Dermatologists are often a go-to when people are seeking tips and information on how to best care for their skin. However, while dermatologists may be a goldmine for official advice, there are a few secrets that your derm may not be telling you…
Read on as OROGOLD shares some game-changing skincare hacks that you’ll be able to rely on when your skin could do with a boost.
Apply Hyaluronic Acid to Damp Skin
Hyaluronic acid has been trending lately, with more and more people turning to this moisture-binding humectant in an attempt to boost their skin’s hydration levels. However, while it’s true that hyaluronic acid is a superstar at hydrating the skin, you need to be aware of how it works…
Hyaluronic acid pulls in any moisture that surrounds it and gives this to the skin. If you apply it to dry skin, there won’t be any moisture on your skin’s surface for the ingredient to bind to your skin. Instead, it will draw up moisture from deeper within your skin. Sure, this still hydrates the surface of your skin but those deeper cells need moisture too!
The first of our skincare hacks will help you to prevent this; always apply hyaluronic acid to damp skin. This gives it easy access to extra water molecules, resulting in all layers of your skin feeling quenched.
If you aren’t yet using this ingredient, check out the OROGOLD 24K Termica Activation Serum. It combines sodium hyaluronate with several other hydrating ingredients, giving you a blend that will quickly plump up your complexion.
Moisturize After Using a Hand Sanitizer
The use of hand sanitizer soared during the Covid-19 pandemic and, since then, many people have continued on with this habit. While there’s no denying how a hand sanitizer helps to keep germs away, there’s also no getting away from how most hand sanitizers severely dry out the skin and can also contribute to hyperpigmentation.
One way to get around this, other than cutting back on your use of hand sanitizer, is to slather your hands with an antioxidant-rich cream each time you sanitize them. This way, you’ll be replenishing any lost moisture while also keeping your skin feeling protected against discoloration. A product like the 24K Classic Hand & Body Cream would be a great choice!
While you’re at it, be careful about the hand sanitizer that you choose to use. Look for one containing ingredients that will soothe and moisturize the feel of your skin, such as the OROGOLD Hand Sanitizer.
Try Switching Up the Order of Your Skincare Routine
Every dermatologist will tell you that your skincare products should be applied in a specific order…and they’re correct. Generally, the rule is to start with your lightest product and work your way up to the thickest. This allows for maximum penetration of each product.
However, rules are sometimes worth breaking, and that’s what many skincare hacks are all about. While we’re not telling you to apply your moisturizer underneath your serum, consider experimenting with applying your toner at different stages of your routine. For example, in addition to applying it after cleansing, give your face a once-over with your toner before you apply your moisturizer, and then again before using your SPF.
Why? Because some toners, such as the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner, are designed to be extremely hydrating. By applying this in between your other products, you’ll be giving your skin extra layers of hydration, which it will absolutely love!
Start Your Day With Topical Antioxidants
Hopefully, you’re already following a skincare routine every morning. However, if the products that you’re using aren’t brimming with antioxidants, you’re missing out!
While antioxidants can’t compare to SPF when it comes to keeping the skin feeling protected from the sun, they still play a big role. They’ll fight the appearance of free radical damage, which your skin not only experiences after UV exposure but also when it comes into contact with environmental pollutants.
Ideally, antioxidants should be squeezed into every stage of your skincare routine. This way, your skin will receive it in layers. If your skincare routine is short and sweet, consider adding in the 24K Skin Tone SPF. It’s a moisturizer that doubles up as a sunscreen, making it perfect for a quick morning skincare routine. The best part is that it’s loaded with antioxidants, including the unique and potent polyphenols that come from green tea extract.
Invest in a Neck and Chest Mask
Most skincare hacks, along with people’s skincare efforts, focus on the face. The neck and the chest tend to be neglected. They’re treated in the same way as the skin on the rest of the body, with people failing to realize this mistake until it’s too late.
The problem is that the skin on the neck and chest is extremely thin. It has more in common with the skin on your face than the skin on the rest of your body. As a result, it needs to be included in your facial skincare routine if you want to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and sagging from taking a toll.
If you haven’t been giving your neck and chest the attention that it needs, make up for this by regularly treating your skin to a neck and chest mask. A product like the 24K Neck Lifting & Chest Firming Mask will help to repair and reverse the look of aging, keeping your neck and chest looking smooth and crease-free.
Cleanse Your Skin Immediately After a Workout
Staying active and regularly exercising is great for your skin. However, allowing your sweat to linger on your face after a workout is most definitely not.
Allow your sweat to sink into your skin and you’ll be at risk of developing clogged pores and breakouts. You may also experience redness and inflammation due to bacteria gathering on your face.
The best way forward would be to give your skin a quick cleanse with a mousse cleanser immediately after working out. If you’re not able to do this, swiping off your sweat with a cotton pad and some micellar water, or even just using a facial wipe, will suffice until you’re able to properly cleanse your skin.
Add Instant Radiance With a Facial Massage
The next of our skincare hacks is all about giving your skin the gorgeous glow that it deserves…
There are several ways to add radiance to your skin, but one of the easiest is with a facial massage. It’s an amazing way to increase microcirculation in your skin. This has the effect of giving your skin cells more of the vital components that they need while also speeding up the rate at which toxins are removed. The result? A brighter and healthier-looking complexion.
Do some research into this and you’ll find a number of massage techniques to learn. A facial massage tool, like the 24K HD Touch, will further enhance the visible effects of a massage while also making it feel so much more decadent.
Be Extra Gentle When Removing Eye Makeup
The next of our skincare hacks focuses on the thinnest and most delicate area of the skin; the eye area.
More than half of the population of the USA wears eye makeup daily. There’s nothing wrong with this, so long as that makeup is thoroughly removed at the end of each day. People are aware of this, which is why they go all out when cleansing their eye area, scrubbing and tugging their skin to ensure that all traces of makeup are gone.
While there’s no denying how important it is to remove all residue from your makeup, it’s just as important to be gentle with your skin. This is particularly the case with the eye area, which is so fragile. Being rough with your skin will weaken the protein fibers that keep it firm and smooth. This will leave your eye area even more susceptible to the signs of aging.
Treat Your Face to Regular Ice Baths
Hopefully, many of our skincare hacks are new to you. However, this is one that you may already be familiar with – not because of your dermatologist but from social media.
Skin icing has been a big trend lately. It involves filling a clean sink with cold water, ice cubes, and cucumber slices. You then plunge your face in and hold it there for as long as possible.
Why would you want to do this? Because, just like a facial massage, it boosts microcirculation. However, it also helps to firm up the feel of skin tissue, soothe the appearance of redness and inflammation, tighten the look of the pores, and soften the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Give it a try and you’ll likely find that it’s worth the temporary discomfort!
Sleep On Your Back
It’s common knowledge that the sun is responsible for the majority of the fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the skin – 80% of them, to be precise. However, the next biggest culprit behind aging skin is one that many people would never suspect; their pillow.
Not only does the friction that’s caused when your skin rubs against your pillow accelerate the skin aging process, but pushing your cheek against the creases in your pillow for several hours straight pretty much irons those creases onto your skin. Sure, your skin may bounce back to normal when you’re young. However, as you start to age, those lines will soon etch their way into permanent wrinkles.
Sleeping on your back prevents your skin from coming into contact with your pillow. This, therefore, saves your complexion from unnecessary wrinkles.
Skincare Hacks From OROGOLD
While many of the skincare hacks out there simply don’t work, the secrets that we’ve shared above never fail to impress. Incorporate them into your skincare routine as much as possible and you’ll be able to give your skin the special edge that it needs to look lit from within!