced action, the countless things to do, the excitement and the everyday chaos is impossible to replicate. However, living in the city does have its own problems as well. You might think of a number of issues related to city life, but have you ever thought of how city life affects your skin?  Haven’t you found that you have puffy eyes and dull looking skin after that stressful day at work? Well, that’s just one of the side effects of city life. Living in the city is likely to subject you to a number of problems that can affect your skin – problems such as dirt, stress, pollution, etc. This can lead to dry patches, sensitive skin, blemishes, premature aging and redness. Here are some of the major factors that you need to look out for.

 

Biological Clocks Tick Faster

According to a study, birds living in the city have a faster reproductive clock than those living in the country. One of the main reasons for this problem is light pollution. Even the tiniest amount of light can reduce the Melatonin body, an extremely important antioxidant in the human body. The reduction in Melatonin leads to an increase in free radicals which in turn makes one age faster. The fact that LED screens make the body go off-sync has already been proven. However, how the tiny lights seeping in through those blinds affects your skin and your health is still a relatively new concept.

 

Lack of Sleep

City life can take a toll on your sleep, even if you’re not into late night parties. The daily stress and higher coffee intake along with the occasional late nights all impact your sleeping patterns. The human body produces growth hormones at night which helps it to repair and renew the cells. The body also produces collagen and keratin when it is asleep. Both of these compounds are extremely important to give the body a firm and youthful look.

 

The City Water

The water found in the cities can lead to a number of skin issues. Most cities have “hard” water. This implies that the water found in the cities has high levels of mineral salts such as magnesium and calcium. These salts can reduce the moisture levels of your skin and increase the likeliness of skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis.

 

The Excessive Stress

Living in the city is extremely hectic and stressful. Whether it’s the traffic, your work or just life itself – everything is always fast paced and stressful. When you become stressed, your body begins to produce higher amounts of a hormone named cortisol. Cortisol can end up throwing your entire body out of balance and make your skin begin to look dull and tired. Moreover, the skin also becomes prone to damage and also becomes prone to premature aging.

 

The High Pollution Levels

The air pollution levels in the city are always known to be much higher. Pollution can lead to a number of skin care issues because of the free radicals that it contains. Some of the most common problems associated with pollution include premature aging, loss of elasticity, redness, skin imbalance, reduction in moisture level and irritation.

 

The Fluctuating Temperature

City life also means extreme temperatures – the direct blast of central heating systems in the winters and air conditioners in the summers. Both are known to attack your immune system and dry out your skin.

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BEAUTY EXPERT ENDORSES ORO GOLD COSMETICS

Summer time can present specific difficulties when it comes to makeup and skin care. Fortunately there are steps you can take and specific skin care products you can utilize to combat the hot sun and dry summer air.

In the beginning of July, Local News Station King 5, covering the Seattle Washington Area, presented a segment titled “Summer Beauty Blunders – and How to Prevent Them.” This segment presents health and beauty tips specifically geared for summer time maintenance.

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New Day NW

Summer beauty blunders – and how to prevent them

by New Day Producers

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 11:54 AM

Beauty expert and style writer Lindsay Thurston shared some common summer beauty blunders, as well as how to fix them or prevent them from happening in the first place.

Members of the audience were sent home with Lindsay Thurston’s favorite cosmetic products. Included was the 24K Bio-Brightening Skin Tone Moisturizer from Oro Gold Cosmetics.

Lindsay Thurston explained the Bio Brightening product from Oro Gold is “a facial moisturizer. You can also use it on your neck or your chest. It is great for the sunshine because it’s an SPF 30 so it will definitely protect you from the sun. But the great thing about this one is it is packed with Vitamin A and E, so obviously great for skin tone, but it also has 24 Karat gold in it. The Gold has anti-aging effects and it can actually minimize the appearance of age spots, sun spots, freckles, and general discoloration on your skin… Sometimes the splurge in the summer is worth it. And this particular one would be the way to go.”

To watch the segment featuring Lindsay Thurston click here.

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OROGOLD HELPS YOU PROPERLY EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN

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Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It protects all of your other organs from damage and daily wear. It is what other people see when they look at you, so taking care of your skin is essential for looking and feeling your best. One of the simplest ways to keep your skin clean and healthy is to exfoliate. Many people, however, do not know how to exfoliate the correct way. They end up causing unnecessary damage to the skin. Oro Gold helps you properly exfoliate your skin so that it looks its best. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and dirt from the surface of the skin. It leaves skin looking bright and new. There are several different ways to exfoliate your skin, and countless different products that you can use to make your skin clean and healthy. Oro Gold Cosmetics have many cleansers such as the 24K 2-Step Cleansing Kit to help you get the beautiful skin that you have always wanted. Oro Gold reviews can help you find the product that is right for you.

The first way to exfoliate your skin is to massage a small amount of body scrub into your skin before you bathe or shower. Use a circular motion to gently apply the scrub. Start at your ankles and work your way up your body. Using a luffa or exfoliating gloves will give you the best results. After you have massaged the body scrub into your skin it is time to rinse it off. Then apply a body lotion such as 24K Intense Moisture Cream from Oro Gold.

Another method for exfoliating your skin is to apply body wash to a luffa while in the shower. Rub the body wash or scrub all over your skin and then rinse with warm water. Be gentle and careful not to inadvertently damage the skin when you use this method. After you have rinsed the body scrub from your skin, dry off by patting with a soft towel. Patting reduces the damage that can be done to your recently exfoliated skin. Apply lotion to lock in moisture.

Some people like to be as natural as possible, and there is a natural way to exfoliate your skin. All you need is a cup of sand and some water. Rub the sand all over your body, and then rinse with warm water. The roughness of the sand removes dead skin cells and exfoliates your skin. Make sure that you are gentle, however, because the sand can cause tiny tears and cuts if you are too rough. You can repair the damage however, while exfoliating your skin with an Orogold store-bought 24k Golden Body Scrub.

There are many different ways to exfoliate, and the way that you choose is entirely up to you. One thing is for sure, though, and that is that your skin will look smoother, brighter, and healthier when you exfoliate regularly. Oro Gold helps you properly exfoliate your skin so that it looks that best that it can. You will be amazed at the results when you exfoliate.

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