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BOUNCING BACK FROM WINTER SKIN STRESS

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Your skin’s needs change along with the seasons, meaning that now that winter is almost over, you need to begin thinking about transitioning your skin into spring. While there are many ways in which you can help your skin to recover from the stressors of winter, these are some of the easiest, and most effective, methods.

 

A Lighter Moisturizer

In the winter, the air is extremely dry, which is why a thick and greasy moisturizer is essential to keep skin hydrated and protected. However, as spring approaches, the air begins to have more moisture in it, meaning that your thick winter moisturizer will only begin to clog up your pores as the temperatures rise, which is why many people tend to experience breakouts at this time of the year. To prevent this, switch to a lighter moisturizer that will allow your skin to breathe.

 

Frequent Use of SPF

Sun protection is vital throughout the year, but, once spring arrives, people begin to spend more and more time outdoors, meaning that exposure to the sun is increased. This means that you need to be using sun protection more frequently, reapplying it whenever you get wet or sweat. In addition to applying it to your face, as well as other parts of your body that will be exposed to the sun, you should also be using a lip balm that contains SPF, as the skin on the lips is extremely sensitive, and will have dried out significantly over winter.

 

Spring Cleaning

While you may have accumulated a number of skin care products over the past few months, now is the perfect time to go through them all, throwing out products that are past their use by date, or are over six months old. Using expired skin care products can lead to everything from clogged pores to a build-up of bacteria, which is why this is an important task to carry out in the spring.

 

Hydration

One of the main skin issues that arises over winter is dehydration, which is why extra effort needs to be put into hydrating your skin before spring arrives. This should be done from both the inside as well as the outside. Externally, moisturizer, as well as a hydrating serum, is all that you really need, but be sure to apply your moisturizer when your skin is damp rather than dry, so that it has extra moisture to trap into your skin. Internally, you should be drinking plenty of water throughout the day, while also consuming foods that have a high water content, such as fresh, raw fruits and vegetables.

The winter months can really take their toll on your skin, but now that spring is almost here, you need to prepare your skin for the upcoming seasonal transition. While these steps may seem simple, they will help your skin to slowly adjust to the changing temperatures, enabling it to really thrive for the rest of the season.

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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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COLD WEATHER SKIN CARE ESSENTIALS

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The winter months can be harsh on the skin, but these cold weather skin care essentials will ensure that your skin is able to maintain a healthy state throughout the season. From a moisturizing eye cream to a nourishing body scrub, each of these items are well worth investing in.

Eye Cream 

Even if you are someone that does not usually use an eye cream, this is still a product that is worth giving a go during the winter months. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, meaning that the harshness of the season can really have an effect here. An eye cream will not only protect and nourish this area, but also keep it moisturized, because, without any oil glands, it is one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of winter dryness.

Body Scrub 

Exfoliation is key during the winter, and while you likely already regularly exfoliate your face, it is important not to forget about your body, even if it is being kept hidden under multiple layers. There are certain ingredients that are extremely beneficial in a cold weather body scrub, from coconut oil, which is an anti-inflammatory ingredient, to sugar, which is a humectant.

Face Mask 

Your skin heals and regenerates while you are asleep, but this is also the time when your skin cells end up losing quite a bit of moisture. While you do not need to use a face mask every night, using this weekly will really enhance your skin, as it will form a permeable seal above its surface, ensuring that all of its ingredients can soak into your skin, nourishing it as you sleep.

Hand Cream 

Your hands experience plenty of wear and tear over the years, and, in the cold weather, they can often end up dry and cracked. A hand cream is essential if you want to prevent this, and should be applied whenever your hands have been washed, ensuring that your skin is still damp when you apply the cream.

The winter months can really take their toll on your skin, which is why you should always up the level of care that you provide it with at this time of the year. From keeping a hydrating hand cream next to all of the taps in your house, to using an overnight face mask on a weekly basis, these items will help to keep your skin looking and feeling its very best.

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PREPARING YOUR SKIN FOR WINTER

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The winter can bring about a wide range of skin issues, from dry patches to itchiness to a pale and sallow complexion. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that you can take to prevent this all from happening, allowing your skin to truly thrive amongst the harsh days of winter.

A Richer Moisturizer

While a lighter lotion may have been sufficient during the summer, and even the fall, now is definitely the time to be swapping this out for a richer and thicker moisturizer. Your skin loses much more moisture during these drier months, so it is important for you to be replenishing this as much as possible. Emollients, such as argan oil or jojoba, will add moisture to your skin, while occlusive ingredients, such as shea butter and coconut oil, will really help to lock this moisture in, so products containing a combination of the two are always going to be best.

Regular Skin Treatments

While creams and serums are great for the skin, facial masks are able to penetrate the skin’s layers much more effectively, meaning that their active ingredients will be much more powerful. Using a facial mask once or twice a week will really help to strengthen your skin and improve its protective barrier, enabling it to really defend itself against the harshness of winter. There are facial masks available for just about every skin issue out there, from aging skin to dehydrated skin to oily skin, so be sure to choose one that is designed to bring about the results that you are looking for.

Short, Warm Showers

It is always tempting, especially when it is freezing cold outside, to enjoy a leisurely steaming shower at the end of the day. However, hot water will only strip your skin of its natural oils, which would otherwise be protecting it from the environment around it, making it much more susceptible to damage. To avoid this, shorter showers of no more than ten minutes once a day, using warm rather than hot water, are best.

Resist Those Comfort Foods

Once the colder weather sets in, comfort food becomes much more appealing, but these do not usually contain the nutrients necessary for keeping the skin, and body, healthy during the winter. Fresh fruits and vegetables are an absolute must, with yellow and orange foods being especially beneficial to the skin, as these contain high amounts of vitamin A.

Rather than waiting for the harsh weather to begin having a negative impact on your skin, it is important to begin preparing for this from as early on as possible. From switching to richer creams to finding healthy versions of your favorite winter comfort foods, these tips will help your skin to thrive throughout the cold season.

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WINTER BLISS

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How To Use OROGOLD is scheduled to post an article titled “OROGOLD Reveals the Truth About Winter Skin Care”. In this article, OROGOLD Cosmetics discusses some of the main tips and tricks that can help you to look more beautiful and prepare your skin for those countless parties just around the corner. This winter skin care article offers a variety of tips and tricks that specially cater to winter skin and reveals some of the most common myths and facts with regards to winter skin and winter skin care routines.

OROGOLD Store Locator celebrates some of the top winter hotspots around the world this week. One article that we are really excited about is the “Best Winter Hotspots in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow”. This article selects some of the best places for merry making, eating and drinking in and around the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and features the top Christmas markets, boutiques, walks and sights in these two cities.

OROGOLD School is scheduled to publish an article titled “What is The Christmas Spirit?” This article examines a study conducted by Peter Clarke, who conducted a study titled A Measure for Christmas Spirit. This study was also published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Volume 24. The entire purpose of his research was to show that Christmas spirit is often shown as the reason behind the generosity, altruism and goodwill that is usually associated with celebrating Christmas.

OROGOLD.com shall be offering readers with an article titled “Keep Skin Healthy All Winter” later on in the week. This article offers you a holistic approach to staying healthy and enjoying flawless looking skin. In this article, OROGOLD shares expert tips on how to ensure that your skin remains hydrated throughout the winter season and helps you tackle the harsh winds, chilly temperatures and dry indoor heat that cause your skin to become dull and dry.

OROGOLD WordPress is slated to publish an article titled “Winter Skin Care Tips”. This exciting article helps you take care of your skin through the harsh weather of winter.

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