Our Favorite Tips for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin has special needs, and, when not looked after correctly, will result in irritation, redness, skin reactions and more. OROGOLD brings you some of our favorite tips for looking after sensitive skin, so that you too can have a healthy summer glow.

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Keep Skin Care Products Cold
Keeping your skin care products cold is even more important in these summer months, as an increase in blood flow will result in a higher level of heat and sensitivity in your skin. OROGOLD recommends storing your skin care products in the refrigerator, as using products with a cool temperature will help to constrict the capillaries in your skin, reducing redness and irritation.

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Know Your Ingredients
Those with sensitive skin are likely to have had the condition throughout their lives, so, chances are that you are already relatively aware of the products that you should be staying away from. Generally, anything that contains a fragrance or parabens should be avoided, as these are often umbrella terms for a variety of different chemicals. OROGOLD advises that you look for ingredients that are natural and soothing, such as aloe vera, chamomile, white tea and coconut oil, as well as opting for product ranges that have been developed specifically for sensitive skin, such as the OROGOLD Lielle 24K Sensitive Skin Collection.

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Less is More
Sensitive skin is easily overwhelmed, so, when it comes to your skin care products, you should always remember that less is more. All that you really need is a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen, so keep your skin care routine to a minimum. The term ‘less is more’ also applies to the ingredient list that each of your products contain – the more ingredients that it has, the higher the chance of an ingredient irritating your skin, so be sure to check the ingredient list before purchasing a new product.

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Be Gentle
Sensitive skin should always be treated with a gentle touch, so make sure to never unnecessarily rub or scrub your skin. After washing or cleansing your skin, be it your face or your body, OROGOLD recommends patting it dry rather than rubbing it.

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Be Vigilant About SPF
Sensitive skin can become even more sensitive when it is exposed to the sun, causing irritation and rashes. To protect your delicate skin tissue, those with sensitive skin should be wearing a sunscreen with SPF 30 every day, even during the winter. If you find that most sunscreens tend to cause a skin reaction, OROGOLD suggests trying one that contains physical, rather than chemical, ingredients, such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide, as these are much less likely to irritate. You should also be making use of other forms of sun protection, such as sunglasses and a brimmed hat, to give your face some extra cover.

Although taking the best care possible of your sensitive skin can often seem like quite the challenge, OROGOLD’s sensitive skin tips should help you to prevent any extra reactions or irritations. Always remember to keep your skin as soothed and calm as possible, ensuring that it is always well hydrated and protected from the sun.

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How Sleep Makes Your Skin Healthy – OROGOLD Reviews

The amount of sleep that you get each night, as well as the quality of the sleep, has a huge impact on the health of your skin. From slowing down the aging process by quickly replacing damaged skin cells to reducing the impact of existing skin conditions, OROGOLD explains how a good sleep each night will make your skin healthier than ever.

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Slows Down the Aging Process
Our growth hormones only fully function while we are asleep, and these are the same hormones that repair any damaged skin cells, damage that can be quite severe depending on how much exposure to the sun the skin has had. Without sufficient stretches of deep sleep, your damaged cells will not be repaired, and, instead, all of the small breakdowns that occur daily will start to build up, bringing on signs of aging much quicker.

Reduces Impacts of Skin Conditions
A lack of sleep causes inflammation within the body, which makes certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, even worse. Rather than being a skin disease, psoriasis is actually a sign that the body is too inflamed, and a good quality, long sleep will help to reduce this inflammation. Increased inflammation can also lead to other skin problems, such as acne breakouts and increased skin sensitivity. Since sleep helps to build up and strengthen the immune system, your body will be better prepared to fight infections, meaning that blemishes will clear up much quicker.

Moisture Levels
While you sleep, the moisture levels in your body re-balance themselves. While your skin is able to retain some moisture, any excess water in your body gets processed for removal, meaning that a lack of sleep would result in a poor water balance. This then leads to puffy bags under your eyes in the mornings, as well as dark circles. Dryness and visible wrinkles are also common.

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Complexion
A chronic lack of sleep means that your skin is not able to renew itself and grow, and this leads to a dull complexion. A good sleep each night will encourage quicker your skin cells to grow faster, giving you a healthy glow that even the best of beauty products would not be able to compete with. ORO GOLD recommends investing in a silk pillowcase to boost this glow, and to make all of your night time beauty products work even better.

A quality sleep each night, coupled with good night cream products, should help to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Your night cream should be thick enough to nourish your skin, keeping it moist while your water levels are re-balancing, but should not be so thick that it clogs up your pores, reducing the flow of oxygen into your skin. OROGOLD Cosmetics recommends feeling your face 15 minutes after applying the cream – you should still be able to feel the smoothness of it but should not otherwise be aware of it. If you are, this is a sign that your night cream is too thick. When it comes to how long you should be sleeping for each night, OROGOLD would suggest seven to eight hours, as any more than that can mean that we wake up feeling sluggish, and with puffy eyes.

The Truth About Pores – OROGOLD Reviews

When most of us think about pores, we think of those little holes in our face that can often become quite a nuisance. However, pores have an important purpose, and understanding more about this will enable you to improve your skincare routine, as well as see right through the many common pore myths that are out there.

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What are pores?
Sebum is what our skin’s natural oil is called, and each pore, in addition to housing a hair follicle, acts as a gateway for sebum, as well as dead skin cells, to reach the surface of our skin. When it comes to the size of our pores, this is mostly determined by genetics, as well as by the size of the hair follicle and oil gland that each pore contains. People with fair skin usually have less visible pores, whilst those with darker, or oily, skin, have pores that are more prominent.

Can I shrink my pores?
Since pore size is determined by genetics, it is not possible to shrink your pores, although it is possible to minimize their appearance. Dead skin cells, dirt, makeup, and a build up of sebum, can all contribute to the darkening of your pores, which, in turn, makes them much more visible. A regular cleansing ritual, including using a good exfoliator, will help to keep the appearance of your pores under control.

Can pores open and close?
Since pores do not have muscles around their openings, it is not possible for them to open and close. Despite what many people believe, cold rinsing and steam facials do not open and close your pores, but can help them to look smaller. By steaming your skin, you are loosening up any underlying debris that gets caused when sebum builds up. Once the sebum is cleared out, your pores will appear to be smaller, even though their size hasn’t actually changed.

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Do pores look bigger with age?
Unfortunately, pores do end up looking bigger with age, and the reason for this is because as you get older, your skin loses collagen and is not able to stay as tight as it used to. When this happens, your pores begin to slacken and stretch, making them seem bigger. The best way to ensure that your skin retains as much collagen as possible is to always make sure that you are using a quality sunscreen, as exposure to UV rays quickens the rate at which your skin loses collagen.

Is it possible to over-cleanse?
Over-cleaning is a problem that many people have when trying to reduce the appearance of their pores. Washing your face too frequently will inflame your skin and make your pores more prominent, and you will also be washing away all of the natural oils that your skin needs to properly function. Ideally, you should be cleaning your face twice a day, as well as after any intense workouts or when your face is especially sweaty or dirty.

Although the idea of never being able to shrink pores, especially as they stretch with age, may be upsetting to some, there are plenty of products available to help you keep your pores as hidden as possible. ORO GOLD believes that exfoliators and deep peels will help to clean out any built up sebum, and a mattifying balm, applied throughout the day, can also work wonders, as oily pores usually seem larger. Don’t forget that picking or squeezing at pimples can also cause your pores to lose their shape, so it is best to use an oil-reducing cleanser instead.