A Whole New Do – OROGOLD Helps You Revamp Your Hairstyle

Woman getting a hair cutEvery now and then, keeping the same hairstyle tends to become monotonous and we like to change it up a bit. There are so many variations as to what hair style you could choose. From dying your hair, to adding strands of vibrant color, to highlights, to haircuts of various styles, there are so many different options to choose from.

Deciding on what style is right for you is sometimes easy. Other times, it’s not as easy as we would have hoped it would be. There are many websites dedicated to providing you with a new look, or general ideas of new looks. There are also many books and magazines at salons, which are usually kept up to date with the current trends. Sometimes, asking your hair stylist what they think is right for you works. This is risky business, though, considering the style they might like may be something you completely despise.

Aside from choosing a style you want, you can also attend hair shows, where you can volunteer as a hair model and have your hair cut, colored, and styled in a completely new and often times shocking look – something to think about for the more daring souls.

Finding a New Color

Finding a color that’s right for you is usually done based upon your skin tone. Certain colors may not look good on those of lighter or darker skin tones, and sometimes can make you look washed out. Choosing something that meshes well with your eye color, taking your features into consideration (i.e. freckles) is usually helpful establishing the right color choice for you. When in doubt, get a professional opinion before making the big decision to make a color change – especially if it’s something completely different than what your natural color actually is.

Finding a Cut That Fits

Sometimes, all it takes to give your hair a fresh new look is a new style or cut. Finding a cut that works for you should be based around the shape of your face, and your weight. These should be taken into consideration as well as what you actually want out of your hair style. If you choose a style that is difficult to maintain and you are always short on time, most likely you are going to hate the style because you can never make it look just right. Choose something that fits your lifestyle, and provides you with the level of design and difficulty suited to your time budget.

Adding Bangs

Sometimes, doing something as simple as adding some bangs can give you a whole new look. There are many different kinds of bangs to choose from, such as:

  • Baby bangs
  • Side swept bangs
  • Straight cut bangs
  • Razor cut bangs
  • Thick cut bangs
  • Angled bangs

Aside from getting some new bangs, perhaps adding a splash of color to them could also incorporate a new look. You could opt for a chunky highlight, or strands of a vibrant color such as blue or pink, to give your hair the ‘oomph’ you crave, all while not doing too much in terms of change.

All in all, a new hair style is a sure fire way to give you a fresh new look, without breaking the bank and consuming too much time.

OROGOLD Tips on How to Quit Processed Foods

Various cans of processed foodProcessed food simply refers to any food item that has been altered from its natural state. Thus, even though it is contains natural ingredients, the organic baby spinach that you purchase from the markets and the frozen chickens are all examples of processed food. However, what this article mostly concerns itself with is a subsection of processed foods that are packaged using sodium, artificial ingredients and sugars. For example, a powdered cheese, canned soup or partially hydrogenated food items are likely to have sodium and other artificial ingredients in massive quantities. All such food items are quite harmful for your diet and they should be avoided. Although this seems to be easier said than done, here are a few tips on how to quit processed foods.

 

Look out for packaged food items that have better ingredients

Search for brands that offer you with better and healthier ingredients. The ingredient list can differ from one brand to the other even when both are selling the same product. Ideally, you should be choosing the lesser of the two evils. This might not be the perfect start to your journey of quitting processed foods, but it’s still a start.

 

Learn to cook

You don’t need to become a master chef, but learning how to cook a few healthy and easy dishes can go a long way in ensuring that you stay away from processed food. Buy a decent cookbook, follow the instructions and practice whenever you’re free. You should be able to cook properly after a few tries. This helps you to quit the macaroni and cheese from the box and switch to something healthier instead.

 

Read the labels

Keep track of the labels before you buy food items. Make it a habit to check out the ingredient list for every product that you buy. Learn about products that are particularly beneficial for the body as well as products that are harmful. Keep this in mind when selecting products and food items for your kitchen.

Processed meat - bologne

Avoid magic potions

There’s nothing called magic. It’s all an illusion. So, when you hear about magical food items that state “just add water!!”, run as far away as possible. The problem with such items is that they usually disintegrate while you consume it and reintegrate into a congealed blob after ingestion. Don’t base your decisions on those super duper commercials. Base them on facts and realities. Remember, the magical world only looks good in story books.

 

Change your habits. Switch to real food

Start changing your food habits slowly, but steadily. Processed food items have a lot of sugar and sodium. If you fall into the habit of eating such food, real food will no longer seem appealing to your taste buds. The best thing to do is to slowly change your habits and add fresh food, real food into your palette. Remember, the taste of real macaroni and cheese is miles apart from the taste of the packaged one. The health benefits are also known to be poles apart. Try to make your own macaroni and cheese. Eat it slowly and savor the combinations. The fresh noodles are likely to feel wonderful and the savory taste of the cream should invigorate your senses. But, you need to give them a chance.

OROGOLD Advice on Decorating Children’s Bedrooms

Children's bedroom with mini table and chairsWhen confronted with home decor issues like designing a children’s bedroom you have to remember that unlike adult bedrooms they are used a lot more during the day and for lots of reasons. You need it to be able to cater for daytime activities as well making it a nice, comfortable place to sleep. Achieving the right balance can be tricky but not impossible.

As children can quickly get fed up with or outgrow certain interests (dinosaurs, princesses etc.) it is best to stick with one plain color on the walls. This can then act as a background for a few themed items and means if a child outgrows an interest the walls are something you do not have to change. Although you may prefer neutrals children often like something a bit brighter; try to avoid colors that are too vivid though as this can be over-stimulating at bedtime. An affordable way to create a theme is with peel off borders and stick-on motifs. A child interested in ballet could have ballerina borders and stickers and then, if they decide ballet is no longer for them, they simply peel off of the wall.

When children share a room it can be even harder to know how to decorate. Two adjacent walls painted one color and the other two painted in a contrasting color is the perfect way to help children feel they have their own space by creating their own little corner. Bedding to match their wall color can bring it all together.Vivid children's bedroom with circle print patterns

As mentioned, children’s bedrooms usually double as a playroom so when choosing the flooring it should be something comfortable to sit on and easy to clean. Carpet tiles, rubber or cushioned sheet vinyl all offer a great playing surface. If you prefer carpet, go for a synthetic short pile carpet as this will be a lot easier to maintain. Wood laminate is really easy to clean but can be noisy but a rug or two can help soften this.

Many of us rely on the bedside lamp for our bedroom lighting but multi-purpose children’s bedrooms need to be well lit everywhere. This is especially true for older children as they will often use their bedroom for homework. Adjustable desk lamps or spotlights are a good idea for them. Younger children can benefit from bedside lighting that can be dimmed to help create a relaxing atmosphere. Make sure any lighting fixtures or fittings in a young child’s room are tamper proof or are completely out of reach; touch sensitive lights are a safe choice.

From about 5 years old children will begin to have preferences for certain colors so getting them involved in the decorating decisions will help create a room everyone is happy with. It also makes them feel grown up and important when they feel included in decision making. Although you shouldn’t give in to their every whim do try and go for what they would like if possible as the most important thing is that they feel comfortable in their room. Plus, if your child’s idea of heaven is really not your taste the chances are they will soon outgrow it meaning you won’t have to put up with it too long!

OROGOLD Tips for Decorating the Guest Bathroom

Guest bathroom interiorYou want your guests to feel as welcome as possible when they come to stay at your house. That is why in your guest bedroom you have created a warm, inviting space that makes any guest feel welcome and at home. But what about the guest bathroom? As this is a room many people never even enter it can be easily overlooked and can often be a little neglected as far as home decor goes.

Guest bathrooms are often smaller than a regular family bathroom so there may be a lot less space to play with. Keep walls nice and light to create the appearance of more space. Creams and whites always work well but if you are a fan of color any light pastels will do the trick. If you want to incorporate bolder colours go for neutral walls with bold accents. If you have tiles you can accent with sporadically placed bold or patterned tiles amongst the plain ones. Like any bathroom the flooring should be wooden floorboards or tile as carpet in a bathroom can be unhygienic.Light colored guest bathroom

As space is often the biggest issue you need to consider the fittings carefully. For instance, a guest bathroom doesn’t really need a bath as it takes up space you do not have. A corner shower unit is ample. Putting a basin in can sometimes mean you can do longer shut the door; not ideal for a bathroom. Corner sinks are perfect for this as they fit into the smallest corner.

Enough about space though, the most important thing is to create a nice atmosphere. The accessories and little finishing touches are often forgotten about and yet these are the things that can make or break the whole feel of the room. Make sure the guest bathroom is stocked with fresh towels and anything they may need that could have been forgotten; shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste etc. If you have guests staying for longer than one night a laundry basket is really helpful. There is one thing that nearly all bathrooms have, something that we use on 99% of all our bathroom visits (usually without realising) and yet is a feature most often left out of a guest bathroom – the mirror. They work on many levels; not only are they practical but ensure walls are not blank and boring and reflect light making any space appear bigger.

Guest bathrooms can sometimes have no windows. Firstly, you need to fit an extractor fan for ventilation reasons. Then, try and make it look as light and airy as possible opting for white walls, tiles and appliances. Good lighting and mirrors can aid with this. Or, if you are feeling brave, for a really contemporary look, how about a wall covered in mirrored tiles? Windowless bathrooms can be dark so could definitely take this much reflective surfaces!
It may not be a room that is used much but when designing and decorating it give it the same love and attention as the rest of the rooms in your house. This way, people will feel welcome and comfortable; something we want for any guest.

OROGOLD Helps You Solve Common Home Decor Issues

Home décor is such a subjective thing that it is not always easy to know if you are doing the right thing. With do it yourself decorating we can all stumble and make mistakes on the way or simply not know where to begin. Here we take a look at some of the most common issues people face and offer some helpful solutions.
The most common issue out there is color. Many of us struggle to find a happy medium; either plastering the walls with eye-popping bold hues or simply being too afraid to ditch the biege. The reason we get it wrong is the fact there are lots of factors to consider. First and foremost, what it the room used for? A bedroom painted bright orange will not create a relaxing atmosphere. Second, what size is the room and how much light does it get? Large, light rooms can take a bit of color but anything too dark in a small room will leave it feeling closed in.Bright red accent wall
For anyone wanting to add some color to their life (and their walls) without going overboard can find a happy medium with the accent wall. Just one main wall painted in a bright, bold color can look really effective. When teamed with a complimentary neutral color on the other walls it gives you the best of both worlds. You can use accents in another way by having walls a more neutral color and the accent color introduced with furnishings such as curtains and cushions.
Color is not the only common issue many of us face. Most of us have at least one room that is just too small. These small spaces can seem impossible to decorate nicely as they can often feel cramped whatever you do. There are ways to create the illusion of space. One light color throughout, maybe cream or white, with a mirror opposite the window to reflect light can make a big difference. Also, even though it’s hard in any room, keep it as clutter free as possible which will also help give the look of more space.Large painting hanging in living room
Sometimes you look at that big plain wall and cannot help but be bored. You want something to grab your attention and become the focal point of that wall. A big piece of wall art such as a large canvas or painting can look great but do keep a couple of things in mind. That large psychedelic print that caught your eye in the store is great but take your time. Is it the kind of thing likely to give you a headache looking at it day after day? For those who can’t make up their minds or like to change things regularly posters are a really good idea. You may well associate them with kids’ bedrooms and student dorms but you can now get a whole host of posters from fine art to film posters. In a large black frame they can look really classy without breaking the bank.

OROGOLD Brings You Beauty Tips Learned at New York Fashion Week

Model at New York Fashion WeekNew York Fashion Week is by far one of the most popular fashion weeks in the world and what could be a better place to learn about beauty tricks than one of the most popular fashion shows in the world? Those glamorous looking models all have their own ways of making their skin look so heavenly and flawless. The one thing that we learned about beauty from these models is that the idea is to look glamorous without looking too cosmetic. The idea is to go natural. But, how do you do that? Here are some of the tricks that we learned from New York Fashion Week – from fashionistas to designers to models best beauty tips.

Why use false lashes when your real ones can look as good

False lashes might be really popular, but do you really need them? What if we told you that there is a way to make your natural lashes look just as good. Well, that’s what the models of the New York Fashion Week swear by. The secret is simple. All you need to do is add mascara on your real lashes and then add a few small sections of false lashes that look natural. Add another coat of volumizing mascara to complete that heavenly look. There’s another way to get that look for all those of you wanting to stay away from false lashes completely. All you need to do is hold a credit card or visiting card behind your lashes and brush your lashes with some mascara. The effects will be wondrous.

 

Go easy on your foundation

Contrary to what many would have you believe, using too much foundation is never a good idea. Remember, the lesser foundations you use, the more natural you look. Lesser foundations also mean a less oily look. Remember to use a matte formula on most areas of your face and then top it up with a creamy formula on places that you want to highlight (places like your cheekbones). This should help you get the perfect look and make you look luminous.

 

Wined eyeliner is not as difficult as it sounds

Winged eyeliner can give a great sense of character to your eyes and they are not too difficult to make either. All you need is a matte black cream formula and an eyeliner pen. The pen helps you to create outline and you can easily buildup the products on them. Use these pens to create the accurate tips and then line the rest of your eye with a cream liner.

 

Don’t pile on more powder or foundation to hide oily skin

Many people end up piling on their powder and their foundation to hide areas where the skin becomes too shiny. However, this makes them look very plastic. The best solution is to use oil blotting sheets to remove the extra shine. This is much more effective than those foundations and powders.

 

Use your fingers to give your skin that extra glow

Use your fingers to get that perfect texture with a dewy product. In fact, many at NY Fashion Week were sporting their lipsticks on their cheeks to get the perfect finish.

 

Learn how to multi-task

Finally, the most important thing that you need to understand is that there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to makeup. Anything that looks good for you is fine. Just as mix and match fashion has become a must in fashion, multi-tasking with your make-up is very important as well. Patting on some lipstick onto your cheeks or using your cheek color on your lips or even under your eyes, anything’s possible in the world of beauty. Remember, you are only limited by your own imagination.

OROGOLD Brings You Model’s Best Beauty Tips

In honor of New York Fashion Week OROGOLD has done their research to bring you top beauty and fashion tips. Who better to give advise on these subjects than models? These models might have won the lottery when it comes to their figures, their beautiful looks and their genetics, but maintaining that runway worthy look and figure is anything but easy. Some of the best models were asked to spill their beauty secrets and this is what they have to reveal. Reading these tips should help you understand more about the world of beauty and prepare yourself for the season’s first party perfectly.

model Toni GarrnToni Garrn

Toni Garrn always uses a highlighter under her nose and her eyebrows. She says that she picked this habit up from Pat McGrath when she was just 14. She also says that she always curls her lashes.

 

model Arizona MuseArizona Muse

Arizona’s most important beauty tip is for women to mix their night repair serums with their foundation. This helps to transform the foundation into something amazing. To maintain fitness, Arizona advocates yoga as it helps the mind as well as the body.

 

model Jourdan DunnJourdan Dunn

Jourdan has something different to offer. She says that all those looking to create the illusion of fake lashes should use a cardboard card or a credit card and place it behind their lashes. They should then use the mascara and brush against it. This helps you to look as if you’ve got a false lash and it looks really good as well.

 

Model Carolyn MurphyCarolyn Murphy

Carolyn believes in drinking a lot of water and moisturizing her skin to maintain her beauty. She also believes in light exercises such as walking, the occasional jogging  and yoga. Carolyn is not for a woman’s body to look like a man’s. She says that a woman’s body should be on the softer side.

 

Model Hilary RhodaHilary Rhoda

Hilary always loves to watch make-up artists at work so that she can try and catch new things every now and then. Hilary loves to contour and highlight her cheekbones and her eye sockets with some bronzer. This helps her look more refined and it doesn’t take too much time either.

 

model Joan SmallsJoan Smalls

Like Hilary, Joan is also known to be a major believer in moisturizing. She mixes some night repair cream with her face and neck SPF 15 lotion and uses it as a sunscreen. She thinks it really works wonders for her skin. To maintain her fitness, Joan mixes pilates with cardio and boxing and she believes in working at least 30 minutes each day.

 

Makeup Artist Carolina Gonzalez

Who better to reveal beauty secrets for Victoria’s Secret models than their make-up artist. Carolina was asked about some of the tricks that these models use before an appearance in order to make their skin look flawless. She says that bronze is the best way to look flawless. Tanned skin helps to cover up the flaws and she does combo platters to accentuate the beauty of these models.

Have any other tips or secrets that you would like to share with us? We would definitely love to hear from you. Please write to us using the comments box below.

OROGOLD Brings You the Trendiest Skin Care Ingredients Right Now!

The body care market shows no signs of slowing down. Despite seeing whopping levels of growth the previous year, the market still manages to grow some more in the next year as well. Moreover, to satisfy the constant clamoring by beauty and skin care customers, brands continue to churn out alluring product lines, focus on trendy additions as well as sticking to proven ingredients. However, with more and more women insisting on becoming trendsetters and not trend followers when it comes to skin care, there is no shortage in the demand for trendy skin care ingredients. That being said, if someone like Victoria Beckham gets a bee venom facial done, everyone else wants it done as well. This post helps you to get acquainted with some of the most unexpected, surprising, strange and yet, trendy skin care ingredients in the world. And mind you, most of these ingredients have proven to make your skin look tighter and more beautiful.

 

Bee on a flowerBee Venom

Bee Venom facials seem to have taken the world by the storm ever since celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton swore by its benefits. It is believed to fill in the fine lines on your face because of a plumping effect. The reaction is quite similar to getting a bee sting.

Caviar

Caviar is considered to be one of the most luxurious skin care ingredients in the world. It is believed to help in smoothening the skin and erasing the signs of aging as your skin rejuvenates itself while you sleep during the night.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds seem to have become the latest trend in the world of skin care. These omega-rich ingredients are known to offer amazing antioxidant benefits and are suitable for those looking to reduce the signs of aging.

 

Plantains

Plantains are like the brothers and sisters of bananas, they are very similar in appearance. They are known to have amazing beauty benefits as they can help you to get rid of acne or dandruff. There are a number of products that contain plantain extracts and are believed to be super beneficial for oily skin.

 

Snake poised to strikeSnake Venom

Serums and creams that claim to contain snake venom in them don’t actually contain the real venom, but contain ingredients which create a similar numbing effect on your face by freezing your fine lines and wrinkles. Lovers of snake venom procedures claim that you can easily forget about Botox treatments if you choose to get a shot of snake venom instead.

 

Kale

Yes, the dark green vegetable which is considered to be very healthy for your body, is also considered to be healthy for your skin. Popeye might want you to believe that Spinach is the most powerful green in town, but kale is believed to be way more powerful. It is full of Vitamins A, C and K and is highly beneficial for boosting keratin production.

 

Mink Oil

Mink oil is usually used to protect leather from getting damaged from water. This trendy skin care ingredient is believed to be very beneficial for your skin as well. It basically consists of the sweat, fat and oil of the outer skin of a mink and is known to ensure that your skin stays hydrated, irrespective of the external weather conditions.

 

Snail Slime

Snail slime promises its users with enhanced elasticity and a better skin tone. But, this doesn’t mean that you need to have snails crawl all over your face. There are many skin care companies that offer creams and serums which contain snail slime.

 

Salmon Hatchery Water

Salmon Hatchery Water, the liquid that is released when a salmon egg hatches, is believed to contain an anti-aging enzyme that helps you to stay wrinkle free. There are a number of skin care companies that use this trendy skin care ingredient in their products.

 

Stem Cells

When you have someone like Kim Kardashian endorsing your benefits, you don’t really need to worry about being popular. This seems to be the case with stem cells and stem cell facials. Women have taken the facial to heart ever since Kim spent more than $500 on this facial before her wedding with Kanye West. Stem cells are believed to lift and firm up the skin.

 

Blood

Kim isn’t just endorsing stem cells. She’s also been advocating the use of blood in looking younger. Blood facials, also known as Vampire Facials, involve a process that draws blood from your arm, separates the platelets and injects it into your face. Talk about gruesome skin care procedures.

 

Bird Poop

Bird poop is being used as the main ingredient in a facial that has been attracting celebrities by the dozens. As odd as this treatment might sound, it has actually been used for centuries by Geishas in Japan. Bird poop is believed to ensure that your skin becomes smooth and shiny and with celebrities like David and Victoria Beckham swearing by its benefits, it must definitely be effective outside Japan as well.

Mound of gold nuggetsGold

24K Gold is being used in solid and liquid form for a number of facials. There are numerous skin care products and lines that also use gold as their main ingredient. This trendy skin care ingredient is believed to help out with acne and inflammation.

 

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea buckthorn oil is believed to help you to combat the signs of aging by stimulating the production of collagen. It is also believed to be a very powerful antioxidant that has been introduced into the world of skin care very recently.  Moreover, Sea Buckthorn Oil is very rich in Vitamin C as well as essential fatty acids such as the rare Omega-7 fatty acid which helps in repairing the collagen.

OROGOLD on Caring for Pale Skin

Attractive young woman with pale skinWomen with pale skin can consider themselves to be blessed as it is very easy for them to boast of fair and radiant complexions. Some of the most beautiful ladies in Hollywood such as Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway have pale skin. However, without the right skin care routine, pale skin can begin to look ghastly within days. One of the biggest problems with pale skin is that it is very delicate. As a result, it needs constant supervision and care. Pale skin is also known to be the most vulnerable to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Some of the main challenges faced by people with pale skin include flaccid or limp looking skin, whiteheads and thin wrinkles. For all of you who suffer from similar problems, we have put together a few tips on caring for pale skin.

Fill your diet with Vitamin C
Having a diet which is rich in Vitamin C is one of the best ways of preserving the defenses and the quality of your skin tissues. Vitamin C can be found in all kinds of citrus fruits such as oranges, strawberries and kiwis as well as things like fresh herbs, green leafy vegetables and bell peppers.

Sunscreens are a must
Pale skin is very prone to sun damage and it burns quite easily as well. As a result, people with pale skin simply cannot skip out on a broad spectrum sunscreen that offers SPF 30 sun protection. Try and ensure that the sunscreen also contains ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Sunscreens are the first line of defense and you should be applying them once in every two hours spent under the sun. However, it is important not to forget to protect the delicate skin on the face by wearing a broad rimmed hat and sunglasses.

Oil free make-up removers
Using oil free make-up removers is very important for those with pale skin. This is an ideal way of removing makeup because it suits the sensitive skin and also doesn’t add to the oil content of the skin.

Harsh products can torment and damage
It always helps to consult the dermatologist before trying out any new skin care products. People with pale skin suffer from skin sensitivity and harsh products can end up causing a lot of damage to the skin. Moreover, using too many skin care products isn’t recommended for people with pale skin either. In fact, many people end up realizing that the simpler their skin care routine is, the better their skin looks. Ideally, you should cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser once in the morning and once at night and use a moisturizer two times a day – once in the morning and once at night. The only other thing that your skin needs is proper sun protection. Apart from this, you really don’t need anything more for your skin.

Regular exercise
Regular exercise is an effective way of giving yourself a natural glow. Exercising helps you to enhance the flow of blood to your skin and this makes your skin glow and seem beautiful.

No smoking
Make sure that you stay away from smoking. Smoking prevents the blood from reaching your skin. This makes your pale skin seem ghostly and dull. In fact, nothing could be worse than smoking when it comes to people with pale skin.

Moisturize your skin
Moisturizing your skin is very important for people with pale skin. Since the pale skin is considered to be very delicate, it can easily be affected by the harmful free radicals present in the environment or the harmful UV rays of the sun. In most cases, this leads to a loss of moisture which ends up making the skin look dull and dry. Moisturizing the skin is the best way to make sure that it looks hydrated and youthful.

OROGOLD – All About Pores

Showing Details of Pores on Woman's FaceIt is impossible not to talk about pores whenever you talk about skin care. Love them or hate them – there’s just no two ways about it. Almost everyone has an opinion about their pores. Some find them to be way too big while others constantly complain about their pores looking ugly or getting clogged. In fact, strike out the part about loving them. Till date, we simply haven’t heard of people talking about how they love their pores and find them to be so special. But what are these pores? What’s with the hype about pores? Should you really be giving them so much attention when it comes to skin care? How can you minimize your pores? Well, these are just some of the questions that this Pores 101 tries to answer.

Any average human body is believed to have about 5 million hairs. This essentially means that the human body consists of approximately 5 million pores. Each pore basically acts as a shelter for your hair follicles as well as your sebaceous glands. These pores are believed to be the gateway for the natural oils in your skin, the sebum. Sebum travels from inside your skin through the follicle and exits your body through the pores. It also picks up dead skin cells and dirt along the way. Therefore, it would be safe to say that your pores act as the mediums that allow the flushing mechanisms of your body to work effectively.

The size of your pores is usually determined by your genetics as well as the color of the skin. People with white colored skin can expect to have smaller sized pores while people with dark skin usually have larger pores. The type of skin also plays a major role in the size of your pores. Dry skin is usually associated with smaller sized pores whereas oily skin usually features larger pores. That being said, it is possible to control the size of your pores and minimize their appearance temporarily. One of the first things that you need to do is ensure that you cleanse your pores on a regular basis. This helps you to ward off problems like blackheads, pimples and whiteheads. You also need to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis in order to ensure that you keep your skin younger and healthier and your pores within control. Another way of minimizing your pores is by using facial toners.

Under ideal circumstances, the human body should be able to shed off the entire top layer of its skin once in every 21 to 28 days. This helps in regenerating the new skin cells. However, due to problems like smoking, sun damage and damage from free radicals, this process might slow down and cause the layer of dead skin cells to sit on your skin’s surface. This becomes worse if you have oily skin.

The ideal way of ensuring that your pores stay clean is to exfoliate your skin once in every 2 to 3 says. This helps you to ensure that your pores stay under control and that you don’t have to worry about them causing all sorts of skin problems and issues. If you have dry or sensitive skin, try and stay away from the harsh exfoliants and try to use ones that contain natural ingredients only.