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OROGOLD Reviews: The 8 Best Night Creams for Mature Skin

24K Overnight Cream

You may be able to get away with skipping the night cream while you’re in your teens and 20’s, but, after this, you’ll really start to notice your skin suffering in the mornings. As your skin ages, night creams become extremely important. They’ll help to slow down skin agin, thicken your thinning dermis, plump away fine lines and wrinkles, and lighten and brighten those dark spots.

Of course, with hundreds of night cream products out there, how do you choose?

You’ve come to the right place. Read on as OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews the eight best night creams for mature skin.

For Retinol and Antioxidants: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol

 

24K Multi Vitamin Night Nourishment

Let’s start with one of OROGOLD’s bestsellers; the 24K Multi-Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol.

What’s so great about it?

For starters, it contains retinol, one of the most potent anti-aging ingredients out there. Ask just about any dermatologist which ingredients you should be including in an anti-aging routine, and chances are that retinol would be at the top of the list.

Why?

Because it helps with a number of different skin functions:

  • Boosts collagen and elastin production, therefore giving the skin firmer and smoother qualities
  • Lightens and fades dark spots and scars
  • Softens and retexturizes the skin
  • Speeds up cell turnover to keep the pores clear, reducing breakouts

OROGOLD reviews show that this potent night cream also leaves the skin feeling noticeably softer, and so much less dry. Since mature skin is thinner, it dries out faster. Hydrating properties are something that you definitely want to look for in a night cream. With sweet almond oil, aloe vera, shea butter, jojoba, and chamomile, it’s not surprising that this formula leaves the skin looking soft and supple!

For even better results, OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews suggest using the 24K Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer + Amino Acid during the day. This comes from the same collection as the retinol night cream, meaning that the two contain ingredients that support each other.

For Intense Hydration: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Overnight Cream

 

24K Overnight Cream

If your skin has been feeling a little parched lately, the OROGOLD 24K Overnight Cream will quench that thirst. OROGOLD reviews are extremely positive for this product – customers love how they wake up to skin that looks and feels softer and fresher.

This is all down to its botanically-rich formula. It’s packed with plant butters that have been proven to have deeply hydrating properties, such as:

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Shea butter
  • Jojoba seed oil
  • Aloe vera

OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews show that this is a formula so perfect for thirsty skin. The multiple humectants in this blend make it even more so – these are what give the skin that instant plumpness after application.

For maximum hydration, apply the 24K Rejuvenating Skin Serum before applying the night cream.

For Firmer and Tighter Skin: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Termica Completion Cream

 

24K Completion Cream

If you’ve been looking into anti-aging creams for a while, then peptides are probably an ingredient that you’ve come across. In particular, acetyl hexapeptide-8 and palmitoyl oligopeptide. Never heard of them?

Let OROGOLD explain…

Acetyl hexapeptide-8 is made from one of the same compounds used in Botox. However, unlike Botox, it can be used topically to treat and prevent wrinkles, without any side effects.

Palmitoyl oligopeptide is just as impressive. It plays a key role in collagen and elastin production, meaning that using it regularly will give you skin that firmer and bouncier.

You’ll find both of these ingredients in the 24K Termica Completion Cream. OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews reveal that this cream is exceptionally effective at turning back the clock on the skin. Facial lines become less prominent with regular use. The fact that this cream can be used in the daytime, as well as at night, means that regular usage is easy.

OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews also show that customers enjoy combining the Termica Completion Cream with the 24K Termica Energizing Mask. Again, these two products are both from the 24K Termica Collection. While mixing and matching skincare products and brands is absolutely fine, using a complete collection is much more likely to give your skin all that it needs.

For Bright, Even, and Radiant Skin: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Cryogenic Restoration Cream

 

24K Cryogenic Restoration Cream

Unfortunately, in addition to the fine lines, wrinkles, and increasing dryness, mature skin also often has to deal with dark spots.

Why?

It all comes down to sun damage. These dark spots are the result of all of those times you bared your unprotected skin to the sun. The damage accumulates over the years, causing hyperpigmentation.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to be paying for those careless mistakes of your youth forever. All you need are the right topical ingredients. There are certain ingredients out there that can target those areas of excess pigmentation, breaking up the melanin clusters beneath to lighten and even out your skin tone.

OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews all point to the 24K Cryogenic Restoration Cream as being the go-to skin brightener. This formula definitely contains some intriguing ingredients…

In addition to retinyl palmitate, which we’ve already mentioned is great for brightening the skin, this blend also contains alpha hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate away damaged skin cells, along with melon fruit extract for its potent antioxidant properties. Of course, you’ll also find vitamin C in this formula – a must have for anyone looking to lighten or brighten dark spots. 

Since this night cream also contains plenty of humectants and moisturizing components, it’s more than capable of keeping your skin at its best while you sleep. However, it’s also safe for daytime use – just don’t forget to top it off with a sunscreen!

For a Smooth and Soft Body: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Classic Body Butter

 

24K Classic Body Butter

So far, OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews have focused on the face when it comes to good night creams for mature skin. This is a mistake that you’ll often see in the dermatology world – people pay so much attention to the skin on their face (and rightly so), but then leave the skin on their body neglected.

The skin on your body needs just as much TLC as you age. This is where the 24K Classic Body Butter comes in. It’s delightfully rich and creamy but OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews show that it doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy. This is down to its special blend of botanicals, including:

  • Shea butter
  • Aloe vera leaf juice
  • Chamomile extract
  • Cucumber extract
  • Calendula extract

As you can see, the ingredients are hydrating but they’re not heavy or pore-clogging. That makes this nourishing body butter perfect for all skin types.

Before OROGOLD reviews the next night cream on the list, we want to let you in on a little secret…

To give your skin an extra dose of moisture when applying the 24K Overnight Cream, try spritzing it with the 24K Hydrating Body Mist first.

Why?

Because not only does this provide your skin with an extra layer of water molecules, but it will also deliver a dose of vitamins and antioxidants. If you apply this and then leave your skin bare, all of that goodness will end up rubbing/evaporating off. However, layer it underneath a body butter and that body butter will form a seal over the surface of your skin, preventing the mist’s ingredients from going anywhere other than deeper into your skin. Trust us, your skin will thank you.

For Targeting Neck Wrinkles: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Neck Duo Treatment

 

24 Neck Duo

While your neck is technically a part of your body, the skin on your neck wouldn’t agree. Unlike the skin on your body, the skin on your neck is much thinner and more fragile. This is why wrinkles and the dreaded turkey neck appear in this area faster than anywhere else.

If you want to keep your neck looking tight and youthful, then a good night cream designed for this area is a must. OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews suggest the 24K Neck Duo Treatment is the best way to go.

Rather than being a single night cream, this is actually a two-part system. In addition to targeting neck wrinkles, it will also help to fade age spots, another issue that people commonly experience on their neck.

How does it work?

You start by applying a couple of pumps of the 24K NeckLift Boosting Essence, making sure that your skin has been cleansed first. This essence is packed with vitamins and herbal extracts, along with, of course, 24K gold.

Follow this up with a small amount of the 24K NeckLift Nutri-Cream. This cream feels quite rich, but that’s exactly what your neck skin needs. In addition to nourishing plant oils and butters, this night cream also contains peptides, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, and multiple vitamins.

For Plumping Up Fine Lines: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Cream

 

24K Caviar Micro Beads Cream

As you can tell from its name, this product is all about the sea, and OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews show that customers absolutely love this. There’s nothing quite as hydrating as kelp, and it’s also an ingredient that’s absolutely packed with minerals and antioxidants. It’s a botanical that everyone with mature skin should be using, which is why OROGOLD has an entire collection dedicated to it!

The 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Cream targets fine lines and deeper wrinkles. However, unlike the other night creams on this list, this night cream only needs to be used once a week. Have a read through some of the OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews out there and you’ll notice that many customers use the product more frequently. However, you’ll also notice that they don’t experience results any faster than those who stick to the recommended advice of weekly use. Trust us – using it more frequently won’t change how effective it is, so save yourself from wasting it and stick to weekly use.

So, the benefit of this night cream, apart from the fact that OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews promise a smoother finish, is that you can easily incorporate it into a skincare routine with another night cream. Use this one on one day of the week, and then pick one of the other night creams on this list for the other six days.

For Protecting Against Moisture Loss: OROGOLD Reviews the 24K Deep Moisturizer

 

24K Deep Moisturizer

If you’ve noticed that your skin feels beautifully moisturized after you’ve applied a night cream, but then dries out surprisingly quickly, then the 24K Deep Moisturizer is what you need.

This formula is designed to protect against moisture loss. While moisture loss is normal to an extent, mature skin is thinner, meaning that it happens faster. By forming a protective seal over the surface of the skin, this moisturizer prevents water loss, giving your skin some extra hydration.

What’s in it?

Several different botanicals, but you’ll also find a few moisturizing ingredients in here. Vitamin E is one, along with vitamin C, which helps to encourage skin cells to naturally retain more moisture themselves.

You’ll also notice beta glucan on the ingredient list. Just like hyaluronic acid, this natural ingredient is also a powerful humectant, making it a must for keeping the skin quenched.

For best results, combine this night cream with a hydrating serum, such as the 24K Nano Night Recovery. OROGOLD Cosmetics reviews show that the two work very well together.

Finding the Perfect Night Cream is Easy at OROGOLD

 

It may take you a while, but stick with it – once you’ve found the perfect night cream, you’ll be able to visibly see the improvements in your skin. Regular use will give your complexion a smoother, fresher, and brighter look, leaving you with skin that looks far younger than its years. Don’t forget, in addition to night creams, you’ll also find everything from face masks to exfoliants on the OROGOLD website – everything you need for a good anti-aging skincare routine. Have a browse around and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions.

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How to Choose the Best OROGOLD 24K Serum for Your Skin

gold 24k serum products

Here at OROGOLD, we love serums. They’re lightweight yet potent, capable of transforming the skin from deep within. As technologies evolve and new ingredients are discovered, we’re constantly developing new and exciting serum formulas, offering you more choice than ever.

In some ways, this is a good thing. However, if you’re new to the world of serums, then we don’t blame you if you feel a little overwhelmed when browsing all of the gold 24K serum products we have available.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. This guide will talk you through the various skin types and skin concerns out there, helping you to pick out the best OROGOLD 24K serum (or serums!) for your skin.

Dry Skin

Let’s begin with dry skin, an issue that so many suffer with. In addition to patchy, flaky skin never being a good look, those with dry skin also have to deal with the fact that fine lsdcfvc ines and wrinkles become noticeable at a much earlier age.

Fortunately, serums are a great product to combat that pesky dryness, so long as you pick formulas that are deeply hydrating.

Quick and Easy

OROGOLD 24K Nano Ultra Silk Serum

If you’re looking for a serum that’s quick to apply and that’s safe to be used every day, then take a look at the OROGOLD 24K Nano Ultra Silk Serum.

This is a water-less formula, meaning that instead of using water as its base, it makes use of oils. As a result, it’s incredibly hydrating. All of those plant oils also provide antioxidant and healing properties, which is exactly what dry skin needs.

Some of the noteworthy ingredients that you’ll find in this formula include:

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Seaweed extract

Taking Things Further

OROGOLD products

While the gold 24K serum mentioned above is a great one for daily use, dry skin always benefits from an extra boost. This is what the 24K Rose Gold Age Glow Duo provides.

This serum consists of two products:

  • The 24K Rose Gold Multi-Vital Liquid Powder – this is applied to the skin first. As it’s massaged in, it transforms from a powder to a liquid, which the skin then absorbs
  • The 24K Rose Gold Enriching Serum – this is applied after the powder/liquid has soaked into your skin

This gold 24K serum duo is designed to be used on a weekly basis. It contains a number of star ingredients that give it its hydrating properties, including:

  • Sodium hyaluronate
  • Peptides
  • Niacinamide
  • Rose hip seed extract
  • Resveratrol

Oily Skin

OROGOLD gold 24K serum

Over on the other end of the skin type spectrum, there’s oily skin. With the skin producing so much excess sebum, the pores quickly end up clogged, leading to breakouts.

Serums are key products in an oily skin skincare routine. In many cases, they may even replace a moisturizer, making it important that you opt for a serum that’s deeply hydrating. Of course, any good serum designed with oily skin in mind will also contain ingredients that are able to control and rebalance sebum production, while clearing away any excess oil from the surface of the skin.

With that being said, here’s our 24K gold serum recommendation for oily skin; the OROGOLD 24K Termica Activation Serum.

This serum has been formulated with witch hazel, an ingredient that’s famed for the way in which it helps oily skin. It also contains multiple peptides, seaweed, and sodium hyaluronate to hydrate the skin without clogging up the pores, and DMAE, licorice root, and green tea to brighten and tighten the complexion.

Sensitive Skin

OROGOLD 24K Wild Caviar

Sensitive skin isn’t easy to deal with. It’s quick to react to new ingredients and products, making shopping for skincare a frustrating experience.

When it comes down to it, the more ingredients that you apply to your skin, the greater your chances of developing a reaction. So, you need to look for a gold 24K serum with as short an ingredient list as possible.

Now, hear us out, we’re going to suggest something a little out of the box…

Instead of treating your skin to a new serum, how about going for the OROGOLD 24K Wild Caviar instead?

It may not technically be a serum, but it works in the same way. Even better, it contains just three ingredients, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

As you can tell from its name, wild American caviar is the star ingredient in this product. This marine ingredient fortifies the skin with amino acids, ceramides, vitamins, and antioxidants. It’s fantastic for strengthening and repairing the skinit’ll help to heal that damaged skin barrier that’s contributing to all of your sensitivities!

Dark Spots and Discoloration

OG gold 24k serum

Chances are that you spent many summer of your youth neglecting sun protection. You may not have noticed the effects of this back then (other than the odd sunburn), but UV damage accumulates in the skin. Over time, all of that time spent trying to achieve the perfect tan will come back to haunt you in the form of dark spots and discoloration. Fine lines and wrinkles are usually close behind, but that’s an issue for a different gold 24K serum to target.

When it comes to dark spots, you’ll want to have the OROGOLD 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution on your side.

Designed to be used at night, this serum contains multiple skin brightening ingredients, such as vitamins A and C. It’s also formulated with kojic acid, an ingredient that’s comparable to popular skin lightener hydroquinone, but without all of the nasty side effects.

You’ll also find lactic acid in this blend. This alpha hydroxy acid will gently exfoliate your skin and speed up natural skin cell renewal. This helps to fade those dark spots even faster.

Keep in mind that there’s no point using a dark spot serum unless you’re also keeping your skin protected from the sun. If not, the sun will only darken your discoloration, rendering your serum useless. If you don’t yet have a go-to sunscreen that you love using on a daily basis, give the lightweight and non-greasy 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 a try!

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are a very common skin concern. This is why you’ll find a few different gold 24K serum products at OROGOLD that are aimed at targeting this issue.

Daily Plumping

OROGOLD gold 24K serum

A daily serum is important in an anti-aging skincare routine. If fine lines and wrinkles are your main concern, turn to the 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Serum.

This lightweight blend contains a number of proven wrinkle-fighters, such as:

  • Acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • Acmella oleracea extract
  • Kelp extract
  • Green tea extract
  • Chamomile flower extract

Try following it up with the 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Cream for maximum benefits. Alternatively, apply another serum over the top! Adding multiple serums into your skincare routine can be very beneficial. However, try to stop at three. After this, the ingredients in each product will be too diluted to have much of an effect.

One gold 24K serum that works especially well with the 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Serum is the 24K Rejuvenating Skin Serum. The star ingredient in this blend is hemp seed oil. This botanical is known for its hydrating and anti-aging properties. Although already a natural source of vitamins, the hemp seed oil in this formula has been combined with vitamins A, C, and E, all of which will help to tackle the visible signs of aging on your face.

A Weekly Treat

Caviar Elastin Restoration

Your skin will need more than a daily serum if you really want to smooth away those wrinkles and tighten up your complexion. Here at OROGOLD, we recommend adding the 24K Caviar Elastin Restoration to your weekly skincare routine.

Now, this product is pretty special. Open the jar and you’ll see small, black, pearl-like capsules. Each one contains a serum dose. Encapsulating the product allows it to stay potent for longer by preventing exposure to air and light, which is how this serum is able to bring about such significant anti-aging results.

You’ll only need to use one or two capsules on your skin each week, meaning that a single jar of this gold 24K serum will last you for a very long time!

For Special Occasions

OROGOLD syringe

Most wrinkle serums don’t work immediately. After all, it takes time to bring about changes deeper within the skin. It’s usually recommended that you use a new serum for a couple of months before judging whether or not it’s worked for you.

That can be frustrating. Sometimes, instant effects are needed!

A product that’s able to instantly smooth away wrinkles may sound too good to be true, but you’ll find it here at OROGOLD. Feast your eyes on the 24K Rose Gold IV Filler Concentrate.

Not only does this serum immediately reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, but it also contains ingredients that will help to boost your anti-aging game in the long run.

Dull Skin

OROGOLD gold 24k serum

It’s easy for the skin to take on a dull appearance. Fortunately, this is usually related to surface layer issues, making it easy to treat.

When it comes to brightening the skin, just about every dermatologist out there would recommed vitamin C. Combine it with vitamin A and you’ll really see results – the two work even better together.

You’ll find this combination in the OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum. This formula contains two forms of vitamin C to give your skin a double dose of the antioxidant. You’ll also notice wheat germ oil on the ingredient list. This unique botanical is brimming with a number of skin-boosting nutrients. One of these is zinc, which is known for its powerful brightening effects.

Crow’s Feet

24k eye serum

No matter your skin type, the skin around your eyes is thinner than the skin anywhere else on your face. This is why you’ll notice crow’s feet appearing in the area before you start to develop wrinkles on other parts of your face.

While many gold 24K serum formulas are safe to be used around the eyes, it’s always best to have a dedicated eye serum, such as the OROGOLD 24K Intensive Eye Serum.

This formula contains several peptides, ingredients that are known for strengthening and supporting the skin. It’s also packed with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts that have the ability to turn back the clock on your skin.

This serum can be used daily, making it a great addition to any anti-aging skincare routine.

For Men

24K Sir Volcanic Blaze gold 24k serum

While men can use serum products designed for women without any problems, they don’t tend to be quite as effective as serums created specifically for men.

Why?

Well, many assume that it’s just a marketing ploy, but male skin really is different from female skin. It’s thicker, oilier, and prone to different problems. In order to improve your skin, you really need to look for a product that’s able to deal with the issues that male skin faces.

This is where the OROGOLD 24K Sir Volcanic Blaze comes in. Although created to be used in combination with the 24K Sir Volcanic Mask, this gold 24K serum can also be used as a standalone product.

It’s quite the multi-tasker, able to target a variety of different skin concerns. The list includes:

  • Dry skin
  • Dark spots and pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose and sagging skin
  • Excess oil production and clogged pores
  • Sensitivities

The men that have tried that gold 24K serum have absolutely loved it. They find that effects are maximized when they combine the serum with other products from the OROGOLD Sir Collection, all of which have been designed with men in mind.

Round-Up

Hopefully, you’ll now have a good idea as to which gold 24K serum products would be best suited to your skin. Whether you’re dealing with dryness and fine lines or oily skin and dark spots, you’ll find an OROGOLD serum that’s capable of helping you.

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An Instant Wrinkle Tightener That Really Works

Wrinkle tightening solution

Aging is a natural part of life. It’s something we can’t avoid.

And with aging comes wrinkles.

Still, although wrinkles and aging skin are both inevitable, they can surely be delayed a bit. There are even treatments designed to mask, soften, or completely get rid of wrinkles!

Well, if you’re looking for the secret to youthful skin, this article is for you.

Join us here at OROGOLD Cosmetics in talking about an instant wrinkle tightening solution that delivers fast and instant results! Say goodbye to your wrinkles with our very own OROGOLD 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution.

All About OROGOLD Cosmetics

OROGOLD products

Before we delve deeper into the secrets of our very own instant wrinkle tightening solution, let’s first discuss what exactly makes OROGOLD’s skincare special.

The star ingredient behind each of our products is pure gold.

This is what sets us apart, and this is what makes our products luxurious for the skin.

Using gold in skincare is a tradition that started in ancient times. Gold’s beautifying properties have been harnessed throughout history — from Cleopatra’s habit of sleeping in a gold mask, to using gold in Ancient China to maintain one’s youth.

Here at OROGOLD, we believe that gold is a potent remedy for aging skin. We are infusing this Elixir of Life into each of our products to help pamper your skin, and give it a naturally flawless and radiant complexion.

How, you ask?

Well, gold provides the skin with a plethora of benefits that can help retain its youthfulness. You’ll find out more about this glimmering ingredient later on. 

Get Instant Results with the OROGOLD 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution

Wondering how this instant wrinkle tightening solution works? Not convinced that anything can actually deliver instant results when it comes to reducing the appearance of wrinkles?

It may sound too good to be true, but this instant wrinkle tightening solution does deliver! It’s one of those special topical skincare products that can produce instant results.

How, you ask? The secret is in its ingredients.

The 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution utilizes a blend of some of the best ingredients for tightening wrinkles: DMAE and Hyaluronic Acid, among others. Through these ingredients, this lightweight solution gives your skin a temporary tightened feeling, and ultimately softens fine lines. It even improves the appearance of sagging skin!

Let’s take a closer look at each of its star ingredients.

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DMAE

Dimethylaminoethanol, also called DMAE, is a compound best known as a possible precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter.

However, more recently, scientists have started exploring DMAE’s benefits in skincare in more detail. A study has shown that regularly applying 3% DMAE on the face significantly helps in mitigating forehead lines, fine wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

The good news? These benefits don’t go away, even after stopping the use of DMAE for a few weeks!

Indeed, DMAE is slowly becoming a powerhouse ingredient in preventing, and also improving the first signs of aging in the skin. Here at OROGOLD, we love DMAE so much that we’ve dedicated an entire collection to it. Check it out here

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is another ingredient that actively fights wrinkles. This ingredient is especially helpful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions, such as smile lines and crow’s feet.

That’s because, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is made from one of the proteins used for Botox. It has the same ability of inhibiting a receptor causing muscle contraction and movement.

Hence, it immediately tightens and rejuvenates the skin, by minimizing the cause of fine lines and wrinkles, which is muscle contraction. This is how it instantly tightens the skin, and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Aside from this, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is also believed to pose several benefits to the skin. It can potentially stimulate collagen production, hence adding elasticity and suppleness to the skin.

It’s also mildly hydrating, which aids in making the skin look plumper, firmer, and fuller. In addition to the Wrinkle Tightening Solution, you’ll also find Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 in the OROGOLD 24K Termica Completion Cream and the 24K Kelp Caviar Micro-Bead Serum

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced and present in the skin. What is does is to keep the skin moist and lubricated. It also retains water in the skin.

But how exactly does this benefit the skin? And what does it have to do with reducing wrinkles and fine lines?

Well, hyaluronic acid plays a key role in moisturizing and hydrating the skin. This, in turn, helps the skin look and feel more supple.

With sufficient hydration, wrinkles and fine lines are less obvious, and even less likely to form. Hyaluronic acid has been proven to help with reducing wrinkles, and with helping the skin appear smoother.

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Retinyl Palmitate

Vitamin A is perhaps the most famous, scientifically-backed anti-aging ingredient. And, retinyl palmitate is a derivative of this star ingredient: it’s a combination of pure Vitamin A (retinol), and palmitic acid, a fatty acid.

Just like retinol, retinyl palmitate has been proven to pose a host of benefits to the skin. It’s effective in reducing fine lines, in making the skin tone more even, in removing blemishes, and even in speeding up cell turnover.

Retinyl palmitate, like other ingredients in this list, also helps boost collagen levels in the body. Through inhibiting the enzyme responsible for breaking down collagen, retinyl palmitate increases collagen levels in the body. This makes the skin smoother and more elastic, ultimately diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Aside from this, retinyl palmitate also plays a role in boosting skin cell turnover. It can halve the number of days required for the body to naturally shed dead skin!

From a 28-day turnover period, retinyl palmitate can speed up the process to only 14 to 16 days. The result? Renewed, rejuvenated skin that is healthier and more radiant!

What’s more, retinyl palmitate helps exfoliate the skin as well. This is helpful in reducing the signs of aging that has accumulated in the skin. aside from removing dark spots and blemishes, this can also make the skin softer. Ultimately, this can also aid in softening wrinkles and deep lines.

Lastly, retinyl palmitate is an antioxidant. What this means is that it helps prevent damage from free radicals—that means damage from sun damage, pollution, and even from diet and smoking.

Free radicals are linked to aging skin, which is something we all hope to avoid! So, with antioxidants protecting the skin from this damage, you can rest assured that your skin will retain its youthful, natural glow.

The best part? Retinyl palmitate is perfectly safe, even for sensitive skin. It’s gentler than retinoids, but provides the skin with the same benefits.

Gold

Of course, we can’t forget gold, our signature ingredient here at OROGOLD Cosmetics.

The reason why gold has been a staple in skincare throughout the ages is because it has tons of properties that help the skin fight aging. Through gold-infused skincare, expect OROGOLD Cosmetics’ products to help boost your circulation, activate the basal cells for added elasticity, and renew and rejuvenate the skin.

Boosts Circulation

Even in skincare, gold works as a heat conductor. It draws heat to the skin’s surface, which boosts circulation to this area and thus renews the complexion.

It’s through this mechanism that gold is an effective product in soothing the skin. It helps with controlling allergies and reducing acne, and even helps soften wrinkles and fine lines.

Activates Basal Cells and Prevents Aging

The skin has basal cells which control the skin’s elasticity. Gold, when absorbed by the skin after topical application, can activate the basal cells. This makes the skin more elastic, making the skin tighter and therefore helping with the appearance of wrinkles.

Renews and Rejuvenates Skin

Gold also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which allow it to improve the rate at which oxygen enters the skin’s pores. These factors all speed up skin renewal, and also boost the rate the skin secretes toxins for clearer, cleaner skin.

A natural antioxidant, gold also helps prevent aging skin caused by free radicals.

What’s more, because of its ability to increase skin elasticity, gold is a reliable ingredient in preventing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines!

Its ability to boost circulation is also a big plus, as this ultimately softens the appearance of deep lines on the skin.

With such amazing ingredients, it’s no wonder that the OROGOLD 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution does wonders to the skin. It’s no surprise that it acts as an instant wrinkle fix!

Upon application, you’ll certainly see your lines getting softer and less pronounced. Generally, these temporary tightening effects last for up to 12 hours, or until you remove the product from your face.

But wait – there’s more…

After weeks of consistent and regular use, this wrinkle tightening effect becomes more permanent! Use this product consistently for eight to ten weeks, and you’ll see visible improvement with your wrinkles. 

Not sure how to use the 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution? Well, here’s how!

How to Use the 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution

Wrinkle tightening solution

You can use this product day or night, depending on what works for you. If you’re looking to use this wrinkle tightening solution regularly, you can apply it once a week. However, it’s also perfectly alright to use the product on the day of a special occasion, when you want your wrinkles less obvious.

Cleanse the skin prior to application. Then, press the top of the syringe down to the skin. Apply this product directly to wrinkles and fine lines you want to minimize. Then, remove any excess product with a cotton swab if needed.

Once your day is done, you can simply wash or wipe the product away.

How to Avoid Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Having a wrinkle tightening solution certainly has its perks, but that doesn’t mean you have a free pass not to take care of your skin!

On the contrary, it’s even more reason for you to pay careful attention to daily activities that might be causing you wrinkles. It’s also important that you select the best anti-aging product for your skin!

Here are a few things you can try to prevent wrinkles and aging skin:

Regularly Cleanse Your Skin

Never underestimate the power of a good cleanser.

Throughout the day, makeup, beauty products, and even dust and dirt from the environment all pile up on our skin. Thorough cleansing rids the skin of these impurities, ensuring the pores don’t get clogged and damaged further by these elements.

So, never forget to cleanse your skin prior to using your favorite products, including the 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution!

For best results, you can choose from OROGOLD Cosmetics’ best-selling cleansers: the 24K Mousse Cleanser, and the 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Exfoliation is an essential process that speeds up our skin cell turnover, allowing younger, healthier cells to show through. It’s also a great process to reduce skin dullness, and even to help other products get absorbed more readily into the skin.

OROGOLD has different exfoliating products you can choose from. Our personal recommendation is the 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid, which utilizes the gentlest alpha-hydroxy acid, Mandelic Acid, for a gentle yet effective exfoliating experience.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

The sun is the number one cause of skin damage and aging. So, using adequate protection is a must!

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using at least SPF3 0 for sufficient protection against the sun’s UVB rays.

Luckily, we at OROGOLD Cosmetics offer a sunscreen that provides ample protection. Check out the 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 if you want a lightweight, but effective sunscreen to shield your skin from the sun’s violent rays!

Use Eye Serums or Eye Creams

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest, most sensitive area on the face.

That’s why, using regular moisturizers or serums just won’t work! Rather, it’s best to invest on products formulated specifically for the sensitive skin around the eyes.

That’s where eye serums and eye creams enter the scene.

These products are formulated specifically to keep the skin around the eyes moisturized and hydrated, thus helping prevent the dreaded wrinkles and fine lines that usually form around the eyes.

They also have added ingredients that benefit the skin around the eyes, such as caffeine and Vitamin C! These products help with puffiness, eye bags, and discoloration—problems that normally plague the skin around the eyes.

If you want a luxurious experience for your skin, why not choose among OROGOLD Cosmetics’ assortment of eye serums and eye creams? You’ll surely be able to find something that fits your needs.

OROGOLD eye care products

Summary 

Hopefully, OROGOLD has now given you everything that you need to put together a wrinkle-fighting anti-aging routine. In addition to having the 24K DMAE Wrinkle Tightening Solution by your side, it’s also a good idea to ensure that the rest of your skincare routine is packed with anti-aging products. Feel free to get in touch if you need some advice on picking the best OROGOLD products for your skin!

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The Secret to Effective Exfoliation

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Exfoliation can sometimes sound intimidating when you’re new to the skincare game. But anyone who loves pampering their skin to give it a gorgeous glow can tell you that it’s the secret to a smooth, radiant, blemish-free complexion.

It’s challenging to get into it when you’re just starting out, especially with all the confusing things you hear online. Some say exfoliation can irritate your skin when it isn’t done properly, others cry out that a few scrubs are bad for the environment, while most rave about it and think it’s non-negotiable.

And then there’s the trouble of picking out the exfoliator that is best for you. There are a plethora of options out there. Should you get that soothing, purifying cornmeal scrub you’ve always wanted to try, or a more luxurious, gold-infused vitamin C gel that sheds off dead skin with minimal effort from your end?

Today, we’ll talk about the ins and outs of exfoliation and why it’s needed to make your skincare routine more effective. We’ll also let you in on a little OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review so you can take a peek at what makes our holy grail exfoliator tick.

First of All, What is Exfoliation?

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Essentially, exfoliation is the act of sloughing off dead skin cells that have built up on your skin. This process reveals healthier, newer skin underneath that is brighter and more rejuvenated.

See, your skin regenerates on its own and sheds the older layers of skin every 28-40 days. Skin cells are produced in the deeper layers of your skin, and over time, they reach the outermost layer called the epidermis.

When new skin cells grow, they push the older, dead cells out of the epidermis so that you’re left only with fresh, renewed skin. This process is commonly referred to as “cell turnover.”

Exfoliating with scrubs and acids in your skincare routine merely speeds up the cell turnover process. It hastens the shedding of dead skin to make room for your brighter, healthier complexion waiting underneath. More on that later when we dive deeper into our OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review.

Because exfoliation helps out with cell turnover, you can call it a collagen stimulator. And we all know that collagen is a must for plump, taut skin that always looks youthful. Given this, exfoliating is a must if you’re building up an anti-aging skincare regimen.

Why Is Exfoliating Important to the Skin?

Since exfoliating washes away dead skin that makes your skin look duller by the day, it makes your skin look clear and glowy. But that’s just one of the benefits of exfoliating your skin.

Exfoliating is also fabulous for unclogging congestion in your pores. Scrubs and exfoliating acids either push out or dissolve the stubborn sebum clogging your pores. This prevents acne breakouts or a build-up of blackheads. So it’s also key in leaving your skin blemish-free.

This single step also helps empower your entire skincare routine. Why? Because dead skin cells form something like a barrier when they’re just sitting on your face. That means that your expensive creams and serums are likely not penetrating your skin properly.

By exfoliating, you unstick these dead cells to turn your skin into a clean, blank canvas that can drink up all the good ingredients from your skincare routine, making your products more effective.

And if you have dark spots and an uneven skin texture due to acne scarring, you’ll be happy to know that exfoliators can help with that too. It smooths down your texture by getting rid of the dead skin cells. This makes your complexion look and feel more even.

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The Two Kinds of Exfoliation

There are tons of exfoliating products in your typical beauty store aisle, but not all of them work the same way. All exfoliators fall into two main types: physical and chemical exfoliators. Technically, their end goal is the same—to get rid of dead skin. But their plan of attack differs immensely.

Physical Exfoliators 

First, let’s talk about physical exfoliators. These are the ones with microbeads, fine grains, and particles. You use them to manually scrub off dead skin lying on your skin’s surface. You could also use loofahs and body brushes to exfoliate as well.

Some physical exfoliators use plastic microbeads and get a bad rap for not being eco-friendly. Using bigger exfoliants like shells and seeds can also be too abrasive and irritating on the skin. So when shopping for scrubs, look for fine, water-soluble grains, like salt and black sugar.

Chemical Exfoliators

Next up, we have the more sophisticated chemical exfoliants, which increase cell turnover by dissolving the dirt and debris on your skin with gentle acids. They eliminate dullness by unsticking the bonds holding dead skin cells together on your complexion.

And don’t be intimidated by the word “acid”! It sounds a bit scary, but they’re very effective and gentle on the skin. Tons of acids can chemically exfoliate the complexion, from glycolic acid to salicylic acid.

A Gentle, Luxurious, Effective Way to Exfoliate Your Skin

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Your chemical exfoliant must be gentle and friendly to sensitive skin. Never buy one of those exfoliators that will peel your delicate skin off and tug at it without leaving any real effect on your skin.

That’s why we developed the 24k Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling — a lush and opulent gel that is as beautiful as it is effective at exfoliating your skin.

It’s made with mandelic acid and vitamin C, which brighten the skin and eliminate dead skin cells. There’s also some fine bamboo stem powder infused in the formula for gentle polishing and manual exfoliation without the risk of being too rough and abrasive on your complexion.

For a touch of luxury and lavishness, it’s infused with gold. This adds some glimmer and a lively sparkle to your skin.

The best part is that it’s a wash-off peel. Just apply it to your skin, leave it for a few minutes, and then rinse with water. None of those harsh and drying masks that you need to literally pull and peel off your face, leaving your skin irritated.

This peel leaves your skin feeling fresh and looking radiant and luminous. Go ahead and check out any OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review online and see how loyalists rave about its effects.

How the Star Ingredients in the OROGOLD 24K Deep Peeling Work Together

We can’t stop raving about this product because of its plethora of powerhouse ingredients! And this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review won’t be complete without putting them under the spotlight for everyone to appreciate better. So how do they all work together?

First up, we have mandelic acid — an alpha-hydroxy acid known to be gentler than most acids, making it perfect for sensitive skin that needs a boost of radiance. It also hydrates the skin and even lightens dark spots as you exfoliate, leaving your skin adequately plump and clear.

Mandelic acid also promotes the healthy production of collagen, keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay to keep you looking young and fresh.

Our peel also has vitamin C — everyone’s favorite juicy antioxidant—to give your skin more glow. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties also help protect your skin from aggressors like pollution and sun damage.

It’s also known to strengthen your skin to make its regeneration process more efficient. Vitamin C promotes skin-healing, encouraging and speeding up cell turnover, which is perfect for exfoliation.

If there’s anything you should take away from this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review, it’s that it comprises of hardworking ingredients that are potent yet suitable for all skin types. You get exfoliating power, antioxidant protection, and brightening properties in one bottle.

Why Opt for Chemical Exfoliation Over Manual Exfoliation

Even if this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review makes it sound impressive, you may be asking…

Why opt for a gentle get and sit and wait a while for noticeable results if you can grab a grainy scrub and scruff away the dead skin yourself?

Well, for many reasons, chemical exfoliation is better than physical exfoliation. Yes, physical scrubs give you instant gratification, but they can be super abrasive on your skin.

If you’re too rough with your application, you can create small wounds in your skin called micro-tears. This ultimately damages your skin barrier, making you more susceptible to irritation and acne.

So while the acids in chemical exfoliants and peels sound scarier and more intimidating, they’re actually gentler on the skin. Instead of roughly scrubbing away your dead skin, they merely dissolve it over time. They effectively do the same thing as your scrubs, just without the harshness.

What Happens to Your Skin When You Exfoliate Regularly?

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Incorporating an exfoliator into your skincare routine has amazing benefits in the long run. First and foremost, you’ll always feel like your skin is clean and fresh, never clogged or congested. Because the exfoliating acids work to get rid of dead, dull skin, you’ll always enjoy clear and luminous skin.

Chemical exfoliants also have anti-aging benefits that prevent the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines. This allows you to flaunt taut and firm skin for longer.

Take this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review as a sign that you should treat your skin out to a luxurious exfoliating solution that will leave your skin feeling fresh and looking gorgeous.

Caution: Don’t Over-Exfoliate! Why You May Regret It

Reading this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review might tempt you to use the luxurious gel every day. After all, it promises glowing skin, right? But you should know that over-exfoliating your skin way too much can lead to a lot more harm than good.

When you exfoliate your skin too often, you could dry out your complexion, leaving redness and even more flakiness on your face. You might even notice some inflammation since you’re essentially rubbing your skin raw by exfoliating too much when you don’t need it.

You should only exfoliate your skin once or twice a week — any more than this is unnecessary. For those of you who are exfoliating physically or chemically for more than that, your skin is probably on the brink of intense irritation. If you keep up with over-exfoliating your skin, you could even develop red, patchy rashes!

Can you relate?

If you notice any of these over-exfoliation symptoms, stop your acids and scrubs right away and let your skin breathe a bit. When your skin barrier has recovered and doesn’t feel sensitive and tender anymore, create a more appropriate schedule for your exfoliation.

Is Exfoliation Recommended for All Skin Types?

Yes, exfoliation is generally needed no matter what skin type you have.

Dry skin is probably the type of skin in the most dire need of exfoliation. This is because avid dehydration almost always leads to the issue of flakiness. And if you have dry skin, you know that flakiness does nothing but emphasize how parched your complexion is.

Without exfoliating your skin, all these flakes of dead cells can sit on your skin and accumulate. This leaves your skin looking rough, dull, and unkempt. This also renders your skincare products useless because of the blockage it causes.

That said, exfoliation is also beneficial to oily skin. When your skin produces a lot of oil and sebum, you’re more prone to acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. Exfoliating with acids is a great way to keep these blemishes at bay and even fade dark spots left behind by previous breakouts.

Anyone can benefit from the magic of exfoliating. So, even if you have oily skin that doesn’t battle with flakiness, you should still take this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review to heart.

Conclusion

We know what you’re thinking—exfoliation sounds like a lot of hard work, especially when you think about all the different types of exfoliators and what ingredients you should look out for. Hopefully, this OROGOLD 24 Deep Peeling review helps make things easier to digest.

It’s really just a matter of informing yourself of what exfoliation does, what ingredients work for you, and what products will make you feel your absolute best.

Thankfully, the 24k Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling does it all — anti-aging, shedding dead skin, brightening your complexion, and smoothing your skin texture, all while being gentle.

It’s perfect for everyone, whether you have sensitive skin, need to do away with flaky dryness, or are trying to get rid of acne scars. It’s a no-brainer exfoliator if we ever saw one. Just a couple of weeks with this holy grail gel, and you’ll be flaunting plump, clear, glowy skin.

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What Do Antibiotics Do to Your Skin?

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At some point in our lives, we’ve taken antibiotics, for sure!

Antibiotics are a necessity in our daily lives. Getting sick with a bacterial infection, or recovering from an open surgery, would usually require the use of this medication.

Some people even use antibiotics for the littlest of illnesses—even if this isn’t recommended.

But for all the good they can do for our body’s healing, are antibiotics also our skin’s friend? Or should we be more wary about possible dangers they pose to our body’s largest organ?

In this article, we’ll talk about everything related to antibiotics and the skin.

Let’s start!

What are Antibiotics and What are They For?

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Antibiotics are medications made to fight against bacteria.

They help fight bacterial infection either by eradicating bacteria, or slowing and decreasing their growth. Specifically, antibiotics may attack the wall surrounding the bacteria, interfere with their reproduction, or block the bacteria’s protein production.

Antibiotics are powerful medications, and they typically work right after ingestion. However, it may take some more time before you feel better. Nonetheless, patients are required to take antibiotics for around 7 to 14 days for best results.

Currently, antibiotics come in many forms. We are familiar with their tablet, capsule, and liquid forms, as these are the ones we usually ingest.

However, there are also topical antibiotics—bacteria-fighting medication that come in creams and ointments. These are applied to the skin, rather than ingested.

What Do Oral Antibiotics Do to the Skin?

Now that we know what antibiotics are, it’s time to dissect what exactly their effects are to the skin. Are they always good? Can they cause problems for the skin?

Let’s find out more.

Antibiotics as a Treatment for Acne

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Acne is primarily caused by an interplay of four major factors:

  • Clogged pores – whiteheads or blackheads form when the hair follicles get filled with oil, bacteria, and/or dead skin cells.
  • Oil production – higher oil production makes a person more susceptible to acne. This is especially true when hormones spike during puberty, leading to more oil secretion from the sebaceous glands.
  • Bacterial growth – an increase in oil levels in the skin causes bacteria to multiply.
  • Inflammation – more bacteria in the skin means higher chances of inflammation. In time, acne can become bigger nodules or cysts as it goes deeper into the skin.

Now, what do all of these have to do with antibiotics?

You see, oral antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to patients struggling with severe acne.

The reason? Antibiotics can help target two of the major factors outlined above.

Why are Antibiotics Prescribed for Acne?

Antibiotics can fight against acne-causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes, and ultimately reduce their number on both the skin surface and even the follicles. This also helps alleviate inflammation caused by the sheer number of these bacteria, apart from the anti-inflammatory properties that some antibiotic classes exhibit.

Usually, antibiotics used to treat acne include Tetracyclines, Erythromycins (which also help reduce inflammation), Minocyclines (for pustular type acne), Doxycyclines, and Septra or Bactrim.

However, dermatologists around the world currently warn against over-using antibiotics in treating acne. 

Antibiotics, though extremely effective, should not be taken for extended periods of time. This is because, in the past few years, certain types of bacteria, including P. acne, have started getting more resistant to antibiotics.

The culprit? Using antibiotics for months, or even years on end in treating chronic skin conditions like acne.

Now, antibiotic resistance is known to spread to people around them, such as family members and neighbors. Aside from this, different strains of bacteria can also acquire resistance genes—so, later on, you won’t only have to worry about P. acne bacteria getting resistant to your antibiotics!

Hence, it’s wise not to simply rely on antibiotics in treating your acne!

After all, acne first and foremost is an inflammatory disease. Other factors, like oil production, come into play in the development of acne, and these aren’t necessarily solved by antibiotics. So long as you have problems with limiting the sebum on your face, you may still have to deal with acne… despite taking oral antibiotics.

Moreover, although antibiotics can help fight acne, they also pose negative side effects to the skin. Let’s learn about this in more detail.

Effects of Taking Oral Antibiotics on the Skin

Regardless of whether you’re taking antibiotics for your acne or for a tooth infection, taking antibiotics can affect your skin in different ways.

Here are a few things to watch out for:

Photosensitivity

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A major issue when using antibiotics is how it makes the body more sensitive to light. In fact, you might see light as brighter than usual, all because of their photosensitizing effect.

But more importantly, antibiotics also make the skin react more to ultraviolet light. This means that, for the duration of your prescribed antibiotic intake, you will be at a higher risk of sunburn, blistering, and peeling when exposed to the sun. Your skin cells will also be more easily damaged upon sun exposure!

What’s more, certain types of antibiotics can even interact with sunlight, leading to a red, itchy rash for as little as 15 minutes of exposure.

Imagine, if you use antibiotics for your acne on an extended basis, that means you can’t go out in the sun, even for just a few minutes!

Sun Protection Tips

That’s why, if you’re taking antibiotics for other illnesses or infections, it’s important to keep your skin protected. To start with, it’s recommended that you avoid prolonged sun exposure. Ultraviolet rays are strongest and harshest between 10 AM to 2 PM, too, so try to stay indoors during those times.

If you must go out, make sure to wear protective clothing, and to use accessories like sunglasses and umbrellas to help shield you from the sun. Most importantly, always wear a reliable sunblock or sunscreen if you have to step outside, even for just a short amount of time!

Not sure what sunscreen to use? Check out OROGOLD’s 24K Skin Tone SPF 30. This sunscreen provides adequate protection at SPF 30, and also feels silky and comfortable on your skin. It’s lightweight, sheer, and non-greasy, so you surely won’t get telltale white cast that comes with sunscreens! More importantly, you won’t have to worry about your face oiling up in the middle of the day due to applying sunscreens.

Want an added bonus? Your face will look dewy and glowing, too!

Just don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, especially if you’re going to spend a long time outdoors!

Skin Rashes or Allergies

People are probably more likely to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic much more than you think.

In fact, around 6.67 percent of the general population (that’s 1 in 15 people!) have some sort of allergy towards antibiotics, particularly penicillin and cephalosporins.

Now, allergic reactions to antibiotics may take different forms, such as coughing, wheezing, tightness of the throat, and rashes on the skin.

Rashes that come from allergic reactions to antibiotics are usually raised, red, and itchy, such as in the case of urticaria or hives. These can usually go away after some time, especially with the help of anti-allergy medication such as antihistamines. However, they can still be uncomfortable, and picking at your rashes may leave scars or dark marks on your skin.

How to Soothe Your Skin

To help calm and soothe your skin, consider applying mild moisturizers with soothing properties. A good bet is OROGOLD’s products, which contain gold as their star ingredient. As an ingredient, gold is known to help boost circulation for the skin, which does wonders to the complexion.

What’s more, gold is great at soothing skin allergies and getting rid of blemishes. This makes products with golds perfect to use during allergies, in helping alleviate the itching; and post-allergies, in order to get rid of blemishes (if any) left on the skin.

Our personal recommendation would be OROGOLD’s 24K Classic Body Butter—it’s meant to be used on the whole body, so you’re sure to cover all problem areas! Made with nourishing oils such as sunflower oil and shea butter, you’ll certainly feel the difference they can make on your skin in no time!

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (Rare)

A serious, but incredibly rare disease, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) causes complications with the skin’s mucous membranes—the most linings of certain parts of the body.

SJS starts with fever or sore throat—symptoms usually encountered with other common illnesses, like flu. However, these symptoms are later followed by the presence of blisters and painful rashes all over the body. The top layer of the skin may also shed.

Although SJS can happen as a reaction with any medication, it occurs more often with antibiotics like beta-lactams and sulfamethoxazole. However, other important risk factors to note for this disorder include a family history of SJS, having this illness in the past, or having a weakened immune system.

This condition cannot be prevented, but you can certainly take steps to reduce the risk of contracting SJS. To start, it would be wise to consult with your doctor prior to taking antibiotics, especially if you’ve had the risk factors outlined above.

Are Topical Antibiotics Beneficial?

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We’ve mostly talked about oral antibiotics, but topical antibiotics, in the form of creams and ointments, also exist. Though topical antibiotics can be used for a longer period of time, they still come with their risks and downsides.

Let’s find out more about their uses and possible side effects.

What are Topical Antibiotics Used For?

Topical antibiotics are applied on the skin to treat minor wounds (such as cuts, scrapes, or burns), or treat and prevent skin infections. As with oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics work by fighting bacteria or curbing its growth.

Aside from this, topical antibiotics may also be used for acne.

Topical antibiotics are usually used to treat mild to moderate acne, in conjunction with other medicines, such as benzoyl peroxide. Together, these reduce the likelihood of the emergence of the development of P. acnes bacteria.

However, topical antibiotics may also contribute to antibiotic resistance, as they are used less regularly and more sparingly than oral antibiotics. Hence, it would be best not to rely on this as treatment, even for acne, for which it is recommended to be used for a maximum of three months.

Effects of using topical antibiotics on the skin

Topical antibiotics certainly sound less daunting than their oral counterparts. However, as they’re directly applied to the skin, it’s no surprise that a host of issues can arise from their use.

Here are some of the most common side effects of using topical antibiotics on the skin:

Skin Dryness

It turns out, using topical antibiotics can dry out the skin, and is in fact one of its most common side effects. This usually occurs only on the area where topical antibiotics are usually applied.

In some cases, the dryness will go away once you’re done with the antibiotics. However, if the skin is visibly flaky and scaly as a result of dryness, you may try applying a light, gentle, and non-oily moisturizer to the affected area.

Want a reliable moisturizer to use? You can never go wrong with OROGOLD’s 24K Classic Hand and Body Cream. This moisturizer will provide your skin with enough hydration to reduce flakiness, and help keep it moisturized.

Skin Irritation

Sometimes, using topical antibiotics may irritate the skin; however, these are usually not severe. It’s best to consult with your dermatologist if you feel any discomfort upon application of the ointment.

In some cases, it might be best for your skin to discontinue use of the antibiotics, and to switch to something less irritating instead.

Contact Dermatitis

Seemingly a combination of the side effects outlined above, contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, causing it to get irritated. This ends up making the skin dry and flaky, and even causing redness, rashes, and extreme itching.

However, this problem is easily treatable with corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone creams, so it’s not a huge cause for worry.

Well, there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about using oral and topical antibiotics, and how they can possibly affect the skin in any way.

Summary

As you can see, our body’s organs are vastly interconnected—what you do to address issues with one body part, may end up affecting other parts of your body, too! You may think you’re only taking medication for an infection, but you don’t know what that can do to your skin in the process.

That’s why, it’s best to take care of each part of our body to the best of our abilities. For the skin, there’s no better way to pamper it than to use products made to boost its health. To that end, you may want to drop by OROGOLD Cosmetic’s website, and check out the variety of products available to rejuvenate your skin.

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11 Ways to Keep Your Skin Hydrated

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Skin hydration is something that many struggle with, often not realizing that this is the cause of their skin issues. The reason for this is that dehydrated skin can be quite varied in appearance – even those who have an oily skin type could still be suffering from dehydrated skin.

So, how do you know if your skin is dehydrated?

There’s a technique you can try called the pinch test, but this isn’t always accurate. Instead, common symptoms include:

  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • A dull complexion
  • Itchiness
  • Increased fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sensitivities

It goes without saying that if your skin is dehydrated, you need to take the necessary steps to keep it better hydrated. Here’s how:

Drink and Eat More Water

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Dehydration doesn’t just affect your skin – it impacts your entire body.

When dealing with an issue such as this, it’s always best to tackle it at its root. In this case, that would be the fact that your body isn’t getting enough water.

You likely already know that you should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. However, are you actually doing this?

It’s easy to forget, so try setting reminders on your phone. There are also a number of apps out there that you can download to help you to remember to stay hydrated.

In addition to drinking more water, you should also be trying to include more water-rich foods into your diet.

Some of the foods out there with the highest water content include:

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Oranges
  • Melons

Not only do most of those foods contain at least 90% water, but each one is also packed with incredible antioxidants that will help your skin in so many other ways.

Use Water-Based Skin Care Products

Since dehydration means that your skin is lacking in water, you need to try to give your skin cells as much water as possible.

Skin care products themselves are usually either oil-based or water-based.

Oil-based products tend to be thicker and don’t penetrate the skin quite as deeply. They work more on the surface layers instead. However, water-based products will enter into your skin and deliver their water content directly to your skin cells.

Apply More Humectants

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Humectants are a group of ingredients that work in a very special way. They have the ability to attract moisture, meaning that when you apply them to your skin, they draw in moisture from the environment around you. This water can then be delivered to your skin cells.

There are quite a few different humectants out there, but some are much more effective than others. It goes without saying that you want to be using the best humectants possible to counter your dehydrated skin, which means looking out for the following:

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Glycerin
  • Urea
  • Alpha hydroxy acids
  • Aloe vera
  • Honey

Invest in a Humidifier

As mentioned above, humectants have the impressive ability to attract water molecules from the environment and bring them to your skin. However, what happens if the air is dry and lacking in water molecules?

In this case, the dry air will end up drawing moisture out of your skin, leaving it even more dehydrated. Things can get even worse if you’re using humectants in a dry environment – they end up attracting water from the deeper layers of your skin, but this then evaporates into the dry air around you.

The best way to prevent this from happening is by countering that dry air.

How?

With a humidifier!

This won’t just help your skin – it will also make a huge difference to the dehydration that the rest of your body is facing.

Placing a humidifier in your bedroom is usually the best way to go. This is the room in which you likely spend the longest stretch of time. However, many humidifiers are easily portable, so you can move it around the house with you throughout the day if needed.

Keep Showers Short and Lukewarm

Love languishing in a steamy hot shower?

It’s time to change that habit.

You may think that spending time in water helps to hydrate your body, but the opposite is true. Instead, a long shower, especially a hot one, is seriously dehydrating.

Not only does it cause your body to sweat out vital moisture, but it also strips the protective oil barrier from the surface of your skin. Without this, the water that’s already in your skin will start to evaporate away at a much faster rate.

Ideally, try to keep your showers to no longer than five to seven minutes. The temperature should be as cool as you can handle, rather than as hot as the tap will go.

Apply Your Moisturizer to Damp Skin

Woman holding face cream

Here’s a tip that will prove to be instantly hydrating to your thirsty skin…

The next time you reach for your moisturizer, try applying it to damp, rather than dry, skin.

Why?

Because of the way in which moisturizers work. They form a thin seal over the surface of your skin, which prevents all of the water from within your skin from evaporating.

Creating this moisturizing seal on damp skin that already contains water droplets means that those droplets will then be trapped beneath the moisturizer layer. Therefore, rather than being rubbed or evaporated away, those water molecules will be pushed deep into your skin. This gives your skin cells an extra burst of hydration.

You’ll be able to see how plump and soft your skin looks immediately after trying this tip out.

Make Use of a Hydrating Serum

People tend to place a heavy focus on moisturizers when it comes to dealing with dehydrated skin. In a way, this is rightly so, because many moisturizers are packed with ingredients that can help to treat dehydration.

However, there are also other types of skin care products out there that can hydrate your skin. One of the most effective are hydrating serums.

How does a hydrating serum differ from a hydrating moisturizer?

It all comes down to texture and consistency. Moisturizers contain much heavier and thicker ingredients than serums. These are great for hydrating the surface layers of your skin, but dehydration runs a lot deeper than this.

Even though you can’t see them, the skin cells that lie in the deeper layers of your skin are just as important than the surface skin cells. In fact, some would argue that they’re even more important, because they’re responsible for everything from cell regeneration to collagen production.

Thanks to their lightweight consistency, serums are able to penetrate deeper into the skin than moisturizers. Using a hydrating serum, in addition to a hydration moisturizer,  allows all layers of your skin to benefit from powerful hydrating skin care ingredients.

One effective hydrating serum to consider is the OROGOLD 24K Nano Night Recovery. This water-based formula is packed with multiple humectants and hydrating botanical extracts, making it one that your dehydrated skin will definitely want on its side!

Make Time for a Weekly Face Mask

Woman applying face mask

Many believe that face masks are an indulgent treat. While some don’t do much more than provide an Insta-worthy picture, others really do have the potential to transform dehydrated skin.

How?

Well, it all depends on the mask you choose, since each will be designed to tackle different skin issues. You’ll find masks dealing with everything from aging to hyperpigmentation, and, as you can imagine, hydrating masks are also a popular product.

Face masks often contain ingredients in a higher concentration than other skin care products. The way in which they are used also helps to push those ingredients deeper into the skin. Adding a weekly face mask to your life is a great way to boost your existing skin care routine.

Need some face mask inspiration?

Here are some hydrating masks to consider:

  • 24K Nano Hydra Silk Maskpacked with humectants and hydrating fruit extracts, this unique mask starts off as a cream but then transforms into liquid droplets for maximum absorption
  • 24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask – this leave-on mask is bursting with botanicals and hydrating plant oils
  • 24K Deep Tissue Rejuvenation Mask – a gel sheet mask that feels ultra-luxurious, this formula pushes a number of humectants and hydrating ingredients into the skin

Use a Gentle Cleanser, But Not Too Often

Remember how we mentioned that your skin’s outer oil layer serves to prevent your skin’s moisture from evaporating, and that hot water hinders that?

Well, it’s not just hot water that damages that vital layer…

Another common culprit is the skin care products you use, most notably cleansers.

What’s the issue?

Many cleansers are formulated with harsh ingredients that strip away those natural protective oils. This may be great for those with overly oily skin that isn’t dehydrated, but spells disaster for anyone with dehydrated skin.

A gentle cleanser is an absolute must. Look for a formula that also contains healing and regenerative ingredients, such as the OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser.

However, even if you’re using the gentlest cleanser out there, it’s important not to over-cleanse. Yes, this applies even to those who have oily skin.

As mentioned, oily skin can still be dehydrated. Dehydration refers to a lack of moisture, which is completely different from the oil that you’re experiencing on your skin’s surface. In fact, dehydration can actually trigger the skin into producing an excess amount of oil to try to compensate for the lack of moisture available.

If your skin is dehydrated, avoid cleansing more than once a day, no matter your skin type.

Regularly Exfoliate

Woman using face scrub

You’re probably thinking…

Surely exfoliation makes dehydrated skin even worse?

Well, in some cases, yes. Using a harsh exfoliant that damages your skin’s outer protective layer isn’t going to do your skin any favors.

However, a mild and gentle exfoliant is still important. All of those thick dead skin cells building up on the surface of your skin will be preventing your skin care products from properly penetrating in. All of those hydrating cleansers, serums, and moisturizers that you use won’t be able to work their magic unless you also regularly exfoliate.

The key when it comes to exfoliating dehydrated skin is keeping things gentle.

Use a mild chemical exfoliant, rather than a scrub. The OROGOLD 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid is a good example – mandelic acid is a very gentle chemical exfoliant that will slowly dissolve dead skin cells without damaging your skin’s protective barrier.

Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen

You already know that heat from a hot shower can exacerbate dehydrated skin, but other forms of heat damage do this too.

When it comes to the sun, UVA rays are the ones to blame. Not only do they dehydrate the skin, but they also greatly accelerate the skin aging process. As a result, the skin becomes thinner, which makes it even more susceptible to dehydration.

Fortunately, the answer is simple…

Prevent those UVA rays from damaging your skin by making sure that any exposed skin is covered with a sunscreen. Ideally, go for a broad-spectrum formula, as this will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.

Make sure that you are actually applying enough sunscreen to provide adequate protection. Don’t forget to reapply every few hours throughout the day too.

This may seem a bit much to some, but preventing UV skin damage will not only help to save you from dehydration, but it will also keep your skin smoother, softer, and wrinkle-free.

Say Hello to Happy and Hydrated Skin

Sometimes, figuring out that dehydration is the reason behind the skin issues you’ve been facing is what takes the longest amount of time. Once you’ve worked this out, you’re then on the right track to turning things around and keeping your skin better hydrated.

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9 Common Skin Care Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Woman looking in mirror touching face

When it comes to skin care and beauty, there are so many myths and misconceptions out there. This may not seem like a big deal, but following the wrong advice could be seriously detrimental to your skin.

It’s always best to be in-the-know when it comes to the best ways to care for your skin, so here are nine common skin care myths that you definitely should not believe.

MYTH: You Only Need to Wear Sunscreen if it’s Sunny Outside

Woman applying cream to shoulders

It’s easy to see why this is a myth that so many people fall for. After all, if the sky is clouded over, then surely the sun isn’t going to be able to cause any skin damage?

Unfortunately, this is where you would be wrong…

Experts say that up to 80% of UV rays are able to penetrate through cloud. This means that your skin is never really safe, even on overcast days.

While we’re on the topic, let’s quickly address the related myth of sunscreen not being needed in the winter.

Just because you can’t feel the heat of the sun doesn’t mean that the UV rays are not there. While some are blocked to a certain extent, UV damage still occurs in high amounts. This is amplified even further if you’re around snow or ice – these surfaces reflect light, doubling your exposure.

So, as you can see, this is a myth that couldn’t be more false. Year-round sunscreen is a must, no matter what the weather may look like.

MYTH: Topical Skin Care Products Will Never Give You Instant Results

Skin care that brings about instant results sounds a little too good to be true. Plus, let’s face it, in most cases, it’s usually a case of false advertising.

However, there are a handful of products out there that really can produce an instant transformation.

Take the OROGOLD 24K Rose Gold IV Filler Concentrate as an example. This powerful solution contains a truly special blend of ingredients:

  • DMAE – causes the muscles under the skin to tighten, which then immediately gives the skin a tighter and smoother appearance
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 – this peptide is made from one of the proteins used for Botox. It has an immediate tightening and rejuvenating effect
  • Sodium Hyaluronate – a low-molecular form of hyaluronic acid that quickly gives the skin a plumper and fuller appearance
  • Gold – works as an antioxidant in the long term, but also has the ability to reflect light. This gives the skin a literal golden glow

As you can imagine, combining all of those ingredients together, along with a multitude of other antioxidant-rich botanicals for long-term benefits, results in a very potent product.

So, while you may be initially doubtful about the instantaneous claims made by cosmetic companies, the best way to get around this is by doing a little investigating of your own. Check out the ingredient list of the product in question and do some research into what you see – this will give you a good idea as to how the product will work.

MYTH: Oils Should Never Be Used on Oily Skin

Oil from dropper on finger

This one may seem like common sense at first. After all, if you’ve already got oily skin, why would you want to put more oil onto it?

Well, basically, while some oils should definitely be avoided by those with oily skin, not all oils are bad. In fact, some can even be beneficial for oily skin, helping to slow down natural oil production.

This is where the comedogenic scale becomes really useful…

It ranks different oils and plant butters on how likely they are to clog up your pores, and therefore cause a breakout.

If you’ve got oily skin, then look for oil and butter ingredients that are on the low-end of the comedogenic scale, picking those that also help to re-balance natural sebum production. A few examples would be:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Marula oil
  • Argan oil
  • Olive squalane
  • Shea butter

MYTH: If You Didn’t Have Acne as a Teen, You Won’t Get it as an Adult

If only this were true…

Unfortunately, there’s a condition out there called adult acne, an extremely common condition at that. It refers to acne that develops in a person over the age of 25, and it can happen even to those who never experienced a single breakout in their teenage years.

Teen acne and adult acne share the same causes, as well as the same treatments. There are also several changes that you could make to help prevent breakouts:

  • Make sure that all of the skin care products you’re using are suitable for your skin type
  • Keep your skin hydrated – dehydration can often trigger excess oil production
  • Don’t touch your face, as this spreads bacteria
  • Protect your skin from the sun – UV rays trigger inflammation in the skin, which leads to breakouts
  • Keep your stress levels down, since stress causes the body to release an oil-producing hormone

MYTH: Vitamin A Products Should Never Be Used on Sensitive Skin

Woman applying face serum from dropper

It’s true that vitamin A is an extremely powerful skin care ingredient. However, this doesn’t mean that it can’t be used on sensitive skin.

You’ve probably heard of some of the vitamin A derivatives out there:

  • Retinoids
  • Retinol
  • Retinal
  • Retinyl palmitate
  • Retinoic acid

Each vitamin A ingredient varies in potency, meaning that they won’t all irritate the skin. Retinoids are the most powerful, while retinyl palmitate is the gentlest.

Your skin also slowly adapts to vitamin A. This applies to all skin types, not just sensitive skin. This means that, so long as you introduce the ingredient slowly, in a mild form, then your skin shouldn’t have any problems with it.

You might be thinking…

Why bother? There are other ingredients out there that I could use on my sensitive skin.

True, but most other ingredients haven’t been proven to be as effective as vitamin A. It’s beneficial to the skin in so many different ways:

  • Increasing collagen production to reduce wrinkles and give the skin a firmer, smoother look
  • Stimulating the production of blood vessels in the skin, which gives the skin a more radiant tone and color
  • Softening rough patches of skin
  • Stimulating the skin cell turnover process, which is basically your skin’s natural form of exfoliation
  • Fading age spots

Want to give this wonder ingredient a try?

Go with the OROGOLD 24K Multi Vitamin Night Nourishment + Retinol. Although it contains two forms of vitamin A (retinol and retinyl palmitate), it’s also packed with skin-soothing ingredients to balance this out.

MYTH: If You Don’t Have Lines or Shadows Around Your Eyes, You Don’t Need an Eye Cream

Ever heard the saying “prevention is better than cure”?

It definitely holds true in this case.

The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate, and is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face.

As you can imagine, thin skin is prone to damage. This is why people often experience fine lines appearing around their eyes before they start to show anywhere else on the face.

Once those lines or dark circles appear, erasing them is difficult. However, start using an eye cream early and you’ll be able to delay their arrival, keeping your eye area looking smooth and tight until your later years.

If you really want to go all out and treat your eyes to the best, add an eye serum into your skin care routine too. This can be boosted even further with the addition of regular eye masks.

MYTH: Wearing Makeup with SPF Means That You Don’t Need to Wear Sunscreen

Woman applying foundation

Back to sunscreen again, which isn’t surprising when you consider that the sun is responsible for up to 80% of visible facial aging.

Now, you might be thinking…

My foundation contains SPF, and I use that all over my face. This is enough to keep my skin protected, right?

Wrong.

For starters, SPF makeup usually only protects against UVB rays. This then leaves those wrinkle-causing UVA rays to wreak havoc on your skin’s collagen fibers.

Even if your makeup products offer broad-spectrum sun protection, did you know that you need to apply a nickel-sized dollop of product to your face in order to actually receive the amount of sun protection claimed on the label?

Chances are that you don’t pile your foundation on quite so thickly.

Plus, even the very best sunscreens need to be re-applied every two to three hours. Again, this isn’t something that most people do with their makeup, which then leaves your skin even less protected.

This isn’t to say that sun-protecting makeup products don’t have their place…

They’re a great way to boost the efficacy of your regular sunscreen, giving your skin an extra layer of protection. However, don’t rely on SPF makeup alone to keep your skin safe from the sun.

MYTH: The More You Exfoliate, the Better Your Skin Will Look

If this is a myth that you believe, then you’ve likely never heard of over-exfoliation. It’s something that can end up being pretty serious, taking a month or two for your skin to get itself back on track.

The purpose of exfoliation is to speed up natural cell turnover. This is the rate at which your skin produces fresh new skin cells, which move upwards to replace the older and rougher skin cells on the surface of your skin.

However, there’s only so much that you can speed this up. Exfoliate too much and you’ll scrub away your skin’s natural protective properties, leaving you to deal with the following symptoms:

  • Irritations and a burning sensation in the over-exfoliated area
  • An increase in breakouts
  • Inflammation and redness
  • A waxy and tight skin texture
  • New sensitivities to skin care products that you were previously fine with

The only way to really treat over-exfoliated skin is to give your skin a break while it naturally heals. This cycle will take at least 28 days, so be patient!

So, how often should you be exfoliating?

This depends on your skin type, but, generally, no more than two or three times a week.

Ideally, use a chemical exfoliant rather than a physical one. They may sound stronger, but they’re actually far gentler and better for your skin, even those with sensitive skin.

Need a new exfoliation product?

Try the OROGOLD 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling + Mandelic Acid. The chemical exfoliant in this formula is mandelic acid, which comes from apples. It’s gentle and hydrating, making it a great choice for all skin types.

MYTH: Your Skin Should Feel Squeaky Clean and Tight After Cleansing

Do you strive for that squeaky clean and tight feeling after cleansing?

If so, this needs to stop, because you’re not doing your skin any favors.

Cleansing is important for clearing your skin of dirt, excess sebum, and other impurities. However, you do also need to be careful when cleansing – the outermost layer of your skin consists of a delicate protective barrier that’s vital for skin health. Harsh cleansing methods strip away this protective layer, leaving your skin vulnerable to damage and dryness.

That tightness you feel after cleansing?

This is a sign that your skin barrier has been compromised. Your skin shouldn’t feel tight after cleansing – instead, it should just feel refreshed, soft, and hydrated.

If your cleanser has been leaving your skin feeling tight and dry, then it’s time for a change. The OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser is a light and gentle formula. However, it’s still super effective, and has been infused with two forms of vitamin C, along with vitamin A, to give your skin some extra goodness.

Nobody wants to be dealing with skin irritations, unnecessary breakouts, and premature aging, making it important to know your stuff when it comes to skin care. There’s plenty of advice out there, but always dig a little deeper yourself to make sure that the information that you’re following really is in your best interests.

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Winter Sports and Your Skin: How to Maintain a Healthy Complexion

Woman wearing ski goggles

You’re probably looking forward to all of those winter sporting activities you have planned over the next few months. Unfortunately, this is something that your skin will be dreading.

Why?

Because the cold weather, combined with UV rays that are more intense at higher altitudes, can really cause havoc to your complexion. Here’s how to keep your skin protected and maintain that beautiful glow, no matter how long you may spend out in the snow.

Cover All Exposed Areas of Skin with Sunscreen

Woman applying cream while outside in snow

Exposing your skin to the sun’s UV rays at a lower altitude is a big no-no, so this becomes even more so if you happen to be skiing or snowboarding up in the mountains. The higher you are, the stronger the sun’s UV rays will be.

Snow and ice also increase UV exposure due to the way in which they reflect UV rays around the environment.

Why does this matter?

Because the sun’s UV rays have a number of damaging effects on the skin, such as:

  • Triggering inflammation, which exacerbates inflammatory skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, and rosacea
  • Increasing premature aging by destroying the protein fibers in the skin, which would have otherwise kept the skin smooth and firm
  • Stimulating the skin into over-producing melanin, which leads to dark spots and discoloration
  • Causing a rough and leathery skin texture
  • Damaging the DNA within skin cells and causing skin cancers to develop

The only way to really protect your skin from all of that is by making sure that you always keep any exposed parts of your skin covered with a sunscreen.

Don’t just roughly slather it on either – pay special attention to make sure that your skin is truly covered. Studies have found that skiers often miss out on 10% of their face when applying sunscreen, leaving them with sunburns and other forms of damage to deal with afterwards.

Some of the often-missed areas that can end up damaged include:

  • The eyelids and around the eyes
  • The nose, especially the bridge and the underside of the nose
  • The neck, especially around the back
  • The underside of the chin
  • The scalp
  • The lips

If you plan on taking breaks in between and exposing your arms or legs to the sun, then make sure to keep these covered in SPF too.

How Often Should You Reapply Sunscreen in the Winter?

Ideally, you should be reapplying your sunscreen every two hours. This may seem like a lot, but when you’re active, you sweat more. The sweat will soon render your sunscreen completely ineffective, making regular applications a must.

What’s the Best SPF for Winter Sports?

SPF 30 is usually recommended, because sunscreen efficacy doesn’t really noticeably increase when you go for a higher SPF.

However, although the differences may be tiny, it would be worth going for an SPF 50 if your skin is particularly dry or sensitive. 

Make sure that you go for a broad-spectrum formula. This means that your sunscreen will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.

Look After Your Eyes

Woman wearing ski goggles

The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate. In some areas, it can be up to ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, leaving it easily vulnerable to damage.

While applying a sunscreen around your eyes is important, this isn’t usually enough to keep the skin looking its best. Plus, it isn’t just your skin that you need to watch out for here – your eyes themselves can end up damaged. Snow blindness, officially known as photokeratitis, is a common problem that many have when spending time outdoors in the winter.

So, what can you do about this?

Invest in a quality pair of winter goggles. They need to offer 100% UV protection, as well as polarized lenses to absorb the glare from the sun. This will save you from needing to squint, which then helps to prevent crow’s feet from forming around your eyes.

The color of lenses you choose should depend on the sport you’re doing and where about in the world you are:

  • Clear lenses are all you need if you plan on skiing or snowboarding at night
  • Rose-colored lenses are great for cloudy or overcast days
  • Yellow lenses help to improve contrast in low-light situations
  • Photochromatic lenses will change color based on external light levels

Sunglasses are a must too, since you won’t want to wear your goggles when you aren’t skiing. Look for a hardy pair that guarantee protection against both UVA and UVB rays. However, while your sunglasses may look more stylish, try to opt for your goggles instead as much as possible. Due to the way in which these wrap around the head, they offer more UV protection.

Even if you wear contact lenses that already offer UV protection, it would still be a good idea to invest in both UV-protecting goggles and sunglasses.

Protect Your Pout

As mentioned, the lips are often an area that many forget about. This leaves them dry, chapped, and uncomfortable after a day out in the snow.

Not only does the cold air outside dry out your lips, but so does breathing through them, which commonly happens when participating in winter sports. If you tend to lick your lips throughout the day, then this isn’t helping either – your saliva contains acids that not only irritate the lips, but remove the natural oils that would have otherwise been protecting the skin here, leaving them even drier.

In order to combat this, you need to be using a lip product that prevents your lips from drying out so much. This means that the formula needs to provide a protective barrier made from either an oil or a wax.

The 24K Renewal Lip Balm is a great formula to go for. It contains a number of different plant waxes and oils that form a physical barrier over the surface of your lips. Some of the key ingredients in this lip balm are:

  • Shea butter
  • Beeswax
  • Mimosa flower wax
  • Avocado oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Castor seed oil
  • Baobab seed oil
  • Mango butter

You will also need to top your lip balm with a layer of sunscreen, and reapply both your lip balm and your sunscreen every couple of hours.

Once you’re done for the day, reapply your lip balm once more. If you’re planning on adding some color to your lips for the evening, make sure that you pick a moisturizing lipstick formula.

Don’t Forget About Your Hands!

Woman applying hand cream with snowy background

While you will probably be wearing gloves for the majority of each day, your hands will still be exposed to the elements whenever you take your gloves off.

In addition to keeping them protected with sunscreen, you should also be giving your hands a little extra TLC in the evenings.

How?

Try the 24K Multi-Vitamin Hand Mask for starters. The plant oils and extracts in this beautifying blend will leave your hands feeling soft and nourished, ready to face the winter weather the next day!

Wear UV-Protective Clothing

Most of the UV-protective clothing options out there are designed for the summer, but there are more and more garments now being created for winter sports, with companies realizing the importance of UV protection in the winter too.

How does UV-protective clothing work?

They’re made with certain techniques and fibers that not only limit the amount of UV rays able to enter into your clothes, and therefore your skin, but they can also block and reflect UV rays, preventing them from coming into contact with you at all.

UV clothing comes with a UPF rating, which stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. This basically tells you how much of the sun’s UV rays a certain fabric blocks. For example, a garment with a UPF of 60 allow just 1/60th of UV rays to enter through its fabric.

The higher the UPF rating, the more protection the clothing will give you.

If you don’t want to invest in a whole new wardrobe for your winter sports trip, that’s understandable. Instead, there are certain clothes that you can pack to give yourself some extra UV protection:

  • Choose clothes made from densely woven fibers, rather than a looser weave, as this physically blocks UV rays from penetrating through. Some of the best fabrics are nylon, merino wool, and polyester, while cotton, silk, and acrylic are among the worst.
  • Go for garments that don’t have much of a stretch to them. When fabrics stretch, UV rays pass through the gaps in the fibers.
  • Make sure that your clothes aren’t too worn or faded. This weakens the textiles, making them more susceptible to UV rays.

Stay Hydrated

Woman in snow drinking water from bottle

The winter months can be so drying on your skin, especially if you’re spending lots of time outdoors and in the snow.

While protecting your skin from the outside is important, you also need to turn your attention to staying hydrated from within. A lack of hydration will exacerbate that winter dryness and flakiness, leaving your skin feeling sore and sensitive.

It goes without saying that the best way to keep your body hydrated is to make sure that you’re drinking plenty of fluids. Water is the best, but this doesn’t need to only be plain water. Teas, especially herbal tea, and fruit juices are great for hydration too, while infusing your water with fruit will add some extra flavor, as well as a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

The food that you eat also helps to keep your body hydrated. Certain foods have a surprisingly high water content, so try to add more of the following into your diet:

  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Oranges
  • Apples

Don’t forget that alcohol and caffeine both have dehydrating effects on the body. If possible, stay away from those coffee breaks in between ski runs, and try to cut back on the amount of alcohol you consume in the evenings.

Be Consistent with Your Skin Care Routine

You probably won’t want to pack all of your skin care products to take with you on your winter trip, but there are some that are essentials.

Your skin needs proper care now more than ever, so make sure that you’ve got everything that you need to give it this.

Wondering what you’ll need?

Some of the must-have’s include:

  • A soothing, antioxidant-rich cleanser
  • A hydrating toner
  • A nourishing serum
  • A moisturizing day cream
  • A skin-repairing night cream
  • A facial oil (if your skin is already on the dry side)
  • A sunscreen

Wondering if you can use a moisturizer that contains SPF, instead of using two separate products?

Yes, but only if you apply enough of it. People tend to skimp out when it comes to using an SPF moisturizer, applying such a light layer that the product doesn’t end up providing the SPF rating printed on the label.

As mentioned, you’ll also need to keep reapplying your sunscreen every couple of hours, which may be more often than you need to reapply your moisturizer. This can sometimes make it more cost-effective to use two separate products, although a moisturizer with SPF is the perfect way to start your day each morning.

Make sure that you stay consistent with your skin care routine. Your skin will need proper attention both mornings and evenings if you want to really protect it from winter damage.

Winter sports are a great way to stay fit and healthy over the colder season, but all of that sun, snow, and wind can really mess with your skin. It’s important to understand the various problems that can be caused, so that you can then equip yourself with all you need to deal with these potential issues in the best way possible. From keeping exposed skin covered with sunscreen to ensuring that your clothes also offer UV protection, following the steps above will ensure that your skin looks and feels its best, no matter what you may be doing this winter.

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8 Surprising Everyday Causes of Skin Trauma

Woman checking her skin in the bathroom mirror

In order for your skin to stay healthy, and to look its very best, you need to keep it as safe and protected as possible.

It doesn’t help that there are so many surprising ways in which your skin experiences trauma each and every day. In fact, much of the time, you probably won’t even realize it until it is too late.

Here are eight everyday causes of skin trauma that you should be aware of, along with a few tips on how you can protect your skin from each one.

Over-Exfoliating

Exfoliating is a must when it comes to healthy skin, but this is something that you do still need to be a little restrictive about.

There is no denying that the skin always tends to feel so clean, fresh and re-energized after it has been exfoliated. This can often make it tempting to exfoliate more than you should.

However, over-exfoliating can lead to some serious skin damage…

The outer layer of your skin is so important. It protects your skin from environmental harm and enables it to properly retain moisture.

Over-exfoliating soon causes damage to this important outer layer, preventing this natural barrier from doing its job.

How do you know if you have been over-exfoliating?

Here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Redness
  • Tightness
  • Dry patches
  • Skin irritation
  • Flakiness
  • A stinging or burning sensation

If you are experiencing those symptoms, stop exfoliating immediately. Once your skin heals, you can start this back up again, so long as you reduce the frequency of your exfoliation sessions.

It isn’t just exfoliating too frequently that can cause this…

Exfoliating aggressively can have the same effect. If you scrub hard at your skin while exfoliating, this is something you should stop doing immediately. A quality physical exfoliant should contain just the right amount of abrasive particles to slough off those dead skin cells, without you needing to apply too much pressure.

Sun Exposure

Okay, so sun exposure may not exactly be a surprising cause of skin trauma.

After all, everybody knows that the sun’s UV rays can lead to cancer!

However, there are so many other ways in which sun exposure can damage your skin…

The main one that people are concerned about is accelerated aging. UV rays can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots so much faster than you would have otherwise experienced them. In fact, experts believe that up to 90% of skin aging is caused by exposure to the sun. 

Not only that, but spending time in the sun without any sunglasses on will soon have you squinting. This repeated facial expression will quickly lead to crow’s feet and frown lines on your face.

This is why sun protection is a must at all times, even on cloudy days. The sun’s rays can penetrate through thick cloud, as well as glass, meaning that you are never really safe.

In addition to wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen each day, you should also take a few extra measures to protect your skin from the sun. Invest in a pair of UV-blocking sunglasses, along with a wide-brimmed sun hat.

Staying in the shade during the hottest hours of the day (usually between 11am and 3pm, although this does depend on where you live) can also make a big difference. 

Times of UV rays illustration

You can also multitask your skincare by choosing a moisturizer with SPF protection. The 24K Bio-Brightening Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30 is a good example, which helps to protect skin from moisture loss as well as harmful UV rays.

Pollution

Even if you live in an extremely rural area, you are still going to be faced with some pollution. For those who live in populated places, pollution can really play havoc on your skin.

What does pollution actually do to the skin?

Air pollution consists of a huge variety of toxic particles and free radicals. These are literally tiny, sometimes being up to 20 times smaller than the size of your pore openings, meaning that they can very easily make their way into your skin.

What do they do once they’re in your skin?

They cause inflammation, dehydration, and serious damage to your skin cells. This results in a loss of smoothness, firmness and elasticity, with the pollution damaging the collagen and elastin that are holding your skin up. 

You probably want to know how you can protect your skin from pollution…

There are a few steps that you should take:

  • Cleansing every evening – this will ensure that any pollution particles that have settled on your skin over the course of the day are cleared away, before they have the chance to delve deep into your pores
  • Make use of antioxidants – of course, you can’t completely prevent pollution particles from entering your skin, so what do you do about the ones that manage to get in? You use antioxidants. This is the best way to neutralize the harmful free radicals that exist in pollution
  • A solid barrier – prevention is always better than cure, so preventing pollutants from entering your skin will always be a good move. You can do this by using a thick cream that forms a strong barrier over the surface of your skin, preventing any other particles from being absorbed by your skin

Harsh Ingredients in Cosmetic Products

Quite a few cosmetic products are formulated with overly-harsh ingredients that can cause quite a bit of skin trauma over time.

What makes these tricky to identify is that everybody’s skin reacts in its own way to various ingredients. This means that you really need to keep your skin type in mind when shopping for cosmetic products.

While this may be the case, there are certain ingredients out there that everybody should avoid as much as possible. These include:

  • Parabens – this preservative interferes with the hormones in your body, not only causing skin trauma but also leading to cancer
  • Fragrances – this is a blanket term that can refer to hundreds of different chemicals, meaning that you never quite know what is in a product’s fragrance. Go for fragrance-free alternatives instead
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate – these are foaming agents that are known to cause skin irritations
  • Oxybenzone – a common ingredient in chemical sunscreens, oxybenzone has been linked to skin allergies
  • BHA – commonly found in exfoliants and perfumes, BHA can depigment the skin while also leading to liver damage and certain types of cancer

Wondering why these harmful ingredients are allowed to be used in cosmetic products?

It all comes down to a lack of regulations. In Europe, there are more than 1300 chemicals that have been banned from use in cosmetics, whereas in the USA, there are less than 20. 

Hot Showers

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a steamy hot shower, especially at the end of a long day.

However, while a hot shower may help to relax your mind, as well as your muscles, it is definitely not having the same effect on your skin…

Unknown woman taking hot shower

When hot water comes into contact with the outer layer of your skin, it strips away a lot of your skin’s natural oils. It can also cause damage to the skin cells here, interfering with the way in which they work. This can lead to dryness and skin irritations.

If you suffer from eczema or acne…

Then you have probably already noticed how a hot shower can exacerbate your symptoms.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to start having cold showers (although having a cold shower once in a while does bring your skin several different benefits).

Instead, go for the middle ground, meaning a lukewarm water temperature.

Sleep Deprivation

How much sleep do you get each night?

If your answer is less than seven hours, then this could be causing your skin some major trauma.

How?

Because while you are sleeping, your skin is working hard to heal and restore itself. If you don’t get enough sleep, your skin will not be able to do this properly, meaning that it will end up suffering in the long run.

Over time, with a lack of sleep, you may notice:

  • Dryness
  • Dullness
  • Accelerated skin aging
  • Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes

Ideally, you should be getting between seven to nine hours of sleep each night. The exact amount varies between individuals, but you should always be waking up feeling refreshed and energized, rather than tired and groggy. 

Stress

Stress is something that so many people experience on a daily basis, without realizing just how much damage this stress is causing to their skin.

What does stress do to the skin?

Well, when you are feeling stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol, which is often referred to as the stress hormone. In small amounts, there’s nothing wrong with this. Cortisol helps the body to deal with a stressful situation in the best way possible.

However, the modern day lifestyle can often lead to chronic stress, meaning that you constantly have a stream of cortisol shooting through your body.

This can lead to:

  • Acne – cortisol increases the amount of sebum that your skin produces, resulting in clogged pores and breakouts
  • Skin condition flare-ups – cortisol interferes with the immune system, meaning that skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea will all tend to flare up during times of stress
  • Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes – stress can easily cause sleep deprivation, which leads to dark shadows and puffiness around the eyes
  • Inflammation – cortisol causes inflammation in the body, which will accelerate the skin aging process

Of course, keeping stress levels down is usually much easier said than done…

Fortunately, there are now numerous proven stress-busting techniques out there that you can try, such as:

Keep in mind that different methods work for different people. You may need to try a few of those above methods out before you find one that works well for you in times of stress.

Sugar Consumption

How much refined sugar do you consume on a daily basis?

Chances are, it’s quite a lot.

Infographic of sugar consumption

Sugar consumption has increased so much in recent years, with some people consuming over 500 calories of sugar each day. This is likely linked to the increase in sugar-filled foods and beverages out there, with many of these being convenient options for people.

Wondering how sugar leads to skin trauma?

One of the biggest ways is due to a process called glycation. This is when the sugar molecules attach themselves to the collagen and elastin in your skin, breaking them down. Since collagen and elastin are the main structural proteins that give your skin its tightness and smoothness, a sugar-filled diet can quickly lead to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. 

If that wasn’t enough, sugar also leads to inflammation within the body. Not only can this trigger several new skin issues to arise, but it can also exacerbate any existing skin conditions you may be dealing with, such as eczema, acne, rosacea and psoriasis.

Speaking of acne…

Sugar consumption inhibits the white blood cells in your body, leaving your body more susceptible to infections. This means that any acne-causing bacteria lingering about on your skin will have a much more devastating effect. 

The best way to avoid all of this is by staying away from processed sugars, along with simple carbohydrates. Sugars from fruits and whole grains are okay, so long as you are not consuming them in excess.

You want your skin to always be looking and feeling its very best, meaning that you need to prevent all of these everyday factors from causing your skin trauma. It may take quite a while to implement the eight changes mentioned above, but your efforts will be more than worthwhile once you notice how much your skin will soon begin to thrive.

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How to Save Your Skin from Premature Aging

Woman checking her skin in the bathroom

While aging is inevitable, premature skin aging is something that you can definitely avoid.

How?

By following these tips…

Understand the Importance of Cleansing

If you are worried about skin aging, then, if you haven’t already done so, it will only be a matter of time before you end up investing in a plethora of different anti-aging products.

This is all well and good, but none of those products will make much of a difference unless you cleanse your face before applying them.

From dead skin cells and dirt to sebum and other impurities, all of these unwanted particles quickly build up on the surface of your skin, blocking up your pores. As you can imagine, applying skin care products over the top of this will mean that those products are unable to properly penetrate your skin, since there are so many things in their way.

Infographic on cleansing out skin pore

While cleansing is key to keeping your skin youthful, you do also need to make sure that you are using the right cleanser.

Go for something quite mild and gentle, and stay away from any harsh foaming cleansers.

Why?

Because while they may create quite a satisfying lather, they also often strip away all of the skin’s natural oils. Yes, you want a cleanser to clear away any excess oils on your skin, but it should still leave some behind. These oils are so important when it comes to protecting your skin from harm, especially as your skin ages.

Exfoliate to Speed Up Cell Turnover

Do you know what your skin cell turnover process is?

Well, your skin is constantly creating new skin cells, with this happening deep within your skin. As the skin cells mature, they are pushed upwards, and eventually reach the surface of your skin. Soon after that, they die off, after which your body sheds them and replaces them with the newer skin cells that are next in line.

When you are young, your cell turnover process is quite fast. For babies, it takes just two weeks, and then extends to about a month for teenagers. Between the ages of 20 and 40, your cell turnover rate slows down to about 42 days. Once you’re in your 50s, it slows down even more, and can often take up to three months.

What does this decline in cell turnover mean for your skin?

It results in the following:

  • Duller and drier skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots

This is where exfoliation comes in…

Whether you decide to exfoliate physically or chemically, exfoliation has the effect of speeding up your skin cell turnover.

Of course, in order to experience this, you need to be exfoliating regularly.

How often should you be exfoliating?

This all depends on your skin type…

Ideally, around two or three times a week, although you may find that exfoliating once a week is enough if you have particularly sensitive skin. 

Keep Your Skin Protected from the Sun

It is no secret that sun protection is important, but this becomes even more so if you are trying to protect your skin from premature aging.

Why?

Well, for starters, up to 90% of visible skin aging is caused by the sun. 

Imagine how many wrinkles you might have been able to avoid if you had been diligent about sun protection all your life!

Don’t worry, it’s not too late to start now…

The sun’s UV rays damage the collagen and elastin in the skin. Both of these are important structural proteins that are responsible for how smooth, firm and tight your skin is.

While you have likely already experienced quite a bit of damage, protecting your skin from the sun now will prevent that from worsening.

How should you protect your skin from the sun?

With a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30. That’s a great starting point. 

Infographic on why sunscreen is important every day

You should also take other sun protection measures, such as:

Wondering if there’s anything you can do about the sun damage that has already been caused?

Yes, there is. This is where antioxidants come in…

Nourish Your Skin with Antioxidants

The sun’s UV rays cause the formation of free radicals in the skin, and these are what damage the skin’s collagen and elastin.

However, free radicals can be triggered by so many other factors too, from pollution to certain cosmetic ingredients to various lifestyle choices, such as smoking or alcohol consumption.

What exactly are free radicals?

They’re basically unstable atoms. They are unstable because they are missing an important electron. In order to heal themselves, free radicals go around attacking other cells to try to steal their electrons. This then turns those cells into free radicals too, causing a vicious cycle of damage.

Antioxidants are the only way to counter all of this…

Antioxidants contain several spare electrons. When they come into contact with a free radical, they donate an electron to it, therefore healing and neutralizing it. This then turns those free radicals back into healthy cells, preventing them from causing any more damage

Many antioxidants can also work to reverse some of the damage that free radicals have already caused to the skin.

You probably want to know which antioxidants you should be using to experience these benefits…

Pretty much every antioxidant will do some good for your skin, but here are some of the best:

  • Vitamin C – not only is vitamin C an antioxidant, but it also helps to increase your skin’s natural production of collagen (which slows down significantly with age)
  • Vitamin A – one of the most potent anti-aging ingredients out there, vitamin A not only has antioxidant properties, but also repairs the skin’s cellular structure, re-balances oil production, speeds up cell turnover and boosts collagen production
  • Niacinimide – also known as vitamin B3, this antioxidant reduces the appearance of the visible signs of aging while also increasing skin hydration
  • Green Tea – packed with polyphenols that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects
  • Resveratrol – protects against damage caused by UVB rays, while also protecting the skin’s collagen
  • Lycopene – reduces DNA damage in skin cells while increasing collagen production and improving the skin’s texture
  • Grape Seed – contains powerful proanthocyanidins, which have been shown to be even stronger than vitamins C and E when it comes to neutralizing free radicals 

One thing to keep in mind is that antioxidants work even better when they are combined. This is why it is always best to ensure that your skin care routine contains multiple antioxidants, as this will have an even greater effect in protecting your skin from premature aging says Angie, a professional esthetician.

Give the Skin Around Your Eyes Some Extra Love

The skin around your eyes can be up to ten times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. It also contains far fewer oil glands, making this area so much more susceptible to dryness, as well as the visible signs of aging.

This is why many people often develop fine lines around their eyes before these appear on other parts of the face.

The best way to prevent this is with the use of eye serums and creams.

These will keep the skin around your eyes moisturized and hydrated, giving your skin cells everything they need in order to thrive.

Beautiful woman looking at herself in handheld mirror

You are probably thinking…

Can’t I use my regular serum and moisturizer for this?

You can, but these will often be a thicker formula than the skin here needs. Being so thin and delicate, you would be best off with a specialized formula that will allow this sensitive skin to properly breathe.

Plus, specialized eye serums and creams will also contain a few extra ingredients that the skin around your eyes would benefit from, such as caffeine and vitamin K.

If you want to give the skin around your eyes an extra moisture boost, consider using eye masks like the 24K Collagen Eye Renewal Mask. It’s formulated with skin-loving ingredients like lavender oil, collagen and gold to really smoothen and illuminate the eye area.

Not only is using eye masks super effective, it also easy to use and luxuriously pampering.

Eat A Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet

The phrase “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more true when it comes to skin care…

The food that you put into your body has a huge effect on the health and appearance of your skin. If you are eating a poor diet, it doesn’t really matter how many high quality topical skin care products you use – your skin will never be able to truly thrive.

This becomes even more important as you age…

The food that you eat can help to boost your skin’s slowing functions, keeping your skin looking youthful for so much longer. 

So, what should you actually be eating?

It goes without saying that a fresh diet featuring plenty of whole foods, and with few refined, processed foods, is what is going to be best for you.

However, here are a few more detailed tips:

  • A five-a-day rainbow – five portions of fruits and vegetables a day is a must, and these should feature a rainbow of different colors. Each color signifies the presence of different antioxidants, which is why a variety is so important
  • Minimal processed sugar – when you consume sugar, this causes your insulin levels to spike. Not only can this lead to acne, but sugar also destroys the collagen and elastin in your skin, leading to premature skin aging
  • Healthy fats – while some fats are bad, some are vital when it comes to healthy skin. The fats that you will find in oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids that keep your skin elastic, smooth and supple
  • Don’t crash diet – weight fluctuations are common with age, but these not only lead to stretch marks on the body, but also sagging skin and wrinkles on the face. Many diets are also lacking in certain nutrients, resulting in your skin suffering even more
  • Stay hydrated – your skin struggles to retain moisture as it ages, making it so important that you keep your skin fully hydrated from within 

Catch Up on Your Beauty Sleep

It’s called beauty sleep for a reason

Many people don’t realize that their skin doesn’t sleep when they do. Instead, while you are asleep, your skin is working hard to heal and regenerate. Your REM stage of sleep is when this happens the most, with your skin producing a high amount of collagen and elastin at this time.

As you can imagine, this is something that you should be trying to encourage as much as possible.

How?

By making sure that you are getting enough quality sleep each night. Ideally, you should be sleeping for between seven to nine hours, although the amount of sleep that you need does slightly drop as you age. So long as you wake up feeling refreshed and energized, then that’s a sign that you have had a good sleep.

Want to give your skin some extra support?

This is where a night time skin care routine comes in handy…

Skin care products designed for night use will contain ingredients that support all the jobs your skin does during the night. Some of these ingredients, such as retinol, are not suitable for daytime use, making a specialized night time skin care routine a must if you want to protect your skin from premature aging.

One other thing that can help is ensuring that your pillowcases are made from silk or satin.

Why?

Because as you move your head around your pillow during the night, most fabrics end up tugging at your skin. This causes friction, which leads to accelerated skin aging.

With a silk or satin pillowcase, your skin will simply glide over the fabric, with no friction being caused.

Nobody wants to deal with fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and everything else that comes with skin aging, especially when this is happening earlier than it should. Fortunately, there are several steps that you can take to protect your skin from premature aging, so make sure that you get started before it’s too late!