Don’t Be A Snowflake: Protecting Your Skin This Winter

Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and it’s the one that is most seen by everyone in the street around you. Your face is exposed to the harshest weather (sun, rain and snow) all year round, so it stands to reason that you would want to look after it. Your face needs as much TLC as anywhere on your body, and if you are heading out into the rain and wind, you should do all that you can to make your face feel protected from it.

 

Skin is delicate, and if you’re not looking after it, you’re going to find that it’s not in the best condition. When you are young, it’s easy to neglect your skin. However, your face is going to show your age more than anything else. Let’s not get to middle age too quickly! With our help, you can protect your skin in these colder months ready to soak up that vitamin D on the sunnier days ahead.

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  • Firstly, you need to drink more. You may be loving your morning coffee, and there’s nothing wrong with a little energy. However, if you want to drink something good for your skin than what you need is water, water and more water. Water flushes out the germs and grime from your skin, and it makes your skin look healthy, elastic and ready to take on anything.
  • Paying attention to your skin type is the next best tip. You need to calm it down when you have oily skin and not use too much product. It’s not always easy as the temptation is there to strip it back, but doing this is too aggressive. You should instead use the best possible products to get rid of blemishes and discoloration, such as mandelic acid serum. It’s going to help for all skin types, and it’s gentle enough to ensure that it helps those with acne-prone skin to look great. It can calm the storm on the surface of your skin.
  • If you’re able, book in a professional facial once a month. It keeps your skin smooth and glowing, and if you can’t afford it every month, every season is a must. You’ll be able to relieve your skin of impurities and give your skin a boost, too.
  • During the winter months, use a good scrub on your skin for the dirt that settles during your day to day life. You can choose something gentle to keep your skin protected and not too raw against the elements, too.
  • Always moisturize every single day. You should ensure that your moisturizer has a good SPF in it, too, as the winter sun is just as damaging as the summer sun. A moisturizer protects your skin, creating a barrier from the weather and giving you a chance to have skin that looks simply beautiful.
  • It’s tempting to hibernate the season, but not always possible. What is possible, though, is a good night of sleep. This way, you can ensure that you are resting enough to give your skin time to heal overnight.

 

Look after your skin, and you’ll be able to enjoy smooth, healthy skin all year around.

How To Get Your Garden Furniture In Tip Top Shape!

Going out and buying brand-new garden furniture that will look stunning in your newly finished and landscaped garden is part of the fun of being an adult. You’ll muse over Rattan furniture, meander over oak table sets and deliberate over marble firepits, because the garden deserves that much attention! The first time you unpack and set up those garden sets, you can breathe in the splendor and how much your garden looks ‘finished’ at long last. However, the work does not end there.

Chairs Fire Pit Evening Summer Backyard

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Keeping the garden looking brand new is a whole other job. You could have spent weeks mowing and planting and painting the fence, but a garden is never truly ‘finished’, because of the amount of work it will always need for the upkeep. The seasons turn – as they do – and it’s because of these reasons that you will need to stay on top of that pretty new furniture. The weather can affect garden furniture in ways you didn’t imagine, and this means that you need to be vigilant for signs of damage. Rusted metal, wood that has become weather-beaten and mildew on the fabric of the garden swing are all very common occurrences, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep them! To keep your garden furniture in the best shape, you need these tips:

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  1. Treat! Most garden furniture that you buy is pre-treated but it’s always worth asking about it and paying a little extra for it to be done. For luxury outdoor items, manufacturers tend to get it treated early before you pick up so always double check. You can treat the items yourself of course, with products like these. You can even strip back wood and remove old stains with Real Milk Paint’s oxalic acid, which acts quickly to get rid of stains you’ve spent time scrubbing. If you do the treatment properly, it should last you several years before you have to do it again.
  2. Follow Instructions. Every set of garden furniture will come with its own set of instructions. It sounds really simple, but you should be following these instructions to the letter if you hope to have your garden furniture looking its best.
  3. Clean! It’s not hard to give garden furniture a good wipe down before you use it, but always brush down with a soft-bristled broom before you get started. It doesn’t just clear the debris left behind from grass and leaves etc, it’ll also get rid of any bugs and cobwebs that could be lurking. Soapy water is enough to clean it so avoid any harsh bleaches and other cleaning products that could stain.

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Your garden furniture is bought to last and you have to do what you can to ensure that it does. Keep an eye out for mold and rust as the year goes on and get investing in some good furniture covers. Just because there are ways to keep the furniture clean, it doesn’t mean it should have to sit outside in the storming rain all year round! Your garden is a place of pride, let’s keep it that way.