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Tips For Maintaining A Flawless Complexion

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It takes continual effort to maintain healthy skin. After all, there are a lot of variables to account for when trying to look our best. The ever-changing weather outside can easily end up becoming a major frustration if we’re not careful, but more often than not it is the exposure to pollution or the sun that can end up doing the most damage. More extreme skin types certainly don’t help matters. All of this means that maintaining a flawless complexion is never quite as easy as we hope. The good news is that a flawless complexion isn’t quite as flawless as we’re lead to believe by the media. Even our favorite celebrities look comparatively normal without a little help from makeup. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try to work towards keeping our complexion as flawless as possible though. There are a few universal tips that can help with that and ensure that we all end up looking our overall best.

Avoiding Dull Skin
There are several things you can do to help avoid dull skin. One of the best ways is to remember to moisturize every day. Your skin needs to maintain a certain level of hydration to avoid drying out. Dry skin is overall duller than properly hydrated skin and brings with it another complication as well. Skin that dries out too much can start to secrete excess oil to get the dryness back under control. This, in turn, can further dull your skin as well as contribute to breakouts. Keeping your skin properly moisturized is in your best interest. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that you exfoliate regularly. Remember that your skin is constantly shedding and replacing outer layers of dead skin as a means of protecting itself. This can occasionally get built up too much and cause a dulling of the skin. Regular exfoliation helps the process along and prevent those build ups from becoming a problem.

Pore Size
Sometimes our pores seem larger than usual, but this is more of a problem of perception than it is in actuality. Actual pore size is governed almost exclusively by the hormone levels of your body. Estrogen dominant bodies tend to have smaller, more constricted pores while testosterone dominant bodies have larger looking pores that lead to the appearance of ruddier skin. There are plenty of things that can end up making us perceive our pores as larger than they are though. Dirt, grime, and oils getting caught up in our pores tend to be the predominant problem. Remember that the oils your skin secretes are constantly picking up dirt and other debris as you move through the day. When those get caught up in pores, they outline the edges and make them appear larger than they actually are while leaving us feeling self-conscious. All you really need to do is remember to rinse and cleanse daily to keep this under control. Occasional exfoliation helps a lot as well.

Apply Sunscreen
Sun damage tends to cause various kinds of disruption to your complexion. Redness and irritation are the most prominent, yes, but it also contributes to drying your skin out as well. The simple fact that UV exposure can do so much to your skin is a clear sign that it is necessary to protect your skin to maintain a healthy complexion. You’ve got plenty of options these days ranging from noncomedogenic sunscreen for the face to SPF-infused skincare products and makeup. The only requirements you need to meet for adequate protection are making sure that any product offers you SPF 30 or higher alongside broad spectrum protection. This will give you sufficient protection to protect most people’s skin. It is worth noting that you’ll get the most from a fully fledged sunscreen as its capabilities won’t be diluted or split, unlike combination products. Consider looking for mineral sunscreens as well for any extra boost of protection.

Taking good care of your skin is ultimately all that is required to keep your skin comparatively flawless. Remember that properly protected and moisturized skin is better able to withstand the rigors of the world. Working towards keeping your skin properly cleaned will help manage most basic problems as well. All of this does take effort, but the long term payoff is that you’ll be able to feel confident that you look your best for years to come.

Don’t Love Your Pores?

Pores are one of those things about your skin that you just can’t get away from no matter how much you try. They serve a vital function for your skin. You need them. Not everyone loves their pores though. There are plenty of potential issues where either nature or circumstance can make pores the most frustrating companions that you have to deal with in your life. OROGOLD understand that these issues happen and sometimes there is plenty of room to complain. We all want good skin, but skin doesn’t always want to agree. With that in mind, we’ve gathered a few common pore issues together with ideas on how you can treat the issues. You may not love your pores, but getting them to cooperate may require you acting like you do.

Large Pores
The apparent size of pores is an actual feature of genetics and there really isn’t anything you can do about their true size. This may seem disheartening to anyone who struggles with the issue and hoping there was a way to “shrink” your pores, but we do have to make certain concessions to reality. The good news is that pores often appears large than they actually are due to accumulated oils and grime drawing more attention to them than necessary. You can counteract this by finding the right cleansing and exfoliating routine for your skin. This will help keep your skin clean and relatively free from the issues. Most of the time, this is what products promising to “shrink” your pores are talking about. Removing the oils and grime reduces the visibility of your pores and leaves them looking more like the rest of your skin.

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Acne
Yes, acne is, at least partly, a problem of your pores. Remember the buildup in your pores is what causes pores to appear large? Acne is either the step happening at the same time as “larger” pores or the one that happens right after it. Not cleaning your skin allows the grime and oils to build up in your pores and creates areas in your skin perfect for the cultivation of acne bacteria. There are several common strains to it, but they all enjoy unclean skin. This may not be the case for at least one strain of bacteria, as OROGOLD has discussed before, but all of the strains of bacteria associated with acne are contributing the problem whether they intend to or not. Blackheads and whiteheads are readily visible signs that your pores need a good cleaning and you should take their advice before the issue turns into full acne.

A Carefully Managed Solution
Good hygiene is one of the best ways to deal with pores, but that will only help for so long. With age, pores do become more visible and you need to start considering other solutions. A really simple and useful option is to use makeup appropriately. Foundation and concealer exist for a reason and can help hide a myriad of minor skin issues. The thing to remember when using makeup when you’re disguising a pore issue though is that you need to have a good makeup cleaner to use afterwards. Pore issues can be compounded by the use of makeup as they can seal and stop up pores if you’re not thorough about taking off your makeup when an evening is done. Make sure you invest in both quality makeup and makeup remover as a result. This should ensure things go smoothly.

In the end, you aren’t required to love your pores. They can be as much of a pair as the rest of your skin when they decide to be and there is only so much you can do. You don’t have to feel controlled by problematic pores though as long as you remember OROGOLD’s suggestions. The suggestions won’t tame particularly wild skin fully, but it may tame it enough that you feel in control of your own beauty again.