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How to Care for Fair Skin and Light Hair

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Fair skin and hair can be such beautiful traits if they are properly cared for. Pale skin can be easily damaged by environmental factors and requires extra protection to ensure not only its beauty but also its health. Light hair (be it blonde or grey) also comes with its challenges. Just like fair skin, light hair is more sensitive to the environment and also requires extra protection.

If you were born with a lighter complexion fret not! Just make sure to check out and apply the tips below on how to care for fair skin and hair, and you will be on your way to looking healthy and great!

Ready for the best skin and hair of your life?

How to Care for Fair Skin

Caring for your skin, no matter the skin tone, should be one of the most important parts of our daily routines. Being focused on skincare may come off as being conceited and superficial. But it can improve both mental and physical health. Mentally, having a skincare routine allows for moments of relaxation, self-reflection, and self-care. Physically, caring for our skin, moisturizing it and protecting it against the sun, keeps us away from skin-related illnesses such as skin cancer.

Whether you have fair skin or not, the tips below can be definitely beneficial for you too. But for fair skin people, they are even more important, specifically as they need extra protection against the sun.

Skincare Routine

Fair skin is naturally less protected against UV-rays. If you are not taking the right steps, your fair skin is more prone to sun damage, skin cancer, and wrinkles. So make sure that you are taking the utmost care of your pale skin!

You can start your skincare routine with a gentle cleanser (twice per day), followed by a moisturizer for your skin type. During your morning skincare routine, make sure to add on top a layer of skincare protection of at least SPF 30. At night, make sure to add a layer of nourishing night cream.

Infographic on the importance of wearing sunscreen every day

As mentioned above, fair skin is more sensitive and prone to wrinkles, and sun exposure exacerbates this, so make sure you are starting early on with anti-aging products, sometimes even as early as in your 20s. You would look for products that contain collagen, retinol and hyaluronic acid. For extra moisture, do a face mask every other day, be it a store-bought one or a DIY one.

No matter what skincare products you use always make sure that they are adapted to your skin type. Oh, and don’t forget to always remove your make-up before bed and make sure to drink 2l of water every day!

But do you think that’s all you have to do?

Sun Protection

While the skincare tips above apply to absolutely everybody, if you have fair skin, you have more responsibility in ensuring its protection. It’s not enough to apply SPF in the morning. If you are spending your day outdoors, make sure to reapply every 2 hours. This is especially important if you are sweating, doing sports or spending time by the pool. Not all sunscreens are water-resistant and the sweat/water will just wash them away.

But even with diligent application of SPF, some fair skin people can still burn and suffer sun damage. If you are in such a case, make sure to equip yourself. You can protect your skin by using an umbrella, a cap or a sun visor. Don’t forget to wear UVA sunglasses to not only protect your eyes but also to protect the skin around your eyes, which is the most sensitive and prone to wrinkles.

With fair skin being so sensitive to the sun’s rays, make sure you wear SPF all year round and according to the weather, add various accessories for extra protection. You may also want to try a moisturizer that is infused with SPF, such as the 24K Bio-Brightening Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30, so you can lock in moisture while protecting your skin from sun damage. 

Redness

Fair skin can also be prone to redness, which can look more pronounced than on darker skin tones. If you experience flushed skin, small red bumps (that are not pimples or acne), or large dilated blood vessels on the cheeks, you may be struggling with rosacea.

Wondering what causes rosacea?

Unfortunately, the cause is still unknown, even though there’s been a lot of research on it. The general consensus right now is that it is caused by inflammation in the body.

Infographic on rosacea

Rosacea tends to affect people over the age of 30 with fair skin. If redness doesn’t go away, make sure to go to your dermatologist for professional advice.

Getting That Glow

Many people with fair skin are fans of tanned skin. While prolonged sun exposure is unhealthy, no matter the skin tone, there are ways to get a healthy glow. Most people would think of tanning beds (or solarium), but they are as unhealthy as being exposed to the sun’s rays.  The healthiest way to get the shade you want is to use self-tanning products.

If you are afraid of looking washed out, you can try the many products out there on the market that will allow you to get that perfect shade all over your body, without the sun damage. And the best part is that it’s quick and you get to pick the shade you want!

Makeup for Fair Skin

Fair skin can be a challenge when it comes to make-up. It all starts with your undertones. Make sure you know them before choosing your foundation and the colors of your blush and lipstick. One way to find out your undertones is by looking at the veins of your wrist. If they are green, you have warm undertones. If they are blue, you have cool undertones. If they look blue and green, then you have neutral undertones. According to the list below, you can see which colors are complementing your complexion best!

    Cool undertones: pink, red, blue

    Warm undertones: yellow, peach, golden shades

    Neutral undertones: a balance between cool and warm

Now that you have detected your undertones, you can go on and select your perfect foundation and concealer, to cover any imperfections you may perceive your skin has. If you have freckles and love them, make sure to choose a foundation with lighter coverage, so as to not completely hide them.

Applying blush on woman's cheek

Now that your canvas is ready, you would want to go for the right blush to give you a natural flush. If you have warm undertones, go for peach, soft pink or coral. If you have cold undertones, go for rosy pink or soft lilac. When it comes to eye shadow, your best bet is to go for earthy and bronze shades. Fair skin is known to look absolutely great with bright and bold lipsticks, so don’t be shy to even go for an orange-red lipstick!

Most people born with fair skin also have light hair. While that also takes some effort, it is always worth taking care of one’s body. If you have light hair or are looking to get blonde hair at the salon, make sure to go through the tips below to ensure you have the healthiest, best-looking hair out there!

How to Care for Light Hair

Whether you were born with blonde hair, or whether you have chosen to bleach and dye it, you have to make sure you are taking extra care of it. Blonde hair is finer than darker hair and more porous, thus making it more sensitive to the environment.

What do we have to do to keep the glamorous blonde hair healthy?

Specialized Hair Care to Keep Your Hair Light

Yes, you read that right! Blonde hair, be it natural or not, requires special hair care that not only nourishes and protects it, but also keeps its color vibrant.

If you are a natural blonde, you know how your hair color will change with the seasons. From the lightest shade of blonde in summer to almost 4 shades darker in winter. If you are not a natural blonde, you know how your hair can get these unflattering brassy tones. To prevent your hair from changing its color, check out the ways you can keep it light all year round!

Use a Purple Shampoo

Woman washing hair with purple shampoo

To avoid brassiness, go for a purple shampoo hat would take away the orange tones and restore the blue tones to the hair.

Use a Toner

If the purple shampoo does not work enough, you can go for a toner. The best way is to go to the salon, as it’s more effective than a store-bought toner.

Chamomile Tea Rinse

In winter, when the sun is not as strong, you can go for a chamomile tea rinse. After boiling the chamomile bags in water, allow the tea to cool. After your normal hair washing routine, rinse your hair with the tea and let your hair dry.

Honey Mask

For a more intensive treatment, both for the color and your hair, how about a hair mask? Honey can naturally lighten your hair and nourish it. Mix honey with hair conditioner in equal parts, apply the mix to your hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on overnight. Next morning just wash your hair as usual.

If none of these works on keeping your hair blonde all year round, you might have to pay a visit to the salon to artificially lighten up your blonde during the winter months. This will ensure that your hair is professionally taken care of.

Sun and Heat Protection for Blonde Hair

Just like fair skin, blonde hair also needs extra protection against the sun. Blonde hair is more sensitive, and thus more prone to dryness and brittleness because of the sun damage.

Whenever you are out, protect your hair against sunlight by spraying special hair SPF all over it – and this will also protect your scalp! Even better – if the sun shines strongly, wear your favorite hat or a scarf. During summer holidays, whether you are at the beach or going to the pool, your blonde hair will be exposed to the sun longer than usual. Make sure to use after-sun hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays. Those will restore the hair’s moisture, temporarily repair split ends and strengthen the hair. After every swim, make sure to rinse your hair with fresh water to remove salt or chlorine.

If you are a fan of styling your hair using blow driers, hair straighteners or hair curlers, you want to make sure that you are also protecting your hair against that heat. If you love to blow dry your hair, consider alternating it with air-drying, to reduce the damage on your hair. If you are a fan of hairstyles that require a straightener or a curler, then make sure you are using the right products. Before starting using such hot tools, make sure your hair is completely dry, and then apply a heat protectant. They will minimize the damage and keep your hair healthier!

Nourish Your Light Hair

To counteract the sun and heat damage, make sure to regularly use hair masks to restore moisture, be it a mask that you got from your favorite brand or a DIY hair mask that you can use with ingredients from your kitchen. One of the best homemade hair masks can be easily done by crushing a ripe banana and mixing it with olive oil and honey. Add on your hair, massage your scalp, wrap with a towel and leave for 15 minutes. Follow with your usual hair washing routine!

Blonde hair can be a challenge for its wearer, but the effort is always worth the result. Having a healthy, luscious, blonde mane can not only complement your complexion beautifully but also boost your self-confidence.

In this day and age, with the environment being more and more polluted, the daily lives being so much more stressful and the sun being stronger and stronger, it’s important to look after ourselves and care for our bodies. And that includes taking care of your fair skin and hair!

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WHY CHECKING IN WITH A DERM IS SO IMPORTANT

Checking with a derm

Dermatologists are trained to care for a wide variety of issues, from skin diseases to cosmetic problems to issues relating to the nails, hair and scalp. Even if there may not be a specific issue that is bothering you, it is extremely important to check in with a dermatologist at least once a year, as it could potentially save your life.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer, and, for a better chance of successful treatment, early detection is a must. Visiting a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening is recommended on an annual basis, as your derm will not only be able to detect whether there is cancer present in your skin, but will also be able to advise you on ways that you can prevent it from developing in the future. A dermatologist that you see on a regular basis will also be able to keep track of any moles or sun spots on your skin, measuring them with each visit to ensure that they are not growing at an abnormal rate. Skin cancer can show itself in a number of ways that you may not even be aware of, from itchy spots to scabbing to pain to non-healing sores, making an annual skin cancer screening absolutely essential.

Acne

Acne is an extremely common issue, even in adults, but all too often, adults blame their acne on stress and assume that it will eventually clear on its own. While there are many acne creams and over-the-counter treatments available, a dermatologist will be able to diagnose whether or not you need a more aggressive form of treatment, as many are only available by prescription only. There are also a variety of skin conditions that closely resemble acne, but are actually not acne, meaning that any products you may be using to target this would be completely ineffective. Your dermatologist is the best person to diagnose this, and correctly advise you on the treatments that you could most benefit from.

Chronic Skin Conditions

If you have noticed that your skin has been red, itchy or flaky, then this could be a sign of a chronic skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis. A dermatologist will be able to quickly diagnose and treat these conditions, prescribing strong moisturizing lotions and steroid treatments, both of which will significantly relieve the itching and minimize any damage. Even if you may already be using specific creams for your red patches, it is possible that you have diagnosed them incorrectly – some conditions, such as lupus, can cause red patches, but also have a whole host of internal symptoms.

Many people consider dermatologists to be ‘acne doctors’, but they are actually trained in so much more than this. From giving you comfort by relieving chronic skin conditions to spotting a cancerous mole early enough for you to take advantage of the best forms of treatment, visiting your derm regularly is hugely important, so if this is not something that you do, then it is time to make an appointment immediately.

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SPECIALTY SKIN CARE

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Your skin changes with age, and, as skin gets older, new issues will usually arise. This week, OROGOLD.com will take you through some of the different skin conditions that you may encounter through your life, beginning with “In Your 30s: Sun Damage” and ending with “In Your 50s: Hyperpigmentation”.

Those of you who have, or take care of, babies or children will know how delicate their skin is, and this needs to be properly nourished and protected right from birth. OROGOLD WordPress will be talking you through “Skin Care for Babies, Children and Tweens”, as well as explaining the importance of helping children to develop good skin care habits from a young age.

There are a large number of people that have never visited a dermatologist, mainly because they don’t have any pressing issues that they are aware of. If you are one of these people, then you need to head over to OrogoldCosmetics.com to learn about “Why Checking In with a Derm is So Important” – trust us, it could potentially save your life.

Here at OROGOLD, we have favorite restaurants all over the world, and this week, OROGOLD Stores has decided to put together a post titled “Santa Monica Boulevard – Favorite Restaurants”. From the humble, but tastiest, fish taco, to high end Italian fine dining, these restaurants will satisfy any craving you may have.

Dubai is known for its skyscrapers and development, but there is a completely different side to it that is just as worth exploring. OROGOLD Store Locator will bring you everything that you need to know to plan your very own “Dubai Desert Adventure”, whether it includes an afternoon of intense dune bashing or a day traditional camel trekking.

Sleep deprivation has been linked to a whole array of health issues, but many still choose to ignore the poor quality of their sleep. To help travellers to address these problems, many hotels around the world have put together sleep vacation packages, featuring sleep therapists, special in-room sleep-inducing facilities, and so much more. If this sounds intriguing, head on over to OROGOLD Locations to “Plan a Sleep Vacation”.

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WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM ASIAN BEAUTY

OROGOLD reviews Asian beauty tips

Respect Your Skin

In an age of all-in-one skin care products, the thought of spending fifteen minutes a day on a ten step skin care routine may seem like a waste of time to many. However, Asian women grew up watching their mothers carry out ten to fifteen step beauty routines, spending time each day respecting their skin. This may seem like a lot, but most of these steps focus on cleansing and purifying the skin, with all-in-one products and spot treatments never being used. The result has been seen throughout the generations – clear and flawless skin.

Pay Attention to Ingredients Used

One of the main difference between Western and Asian beauty products is the ingredients that are used. Asian beauty products make use of timeless and indigenous ingredients, such as ginseng, green tea or mushroom. Botanical-based products are also hugely popular, with many Asian women choosing to avoid cheap, low quality ingredients, as well as harsh chemicals. OROGOLD suggests that you do the same, and you can be sure that your skin will soon thank you for it.

Don’t Forget to Tone

Toning is something that Asian beauty experts swear by, and while you have probably heard about the term before, it is likely that you don’t place too much significance on it. Toners nourish and replenish the skin, setting it so that any products that are subsequently applied will be absorbed into the skin much more effectively. In Korea, toners are known as ‘refreshers’, because they refresh the skin and prepare it for the next step in the beauty routine.

Use Multiple Serums

After using a cleansing oil, followed by a mild cleanser and a couple of toners, many Asian women will then use multiple serums in order to target specific skin concerns. If serums are new to you, OROGOLD suggests choosing two skin issues that you want to initially target, be it brightening, pore minimizing, hydrating, tightening, or anything else. Then, choose a serum that has been specifically designed to focus on each skin issue.

There is so much that we can learn from Asian beauty, with many of these valuable beauty secrets coming quite a few generations ago. From remembering to always tone to investing in serums that focus on specific skin issues, these Asian beauty tips are definitely worth trying out for yourself!

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BLEMISH FIGHTING FOODS

Blemish Fighting Foods Infographic

It can be very frustrating when you’ve been following a skin care routine diligently and still see some pimples popping up. You thought you had been doing everything right – cleansing twice a day, using oil free moisturizers, exfoliating regularly – but still feel like your skin isn’t where you want it to be. Amp up your fight against acne by feasting on blemish fighting foods. These dietary superstars can help you along your road to clear and blemish free skin!

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CLEAR SKIN

Woman Touching Her Neck

OROGOLD.com is scheduled to post an article titled “Skin Care Tips from OROGOLD’s Esthetician”. As you’re probably aware, OROGOLD has been busy posting valuable beauty and skin care tips offered by Maria, our in-house esthetician across different channels. This week, we’re back with another “Tips from OROGOLD’s Esthetician” post, and this time it’s the daddy of them all – skin care. Maria offers a few of her expert skin care tips in this post, tips that are sure to make your skin care routine easier, simpler and more enjoyable.

 

OROGOLD WordPress helps you understand why makeup is a strict no-no while visiting the gym through an article titled “Wearing Makeup to the Gym – How Much Harm Does it Really Do”. Most of us are aware that makeup is harmful to the skin in the gym, but we tend to wear some makeup anyway. Perhaps understanding just how much damage it causes to your skin might help? We’re all looking forward to beautiful looking skin, and in many cases, it’s possible to enjoy a drastic change in the way our skin looks by simply changing a few lifestyle habits.

 

Keeping up with our efforts on highlighting the hottest sporting action around the world, OROGOLD Stores is back with another Grand Prix post. With the Belgian Grand Prix just around the corner, now would be the perfect time to find out about some of the “Off the Track Highlights” that shall keep you entertained during the Grand Prix weekend. Remember, book your passes early, for the top acts get sold out really fast.

 

We are very excited about an article titled “How to Fade Scars” that is scheduled to appear on OROGOLD School. People around the world and across all ages suffer from a horrible skin issue called acne which has this uncanny habit of leaving behind acne marks all over our face. OROGOLD helps you understand how to get rid of these confidence-shattering scars so that you can finally enjoy clear looking skin.

 

Finally, OROGOLD Cleopatra answers the all-important question – “Did Acne Exist in Ancient Times?” OROGOLD Cleopatra tries to determine whether the great Egyptian Empire also suffered from acne. After all, the civilization that gave the world solutions for some of the most complex skin care issues would certainly have an answer for acne as well!

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CAVIAR COLLECTION

Caviar Collection Infographic

Remember the first time you got to try caviar? You had always heard so much about this ancient delicacy that expectations were sky high. You expect an exquisite flavor, a bombardment of senses, something incredibly out of this world. After the third or fourth bite, when you realize why you’ve been waiting for this ingredient all your life. If you’re feeling a bit impatient or want that incredibly luxurious feel from the word go, visiting your nearest OROGOLD store for a complimentary demonstration of our Caviar Collection is in order. Formulated using some of the priciest delicacies and highest quality ingredients, each application of this unique collection is a feast for your senses.

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THE INCREDIBLE VITAMIN A

OROGOLD's vitamin A infographic

Often called one of the best wrinkle fighters, vitamin A really packs a punch when it comes to normalizing skin functions and rectifying skin issues. Many praise its anti-aging abilities, calling it the gold standard of skin care because of its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. There is no magic pill against aging, but certain vitamins certainly come close in terms of improving the quality and appearance of your skin. So if you’re serious about reducing your dull skin, wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, vitamin A is the right ingredient to look for in your skin care. This infographic from OROGOLD Cosmetics highlights vitamin A explains all the details you could want to know about this vitamin including how it works, its different forms and where it can be found.

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BEAUTY FROM THE SEA

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OROGOLD WordPress shows you how to “Get Ready for a Day at Sea”. Packing your bag for a day at sea? Getting ready to head out to the beach? Don’t forget these must-have essentials for the perfect day at sea.

 

This week, OROGOLD Store Locator shall be reviewing the “Best Beach Restaurants”. They say that dishes taste better on the beach because the salty air and the exciting atmosphere deposit their taste into your dishes. Whether you’re on the beaches of Thailand or are spending a holiday in the Mediterranean, you’re bound to come across a number of exciting beach restaurants offering some of the most authentic and exciting dishes that provide intense flavors and a delicious experience. OROGOLD reviews the best beach restaurants in the world in this article.

 

OROGOLD Cosmetics is very excited about an article titled “Top 5 Beauty Ingredients from the Sea” that is scheduled to appear on OROGOLD.com. The top beauty ingredients don’t come from test tubes and laboratories. They come from Mother Nature. There are all sorts of natural ingredients that can help you enhance your beauty and fight against things like inflammation, wrinkles, sagging skin and lines. Since the substances in the ocean have managed to withstand the harsh marine environment and extreme weather conditions and still maintained their moisture levels, they tend to offer amazing solutions for your skin. OROGOLD reviews the top beauty ingredients from the sea that must be added into any skin care routine.

 

OROGOLD Stores shall be posting an article titled “Most Luxurious Cruises”. Even the most skeptical traveler cannot ignore the charms of a luxurious cruise. A picture perfect atmosphere, fantastic service, luxurious surroundings, endless activities, exotic locales and elevated cuisines ensure that you always have the perfect experience. However, there are some luxury cruises that truly take your experience to an entirely new level. In this article, OROGOLD examines the most luxurious cruises in the world, cruises that have their own personalities and would be better suited to your vacation style than the rest.

 

OROGOLD Locations is all set to post “Most Beautiful Beaches in the World”. From endless open expanses to enclosed exposures, from coral beaches to beautiful sand beaches, from beaches that are teeming with exotic wildlife to beaches that don’t have a soul in sight for miles, there are all sorts of beaches to choose from when it comes to planning the perfect beach getaway. In this article, OROGOLD Cosmetics examines the most beautiful beaches in the world to help you choose something that is perfect for your particular preferences.

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DIGESTION AND YOUR SKIN

Digestion and Your Skin Infographic

The statement reads “you are what you eat” and it couldn’t be more true. By the time you discover that what you eat is one of the most important things for your skin and decide to get serious about your diet, it could already be too late. But, at the same time, you can take pleasure in the fact that it isn’t too late to start repairing the damage that has already been caused to your skin. The only thing that you need to understand is that it is no longer about what you eat. It has more to do with what your digestive system allows you to eat! This beautiful infographic from OROGOLD Cosmetics highlights the connection between digestion and your skin.

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