Self love is all about learning to truly appreciate yourself. It means that you prioritize your own well-being and health, taking the extra steps necessary to treat yourself. This, as a result, leads to less stress, reduced anxiety, and a higher level of satisfaction with life in general.
There are numerous ways to practice self love, and your skincare routine is one of them. If your current skincare routine doesn’t make you feel excited, adored, and pampered, then it’s time for a change. Here are OROGOLD’s eight favorite changes to make to a skincare routine to turn this daily ritual into an act of self love.
Elevate Your Cleansing Regimen
Cleansing is the most basic part of every skincare routine. It’s something that we do every day, which is why many of us end up doing it on autopilot. After all, there’s nothing exciting to it, right?
Wrong. Cleansing may be basic, but it’s a way to show your skin some respect. Not only is it the foundation to the rest of your skincare routine, but it also frees your skin of the dirt and stressors of the day.
So, if you’ve been finding the cleansing process a little tedious lately, investigate the many different ways in which you can elevate your cleansing regimen to the point where the thought of cleansing gets your heart racing!
How? For starters, find a cleanser that makes your skin feel loved and nourished. For this, we’d point to our 24K Mousse Cleanser. It produces such a satisfying lather (but don’t worry, it won’t dry out your skin) that you’ll truly feel ultra-pampered while you’re massaging this formula into your skin.
Want to take things even further? Try our 24K Deep Facial Brush Set. This is a cleansing brush with two detachable heads. One is for a deep cleanse and the other is more of a gentle, massaging motion. Try pairing this head with your favorite serum or moisturizer to treat yourself to a relaxing facial massage – the ultimate act of skincare self love!
Start Using a Toner
We’ll be honest – when it comes to a basic skincare routine, a toner isn’t absolutely essential. While we do always recommend using one, we can also understand why many choose not to. After all, who needs an additional step in their skincare routine when they’re trying to get through it as quickly as possible?
That’s all well and good, but if you want to turn your skincare routine into an act of self love, it’s time to slow down. Stop rushing through each step and add in those extra products that may not be vital, but are still a good way to show your skin some love. And that is where a toner comes in.
That said, don’t go rushing out to buy the first toner that you see. They’re not all good – some actually contain very drying ingredients. So, if you want to really love your skin instead of unintentionally causing it harm, look for an alcohol-free toner that also contains humectants and vitamins (hint: you’ll find all of that in the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner).
Indulge in a Face Mask…Or Three
Face masks have always been a way to practice self love. One quick look at the self love hashtag on Instagram will confirm that. It’s easy to see why – a face mask forces you to take 15 minutes out of your week to really focus on your skin.
Choosing the right mask for how your skin is feeling at the time shows your skin that you’re listening to it and that you respect it. However, what if your skin is feeling more than one thing? Maybe your forehead is looking stressed and oily, but your cheeks are feeling dehydrated and flaky.
Well, the beauty of face masks is that you don’t need to use just one. This is where multi-masking comes in – a technique that involves using multiple face masks in one go. This way, you can treat your oily forehead with a clay mask while hydrating your dry cheeks with a creamy mask.
We offer a wide range of face masks here at OROGOLD. Several of them are suitable for mixing and matching to create your very own self love multi-masking treatment. Need some inspiration? Here are a few of our favorites:
- The 24K Advanced Facial Mask will rejuvenate and perk up the look of tired and sagging skin
- Our 24K Deep Lift Stretching Mask will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- The 24K Termica Energizing Mask is a heated formula that will leave skin feeling refreshed
- Our 24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask will hydrate the look of your skin, leaving you with a plumper and fuller appearance
Would you prefer to indulge in self love all night with a leave-on overnight mask? Check out the OROGOLD Nano Hydra Silk Mask. It starts off as a creamy mask that then transforms into liquid droplets that dry skin literally drinks up. It’s a great way to treat yourself and treat your skin at the same time!
Invest in High-Performance Treatments
Good skincare doesn’t always have to be expensive, but it usually is. After all, the research, trials, exclusive ingredients, and everything else that goes into a high-performance formula don’t come cheap.
This doesn’t mean that your entire skincare routine needs to cost a fortune. However, it’s worth picking out one or two skin concerns that you want to focus on and then investing in high-performance formulas that will actually get the job done.
One example would be our 24K Rose Gold Age Glow Duo. This product comes in the form of both a powder and a serum – they each contain ingredients that work beautifully when combined, yet if they’re combined in the same formula, they’ll deactivate each other. You apply the powder first and then follow up with the serum, enabling your skin to benefit from a combination of high-powered ingredients that aren’t often used together in skincare products.
Feed Your Skin With Superfoods
Clean eating is a big part of self love, and you can apply this concept to your skin too. One way would be to favor products that are able to provide a dose of superfood goodness to your skin.
These days, that’s pretty easy. Superfoods have become a huge trend in skincare, meaning that there are a multitude of superfood-infused products out there to choose from.
Where it gets tricky is keeping things clean. Take a look at the ingredient lists of some of those superstar superfood skincare products and you’ll notice many nasties that have no place in a self love routine.
This is why we wanted to offer people a way to feed a superfood to their skin in its whole form. The superfood we chose? Caviar. It’s one of the most nutritious foods in the world – it contains a long list of vitamins, proteins, and healthy fats. Not only are these good for your body and overall health, but those nutrients work wonders for the appearance of the skin too.
While you could go ahead and apply some store-bought caviar to your skin, we wanted to make the experience even more luxurious for you. Take a look at the OROGOLD 24K Wild Caviar. These little pots contain real wild American caviar mixed with tea tree oil and 24K gold. That’s all – no filler ingredients and definitely no nasties. Use it regularly and your skin will soon be glowing from all of that self love.
Go High-Tech With Your Skincare
For many people, self love means cutting back on the technology in their lives. However, for others, the opposite is true. There’s often nothing quite like the excitement that comes from using an impressive piece of technology, which is why you may want to treat yourself and your skin to a new skincare device.
That’s right. Unlike all of your other devices that do more harm than good to your skin, skincare devices do the opposite.
If you’re a skincare device newbie, then it’s understandable if taking the leap into high-tech skincare seems a little frightening. However, one way to practice self love is to challenge yourself and push your boundaries, so do exactly that!
Start by picking an area of your skin that would benefit from some extra TLC and self love. Then, find a device that targets that area. For example, if your eye area is looking wrinkled and dull, consider the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand. Or, if the skin on your neck has started to look saggy, the Photonix-3 Neck Solution may be just what you need to love your skin again.
Both of those devices make use of LED technology to transform the appearance of the skin.
Spend Time Showing Your Hands and Body Some Love
It’s easy to focus on the face when it comes to skincare. After all, this is the main part of you that other people see. However, self love is about more than just appearances. If you want to truly love your skin, then you need to love all of it, including the skin on your hands and your body.
Chances are that you have a well-established facial skincare routine. However, do you have one for your body too? If not, then one way to embrace self love would be to put a body skincare routine together.
Need some help? We recommend starting with a hydrating body wash while you’re in the shower (remember to keep your shower temperature lukewarm instead of skin-stripping hot). Then, exfoliate away those rough and dull skin cells with a body scrub – our 24K Classic Body Scrub is a firm favorite for many! Finish up with a spritz of a body mist and a generous slathering of body butter – your skin will feel softer and more loved than ever!
As for your hands, treat it to a mask every once in a while. After all, nobody wants to be dealing with the appearance of hand wrinkles before they actually need to be. Try our 24K Multi-Vitamin Hand Mask for a decadent way to treat yourself.
Find a Sunscreen That You Actually Like
As we mentioned, self love focuses on the importance of appreciating and respecting yourself. This means keeping yourself safe from harm, including the harm that the sun’s UV rays can cause.
The damage caused by the sun is pretty well-known now. Not only is the sun responsible for 80% of visible facial aging (meaning those fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots), but it also causes skin cancer.
If you’re not already religiously applying sunscreen each time you leave the house, no matter the weather outside, then you’re failing your skin and your body big time.
Ready to make this self love improvement in your life?
We understand that it can be difficult to remember to wear a sunscreen, so look for a facial moisturizer that contains SPF. Our 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 offers broad-spectrum protection while also being infused with vitamins, botanical extracts, and 24K gold. Not only will it protect you and your skin from the sun, but it also feels so lush on your skin that reapplying your SPF throughout the day will no longer feel like such a chore. Instead, it will be another act of self love that you look forward to.
Self love has different meanings for everyone, but there’s no denying that taking good care of your skin is a big part of this. Your skincare routine should be an enjoyable part of your day, and here at OROGOLD, we make sure that this is the case. If you’d like to treat yourself to some gold-infused products, check out our best-sellers here.