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Secret Skincare Hacks Dermatologists Won’t Tell You

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

To give your eye area some extra TLC, treat it to an eye serum and an eye cream once you’ve finished cleansing. 

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!

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How Does Collagen Benefit the Skin?

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You probably already know that collagen is one of the skin’s key structural proteins. It gives the skin its firmness, smoothness, and volume, with the skin producing plenty of these protein fibers in its youth.

However, with age, collagen production declines. This is why the skin takes on a wrinkled and looser appearance as it grows older. In an attempt to counter this, many people end up turning to collagen-infused skincare products, believing that these will help to replace their skin’s collagen deficit.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. The collagen produced by your skin lives in your skin’s dermis layer. It’s too deep to be touched by topical collagen, which has a relatively large molecular size. No matter how much collagen you apply to your skin’s surface, it won’t make a difference to the deeper collagen fibers that hold your skin up from within.

While that may be the case, collagen offers up a number of other benefits that still make it a very worthy skincare ingredient. Read on as OROGOLD explains how collagen-infused skincare can help to improve your complexion.

A Hydrating Humectant

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One of the biggest draws of adding collagen to your skincare routine is its humectant properties. Humectants are ingredients that attract and bind moisture to the skin, therefore providing instant hydration. They’re loved for how they give the skin an instant moisture boost while still being incredibly lightweight. This makes humectants a great way to hydrate all skin types. 

To amplify this effect, products often combine collagen with other humectants, with the OROGOLD 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask being the perfect example. This hydrogel mask ramps up the hydrating properties of collagen by blending it with hyaluronic acid, allantoin, chitosan, and glycerol. All of these ingredients are also humectants. These hydrating compounds are how this mask is able to immediately plump up the look of the skin. It leaves the skin with a beautifully bright and radiant finish!

Reduces Transepidermal Water Loss

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Humectants are fantastic for bringing moisture to the skin. However, unless you have a way to keep that moisture there, it won’t be long before it evaporates out of your skin. This process is known as transepidermal water loss. This is why occlusive ingredients should be used in conjunction with humectants. Occlusives form a film over the surface of the skin, preventing your skin’s newfound hydration from evaporating away.

Some ingredients stand out because of how they offer both humectant and occlusive properties, and collagen is one of these. Not only will it draw moisture to your skin, but it will then trap that moisture into your skin’s surface, providing long-lasting hydration.

This is why face creams containing collagen are known for being exceptionally moisturizing. Creams in general are great for locking moisture and other ingredients into the skin. However, if they contain collagen, they’re able to provide even better results. Take the Collagen Renewal Cream from our 24K Collagen Collection as an example. Collagen is joined by a number of other humectant and occlusive ingredients. This creates a cream that keeps the skin feeling hydrated for hours.

Smooths and Softens the Look of the Skin

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The way in which collagen forms a film over the skin’s surface not only helps to prevent transepidermal water loss, but also leaves the skin looking smoother and softer. 

This is why collagen is often used in products designed to tackle the appearance of aging. Wrinkles, along with a rough skin texture, are common as the skin ages. However, by applying collagen, your skin will feel better hydrated and protected, which will make those creases less noticeable.

Give the OROGOLD 24K Cryogenic Eye Firming a try and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Designed to counter the look of fine lines around the eyes, this cream makes use of soluble collagen, along with vitamins and botanical extracts, to give the delicate skin around the eyes a smoother and firmer finish.

Adding Collagen to Your Skincare Routine

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As you can see from the collagen-infused products that we’ve already mentioned, this ingredient can be found in a wide range of formulas. However, if you’re trying to get the most out of a certain skincare ingredient, it’s always worth incorporating it into multiple stages of your skincare routine, rather than relying on just a single product that contains it. 

The Collagen Cooling Set Limited Edition makes this easy. This skincare set contains three products, each one infused with collagen. Start by cleansing your face (we’d recommend using the gentle 24K Mousse Cleanser for this) and then spraying on some of the Collagen Plumping Mist. Follow up with the HydroCollagen Lift Mask before finishing with the Advanced Soothing Cool Cream. 

Of course, don’t forget that the hydrating and moisturizing properties of collagen make it a great ingredient to use on your lips too. Lip skin is known for being extremely thin. This means that moisture retention is a common issue with the lips, as is the associated roughness. Using a collagen-infused lip balm each day, such as the OROGOLD 24K Renewal Lip Balm, will leave your lips feeling much softer while looking plumper. This lip balm is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It’s ideal if you want your lips to look fuller, younger, and crease-free!

Does Topical Collagen Cause Any Side Effects?

It’s all very well raving about the benefits of a particular ingredient, but it’s also important to understand if that ingredient comes with any potential side effects.

In the case of collagen, you most likely won’t need to worry. It’s a gentle and mild ingredient that doesn’t generally cause any side effects.

The exception would be if you’re allergic to cow’s milk. Collagen is sometimes obtained from cows, which could trigger an allergic reaction. Fortunately, there are other sources of collagen available, so seek one of these instead.

Topical Collagen vs Oral Collagen Supplements

It’s not just topical collagen that has been making the headlines – collagen supplements are becoming increasingly sought after too. While these used to take the form of pills, there are now plenty of other options out there, from pre-made collagen drinks to collagen powders that you can add to your own food and drink.

So, which is better? Should you be applying collagen or eating it?

When it comes down to it, both have been proven to be beneficial. The downside to collagen supplements is that it can be difficult to find reliable products. They’re not FDA-regulated, meaning that there are many out there that are all gimmick and no substance. Many collagen supplements also contain potentially harmful animal byproducts and may be sourced from animals that have been given antibiotics.

If you’re able to find a safe and trustworthy collagen supplement, then, by all means, give it a try. However, unless you’re absolutely certain about the supplements you’ve chosen, stick with the tried-and-tested collagen skincare products that we’ve shared above instead.

Collagen-Rich Foods

Of course, let’s not forget that certain foods are rich sources of collagen too. If you’re trying to give your body more of this ingredient, then incorporating these foods into your diet is a great way to naturally bump this up. 

Here are some of the foods worth eating more of due to their high collagen content:

  • Bone broth. The long and slow cooking method is great for extracting collagen from bones and depositing this into the broth.
  • Oily fish, such as sardines, with the skin on.
  • Chicken with the skin on.
  • Organ meats.

Preserving Your Skin’s Existing Collagen Fibers

If you’re feeling disappointed after reading this because you were hoping that your use of topical collagen would strengthen the collagen fibers that you already have in your skin, keep reading. Although topical collagen isn’t capable of doing this, there are other ways in which you can preserve the collagen fibers that are currently in your skin while helping them to feel more robust:

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

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There’s plenty out there that can damage your skin’s collagen fibers, but UV rays are the biggest culprit. They weaken those collage fibers, resulting in accelerated skin aging.

Keep your skin looking firm and youthful by ensuring that it’s always protected from the sun. The OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 will help with that. It’s a two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen that will not only keep your skin safe from UV damage but will also give your skin a boost of moisture.

Establish a Good Skincare Routine

There are many skincare ingredients out there that, when used regularly, will keep your skin looking smooth and firm. A good skincare routine that encompasses a variety of these is one of the best ways to maintain a youthful complexion.

A vitamin C serum, for example, is a must if you want your skin to feel tight and elastic. A rich moisturizer will also work to keep your skin feeling protected against environmental damage, something else that can interfere with collagen production. 

Don’t forget about your eye area either. With the skin here being particularly thin, it’s more prone to protein degradation. A high-quality eye serum or cream will ensure that the skin around your eyes remains smooth and wrinkle-free.

LED Light Therapy

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LED light therapy is revered for how it can counter the look of skin aging. Invest in an at-home LED skincare device, such as the Photonix-2 Jade Eye Wand, and you’ll be able to work on your complexion from the comfort of your own home. Featuring multiple modes, this device will not only help to keep your skin looking firm and bouncy, but it can also be used to tackle various other visible skin concerns, from the appearance of acne to the visibility of dark spots.

Summary

As you can see, the topic of collagen in skincare is quite a complex subject. It’s important to fully understand how the topical ingredient differs from the collagen that your skin produces so that you can use it in the correct way. Although applying collagen to your skin isn’t going to miraculously leave you with a smooth and wrinkle-free complexion, it’s still an ingredient worth adding to your skincare routine thanks to the hydrating and moisturizing benefits that it provides.

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6 Habits of People With Great Skin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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How to Find Serums and Eye Creams to Reduce the Look of Dark Circles

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From genetics to sun exposure to a lack of sleep, there are so many different factors out there that can cause dark circles. Figuring out the root cause of the issue should always be a priority but, until you do so, the right eye care products can work wonders in lightening and brightening the eye area, making those dark circles look lighter and less noticeable.

However, with so many eye serums and creams to choose from, how do you know which one/s will produce a visible difference in your skin? 

That’s where OROGOLD can help. Read on as we share some tips for making sure that the products you buy will actually be able to reduce the look of your dark circles.

Look For Formulas Designed Specifically For the Eye Area

Did you know that there are quite a few differences between the skin that surrounds your eyes and the skin on the rest of your face?

One of these is in relation to thickness – the skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin anywhere on your face and body. It also contains fewer sebaceous glands, meaning that there’s less sebum in the eye area to keep the skin moisturized and lubricated. Of course, the skin around the eyes is almost constantly in motion too. This leads to the skin here experiencing more wear and tear than the skin on other parts of your face.

All of this is why the eye area experiences unique skin concerns that aren’t usually seen elsewhere on the face, with one of these being dark circles. This makes it important to look for eye-specific skincare products when trying to reduce the look of dark circles. Sure, many of the ingredients that we’ll soon be featuring can be found in face serums and creams but, ideally, you need a formula that has been tailored to the thin, delicate, dry, and vulnerable skin around your eyes if you want to see the best results.

Look For Ingredients That Hydrate the Skin

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A lack of hydration is a surprisingly common cause of dark circles. When the skin isn’t receiving a sufficient amount of moisture, it starts to look dull and sunken, as opposed to full and plump. Due to how the bone that sits under the eyes lies in close proximity to your skin, sunken skin leads to dark circles and shadows showing through.

This is why one of the most effective ways to counter the look of dark circles is to hydrate your skin. Hydration will immediately plump up and volumize your complexion, making it appear as though your skin has been lifted. This will make those dark circles much less noticeable.

So, which ingredients are the best for hydrating the skin?

Humectants are what you need. This ingredient group is revered for how it attracts and binds moisture to the skin. This instantly gives the skin an extra splash of moisture, which it can then soak up.

Some of the best humectants out there include:

  • Sodium hyaluronate
  • Glycerin
  • Aloe vera
  • Peptides
  • Allantoin

You’ll find all of those ingredients in the super-hydrating 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum from OROGOLD. This lightweight serum also contains several other ingredients that we’re about to recommend, from vitamin C to licorice root extract. This enables it to tackle the appearance of dark circles from multiple angles, meaning that you’ll see results so much sooner!

Look For Ingredients That Lighten the Look of Discoloration

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Another common cause of dark circles is sun damage. Whenever your skin is exposed to the sun, it produces more melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. Too much sun exposure means that too much melanin is produced, making it difficult for your skin to evenly distribute the pigment. Instead, it deposits the excess melanin beneath certain areas of the skin. When the skin under the eyes receives an extra deposit, it takes on a darker color, causing those dark circles you’re seeing.

If overexposure to the sun is the cause of your dark circles, then you need to be looking for eye care products that are capable of lightening the look of hyperpigmentation. Unlike hydrating ingredients, these won’t work instantly. You’ll need to use them for at least a few months before you start to see an improvement in the look of your skin. With that said, combining multiple complexion-lightening ingredients will help you speed this process up.

Some of the best ingredients available for tackling the appearance of hyperpigmentation include:

  • Licorice root extract
  • Vitamin C
  • EGCG, an antioxidant found in green tea
  • Other antioxidants

You’ll find those ingredients in the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Serum. The additional antioxidants are provided by the numerous botanical extracts in this formula, including ginkgo biloba, aloe vera, and calendula. Use this serum daily, or even twice a day, and you’ll soon see your dark circles looking lighter and less visible.

Look For Ingredients That Thicken and Volumize the Feel of the Skin

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Aging is something else that can lead to the appearance of dark circles. Remember how we talked about dehydrated skin turning sunken, causing the bone that lies underneath the eyes to show through as dark shadows? Well, aging does the same thing to the skin.

Not only does aging inhibit the skin’s moisture retention abilities, meaning that dehydration becomes more of a problem, but it also leads to the skin thinning. This exacerbates that sunken look. The thinning is down to the natural decline of collagen and elastin in the skin. These are the two proteins that would otherwise give your skin a firm and thick finish.

So, if your dark circles are down to the aging process, you’ll need eye care products that provide ingredients capable of thickening and volumizing the feel of your skin. Some of the best for doing this include:

  • Peptides
  • Vitamin A
  • Humectants
  • Antioxidants

These ingredients can be found in the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Formula Cream. Being an eye cream instead of an eye serum means that this formula will instantly provide a thicker layer over the surface of your skin, leaving your skin feeling stronger. Use this cream daily and your eye area will start to look firmer and more youthful, with your dark circles becoming less and less visible.

Look For Ingredients That Soothe the Feeling of Inflammation

Dark-circle-eye-solution

Inflammation in the skin can occur for a number of reasons. Whatever the cause may be, it can leave the skin looking red and irritated while also contributing to dark circles under the eyes. When your skin is inflamed, the blood vessels that lie beneath your eyes dilate, resulting in dark circles and, sometimes, puffiness, on the surface of the skin. 

The good news is that you’ll be able to lighten the look of your dark circles pretty quickly if you opt for eye care products containing ingredients that lower the feeling of inflammation in the skin. The sooner you’re able to calm your complexion down, the sooner your dark circles will become less visible.

Some of the best ingredients to keep an eye out for include: 

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Allantoin
  • Collagen
  • Resveratrol
  • Caffeine

The last one on that list, caffeine, is particularly effective because of how quickly it works. This makes it a very popular ingredient in eye care products.

If you’d like to work on the appearance of your dark circles ASAP, look for a product that contains all of the above ingredients, like the OROGOLD 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution. This is a lightweight eye cream that can work wonders on the look and feel of the skin. Begin by using it daily and then once you start to see an improvement, you can cut this back to weekly applications.

Eye Masks Can Be Useful Too

Collagen Eye Renewal Mask

The right eye serum and eye cream can be a game-changer when dealing with the appearance of dark circles. However, don’t ignore the benefits that eye masks can provide too. Like serums, masks are super-concentrated with active ingredients. In fact, some are even more so, which is why many formulas should only be used once a week.

At OROGOLD, we have a few different eye masks that you can choose from. Each one will help with the visibility of dark circles in its own way. The Pure Soothing Eye Jelly Masks Limited Edition, for example, is packed with antioxidant-rich plant extracts. Not only will these work to thicken the feel of your skin, making the underlying blood vessels and bone structure look less prominent, but it will also soothe the feeling of inflammation while providing hydration. 

Our Collagen Eye Renewal Mask is also a superstar at hydrating the skin. It’s brimming with humectants, along with a few ingredients that will soothe and calm the feel of an inflamed complexion. 

Adding Eye Serums and Creams to Your Skincare Routine

24K Mousse Cleanser

Once you’ve chosen some eye care products to tackle the appearance of your dark circles, you need to make sure that you incorporate them into your skincare routine in the right way if you want them to work to their full potential.

This means always ensuring that you start by cleansing your face. If there are any impurities on your skin when you apply your eye serums and creams, the ingredients within those products won’t be able to soak into your skin. This will prevent them from working properly. 

Since the eye area is so delicate, always use a gentle cleanser here. The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser, which is full of moisturizing ingredients, would be a great choice!

Once you’re done cleansing, apply your face serum before moving on to your eye care products. Then, start with an eye serum, using your ring finger to pat this into your skin. Follow up with an eye cream, layering this over the top. 

You can then finish off your skincare routine with a moisturizer for the rest of your face, as well as some SPF during the day.

Reduce the Look of Dark Circles With OROGOLD

As you can see, there are so many different causes of dark circles. Each one needs to be tackled with different ingredients, making it important to know the reason behind the appearance of your own dark circles. Once you’ve figured this out, you’ll be able to pick the perfect eye care products, enabling you to effectively lighten the look of your dark circles in no time!

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The Best Skincare Routine For Winter

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Between the cold temperatures, lack of humidity, and harsh winds, the winter months can be tough on the skin. If you’ve been struggling to figure out how to give your skin what it needs in the winter, OROGOLD has your back. Read on as we talk you through a daily winter skincare routine that will have your skin glowing in no time, no matter your skin type!

Step 1: Cleanse Your Skin

24K Mousse Cleanser

Whether it’s winter, summer, or anything in between, every skincare routine should always begin with a cleanse. You want your skin to be a blank canvas before you start applying the rest of your skincare products, so that they can soak their way in without any dirt or other impurities blocking the way.

The challenge with cleansing in the winter is that the skin barrier is easily compromised at this time of year. The skin doesn’t produce as much sebum in the winter, making the skin more prone to damage. For this reason, the cleanser that you use needs to be gentle enough to not interfere with skin barrier function while thorough enough to ensure that your skin is fully cleansed.

The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser is perfect for this. It’s designed for all skin types, with the mousse being powerful yet moisturizing at the same time. It’s exceptionally hydrating, making it perfect for winter skincare, while the numerous botanical extracts in this formula will ensure that your skin looks bright and refreshed.

Step 2: Dab on a Toner

24K Purifying Toner

If you don’t already use one, adding a toner to your winter skincare routine can be a game-changer for your complexion. Pick a hydrating formula and you’ll be able to give your freshly cleansed skin a splash of hydration at a time when it’s feeling most receptive. 

A good toner will also work to rebalance the pH of your skin’s surface. This is important year-round but becomes even more so in the winter when you’re trying to preserve skin barrier function as much as possible. 

Keep in mind that not all toners will be suitable for winter skincare, so pick a formula that is, such as the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner. Again, just like our cleanser, this toner has been designed to work with all skin types. With aloe vera leaf juice and cucumber fruit extract, it feels soothing and hydrating, while the other botanicals provide an array of antioxidants.

Step 3: Apply a Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin-C-serum

Most active ingredients need to be chosen based on your skin type and the visible skin concerns you want to target. However, when it comes to vitamin C, this is an ingredient that everyone would benefit from.

Vitamin C is an awesome multi-tasker. If you have dry skin, it will help to boost hydration levels. Those with oily skin will love how it rebalances how greasy the skin feels. It effectively lightens the look of discoloration too while also brightening the complexion and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it the perfect all-rounder for winter skincare!

At OROGOLD, we have an entire collection dedicated to this wonder ingredient, with one of those products being the 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum. This serum stands out because not only does it contain two forms of vitamin C, but it’s also infused with vitamins A and E. All three vitamins are antioxidants that work beautifully together, bringing you visible results so much sooner.

Step 4: Layer on a Hydrating Serum

Termica-Serum

Moisture retention is something that the skin really struggles with in the winter. This is partly down to the lack of humidity in the air. All of that dryness surrounding your skin causes the moisture in your skin to evaporate out at a faster rate. The low temperatures and cold winds that inhibit skin barrier function don’t help either since the skin barrier is responsible for holding moisture in.

This is why hydration needs to be a big part of your winter skincare routine. Ideally, you should be doing this with a few different products. We’ve already shared a super hydrating toner, so now let’s talk about hydrating serums. 

If you have oily skin, go with a lightweight, oil-free formula, such as the 24K Termica Activation Serum. It hydrates the skin with a blend of humectants, including sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, collagen, and seaweed extract. Meanwhile, if you have dry skin, plant oils would be great for giving your skin a boost of moisture. The 24K Nano Ultra Silk Serum contains several of them, including sweet almond, wheat germ, and sesame seed.

Step 5: Pat on Some Eye Cream

eye-formula-cream

The oil that your skin produces in the winter helps to keep your skin lubricated and conditioned. However, not only does the skin produce less oil in the winter, but the area around the eyes contains fewer sebaceous glands. This means that sebum production is even weaker here. This makes an eye cream a key part of any winter skincare routine, particularly once your skin starts to age.

Again, just like when choosing a serum, pick an eye cream that correlates with your skin’s needs. For example, if dark circles under your eyes are an issue for you, you’ll love the 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution. With vitamins, caffeine, and resveratrol, this formula will quickly lighten and brighten the look of your under-eye area.

On the other hand, if the appearance of crow’s feet and other creases around your eyes have been getting you down, look for a cream that can help with this. The 24K Intensive Eye Formula Cream would be a good move. It’s packed with peptides, vitamins, and plant oils to leave the skin around your eyes looking smoother and tighter.

Step 6: Moisturize

24K Skin Tone SPF

The final step of your daily winter skincare routine should be to moisturize. Not only will a moisturizer give your skin an extra splash of moisture, which it desperately needs during the dry days of winter, but it will also aid in locking in all of the skincare products that you’ve already applied. This will prevent them from evaporating away. As a result, your entire winter skincare routine will be able to work more efficiently.

In addition to keeping your skin type in mind when choosing a moisturizer, you also need to consider the time of day. In the mornings, your skin is about to face a wide range of environmental aggressors that can cause serious damage, such as UV rays and air pollutants. To counter the visible harm that they can cause, you’ll need a moisturizer with plenty of antioxidants. SPF can be useful too to save you from having to apply a separate sunscreen. For this, the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF would be perfect!

In the evenings, your skin would benefit from a helping hand while it works on repairing the damage that it has been dealt over the course of the day. Those with dry skin will love the rich and buttery texture of the 24K Overnight Cream. It will leave your skin looking soft and dewy! 

Meanwhile, if you have oily skin, go with a lighter cream, like the 24K Termica Completion Cream. It’ll moisturize your skin without weighing it down. It’s also loaded with peptides and antioxidant-rich botanicals, along with licorice root extract to even out your skin tone.

Winter Skincare Weekly Add-ins 

The winter skincare routine that we’ve shared above lends itself well to daily use. However, if you want your skin to thrive throughout the colder months, there are a couple of extra steps that need to be carried out weekly…

1) Exfoliate Your Skin

24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid

Exfoliation is something that you should be doing no matter the season. However, in the winter months, when your skin feels rough and flaky, exfoliation is a great way to bring some smoothness and softness back to your complexion.

With that said, in the same way that an overly harsh cleanser can be too much for your skin in the winter, you need to be careful when picking an exfoliator too. One of our favorite formulas, no matter your skin type, is the 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. Mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). It might not be as famous as some of the other AHAs out there but it’s a great choice for winter skincare because of how gentle it is. In this formula, it’s combined with bamboo powder, which provides some physical exfoliation. Together, they’ll get rid of any roughness and dullness from your complexion, giving your skin a gorgeous glow.

2) Apply a Face Mask

24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask

Exfoliation is essentially like a deep cleanse for your skin. This means that post-exfoliation, your skin will feel even more receptive to anything else that you apply. This would be a great time to use a face mask. Masks are packed with a high concentration of active ingredients, making them capable of giving your complexion a huge boost.

At OROGOLD, we have several winter skincare masks that you can pick from. The 24K Advanced Facial Mask would be good for anyone with skin that looks congested. The clay in this mask will pull away impurities from your skin. Meanwhile, the botanical extracts will ensure that your skin looks bright and radiant.

If sheet masks are more your thing, try our 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask. These hydrogel masks are exceptionally hydrating. They’ll leave your skin looking plump and dewy! 

Another option would be a leave-on mask. Not only are these super convenient, but the fact that they remain on the skin for longer enables them to give your skin some extra hydration. With rose hip seed extract, avocado oil, seaweed extract, lime extract, and sodium hyaluronate, the 24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask boasts a leave-on formula that dry skin will absolutely love!

Winter Skincare With OROGOLD

With the skin’s needs changing so drastically as the colder weather rolls in, it’s common to have to make a few adjustments to the skincare routine that you were following during the warmer months. Go with the steps that we’ve shared above and you’ll be covering all bases, ensuring that your skin makes it through the winter looking smooth, soft, and beautifully healthy.

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

busy woman

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.

Summary

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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How to Build the Perfect Skincare Routine For Glowing Skin

beautiful woman in mirror

If your skincare routine hasn’t been producing the results that you’ve been hoping to see, it could be time to make some changes. The right routine should be capable of transforming your complexion within weeks, giving your skin the healthy-looking glow that it deserves.

So, how do you build the perfect skincare routine? Keep reading as OROGOLD talks you through the steps that you should be following each day:

Start With a Cleanser That’s Suitable For Your Skin Type

24K Viitamin C Facial Cleanser

Cleansing is one of the most important parts of any skincare routine. After all, if you don’t remove the layer of dirt and sebum that’s covering the surface of your skin, then the rest of the products you apply won’t be able to penetrate through this in order to reach your skin cells. Giving your skin a good cleanse before applying anything else will make those other products so much more effective!

However, the act of cleansing twice a day isn’t enough…

You also need to be using a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. It’s surprisingly easy to get this wrong and the effects of doing so can be extremely detrimental. You’ll end up exacerbating any skin concerns that you’re dealing with while also potentially harming your skin’s natural protective barrier.

If you have sensitive or dry skin, then you need a gentle cleanser that will ideally moisturize and soothe your complexion at the same time. OROGOLD’s 24K Mousse Cleanser would be a great choice because it’s packed with skin-loving plant oils. From argan to moringa, these naturally hydrating oils are combined with complexion-calming botanical extracts, including chamomile, Alpine willowherb, calendula, and shea butter esters. 

On the other hand, if you have combination or oily skin, you’ll need a slightly deeper cleanse in order to rid your skin of the excess sebum that it’s producing. The OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser provides just that. In addition to cleansing your skin, it will also minimize the look of large pores thanks to witch hazel extract while brightening the look of your skin with licorice root extract. Vitamins A and C help to rebalance how oily your skin feels while lactic acid will reduce the appearance of acne breakouts.

Follow Up With a Toner

24K Purifying Toner

A toner isn’t as essential as some of the other steps that we’re featuring, which is why many choose to go without. However, if you’re aiming for perfection with your skincare routine, then a good toner is well worth having.

What makes a toner ‘good’?

To start with, it shouldn’t contain any drying alcohols. Instead, it should be formulated with ingredients that condition and hydrate the complexion. At the same time, a good toner will be designed to rebalance the pH level on the surface of the skin while also soothing the feeling of any post-cleansing irritation.

We’ll be honest – there aren’t many toners out there that meet these standards. That’s why we created the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner. With cucumber fruit extract, aloe vera leaf juice, chamomile extract, and gold, it provides a lightweight layer of hydration while also giving the skin everything that it needs to glow.

Since this toner comes in a spray bottle, it couldn’t be any easier to use! Simply spritz it onto your face a couple of times once you’re done cleansing before moving on to the next step in this skincare routine.

Apply an Antioxidant Serum

24K Nano Night Recovery

Antioxidants are so important if you want your skin to look and feel its best. Numerous studies confirm how antioxidants are able to prevent and repair the appearance of skin damage. This is particularly the case when it comes to visible damage caused by environmental factors, such as the sun or pollution. No matter how hard you may try to keep your skin protected, chances are that the environment will still wreak some harm on your complexion, and antioxidants are the best way to put things right.

There are so many different antioxidants out there and they’re all beneficial in their own way. When applied in the form of a serum, they’re able to reach the deeper layers of your complexion. This is where they’re able to produce the most noticeable changes.

At OROGOLD, we have a variety of different antioxidant serums for you to choose from. Our 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum, for example, is loaded with vitamins A, C, and E. All three are revered for their antioxidant capabilities.

Meanwhile, our 24K Nano Night Recovery is brimming with antioxidant-rich plant extracts. From green tea and chamomile to calendula and aloe vera, each of these botanicals also contains a range of other skin-loving minerals and enzymes.

Layer on a Hydrating Serum

Caviar-Serum

If you want to maximize the effects of your skincare routine, then layering in a second serum can be very beneficial.

This time, you should be focusing on hydration. This is something that all skin types need, with moisture being crucial for your skin cells to thrive.

With that said, how you hydrate your skin should depend on your skin type. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, then hydrating with plant oils would be a good move. They’ll contain the fatty acids that your skin barrier needs to feel stronger and thicker. In the long term, this will help to counter the feeling of dryness that you experience every day. The OROGOLD 24K Nano Ultra Silk Serum, with its wheat germ oil, sweet almond oil, and sesame oil, does this beautifully. 

On the other hand, if you have oily or combination skin, you’ll need to hydrate with humectants. These are lightweight, moisture-binding ingredients that won’t clog your pores. You’ll find several of them in the 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Serum. It also contains a number of antioxidants, which will enhance the visible effects of the antioxidant serum that you applied in the previous step of this skincare routine.

Apply Eye Care Products

eye formula cream

If the skin around your eyes looks dull, fatigued, and creased, then this is going to affect your overall complexion. Ideally, you want your eye area, along with the rest of your face, to look smooth, bright, and bouncy!

Unfortunately, with the eye area being so much thinner and more delicate than the rest of the face, this can be tricky, especially once you start to age. This is why it’s worth including one or two eye care products in your skincare routine. They’ll be formulated specifically for the eye area’s unique needs, making them more effective at dealing with issues here than your regular facial skincare products.

If you’re already struggling with visible skin concerns around your eyes, look for eye care products designed to target these. For example, the 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution will help to fade the look of circles and shadows under the eyes, while the 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum will reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other eye wrinkles.

What happens if you don’t have any existing skin concerns around your eyes?

Look for an eye care product that provides extra hydration. With the skin around the eyes containing fewer sebaceous glands, it’s prone to drying out. Products like the 24K Intensive Eye Formula Cream will add some moisture back into your skin, leaving it looking healthier.

Moisturize

Termica HD Solution

We’ve already talked about how important moisture is for your skin cells. While the hydrating serum that you previously applied will be great for leaving the deeper layers of your skin feeling quenched, you should also be using a moisturizer to show the surface of your skin the same love.

Just like with the rest of the products in your skincare routine, pick a moisturizer that will work with your skin type. 

Dry skin really benefits from a rich moisturizer, especially at night. Moisture loss tends to be at its highest when you’re sleeping. The thicker your moisturizer, the less of a problem this will be. With shea butter, vitamin E, and gotu kola extract, the 24K Deep Moisturizer is a firm favorite among those suffering from dryness. It also contains white tea and chamomile extracts for an extra antioxidant boost.

If your skin is on the oily side, then you’ll need a lightweight cream that isn’t going to clog your pores. The 24K Termica HD Solution is an oil-free formula that will perfectly complete your skincare routine. It’s loved for how it gives the skin a matte finish, which is perfect if your skin usually looks greasy.

In the Mornings, Finish With SPF

24K Skin Tone SPF30

If you’re following this skincare routine at night, then your moisturizer would be your final step. However, during the day, there’s one more product that you’ll need to apply; SPF.

One mistake that many make is only using SPF during the warmer months of the year. However, the sun’s UV rays damage the skin year-round. This means that SPF should be a regular part of your skincare routine 365 days a week. Not only that, but you should also be diligently applying it throughout the day. SPF products only provide protection for a couple of hours, after which your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage. This manifests as premature wrinkles, dark spots, loose skin, and, of course, skin cancer, all of which you probably want to avoid!

If you haven’t yet found a sunscreen that you love, check out OROGOLD’s 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. It protects the skin from UV damage while also providing all of the amazing benefits that our other moisturizers offer. It’s filled with ingredients that will leave your complexion hydrated and conditioned. It also contains some of the best antioxidants out there to give your skin a bright and radiant finish. Use this cream at the end of your morning skincare routine and you won’t need to apply a separate moisturizer beforehand, saving you some time!

Create the Perfect Skincare Routine With OROGOLD

If you’ve been trying to build a skincare routine that will have your skin glowing, the products featured above won’t let you down. So long as you pick the formulas that are best suited to your skin type and make sure to use them consistently, you’ll soon start to see some big improvements in your complexion!

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Is SPF Actually Necessary?

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Chances are that, since you were young, you’ve been told time and time again to always wear SPF. This advice is repeated all over the world yet many people choose to ignore it, believing that, so long as they don’t burn, their skin is more than capable of handling UV rays on its own.

So, what’s the truth? Is SPF actually necessary and, most importantly, what will happen to your skin if you decide to forgo the sunscreen? Keep reading as OROGOLD explains!

What is SPF?

SPF stands for sun protection factor. It refers to a product’s ability to protect the skin from the sun’s UVB rays. The higher a product’s SPF rating, the longer its protection will last. 

Essentially, an SPF rating indicates how much longer it will take for you to burn compared to if you weren’t wearing any SPF. For example, if your skin normally starts to burn after being in the sun for ten minutes, then wearing an SPF 30 product will mean that it will instead take 300 minutes before your skin starts to burn. 

Why Do You Need to Wear SPF?

So, let’s get to it – is SPF really necessary? The short answer is yes. Here’s why:

To Protect Against Skin Cancer

Did you know that, in the USA, more than two people die from skin cancer each hour? It’s one of the most common cancers in the world, with the sun being the primary cause of the deadliest form of skin cancer.

This is one of the most important reasons to keep your skin protected by SPF. Research confirms that regularly wearing sunscreen can significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing skin cancer. Sure, remembering to wear SPF can be bothersome, but it’s a small price to pay in order to keep your health in tip-top shape.

To Protect Your Skin From Sunburns

woman with sun burn

Many people incorrectly assume that a sunburn once in a while isn’t a huge deal. However, each sunburn that you experience greatly increases your risk of developing skin cancer.

Aside from that, sunburns also cause a number of other issues within the skin. They lead to redness, inflammation, peeling, and, of course, pain. It can take several days for the discomfort that accompanies a sunburn to wear off!

This is one of the primary reasons why sunscreen was invented in the first place. By preventing your skin from burning, it can then shield your skin from a whole host of other related skin concerns.

To Prevent and Reduce the Appearance of Premature Skin Aging

Wondering if there’s any way that you can prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from dominating your skin as you age?

There is – with SPF. Considering the fact that up to 90% of the visible aging-related changes that take place in the skin are caused by UV exposure, keeping your skin protected from the sun will go a long way in slowing down the rate at which your complexion ages.

This is all down to how SPF blocks UVB rays from reaching your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers. These two proteins form the building blocks of your skin’s structure. The more of them you have, the firmer and smoother your skin will look. On the other hand, once they start to get damaged by UV rays, they weaken to the point where they’re not able to properly support your skin from beneath. This then leads to wrinkling and sagging. Preventing this from happening by being diligent about wearing SPF will enable you to retain your bouncy, youthful complexion for so much longer.

To Prevent the Visibility of Hyperpigmentation

woman hyperpigmentation

When the skin is exposed to UV rays, it increases production of melanin as a form of self-protection. This is the pigment that determines the color of your skin. This is why sun exposure causes the skin to tan – it all comes down to the extra melanin that’s being produced.

However, your skin can only tan so much. After a certain point, your skin will struggle to evenly disperse all of that extra melanin. Instead, the excess pigment starts to cluster up under certain areas of the skin, causing those parts of the skin to turn darker. Unlike a tan, which will soon start to fade on its own, the hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure takes much longer to dissipate.

By wearing SPF, your skin won’t feel the need to produce quite as much extra melanin. This will go a long way in preventing the appearance of dark spots.

To Keep Your Skin Barrier Feeling Strong and Resilient

Each time the sun beats down on your skin, it causes damage to your skin’s protective barrier. This barrier sits on the outermost surface of your skin and plays a crucial role in how well your skin functions.

The more damaged your skin barrier becomes, the more problems your skin will face. Impaired barrier function can lead to everything from dehydration to sensitivities, making it so important to keep your barrier feeling protected by covering it with SPF.

To Reduce the Feeling of Inflammation

It’s easy to assume that if your skin doesn’t burn after being in the sun for a while, then this means that UV rays haven’t caused any inflammation. However, this is incorrect. Even a small amount of UV exposure triggers an inflammatory response in the skin.

Why is this important if your skin isn’t actually burning? Because excessive inflammation can cause deep damage to your skin’s tissues. It also accelerates the rate at which the skin ages, a process coined as inflammaging.

By wearing SPF, you’ll be putting a stop to your skin producing an inflammatory response to UV rays. This will keep your skin looking calm and soothed, no matter how strong the sun may be.

How to Choose a Sunscreen

24k skin tone spf 30

As you can see, SPF is very much a necessity. However, choosing a good SPF product isn’t quite as easy as you may have hoped.

There are a few factors to consider when making your choice, with the first being the actual SPF rating. Generally, SPF 30 is enough to keep your skin adequately protected. However, if you have sensitive skin or you’re already witnessing significant amounts of sun damage, you may want to go with a higher SPF rating.

Of course, as mentioned earlier, SPF only tells you how much UVB protection a product will provide. However, let’s not forget about UVA rays. They’re just as damaging, yet many sunscreens leave the skin vulnerable to their harm.

To ensure that your sunscreen will provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays, look for a broad-spectrum formula. Some sunscreens will also use a star rating system to indicate how much UVA protection that product actually provides.

If you’re trying to keep your skincare routine as basic as possible, then it may be worth considering a moisturizer that also contains SPF. While the majority provide just SPF 15, which isn’t enough, there are a few out there that have been formulated with SPF 30, just like OROGOLD’s 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. Not only does this sheer and lightweight face cream offer broad-spectrum protection but it’s also brimming with vitamins and antioxidants to keep your skin looking bright and healthy.

How to Use SPF For Maximum Protection

Once you’ve found a sunscreen that meets the mark, you then need to understand how to use it properly. This may sound simple enough but, in reality, most people don’t actually use enough product when applying sunscreen. This means that they won’t be receiving the SPF rating that they think they are. They’ll believe that their skin is more protected than it really is, meaning that UV damage will still occur.

So, how much SPF should you be using?

Official figures state to use 2mg of sunscreen for every square centimeter of skin. In real-life terms, this basically amounts to a quarter to a half of a teaspoon of sunscreen for the face, or two tablespoons if you’re covering your body too.

Once you’ve applied your SPF, your work doesn’t stop there. Most sunscreens will only provide adequate protection for a couple of hours. After this, the amount of protection will slowly start to decline until it completely disappears.

To counter this, you should be reapplying your SPF every two hours. If you happen to be sweating more than usual, then your reapplications should be more frequent since your sweat will be washing your SPF away much faster.

One final tip – make sure that you use SPF year-round. Although the sun may not feel quite as damaging in the winter months, UV rays are still present. In fact, snow and ice can magnify them, meaning that your skin is never really safe unless it has been covered with SPF.

Other Ways to Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

It’s worth keeping in mind that no matter how high a product’s SPF rating may be, it will never be able to protect your skin from 100% of UV rays. An SPF 30 product blocks about 97%, an SPF 50 product shields from about 98%, and an SPF 100 product will protect you from about 99%. However, the difference between these is negligible, especially if you’re reapplying your sunscreen every two hours.

While that may be the case, there are other things that you can do to supplement your SPF to ensure full protection. One would be to simply avoid the sun when UV rays are at their most damaging. This is usually when the sun is at its highest point in the sky – think late mornings to early afternoons, depending on where you live. Stay in the shade as much as possible while still covering your skin with SPF and you won’t have to worry about UV damage.

Keeping your skin protected with clothing and accessories can also help. From a large hat and sunglasses to protect your face to long but loose clothing to provide an additional barrier between your skin and the sun, these extra measures will ensure that your skin receives all of the protection that it needs.

Summary

When it comes down to it, SPF is very necessary. No matter your age, your skin type, your skin color, or anything else, everybody should be protecting their skin with SPF. Not only will this enable you to stave off the development of skin cancer, but it will also give you skin that looks smoother, firmer, brighter, and so much healthier.

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Have Acne Rosacea? 7 Things You Can Do For It

acne rosacea

Rosacea is a long-term inflammatory skin condition with a few different subtypes, one of which is acne rosacea, or papulopustular rosacea. The second-most common form of rosacea, acne rosacea gets its name from how its symptoms are so similar to that of acne. Pimples and breakouts are common occurrences, with the skin often feeling very tender and warm. 

Whether your acne rosacea flare-ups tend to be erratic or you experience them very frequently, read on as OROGOLD talks you through seven things that you can do to keep your skin feeling calm, soothed, and happy.

1. Make Sure That Acne Rosacea is What You’re Dealing With

First and foremost, make sure that your acne rosacea has been properly diagnosed. It’s so easy to mistake acne for acne rosacea. However, with both conditions requiring very different treatments, getting things wrong at this stage will only make matters worse for your skin.

With acne rosacea, the breakouts that you’ll get consist of small bumps and pimples, with some containing pus. You may experience the same with acne too but pimples will be larger and will also often be accompanied by whiteheads or blackheads. Acne can also occur all over the body whereas rosacea tends to be concentrated to the face.

Those who have acne rosacea tend to also suffer from flushing. This usually occurs after exposure to a trigger. It can take a while to identify these triggers because they could be anything from alcohol and hot drinks to windy weather, UV rays, and certain skincare products. Plus, it’s more than likely that you’ll have a few different triggers. Figuring these out should always be a priority because being able to avoid your triggers in the future will reduce your chances of dealing with another flare-up.

If you’re on the fence about which condition you’re suffering from, a visit to a professional would be wise. As mentioned, trying to treat the wrong skin condition will only exacerbate your acne or rosacea. A professional will also be able to determine whether or not your symptoms are severe enough to require medication.

2. Cleanse Daily…But Be Gentle

24k mousse cleanser

With the acne rosacea causing the skin to feel so irritated, it’s common for people to be tempted to skip their daily cleanse. However, this will only do more harm than good. Regularly cleansing your skin will help to remove any environmental impurities from your skin’s surface, which can often help to soothe the feeling of a flare-up. 

However, when cleansing skin that’s prone to acne rosacea, you need to be extremely gentle. Irritating your skin in any way will only cause more redness and sensitivities.

So, start by finding yourself a gentle cleanser. The OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser would be a great choice. It lathers up into a satisfying foam yet, unlike true foaming cleansers, it boasts a moisturizing, sulfate-free formula that will leave your skin feeling supple and super relaxed.

How you apply your cleanser is important too. Avoid using washcloths or anything abrasive on your face while you cleanse. A loofah is a definite no-no! Instead, cleanse with your fingertips, placing only a very light amount of pressure on your skin. Don’t rub or tug at your skin at any point in your skincare routine as this will only lead to additional irritation.

3. Keep Your Skin Moisturized

Golden Dew Serum In Cream

If you have acne rosacea, then you need to keep your skin safe from environmental irritants. With your skin barrier already being compromised, it’s so easy for those irritants to enter your skin and worsen your symptoms. 

One of the best ways to give your skin an extra barrier against the outside world is to moisturize it. Moisturizers form a thin film over the surface of the skin. The main purpose of this is for moisture retention – the barrier stops moisture from evaporating. However, at the same time, that barrier also prevents quite as many irritants from coming into direct contact with the skin.

A moisturizer will also help to soothe the feeling of the burning, stinging, and irritation that often occurs during an acne rosacea flare-up. 

With that said, you need to be very careful when choosing a moisturizer. Some skincare ingredients can trigger acne rosacea symptoms. What makes this worse is that everyone’s skincare triggers will be different, making it harder to decipher what yours are. Still, some ingredients are known for being common triggers, with fragrances being one of them. 

Ideally, moisturize your skin with a fragrance-free formula, such as the OROGOLD 24K Golden Dew Serum-in-Cream. This moisturizer is lightweight, so won’t leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy. At the same time, it also contains a number of ingredients that have been proven to lower the feeling of inflammation in the skin. From darutoside to niacinamide, this cream is loaded with ingredients that your irritated skin will love.

4. Shield Your Skin From Sun Exposure

skin tone spf30

Did you know that for 81% of people who suffer from rosacea, sun exposure is a big trigger? This is down to how UV rays stimulate the production of growth factors for blood vessels. As the blood vessels grow, they cause flushing, redness, breakouts, and other rosacea symptoms. The more sun exposure you subject your skin to, the worse your flare-ups will be.

Therefore, it goes without saying that protecting your skin from the sun will go a long way in reducing the appearance of acne rosacea. 

To do this, find yourself a good sunscreen. A minimum SPF of 30 is a must, although if your skin is particularly sensitive to UV rays, you’ll probably need something a little higher. If SPF 30 is sufficient for you, check out the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. It’s a two-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen. This means that not only will it keep your skin feeling safe from environmental irritants but it will also effectively shield your skin from the sun.

Remember to keep your skin covered with SPF throughout the year. Although the summer sun may cause the most havoc for your skin because of how they’re combined with heat, UV rays will affect your skin in the winter months too. Wearing sun-protecting accessories, such as a hat and a pair of sunglasses, will provide some important additional protection. 

5. Be Careful When Exfoliating

multi-vitamin deep peeling

Do you need to exfoliate if you have acne rosacea? Absolutely. The bad news is that you may end up dealing with a few additional flare-ups while you try to find an exfoliant that works well for your skin.

Why is this? Because, as we mentioned earlier, any form of irritation can make your sensitivities worse. So many of the exfoliants out there are notorious for being too abrasive or too acidic. Your skin won’t appreciate any of this – it will likely thank you with a flare-up!

At this stage, you may be tempted to skip exfoliation altogether. However, that wouldn’t be a wise move either, unless your rosacea happens to be extremely severe. Exfoliation will help to reduce the appearance of the breakouts associated with acne rosacea while also soothing the look of overall redness.

The key is to find a gentle exfoliant, just like OROGOLD’s 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. Although mandelic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid, it’s much milder than the other AHAs out there. This is due to its larger molecular size. As a result, it’s not able to penetrate the skin to the same extent. This makes it far less likely to irritate the skin and trigger your symptoms.

6. Use Skincare Products That Will Soothe Your Complexion

purifying toner

In order to keep your acne rosacea symptoms to a minimum, it’s vital to ensure that your skin feels calm at all times. Avoiding your triggers will help with this to an extent but there are also certain skincare ingredients out there that are revered for how they soothe the complexion.

Aloe vera is one, which is why it’s a go-to when people are dealing with UV-induced inflammation. Whether you slather pure aloe vera gel over your skin or you use a skincare product infused with the ingredient, such as the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner, it’s an ingredient well worth adding to your skincare routine.

Speaking of our toner, this formula also contains cucumber fruit extract. This is another ingredient that can help to soothe the feeling of inflammation in the skin. Like aloe vera extract, it also feels very refreshing and cooling. This is ideal when you’re dealing with an acne rosacea flare-up.

7. Stay Away From Heat

We’ve already talked about how UV rays are a common trigger for acne rosacea. Well, heat is another one. When people prone to rosacea are exposed to high temperatures in any form, they usually experience a flare-up.

What can you do about this?

For starters, if the weather is hot, make an effort to keep your skin cool. Stay in the shade, make the most of air conditioning, or even physically fan your face to cool it down. Either way, do what it takes to prevent your skin from heating up too much.

It goes without saying that hot water should also be avoided at all costs. While a hot shower or bath may feel satisfying at first, it will only end up irritating your skin. Plus, hot water is also infamous for how it strips away the skin’s natural protective barrier. If you suffer from rosacea, then your barrier already has enough problems to deal with. You definitely don’t want to weaken it further each time you languish under a hot jet of water! Keep this in mind when cleansing your face each day too – lukewarm is the way to go!

Of course, let’s not forget about hot beverages either. If you find that your skin starts to itch or tingle after you’ve consumed a hot drink, then this is another trigger that you’ll need to avoid. 

Summary

There’s no denying that acne rosacea can be a difficult condition to treat, especially since it’s often triggered by such a vast array of different factors. Trying to identify your triggers should always be your very first move in order to prevent future flare-ups. However, follow the tips above at the same time and you’ll be able to ensure that your complexion remains calm, soothed, and healthy.

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The Best Evening Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

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If you have oily skin, then you’re probably all too familiar with how quickly your skin can start to feel greasy and congested as the day draws to a close. This is why it’s so important to have a solid evening skincare routine. Care for your skin in the correct way each night and you’ll be giving it the best possible start come morning, significantly reducing your chances of experiencing breakouts.

What should an evening skincare routine for oily skin consist of? Keep reading as OROGOLD explains!

Step 1: Remove Your Makeup and Cleanse Your Skin

24k mousse cleanser

People with oily skin should always prioritize keeping their skin clean. Preventing the dirt, makeup, sebum, dead skin cells, and all of the other impurities that settle onto your skin over the course of the day from entering into your pores will go a long way in keeping breakouts at bay.

To do this, you’ll need a good cleanser, just like the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser. It offers the same exemplary cleansing action as a foaming cleanser. However, it doesn’t strip the skin dry in such a harsh way. This is ideal for people who cleanse twice a day, which is what you should be doing if you have oily skin. It’s also worth mentioning the willow bark extract in this formula. It’s a natural source of salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid that helps to keep the pores clear. 

If you regularly wear makeup, then you may want to consider double cleansing. This K-beauty technique involves cleansing with an oil-based cleanser before following up with a water-based cleanser. It’ll give you a much more thorough cleanse, ensuring that you remove every last trace of makeup. This is, of course, important for everyone to do, but it becomes even more so if you have oily skin that’s prone to pore blockages.

Step 2 (Twice a Week): Exfoliate 

24K Multi-Vitamin Peeling

There’s no denying how good it can feel to exfoliate oily skin. It’s the best method for clearing out debris and blockages from within the pores while also thoroughly removing excess sebum from the skin.

For this reason, many people with oily skin exfoliate several times a week, sometimes even every day! Unfortunately, in the long run, this will only make your skin even oilier… 

Over-exfoliating slowly damages the integrity of your skin’s protective barrier. This leaves it more prone to moisture loss and dehydration. In turn, this triggers the skin into producing even more sebum. Coupled with the increase in inflammation that you’ll experience with a damaged skin barrier, it’s no surprise that over-exfoliation correlates with an increase in acne breakouts.

So, save your exfoliant for twice-weekly use. Both physical and chemical exfoliants have their benefits, which is why we’ve combined them in the 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. This formula is loved by people with oily skin because it blends mandelic acid, a gentle yet effective alpha-hydroxy acid, with bamboo powder, which physically exfoliates the skin’s surface. Backed up by vitamins and antioxidants, this exfoliant leaves the skin looking beautifully bright and matte.

Step 3: Swipe on a Toner

24k purifying toner

Whether you’ve just cleansed your face or you’ve exfoliated as well, the next step in your evening skincare routine should be to apply a toner. Although toners can be beneficial for all skin types, they’re particularly so for oily skin. In fact, toners were originally designed to address the extra layer of grease that oily skin has to contend with.

With that said, many of the toners designed for oily skin are overly astringent and drying. As we mentioned, you need to preserve your skin barrier if you want to gain some control over your skin, so avoid any toners that have a high alcohol or acid content.

Instead, look for formulas that focus on hydrating and balancing the complexion. That’s exactly what the OROGOLD 24K Purifying Toner does. It’s brimming with aloe vera leaf juice, chamomile extract, and cucumber fruit extract, all of which will leave your skin looking fresher and plumper.

Simply dab some onto a cotton pad and gently swipe this across your face. Then, move on to the next step in this routine.

Step 4: Apply Any Prescription Treatments

If your skin is severely oily to the point where you experience debilitating acne breakouts, it’s always worth speaking to a professional. They’ll be able to prescribe targeted treatments that will help to calm your skin down. 

Since these treatments contain medicated ingredients, always apply them to your skin immediately after cleansing and toning, no matter what the consistency of the product may be. You need these ingredients to have direct access to your skin cells, without having to fight past serums, creams, and anything else.

When it comes to actually using them, make sure that you follow product directions. Some may need to be left on the skin for a while before other products are applied over the top. This is to prevent diluting any of the active ingredients in the treatment. If you want your treatments to work in the way that you should, it’s important that you use them in the correct manner.

Step 5: Dab on a Hydrating Antioxidant Serum

Termica Serum

The best serums to use for oily skin are formulas that are hydrating while also being packed with antioxidants. The hydrating ingredients will help to keep your skin’s moisture levels elevated, preventing your sebaceous glands from producing even more sebum. Meanwhile, the antioxidants will help to reduce how greasy your skin feels while also providing a number of other benefits.

Evening skincare routines tend to be longer than morning routines. This is why many choose to use multiple serums, going for separate hydrating and antioxidant-infused formulas. This can definitely be advantageous, but you also need to make sure that you don’t overload your oily skin with too many products. After all, the more products you use, the greater your chances of experiencing clogged pores. So, instead, find a single serum that’s capable of hydrating your face while also bestowing it with powerful antioxidants. 

A formula like the 24K Termica Activation Serum is exactly what you need. It features sodium hyaluronate, seaweed extract, and glycerin, three of the best moisture-binding ingredients out there. They’ll leave your skin looking plump and volumized.

This serum is also loaded with a long list of vitamins and antioxidant-rich botanicals, including ascorbic acid, green tea extract, and retinyl palmitate. Even better, it boasts witch hazel extract to reduce the look of enlarged pores, plus licorice root extract to fade the appearance of dark spots and acne marks.

Step 6: Apply Your Eye Care Products

24k cryogenic contour eye firming

Although wrinkles may not be quite as noticeable on oily skin as they are on, say, dry skin, oily skin is still equally susceptible to skin aging. The eye area is usually the first part of the face to experience this. The skin here is much thinner and more fragile, meaning that it creases more easily. This is why, if you want to keep your skin looking smooth and youthful, it’s worth including one or two eye care products in your evening skincare routine.

At OROGOLD, we have a number of different eye care products for you to choose from. This makes it so easy to match the perfect formula to the visible skin concerns that you’re dealing with.

For example, if you’re trying to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, try the 24K Cryogenic Contour Eye Firming. It’s a lightweight cream that has been designed to lift and tighten the look of the skin around the eyes. It’s perfect for anyone dealing with the visible signs of skin aging.

On the other hand, if puffy eyes in the morning have been getting you down, turn your attention to the OROGOLD 24K Anti-Aging Eye Serum. It will thicken and strengthen the feel of your skin, ensuring that you wake up to a smooth and firm eye area.

Meanwhile, if you’re hoping to diminish the look of dark circles, the 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution can help. This potent formula contains a cocktail of ingredients that will work to lighten and brighten your complexion. Whether your dark circles have been caused by genetics, sun exposure, a lack of sleep, or anything else, this is the product that you need to even out the look of your skin.

Step 7: Moisturize

24k Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol

The final step in your evening skincare routine should be to moisturize your skin. This is a step that many people with oily skin avoid doing. After all, it’s difficult to find a moisturizer that doesn’t clog the pores and exacerbate breakouts. Plus, with the skin already feeling so greasy, moisturizing probably isn’t quite so important, right?

Sadly, that isn’t the case. Even oily skin needs to be moisturized twice a day. A moisturizer not only helps to hydrate your skin, which is something that your sebum can’t do, but it will also leave your skin barrier feeling strengthened and fortified.

The good news is that not all moisturizers will leave your skin feeling heavy and congested. It may take a little trial and error to find one that works for you, but the results of regular moisturizing will be worth it.

One OROGOLD moisturizer that works particularly well on oily skin is the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol. It contains retinol, a powerful form of vitamin A that has been proven to reduce how oily the skin feels. Retinol also functions as an antioxidant, with the other antioxidants in this cream enhancing its effects. What makes this formula even better is its infusion of chamomile extract, seaweed extract, and cucumber fruit extract. All of these ingredients help to soothe the feeling of inflammation. This makes them fantastic for preventing the appearance of acne breakouts.

Give Oily Skin the Care That it Needs With OROGOLD

There’s no denying that oily skin can be tricky to care for, but life becomes so much easier once you have a reliable skincare routine that you can follow. The steps above aim to provide just that. Pair this routine with a morning skincare regimen that focuses on protecting your complexion from oxidative damage and your oily skin will soon start to naturally look more mattified yet beautifully radiant.

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