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Skincare For Busy Lifestyles: Tips For On-the-Go Beauty

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Life can often be busy and hectic, leaving little time for a long and complicated skincare regimen twice a day. If you barely have time to glance into the mirror before you rush out of the door each morning, committing to any sort of skincare routine can seem like a far-fetched dream.

However, skincare doesn’t need to be complex to be effective. Sure, many people rave about their 10-step skincare routines but, in reality, you only need to dedicate a couple of minutes to your skin in order to reap rewards. 

If you would like to learn how to simplify skincare so that you can easily squeeze it into your jam-packed schedule, read on as OROGOLD shares some top tips!

Cleanse Your Face While You’re in the Shower

White-Gold-Mousse Cleanser

It’s common knowledge that cleansing should always be carried out before any other skincare products are applied to the skin. After all, if you don’t cleanse, then your other products won’t be able to penetrate your skin. They’ll be blocked by a layer of sebum and other impurities. This makes it almost pointless to waste time applying them in the first place.

However, the cleansing process in itself can take a couple of minutes when carried out on its own. From tying your hair back to lathering up to rinsing off, it’s easy to see why some people simply choose not to bother when their mornings are filled with plenty of other things that need to be done.

With that said, one way to speed up your daily cleanse is to cleanse your face while you’re in the shower. This way, rather than having to spend a couple of minutes cleansing, you’ll cut this time down to about 30 seconds. The only potential issue is hot water. This won’t do your skin any favors, so turn the temperature down to lukewarm before working on your face.

If you want to see maximum benefits from your cleanse, make sure that you pick a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. Dry and sensitive skin types need gentle moisture, which the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser provides with its blend of hydrating plant oils. Meanwhile, if you have oily or combination skin, the 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser would be a better bet. It’s infused with witch hazel extract, which will make your pores look smaller. It also contains lactic acid to help remove the excess sebum that your skin is producing. 

Combine Moisturizing and Sun Protection

24K Skin Tone SPF 30

Other than cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection are two of the other vital steps that you should never miss out on when it comes to your skincare routine. While toners, serums, essences, and more are all optional, a moisturizer and an SPF are must-haves if you want to establish and maintain a healthy appearance.

However, again, this is something else that can take a couple of minutes. You would need to apply your moisturizer, wait for it to sink in, and then follow up with a sunscreen.

Using an SPF moisturizer will enable you to cut this time in half. Rather than having to apply each individual product separately, you’ll be able to slather your face with a single product that not only moisturizes your skin but also shields it from UV damage.

With more and more people looking for ways to scale back their skincare routines, SPF moisturizers are now easily available. With that said, they’re not all created equally. Many SPF moisturizers are primarily sunscreens, with a few moisturizing ingredients thrown in for good measure. Ideally, you want a cream that offers a blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and humectants, just like any good standalone moisturizer would. 

That’s where the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 comes in. First and foremost, this product is an incredible moisturizer yet it also offers sun protection. It contains glycerin and aloe vera leaf extract to hydrate the skin, vitamin E to moisturize and balance the complexion, vitamin A to smooth and tighten the look of the skin, and green tea extract for its powerful antioxidants. Of course, just like with every OROGOLD formula, you’ll find gold in this cream too. It gives the skin a beautiful radiance, leaving it looking brighter.

Add a Multi-Tasking Serum to Your Skincare Routine

24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum

There’s nothing wrong with keeping your skincare routine minimal. However, if you have any specific visible skin concerns that have been getting you down, a basic skincare routine is unlikely to be able to do much about these. 

Instead, you’ll need to treat your skin to targeted formulas that have been designed for the skin concerns that you’re dealing with. If you only have one issue that you want to rectify, this isn’t such a problem. However, if you have several skin concerns, such as wrinkles, dark spots, and dryness, this can often require a few different targeted formulas. This will add precious minutes to your skincare routine.

This is where a multi-tasking serum can help. Serums are a great way to deal with visible skin concerns due to their potent yet lightweight nature. They’re loaded with active ingredients and while most serums are designed to deal with specific skin concerns, some are more multifunctional in nature.

The OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum is a great example. Vitamin C is revered for how it can help the complexion in so many different ways, and this serum contains two forms of the antioxidant. Whether you’re dealing with the appearance of discoloration, aging, dryness, oiliness, or just about anything else, vitamin C has what it takes to improve the look and feel of your skin. In this formula, it’s combined with vitamins A and E, making it all the more powerful. All three ingredients are antioxidants, meaning that they’ll support each other as they work. This will bring you noticeable results so much sooner!

Mask While You Sleep

24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask

Face masks are a great way to give your skin some extra TLC. Just like serums, face masks are often designed with a specific skin concern in mind, enabling you to give your skin the ingredients that it actually needs.

While there’s no denying how effective a face mask can be in improving the complexion, there’s also no denying how time-consuming they can be. Most face masks need to be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes before they can be removed or rinsed off. In theory, you could use this time to get other things done. However, in reality, this can be difficult when you need to keep a mask steady on your face. This is particularly the case when it comes to sheet masks.

If you don’t want your skin to miss out on the magic of a mask, overnight masks are the way to go. These formulas are designed to be left on the skin, meaning no rinsing or removal is needed. Instead, you simply apply the mask as part of your evening skincare routine and then leave it to get to work.

At OROGOLD, we have a couple of no-rinse masks that you can choose from. The 24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask is perfect if you’ve been battling dryness or dehydration. It’s brimming with skin-quenching botanical oils while also boasting a top-of-the-line range of humectants and antioxidants. Apply this mask before bed and you’ll wake up to skin that looks soft and dewy.

The 24K Nano Hydra Silk Mask is another option. With a blend of sodium hyaluronate, squalene, aloe vera leaf extract, and glycerin, it’s wonderfully hydrating. At the same time, it also packs a long list of superfruit extracts. These will help to brighten and tighten your appearance, leaving it looking younger.

Give Your Skin the Sleep That It Needs

If you often find yourself wishing that there were more hours in the day, then chances are that you’re familiar with late nights. Whether you stay up late to meet work deadlines or you need those twilight hours to catch up on housework, sleep deprivation is a very common problem when dealing with a busy schedule.

When it comes to your skin, nothing can make up for a lack of sleep. Your skin cells need those precious hours to regenerate. As confirmed by research, this is when the skin’s protein production peaks. With your skin’s proteins being responsible for keeping your skin firm, smooth, and taut, a lack of quality sleep can quickly cause the skin to age earlier than it should.

What can you do about this if going to bed earlier isn’t possible?

Try squeezing a power nap into your day. A quick, 20-minute nap at some point during the day won’t completely make up for the lack of sleep that you experience at night. However, it will still help to stimulate collagen production to a certain extent. You may think that you simply don’t have time to nap during the day but with this being something that also increases creativity and productivity, a nap could very well end up saving you some time in the end. 

Invest in Fast-Acting Formulas

60 Second Eye Solution

Looking for a quick and easy way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Usually, this takes a while and requires a dedicated skincare routine.

However, there are certain products out there with fast-acting formulas that can produce results pretty much instantly. These are ideal for busy days when you don’t have time to layer multiple serums on your skin. Simply dab one of these products onto your problem areas and watch your fine lines fade in appearance!

Where can you find these seemingly magical products?

Right here! Take the 24K 60-Second Eye Solution for example. In just one minute, it will reduce the look of crow’s feet, puffiness, eye bags, and dark circles. This will give your eye area a brighter and perkier appearance.

If your wrinkles are elsewhere on your face, the 24K White Gold Age-Defying Wrinkle Solution can help. With a blend of high-performance ingredients, this specialized serum will immediately leave your skin looking significantly smoother and firmer.


When you’re trying to work through a busy schedule, it’s easy to neglect your skin, but this is something that you’ll end up regretting in the long run. Fortunately, by following the above tips, you’ll soon realize that skincare can actually be very simple. Dedicate just a couple of minutes each day to your complexion and you’ll soon start to see some big improvements!

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Healthy Habits, Beautiful Skin: 7 Lifestyle Tips For Radiance

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Usually, when someone is trying to achieve clear and beautiful skin, they begin by revamping their skincare routine, adding in new topical products that promise the world. There’s nothing wrong with taking this approach because the right skincare products can definitely help in your quest for a flawless complexion.

However, even if you manage to bag some of the best skincare products around, they’re only going to be able to work to a certain extent if your lifestyle choices are harming your skin at the same time. The best results come from taking a more holistic view of skincare, meaning caring for your skin both internally and externally.

So, assuming you’ve already got your skincare routine all figured out, keep reading as OROGOLD shares seven healthy lifestyle habits that you’ll need to adopt if you’re aiming for a naturally radiant complexion.

1. Keep Sun Exposure to a Minimum

Skin Tone SPF30

Let’s start with one of the biggest steps that you can take to keep your complexion youthful as you age; minimizing sun exposure. Up to 80% of the fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots that you’ll develop as you age are down to the sun, so protecting yourself from UV damage is vital if you want beautiful skin.

This doesn’t mean that you have to live your life in the dark. Instead, simply make an effort to stay out of the sun during its hottest hours. This is usually between 11am and 3pm, although it will depend on your exact location. 

When you do plan on spending time outdoors under the sun, use clothing and accessories to keep your skin covered. Long and loose outfits will provide an additional barrier between your skin and the sun. Go with light colors and you’ll still be comfortable, even in the heat. Meanwhile, a wide-brimmed sun hat and some oversized sunglasses will give your face some extra shade.

Of course, even if you do all of the above, SPF is still vital. An SPF moisturizer, such as the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30, will give your skin the UV protection that it needs, along with a boost of hydration and antioxidants.

2. Eat a Healthy Diet

While topical skincare products can supplement the surface of your skin with certain nutrients, nothing quite compares to the impact that your diet has on your complexion. A poor diet will quickly show through in your skin, which is why a healthy and balanced diet is the way to go if beautiful skin is your goal.

What should you be eating if you want to improve your complexion?

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a must. They’re loaded with vitamins and antioxidants that will help to keep free radical damage at bay. The more colorful the selection of fresh produce you eat, the greater the range of vitamins and antioxidants you’ll be giving your skin.

Healthy fats are important too, which can be found in seeds, nuts, and oily fish. These foods contain omega fatty acids, which keep the skin soft and supple. They’re also a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

At the same time, ensure that you aren’t consuming any foods that could damage your skin. Your consumption of white bread, white rice, potatoes, and other high-glycemic foods should be reduced, as should the amount of sugar and salt that you eat.

3. Start Drinking Green Tea


Speaking of your diet…

If you don’t already regularly drink green tea, now is a good time to start! Green tea is packed with powerful polyphenols that each contribute to beautiful skin in their own way. From protecting against the visibility of UV damage to reducing the appearance of acne breakouts to preventing the look of aging, green tea can truly work wonders on the complexion. 

How much green tea should you be drinking?

Although researchers haven’t yet confirmed an optimum amount, experts recommend drinking two to three cups of green tea a day.

Don’t enjoy the taste of green tea? 

Adding some lemon can help to counter the bitter flavor that green tea can sometimes have. Honey does the same, but this will only add to your daily sugar intake. 

Of course, in addition to drinking green tea, you can also treat your skin to the ingredient by using it topically. It’s a botanical that you’ll find in several OROGOLD products, including the 24K Termica Activation Serum and the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol. Use green tea-infused skincare while also drinking it daily and you’ll be able to double up on the benefits that this natural ingredient can offer!

4. Minimize Stress

Is stress something that you find yourself dealing with on a regular basis?

For most people, the answer would be yes. Between personal relationships, working life, and general internal struggles, stress can often seem to strike from every angle.

If stressful situations are the norm for you, you’re probably well aware of how detrimental this can be to your mental health. Long-term stress has been shown to increase a person’s risk of developing anxiety, depression, sleep issues, substance abuse problems, and more. It can even lead to physical pain, such as muscular tension.

If that wasn’t enough, stress affects your skin too. The hormone that your body releases when you’re feeling stressed wreaks havoc on the complexion. It causes everything from increased oiliness and acne to dehydration and accelerated wrinkles. 

As you can see, if you’re hoping for naturally beautiful skin, stress needs to be avoided at all costs. Initially, this may seem tough. However, there are so many stress-relieving techniques out there that you can try. Whether you listen to some soothing music, spend some time in nature, or indulge in some self-care with a face mask and a soothing bath, it’s worth spending some time figuring out what you can do to lower your stress levels when they start to soar. Your skin will thank you!

5. Keep Your Body Hydrated

Nano Ultra Silk Serum

It’s common knowledge that the body needs a certain amount of water to function properly. Without this, it will end up dehydrated. This not only leads to several health problems but also affects your skin. When your body is dehydrated, your skin will be too. This can show up in a variety of ways, from increased oiliness and breakouts to dry and rough patches.

Although the importance of water is well-known, statistics show that around 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Why? Because although the majority of them are drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day, the amount of caffeine, alcohol, and salt that is also consumed counters this by dehydrating the skin faster than their water consumption hydrates it.

So, if you want to achieve beautiful skin ASAP, work on keeping your body’s hydration levels topped up. Don’t forget that hydrating skincare products can help with this by providing your skin with an extra moisture boost. Add some hydrating products to your skincare routine, such as the OROGOLD 24K Nano Ultra Silk Serum, and you’ll be able to bump up your skin’s hydration levels even faster.

6. Prioritize Exercise

Mousse Cleanser

Just like drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet, the benefits of regular exercise are widely known. Not only does it physically strengthen the body but it also lowers a person’s risk of developing diabetes, cancer, and other diseases.

With that said, many people don’t realize that regular exercise has complexion-enhancing effects too. Each time you get your heart pumping, your blood vessels dilate. This increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients your skin cells receive, giving your skin an even brighter glow. This boost in circulation aids in the removal of toxins from your skin cells too, which will leave your skin looking rejuvenated.

Of course, don’t forget to follow every workout with a cleanse. Although sweating helps your skin to purge toxins, allowing that sweat to linger means that those toxins will simply work their way back into your skin. Once you’re done exercising, give your skin a quick cleanse with a gentle formula, such as the 24K Mousse Cleanser from OROGOLD, to really enhance your skin’s newfound radiance.

7. Don’t Miss Out on Your Beauty Sleep

Rose Gold Hydro Mask

If you’ve had a few sleepless nights over the years, you’re probably familiar with how this can leave you dealing with dark circles and puffy eye bags the morning after. However, that’s not all that sleep deprivation does to your skin…

You may think that your skin sleeps when you do, but the truth is that your skin cells are always hard at work. While you’re deep in slumberland, your skin cells focus on repairing any damage that has occurred over the day. Nighttime is when cell regeneration and protein production are at their highest. These processes are crucial if you want beautiful skin.

Miss out on that beauty sleep and your skin won’t be able to do what it needs to at night. You may not be able to see the effects of this immediately but, in the long run, poor-quality sleep can rapidly accelerate the skin aging process.

If you often struggle to get a good night’s sleep, work on ways in which you can improve this. Turn your bedroom into a relaxing haven, complete with dim lighting, calming aromatherapy scents, and a cool temperature.

If you want to go the extra mile and ensure that your skin cells feel supported while they heal damage overnight, make sure that your nighttime skincare routine contains plenty of vitamins, antioxidants, and hydrating ingredients. Using an overnight face mask once a week would also be beneficial. The 24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask, for example, will quench your skin with its blend of seaweed extract, sodium hyaluronate, and plant oils. Meanwhile, its other botanical extracts, from rose hip to lime, will perk up your complexion to leave it looking illuminated in the morning.

Achieve Beautiful Skin With OROGOLD

If you’ve been relying on skincare products alone in your quest for beautiful skin, you’ll more than likely have a very long wait before you see results. The secret to achieving a radiantly flawless complexion quickly is to combine your topical skincare efforts with healthy lifestyle habits. This way, you’ll be pampering your skin from both the inside and out, which is exactly what it needs in order to develop a naturally healthy-looking glow.

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Why It’s Important to De-Stress for Your Skin 

Relaxed woman with good skin

Not all stress is bad stress. While most of us typically do all we can to avoid stress, at times, it can be a positive force. Short-term or acute stress can help heighten the senses and clear your thoughts. For a brief moment, the body’s collagen production also increases. However, it is when stress continues for an extended period that problems begin to arise.

Dealing with long-term stress can be an exhausting ideal. It can reshape your mindset and alter the way you approach your relationships. Chronic stress, when left unaddressed, takes a toll on the mind, the body, and the skin. This makes it important to take the time to de-stress for your skin. Stick with us at OROGOLD as we delve into this a little deeper.

How Stress Affects the Skin

Woman stressed

The brain and the skin are interconnected. Since birth, the psychological and physical aspects of our bodies have been intertwined. When the skin is touched, the brain helps perceive the sensation. Then, when the brain is stimulated, the skin flushes. When the mind is in distress, the skin shows it — sometimes in the form of breakouts, redness, eczema, or psoriasis flare-ups. 

On its own, the skin does a great job of protecting itself — even without the help of skincare. The skin’s natural barrier does most of the heavy lifting: keeping moisture locked in and keeping potential irritants out. However, when the stress hormone cortisol is produced in larger amounts than usual, it chips away at the skin barrier. This makes the skin more prone to irritation and hydration loss.

Besides this, cortisol also triggers the following effects:

  • An increase in sebum production, which gives the appearance of oilier and greasier skin
  • Stunted production of Hyaluronic Acid, which naturally occurs in the skin
  • Slower production of collagen, which leads to a less plump and youthful appearance

How to De-Stress for Your Skin

Knowing that chronic stress wreaks havoc both internally and externally, it is clear that exploring ways to effectively de-stress for your skin is necessary. This is especially true as the new year picks up, work begins to trickle in, and responsibilities are bound to come back in full force.

Here are a few methods to de-stress for your skin and for your health:

Remember: No is a Complete Sentence

It is extremely difficult to recover from stress when you are susceptible to it all the time. While we all want to be a reliable friend, a valuable colleague, or a hands-on boss, sometimes, the day-to-day duties that come with these roles can feel a little overwhelming. 

This year, remember the value of making yourself a priority. Take time to rest, to pursue hobbies, and to define self-care on your own terms — even if that means having to say no to certain things that are asked of you.

Me-Time: Kick Back with a Face Mask

OROGOLD face masks

Beyond addressing the root cause of your stress, there are a few other ways to effectively deal with mental strain or emotional pressure. One such method is carving out the time to sit back, relax, and put on a face mask every few days. 

While face masks are a great way to provide an extra boost to the skin, they also provide an avenue for rest and relaxation. They can simultaneously elevate a skincare routine with potent benefits to target specific skin concerns, while also simulating a spa-like break from reality.

At OROGOLD, we have a diverse range of face masks that can aid in your mission to de-stress for your skin and improve its look and feel:

The 24K Advanced Facial Mask

The 24K Advanced Facial Mask features a blend of three plant extracts:

  • Ivy Stem/Leaf
  • Aloe Vera
  • Betula Alba or Birch Bark

To use, take a small amount of the 24K Advanced Facial Mask and massage it into the skin. Use light pressure and move in slow circular motions. Let the product rest on the skin for ten minutes before rinsing off with cool water.

The 24K Termica Energizing Mask

Another mask to consider is Orogold’s unique 24K Tèrmica® Energizing Mask. Infused with a trio of ingredients — Vitamins A, C, and E — this mask minimizes the appearance of dark spots, combats the look of dullness, and smooths out the appearance of the skin.

Unlike run-of-the-mill wash-off masks, the 24K Tèrmica® Energizing Mask heats up when applied to the skin, making for a relaxing self-care experience. Every week, apply the mask onto cleansed skin in slow circular motions. Let the product rest on the skin for 10 minutes, letting it warm up the skin and relax your facial muscles. After ten minutes, rinse off the product with cool water.

The 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask & Collagen Renewal Mask

If you aren’t one for wash-off masks, consider opting for a mess-free sheet mask like Orogold’s 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask & Collagen Renewal Mask. While wash-off masks, which typically contain Bentonite or Kaolin, are typically a better choice for oily or acne-prone skin, sheet masks are a great option for all skin types. Soaked in an alcohol-free blend of Chitosan, Hyaluronic Acid, and Sea Algae Extracts, this mask delivers potent benefits. 

Each set comes with 14 full-face masks and 12 eye masks for days when your eye area needs a little additional care. To use, cleanse and tone the skin with your products of choice. Remove the full-face or eye mask from its packaging and securely apply it onto the face. Leave on for a few minutes before removing the gel mask. To maximize the product, carefully extract any remaining serum from the packaging and pat it into the skin.

Relax with LED Beauty Devices

OROGOLD Devices: Jelessi & Torche

Even before the worldwide pandemic changed the world as we knew it, at-home beauty devices were gaining mainstream popularity. Spa-grade DIY tools appealed to beauty junkies and skincare newbies alike because of their safety and convenience. 

Facial massagers, wands, and rollers are just a few of the beauty devices that can elevate your routine. However, among the various gadgets that are now widely available, one particular tool stands out for its diverse uses and effectiveness: the LED beauty device.

Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology did not start as a beauty innovation. Before being used to improve skin tone and texture, LED therapy was used in medicine. Some applications include NASA plant growth experiments that explored tissue repair and wound healing of Navy SEAL members.

Today, LED therapy is used in dermatology clinics, spas, and thousands of homes. Unlike other beauty devices, LED has several frequencies that can target specific skin concerns.

Choosing an LED Skincare Device

Use these frequencies together in one convenient tool: the Jelessi Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand. Mini but mighty, this convenient beauty tool targets the delicate eye area, which is prone to aging faster than the rest of the face.

With blue, red, and positive light technology to reduce the look of swelling and smooth the appearance of wrinkles, the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand can also amplify the effects of your favorite eye creams. 

Another interesting feature of this tool is its jade stone center. A few years ago, jade rollers gained popularity because of the stone’s ability to detoxify and tighten the feel of the skin. The Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand highlights these benefits, surrounding the tool’s jade stone with a metal upper that can help cool or warm the skin.

To add the wand to your routine, prepare the skin by cleansing and patting dry with a towel. Next, decide which of Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand’s two modes you want to use:

  • For the Anti-Puffiness Mode, press the device’s “C” button. Slowly massage the eye area for five minutes. 
  • For the Anti-Aging Mode, press the “H” button. Let the metal head warm up. After one minute, apply your preferred serum or eye cream directly onto the device’s metal upper. Carefully massage the eye area for five to seven minutes.

See Skincare as a Self-Care Method

Woman using skincare to de-stress for your skin

From skincare diets to ten-step routines, it seems like we’ve seen every regimen possible. We are constantly fed beauty advice — which products to use, which ingredients are best, how many different acids we need — that it can feel overwhelming. The constant influx of information can make skincare feel like a chore.

Rather than sweating the small stuff, reframe the way you see skincare. Instead of a task, see it as a way to de-stress for your skin. Constantly reinventing and expanding your routine with steps will eventually have you disliking taking care of your skin. Remember, no regimen is perfect. The best skincare routine is one that is simple, effective, and that you can commit to long-term. 

Here at OROGOLD, we pride ourselves on developing skin solutions that feel great and deliver results. Each of our products harnesses the beneficial properties of gold and other tried-and-tested skincare ingredients. If you find yourself in need of a skincare reset, consider this straightforward regimen:

Reset Your Skincare Routine

Start with the 24K Mousse Cleanser. Rich yet lightweight, this cleanser lifts dirt, makeup, and excess sebum without stripping the skin of its moisture. It is also formulated with Willow Bark Extract.

Follow it up with a moisturizer like OROGOLD’s 24K Deep Moisturizer. Rich and non-greasy, this moisturizer is formulated to replenish the skin’s oils and lock in hydration. Behind the lush texture is a curated list of hand-picked, effective ingredients like:

  • Centella Asiatica Extract
  • White Tea Extract, taken from the buds and leaves of tea.
  • Hydrolyzed Soy Fiber
  • Vitamins C and E, a skincare power couple 

Lastly, finish off your skincare routine with a layer of protective sunscreen. The importance of SPF has been a hotly debated topic within the beauty community for the past few years, but with the statistics showing an incontestable rise in skin disease, the verdict is clear: applying sunscreen daily is a necessity. 

Keep your skin safe against UV damage with OROGOLD’s new 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. Despite its sheer, skin-like texture, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is formulated with five UV filters that defend the skin against both UVA and UVB rays. It is also formulated with Aloe Vera and Green Tea extracts.

When You Need it, Ask for Help

Two friends talking

One last way to de-stress for your skin is to turn to others for help. It may sound simple, but in the thick of our problems, we can often forget to open up and let ourselves be vulnerable. No man is an island — and even the strongest people have their low points.

This year, allow yourself to reach out when you need help — whether it be from family, a friend, or mental health professional. 

Which of these methods will you be employing to de-stress for your skin? Whether it’s protecting your boundaries or committing to a little extra me-time with your skincare, remember to prioritize yourself and your peace — this year and beyond.

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Could the Scandi Sleeping Method Give You Better Skin?

Couple sleeping

Ever heard of the Scandi sleeping method?

If you currently share your bed with your partner each night, this is something that you absolutely need to know about. Get ready to transform your beauty sleep – once you realize how the Scandi sleeping method could benefit your skin, chances are that you’ll soon be giving it a go for yourself!

What is the Scandi Sleeping Method?

Bed with two duvets

Simply put, it refers to one bed with two duvets.

This means sharing a bed with your partner, but each of you having individual duvets, rather than a shared one.

Those who relish physical intimacy are probably horrified by the idea, but don’t turn your back on it just yet…

Scandinavia is consistently ranked as the happiest place in the world, and Scandinavian couples who practice the Scandi sleeping method would definitely agree with this. Take a look online – you’ll find page after page of praise written about this sleeping style.

What’s so great about the Scandi sleeping method?

Read on…

The Benefits of the Scandi Sleeping Method

It is estimated that around 30% of people are not sleeping well enough at night. While stress may be the biggest factor contributing to this, partner disturbance is the second reason.

The Scandi sleeping method solves this problem. It enables you to continue sharing a bed with your partner (many partners do opt for separate beds after several years of disturbed sleep), while still being able to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

Temperature Regulation

Ever woken up next to a partner who feels like a furnace?

Turns out that, due to their higher muscle mass, men tend to run hotter at night. This can make it difficult for the woman lying next to them to regulate her own body temperature.

The physical barrier provided by your own duvet will help to prevent your partner’s body temperature from affecting your sleep.

The Perfect Duvet

Chances are that you and your partner have different ideas as to what constitutes the perfect duvet.

Some prefer heavier weights while others sleep better with a light duvet. A compromise is usually the answer when it comes to a happy relationship, but this means that both of you will be suffering from poorer sleep quality.

The Scandi sleeping method means that you can each choose your own perfect duvet, without it affecting the other person.

Tug of War

The duvet tug of war is a complaint that many couples have. One wakes up in the middle of the night with just a tiny corner of duvet to cover their body, and the other is so wrapped up in it that it cannot be pulled back.

Separate duvets prevents this from happening. If you or your partner toss and turn in the middle of the night, the other won’t be so affected, giving you both a good night’s sleep.

Couple in bed and woman has no blanket

The Downsides of the Scandi Sleeping Method

There aren’t many downsides to the Scandi sleeping method, apart from the fact that it takes longer to make the bed each morning.

You’ll need to adapt to different folding techniques too. Many find that the double duvet technique can lead to the bed looking quite messy. The best way to counter this is by finding a throw to place over the top of your duvets during the day.

Wondering how the Scandi sleeping method would affect intimacy?

You’re probably concerned that you and your partner won’t be able to snuggle in the same way that you used to.

Don’t worry, there are ways around this…

For starters, the separate duvets are only for sleeping. If the two of you are lying in bed watching a movie, then by all means share a duvet. Once it’s time to go to sleep, you can go back to using individual duvets.

Alternatively, drape your two duvets so that the middles overlap. This makes for easy snuggles under the blankets!

Now, you’re probably wondering…

It sounds intriguing, but what does the Scandi sleeping method have to do with my skin?

You’re about to find out…

The Importance of Beauty Sleep

Woman sleeping

Ever wondered what your skin does while you sleep at night?

No, it doesn’t snooze along with you. Instead, your skin is hard at work producing collagen, maintaining hydration, fighting inflammation, and so much more.

Sleep and Wrinkles

Wrinkles are something that most would be happy to never experience, but, unfortunately, they’re an inevitable part of life.

Your skin contains a protein called collagen. It’s collagen’s job to keep your skin firm and smooth, with the protein fibers running underneath your skin to hold it up. Sadly, collagen degrades and breaks down with age, leaving the skin loose and wrinkled.

Your body continues to produce collagen, but not at a fast enough rate. However, there are several things that you can do to increase natural collagen production, one of which is making sure that you’re sleeping well at night.

Your skin produces new collagen while you’re sleeping, and only when you’re in the deeper stages of sleep. This means that poor sleep leads to no collagen being produced, which only worsens those visible signs of aging.

Sleep and Dull Skin

Many have become so accustomed to their dull and lacklustre complexion that it has become the norm to turn to makeup each morning to help illuminate their face.

Well, if you’re someone who hasn’t been getting quality sleep each night, then this is something that you could easily transform.

While you sleep at night, your body speeds up blood flow to the skin. Your blood is what carries oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. Increased blood flow means healthier skin that glows from within.

On the other hand, poor quality sleep actually leads to a decrease in blood flow to the skin. This gives the skin a dull and tired appearance, with a noticeable lack of radiance.

Sleep and Puffy Eyes

Ever wake up from a night of poor sleep to find puffy, circled eyes staring back at you from the mirror?

This is common. Although there are several factors that can contribute to puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, poor quality sleep is the biggest one. It causes the blood vessels around your eyes to expand, which gives the area a puffy and darker appearance.

The best way to deal with this?

Improve your quality of sleep. If you know that your sleep interruptions are caused by your partner lying next to you, then the Scandi sleeping method is definitely worth a try!

While you’re working on convincing your other half that the Scandi sleeping method could be great for the two of you, invest in a solid eye cream to keep the appearance of puffiness at bay.

Other Ways to Sleep Better at Night

Already practice the Scandi sleeping method but need more help improving your sleep quality? Or maybe you’re ready to give the Scandi sleeping method a try, but want to boost your sleep in other ways too.

Either way, here are a few proven tricks and techniques for getting a better night’s sleep:

Avoid Electronics 30 Minutes Before Bedtime

Woman reading book at night

Some will say 30 minutes, others will say a couple of hours. Either way, the general gist is to stay away from your electronic devices a while before heading to bed.


Because the blue light emitted by electronic devices triggers the body to stay awake. This makes it much harder to fall asleep, especially into a deep sleep, meaning that your skin ends up suffering.

Plus, whatever you may be looking at on your phone or laptop is probably also stimulating your brain. This is the opposite of what you want before bed – find an activity that calms your brain and helps you to unwind.

Establish a Relaxing Night Time Skin Care Routine

A relaxing skin care routine before bed will leave your skin feeling nourished, hydrated, and loved. You’ll feel so much better falling back against those pillows, and you also won’t have to deal with any skin irritations through the night.

Looking for a new night cream?

Try the OROGOLD 24K Multi Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol. This lush formula glides onto the skin so beautifully. It’s packed with vitamins and botanical extracts, and is designed to combat the appearance of aging.

Make Your Bedroom as Dark as Possible

You may think that your bedroom is dark, but chances are that there’s still some light filtering through. Whether this may come from that extension lead tucked away behind your bed, a slither of light through your windows, or a glare under your door from another room in your house, that light isn’t doing your sleep quality any favors.

Make an effort to eliminate any sources of light from your bedroom, so that it can be as dark as possible when you sleep. Black-out curtains are great for this if you have problems with light seeping in through your windows.

Keep Your Bedroom at a Comfortable Temperature

Did you know that the optimum temperature to keep your bedroom at is between 60-71 degrees Fahrenheit, or 15.6-22 degrees Celsius?

This may seem a little on the cool side, but experts agree that too much heat can interfere with good sleep. Those temperatures have proven to be extremely beneficial in helping a person to fall asleep while also maintaining good sleep quality, making this a trick well worth a try.

Keep Things Quiet

White noise machine next to bed

Noise is one of the worst culprits when it comes to interrupted sleep. This is something that can also end up affecting your overall health.

You’re probably thinking…

If I’m not able to control the noise, then surely there’s nothing I can do about this?

Not true at all!

This is where a white noise machine can be so useful. It works so well at drowning out external noises, giving you a better night’s sleep. Alternatively, try playing your own soothing tunes from some speakers or headphones, or opt for a pair of old fashioned ear blockers.

Fill Your Bedroom with Soothing Scents

The nose is a sense that many often neglect, but treat it right and it could start to help you to sleep better at night.

There are certain scents out there that are known for promoting relaxation, while others help to make a room feel more comfortable and inviting.

All of this is definitely what you want in your bedroom!

There are several different ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your bedroom, from essential oil diffusers to scented candles. Either way, the scents that you want to be sniffing more of include:

Sip on a Sleep-Promoting Herbal Tea

In addition to breathing in some of those beautiful scents mentioned above, you could also try drinking them too.

There are certain herbs out there that are revered for their sleep-inducing properties. Whether you purchase them dried and brew your own or opt for ready-made tea bags, some of the sleep-promoting herbal teas that you want to be drinking more of include:

  • Chamomile
  • Lemon balm
  • Lavender
  • Passionflower
  • Valerian root

Not only will the herbs in your tea encourage your body to fall asleep faster, but each one also has its own skin-enhancing benefits. Not only that, but that extra water that you will be drinking before bed will go a long way in keeping your skin hydrated while it’s busy working hard at night, meaning that you wake up with plumper and softer skin.

For those who have never heard of it before, the Scandi sleeping method may seem a little crazy. After all, isn’t it more traditional to share a duvet with your partner?

That may be the case, but traditions aren’t always the best way forward. Just about everyone who has given the Scandi sleeping method a try ends up raving about it. Benefits aren’t just seen in their physical and mental health, but also in their appearance too. If you know that you aren’t sleeping as well as you should be each night, you’ve got nothing to lose by giving the Scandi sleeping method a try, if only for a short while!