Have you ever looked at someone and wondered how they manage to have such great skin?
Well, you’re in luck because OROGOLD is about to tell you!
While some people are born with naturally perfect skin, most have to work at it by developing skin-friendly habits that keep their complexions looking flawless. Read on as we share the top habits to adopt if you want great skin too!
1. Protecting Skin From the Sun
Just about anyone with great skin will tell you that one of their secrets is to keep their skin protected from the sun. This is a habit that requires some diligence. Slapping on a layer of sunscreen in the morning and then forgetting about it for the rest of the day isn’t going to cut it. Instead, in addition to your morning application, you need to keep topping up your SPF every couple of hours if you want your skin to remain fully protected.
Why is sun protection so important when trying to achieve great skin?
Because each time your skin is exposed to the sun, damage occurs. You may not be able to see it at first but sun damage accumulates. Over time, it will start to show in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, sagging skin, dullness, and more. In fact, studies show that around 80% of the visible signs of aging that develop on the face are down to UV exposure.
It’s also important to note that sun protection isn’t just a spring and summer duty. Instead, it’s something that you need to be doing year-round. Although the sun may not feel like such a threat on a cold and cloudy winter’s day, it still is. UV rays are always present, meaning that your skin needs to be protected 365 days a year.
To do this, you’ll need a good sunscreen. SPF 30 is usually sufficient, so long as it’s reapplied as detailed above. If you would like to give your skin an extra splash of hydration each time you apply your sunscreen, consider investing in an SPF moisturizer instead, just like the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, and will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft.
2. Daily Cleansing
Have you ever gone to bed without removing your makeup or cleansing your skin?
This is something that people with great skin simply don’t do. They understand the importance of daily cleansing, no matter how tired they may be in the evenings, recognizing how sleeping with a day’s worth of grime on their face isn’t going to do their skin any favors.
Wondering why this is such a big deal?
Keeping your skin clean is essential for a few reasons. Firstly, all of the dirt, pollutants, and other impurities that build up on your skin each day can be extremely damaging. Allow them to fester on your skin and they’ll cause oxidative stress to your skin cells. In the long run, this will accelerate the skin aging process.
Your other skincare products will also fail to work properly if they’re applied to dirty skin. Whether you use a serum, cream, or anything else, anything that you layer onto an unclean face will end up sitting on your skin’s surface, rather than penetrating in. Not only will this mean that your products become ineffective, but they’ll start to cause congestion and clogged pores. This will leave your skin looking dull while also contributing to acne breakouts.
In a perfect world, you should be cleansing your skin twice a day. This way, you’ll be able to start and end the day without any dirt, sebum, or anything else on your skin. With that said, always use a gentle cleanser, such as the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser. Infused with an array of moisturizing ingredients, it will leave your skin feeling purified and refreshed, yet without stripping or damaging your natural protective barrier.
3. Hydrating From Both the Inside and the Outside
You’re probably aware of how important hydration is for your body. After all, your body, including your skin, needs water to carry out just about every function.
You’ll likely notice that people with great skin drink plenty of water. Hydrating the body from within ensures that the deeper layers of your skin have access to enough water.
Unfortunately, the outer layers of your skin are often left lacking in hydration, even if you’re drinking eight glasses of water each day. The water that you consume is sent to your body’s vital organs first, before filtering out into your skin. By the time it reaches your skin’s outer layers, there isn’t much left.
This is why it’s crucial to hydrate your skin externally as well, meaning with topical skincare products. There are plenty of products out there that focus on hydration, making this relatively easy to do.
The key to fully quenching your skin is to look for products that are brimming with humectants. These ingredients, which include the likes of sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and seaweed, bind moisture to the skin, providing instant hydration. You’ll find all of those ingredients, along with several other humectants, in the OROGOLD 24K Termica Activation Serum. This formula is also packed with a number of antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, making it great for tackling the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration too! If you’re trying to achieve great skin, this is a serum that you definitely want on your side.
4. Minimizing Stress
Stress doesn’t just affect your mental health – it has a huge impact on your skin too. It would be pretty much impossible to rock great skin if you’re constantly feeling stressed, which is why one of the habits that you need to adopt is learning how to quickly de-stress.
What’s the problem with stress?
In small amounts, it’s not a big deal. Each time you’re stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol, which helps your body and your mind to handle the stressful situation that it has encountered.
However, when you’re constantly experiencing stress, cortisol levels remain at a steady high in the body. This is when the problems begin. Excess cortisol affects the skin in a few different ways, causing everything from exacerbated dryness and flaking to redness, inflammation, and acne breakouts. Chronic stress has also been shown to damage the protein fibers in the skin. This leaves the skin looser and saggier, meaning that the visible signs of aging develop much faster.
To prevent this, teach yourself some stress management strategies. There are plenty of tried-and-tested options out there that have been scientifically proven to be effective at reducing stress levels. Mindful meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, and physical exercise can all help in a big way.
Simply taking some time out for yourself can also help to balance out your stress levels. Set aside some me-time on a regular basis, spending that time doing something that you love. Whether this may be soaking in a warm bath, indulging in a face mask, or curling up with a good book, your mind, and, therefore, your skin, will feel calmer after a relaxing activity.
5. Prioritizing Beauty Sleep
Ever wondered why beauty sleep is referred to as such?
It all comes down to how your sleeping habits significantly influence your skin. While you’re asleep each night, your skin gets to work on repair and regeneration. This is when it works on fixing any damage that has occurred during the day while also building new protein fibers to keep your skin feeling firm and elastic.
If you don’t get enough sleep at night, your skin won’t be able to get everything done. This doesn’t matter too much if it only happens occasionally but missing out on sleep on a regular basis will really take its toll on your complexion. Not only will your skin age so much faster but you’ll also notice that your skin takes on a dull and lackluster appearance. Dark circles and puffy eyes will also become more prevalent.
So, if you want great skin, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough sleep. Eight hours each night is a good guideline to start with, although this will depend on your age and your lifestyle.
It can also help to ensure that your skin feels supported in the evenings so that it can carry out all of its functions with ease. A good night cream, such as the OROGOLD 24K Multi Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol, will give your complexion the fortification that it needs. This moisturizer is loaded with powerful actives, including retinol and sodium hyaluronate, to ensure that you wake up with skin that looks smooth and bright.
6. Eating a Balanced Diet
“You are what you eat” is a statement that really holds true when it comes to the skin. Consume a diet filled with sugars, salts, and processed foods and these bad habits will reflect on your skin. All of those foods are known for breaking down the skin’s protein fibers while also triggering inflammation, excess oiliness, and breakouts.
Instead, you should be indulging in healthy and balanced meals. Fill your plate with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, as they contain the vitamins and antioxidants that your skin needs to thrive. Those compounds will also work to counter the appearance of skin damage, giving your skin a healthier-looking finish.
Lean proteins and essential fatty acids are vital too. These will keep your skin feeling strong and supple, giving it the natural glow that people with great skin always seem to have.
When it comes to alcohol consumption, try to keep this to a minimum. Alcohol dehydrates the skin and exacerbates inflammation. An occasional drink isn’t going to cause too much harm but try to balance this out by drinking a glass of water in between each alcoholic drink that you consume. This will help to counter the dehydrating effect that alcohol has on the skin and the body.
Achieve Great Skin With OROGOLD
In theory, achieving great skin isn’t too complicated – all you need to do is adopt the six habits that we’ve shared above. However, in reality, new habits can be hard to form, especially if they involve breaking bad habits that you’ve been following for years. The key to success is to take things slow. Begin by incorporating one of the above habits into your life. Once you’ve mastered that, you can then add in the next, continuing on until your skin is glowing with good health!