Date Night Skin Care Routine

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While the outfit and makeup that you choose to wear for date night is important, your skin is the foundation of your whole look, and needs to be glowing and radiant. Whether it’s a first date or a 20th anniversary, this date night skin care routine will help you to strike that perfect balance between alluring and effortless.

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Exfoliate the Night Before
Getting your skin ready for date night is all about the preparation. Exfoliating the night before will clear your skin of any dead skin cells, ensuring that your skin is bright rather than dull. It will also mean that any products that you apply before your date will be able to thoroughly penetrate into your skin. It is important to remember to moisturize immediately after exfoliating, or your freshly exfoliated skin will quickly turn dry.

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Thoroughly Cleanse
On the night of your date, the first step to flawless skin is to thoroughly cleanse. Use a gentle foaming cleanser, and make sure that it is one that you have used before, as you don’t want your skin to react to it right before your big night.

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Hydrate and Brighten
Once you have cleansed, a hydrating facial mask will provide your skin with essential moisture and nutrients, while drawing out any dirt that your cleanser may have missed. As soon as you remove the mask, be sure to apply a hydrating serum, as well as any other serum that you need to use for specific skin issues. The mask should leave you with a healthy glow, and the serum will help to maintain this throughout the night.

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De-Puff Eyes
Puffy eyes are never an attractive look, but luckily, there are many products that you can use to reduce any eye puffiness as well as clear your eyes of any dark circles. Once you have done this, follow it up with an eye serum or an eye cream, as this will instantly plump up the area around your eyes, making it look much more youthful while giving you a clear canvas to work on when you apply your eye makeup.

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Moisturize Before Priming
The next step in the routine is to apply a moisturizer to your skin, as this will keep it hydrated throughout the night while giving it some extra protection from the environment. An oil-free formula is best if you frequently experience breakouts, while a formula containing oil should be chosen if you have dry skin. It is important to apply the moisturizer before your primer, as this will help to ensure that your primer is applied much more evenly. When it comes time to applying your primer, remember that a little goes a long way. Start at the center of your face and work your way outwards, leaving it to dry for a few minutes before applying anything else.

When it comes to preparing for date night, your skin is the canvas for the rest of the look, so it needs to be as flawless as possible. Luckily, this simple date night skin care routine doesn’t take long at all, leaving you with plenty of time to choose a fantastic outfit and perfectly apply your makeup.

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Makeup Tricks for Every Type of Skin

When it comes to beauty and makeup, there is so much to learn that even experts can sometimes feel overwhelmed. However, if you’ve ever wondered about those little makeup secrets that all the professionals seem to know, then you’re in the right place, as OROGOLD has put together some fantastic makeup tricks for every type of skin.

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Color Theory
Color theory is something that every makeup user should be aware of, and is the foundation when it comes to successful makeup techniques. Find a color wheel online, as you are likely to need this extra guidance at the beginning. Opposite colors cancel each other out, meaning that if you have a red pimple, applying a green-toned concealer is the best way to hide it. This is a trick that many makeup artists use, and a color wheel really is so useful when it comes to working out which shades work best with your skin tone or eye color.

Highlighter Underneath Foundation
This is a great way to achieve the ‘glowing from within’ look that many celebrities are sporting these days. By applying your highlighter before applying your foundation, your complexion will be given a natural-looking glow that will stick around throughout the day.

Finish Your Foundation With Your Fingers
Foundation needs to look smooth and blend well into your skin, and while it can sometimes be difficult to achieve this with brushes, your fingers will never fail you. By using your fingers, you will be able to gently press the foundation into your skin, without leaving a spotty or streaky finish. The warmth from your hands will also help to heat the foundation up, which makes it much easier to blend.

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Hide Dark Circles
Dark circles are something that we all experience at one point or another, no matter what our skin type may be. While you may usually reach for concealer or foundation to hide these, there is a much better way to go about it. OROGOLD recommends first preparing the area under your eyes with an eye cream that is hydrating and quick to absorb, such as the OROGOLD 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution. Then, apply a corrector to cover over any green or purple tones, before following this up with the concealer that you usually use.

Use HD Powder Sparingly
HD powder has become extremely popular in recent years, giving the skin a soft but flawless look, hiding any imperfections for the camera, thereby making the product a favorite amongst celebrities. HD powders contain silica, and this is what reflects the light. However, apply it too heavily and you will be left with a baby powder-white face in any photos. OROGOLD recommends only using HD powders on the parts of your face that contain moisture, such as your T-zone, as this will enable it to fully absorb into the skin, giving you the flawless finish you desire.

While there are many makeup tricks for each of the different skin types, these are some that we can all use, no matter what your skin tone or type may be. From understanding color theory to knowing how to cover up your under eye circles, these makeup tricks will no doubt come in handy.

OROGOLD Presents Cures For Men’s Top 5 Skin Problems

Man taking care of his skin outdoorsYes, most men would like to believe that they don’t suffer from skin problems like the ladies do because of their higher collagen and elastin production rates and their thicker skin. However, man or woman, your skin does deteriorate with age. The only difference is that women might end up showing the signs of aging faster than men. Your skin is subjected to all sorts of threats, damages and problems. The UV rays and the harmful free radicals are not just the only things tormenting your skin. Cuts, scrapes, chemicals and infections also play a major role in making life difficult for your skin. Add to this your sweaty gym clothes, male habits, stressful lifestyles and improper diets and you have the perfect torture chamber for your skin.

As a result of these problems and the constant torture, there are several skin problems that crop up every now and then. This post deals with offering you with more knowledge about the 5 most common skin problems among men and their solutions.

Skin Problem # 1 – Wrinkles

Wrinkles might make you think of your grandmas, but trust us, no one is safe from them. Man or woman, your face is bound to be subjected to wrinkles sooner or later. To make sure that its later rather than sooner, you really need to start off with anti-aging skin care. But before that, you need to quit smoking. As long as you’re smoking, there is no point following a skin care routine because you’re causing irreparable damage to your skin. Once you do that, start off with prevention. Protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and take the help of anti-aging serums and moisturizers. Look for ingredients like Resveratrol, Vitamin C or Retinols in your skin care.

Skin Problem # 2 – Dark Circles

Dark circles are mostly given to you as a gift from your parents, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t get them on your own. Improper sleeping habits and poor diets are likely to give you a few dark circles of your own, irrespective of whether your parents gave them to you  or not. And since your schedules don’t seem likely to change, start changing your diets and your skin care routines. Add nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, start off with regular exercises and incorporate special eye care creams and serums into your skin care routine.

Skin Care Problem # 3 – Acne

Contrary to what most men believe, pimples are not just restricted to the school life and your teens. The hormones were responsible for the pimple onslaught during your teens, but things like stress, excessive sweating and humidity can also lead to pimples. Start following a proper skin care routine and add ingredients that help you to treat acne. If your flare ups are really bad, visit a physician and request a proper treatment.

Skin Care Problem # 4 – Sunburns

Sunburns occur when your skin gets exposed to the UV rays of the sun. Although most men never get a bright red color, the damage done to their skin is the same. Using prevention strategies such as broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreens, broad rimmed hats and sunglasses are the best way of protecting your skin from sunburns. But in order to negate the damage caused to your skin, you need to start using products that contain ingredients which help with anti-aging and sun protection.

Skin Care Problems # 5 – Razor burns

Razor burns are normally not very serious, but they can lead to lasting irritations or pimples that last you for several days. The problem most probably lies in your shaving technique. However, there are certain other blunders which can lead to razor burns as well. To help minimize these razor burns, use things like a pre-shave serum and an aftershave balm. Look out for ingredients such as Aloe Vera or Vitamin E in your products. It also helps to use proper shaving gels and shave with short and deliberate strokes. We recommend trying OROGOLD grooming products to get the most luxurious and comfortable shave.

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What are men’s top skin problems and treatments?

As tough and rugged as men are sometimes perceived to be, it may come as a surprise that their skin can actually be very sensitive. Harmful chemicals and infections, cuts, scrapes, overexposure to sunlight, sweat, and stress can make male skin react in many less-than-ideal ways.

Acne

Pimples aren’t just an issue for teenagers…unfortunately. Humidity, stress, heavy sweating, or the use of steroids can cause blemishes. Even if you’re the figure of perfect personal hygiene and diet, you’ll still see flare-ups. In fact, washing your face too much can cause acne to get worse.

If your acne is bad enough to rattle your confidence, see a primary care physician. If you’re dealing with a more moderate situation, try a 5 percent, over-the-counter, benzoyl-peroxide skin wash from your local drug store, and use it twice a day.

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