All Over Body Moisturizing Routine

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Your skin is your largest organ, and not only protects your body from the outside world, but also detoxifies it, giving it a way to release its impurities and toxins. Moisturizing is hugely important when it comes to healthy skin that can function at its optimum level, and the best way to remember to keep your body well moisturized is by forming a routine that you can follow each and every day. While everybody’s skin needs a different level of care, this full body moisturizing routine can easily be adapted to suit your own individual requirements.

In the Shower
The first step to your moisturizing routine should begin in the shower. A body scrub is a great product to use a few times a week, as this will gently exfoliate your skin, leaving it more receptive to any products that you later apply. You should also opt for a moisturizing body gel with which to cleanse your skin, as well as a facial cleanser. Opt for a formula that is hydrating yet gentle, as anything too harsh will only strip your skin of its natural oils.

Body Serums
Body serums are not as common as facial serums, but they work in a similar way, blending into the skin almost immediately and leaving very little residue. Serums are often higher in active ingredients than moisturizers, meaning that they should always be applied first. While a body serum may not be a part of your everyday moisturizing routine, they are a great product to use once in a while, giving your skin an extra boost of moisture.

Woman moisturizing legs

Moisturizing Body Lotion
After your shower, gently pat your skin dry with a towel, but make sure that it is still slightly damp before applying a moisturizing body lotion, as this will trap that extra moisture into your skin. Body butters are also fantastic products to use at this stage, and because they are thicker and greasier than lotions, they are able to moisturize your skin even more. Do not forget to pay attention to all of those areas of your body that are likely often ignored, such as your hands, feet and elbows. Your underarms also deserve some extra attention, as they not only have to deal with constant hair removal, but also the large amounts of dead skin cells that usually accumulate here.

Sunscreen
A moisturizing sunscreen should be a vital part of your skin care routine, and it is the one product that needs to be reapplied throughout the day. While there are many moisturizers out there that already contain SPF, it is always better to use a dedicated sunscreen, applying it to all the parts of your body that are going to be exposed to the sun.

A moisturizing routine should not be complicated, as this will only put you off on those days when you are feeling extra tired or stressed. Develop a routine that works for you and your lifestyle, because, although it may need to be slightly tweaked as your needs change with age, you will be able to follow it for the rest of your life, enjoying healthy and happy skin as a result.

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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.

Woman exfoliating skin

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.

Woman cleansing skin

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.

Woman with beautiful skin.

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.

Woman applying hand cream.

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.

Asian Beauty Secrets

Western culture wasn’t caught unawares by the beauty of Asian women. Their beauty appears in countless stories as well as the now antiquated mystique of exoticism. Asian woman have been making their appearance known again lately thanks to an increased interest in their beauty routines. Whatever steps they are taking seem to ensure they tend to have beautiful and seemingly flawless skin. OROGOLD knows a few of their secrets and will be happy to share. The good news is that you can easily adopt some of their secrets into your standard routine without ever even noticing any huge expansion to your skin care routine. The even better news is that you don’t have to worry about all that beauty being purely genetic either.

Asian woman applying body cream.

Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Most Asian skin care routines place a heavy emphasis on keeping the skin moisturized. This isn’t just due to their particular style of cleansing, but is simply a routine part of their day-to-day lives. Use moisturizers and serums appropriately during your normal routine is something you probably already do. Just make sure you’re applying them in the right order for the best effect. The secret to take away from all this though is that Korean women in particular also rehydrate their face throughout the day. They use misting products a couple of times a day to keep their skin looking full and healthy even if it happens to be the dryer part of the year. Try experimenting with doing the same. Just remember to keep an eye on your skin as your skin reacts to external hydration differently from anyone else’s.

Asian woman cleansing her face.

Double Cleanse or Swap Your Cleansing Product
Double cleanse refers to the practice of using two separate cleansers one after another to clean the skin even more deeply than a standard cleanse. The trick is that you need to know the products to use to make the most of this. Asian beauty routines favor oil based cleansers for the first step as they can help disrupt other oils readily without the potential harshness of other cleansing products. Their effectiveness isn’t diminished by them being gentler though. If you don’t want to try a double cleanse, then just stick to this first step and swap to a good oil-based cleanser. You can do a full double cleanse by getting a quality facial soap or foaming cleanser to follow up the oil cleanse though. This will allow the lighter cleanser easier access to your skin since the surface grime gets striped away by the oil cleanse. The combine cleansing should leave your skin feeling cleaner than it ever has before.

Asian woman exfoliating her face.

Exfoliate Properly
No one will ever argue that exfoliation isn’t good for your skin when done properly, but plenty of people will argue over how to exfoliate properly. Asian women tend to favor exfoliating once or twice a week at most with a very particular requirement: only exfoliate the areas that need it the most. Instead of rubbing their entire face with an exfoliating product, they specifically go after problem areas for their routine exfoliation and save full face exfoliation for facials and other occasions. This allows them to focus on containing the problem areas of their face without necessarily worrying that a product will hurt the rest of the face’s appearance. It also slightly reduces the amount of time needed in a routine for exfoliation and frees up that time for other steps.

These steps don’t cover a full Asian beauty routine, but those are easy enough to find. OROGOLD has even done its best to summarize the routines. The main thing to remember is that these secrets tend to favor precision and mindfulness. Taking care of their skin isn’t just an incidental thing for Asian women, but an integrated part of their lifestyle. If you want to see similar results, then prepare to dedicate yourself to your skin’s health all over again.

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.

Closeup of the face of a woman who has large pores and oily skin.

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.

Luxe, Beachy Look – OROGOLD Reviews

A beach vacation can seem to do wonders for your skin and hair, giving you a natural beachy look. But, in reality, the intense heat of the sun ends up doing more damage than good. Luckily for you, OROGOLD reviews some easy and simple ways to achieve a luxe, beachy look, without having to spend weeks lying out in the sun.

Woman with beachy waves hairstyle.

Beachy Waves
Saltwater adds texture and volume to hair, making it naturally wavy and bouncy. To get this look without travelling to a beach, you can purchase a salt spray, which works on every hair type. Look for one that has added minerals, and a healthy oil, such as argan oil, to give your hair some shine, keeping it from looking dull. Use it sparingly on damp hair, scrunching up the ends of your hair as you spray. Let it dry naturally and then take a look at the result. Often, this can be enough to give you natural waves, but if you want to enhance them even more, you can use a curling iron to add even more texture. A tropical flower hair pin attached to the side of your hair is a great finishing touch to this look. When it comes to washing your hair, try to find a shampoo that has seaweed extracts, as this is brilliant for the health of your hair, retaining moisture and leaving it soft and easy to manage.

Woman exfoliating her skin with an exfoliator.

Sun-Kissed Skin
Before applying any product to your skin, it is important that you properly exfoliate. An exfoliator that contains both coarse and fine sea salt will help to invigorate your skin, taking away all of the dead cells and excess oil, giving you a good base to work with. Next, apply a tinted moisturizer to your face. This will quench your skin whilst giving it a hint of color and evening out your skin tone at the same time. A good bronzer is a necessity, as this will give you a sun-kissed glow, define your features and contour your face. Focus on the areas that would have been most likely to have been ‘kissed’ by the sun, such as your forehead, nose and cheeks. If you want to use a shade of blush on top of this, opt for a coral or pink shade, rather than a darker color, as this will give you a rosy glow without looking too overdone.

Woman wearing sunglasses with a pout.

A Juicy Pout
Whether or not you’ve been to the beach, the heat of the summer sun can make your lips extremely hard to care for. A lip gloss that has moisturizer and maximizer built in is the best product to take care of your lips, saving them from becoming dry and cracked. Choose a color that is light and soft, such as a peach or a coral, as you only want a hint of color, to keep you looking laid-back and beachy.

One of the best things about the beachy look is that it suits every skin tone, since it enhances and defines your natural features rather than altering them. These simple tips will help you to keep your luxe, beachy look lasting all summer, ensuring that you are never caught without beautiful sun-kissed skin and gorgeous wavy curls.

Winter Skin Care Tips from OROGOLD Cosmetics

Dewy skin might seem to be a fantasy in the dead of the winter. The frigid and dry air on the outside, the horrendous heating on the inside, icy temperatures and harsh winds makes it very difficult for your skin to repair itself. And unless you do something about it, it soon ends up becoming a vicious cycle and leaves your skin looking dead and dry. So, in order to prevent your skin from drying up during the winter season and ensuring that it keeps looking dewy and beautiful, you need to adhere to these simple winter skin care tips that OROGOLD Cosmetics has to offer.

Add Salicylic Acid in your skin care routine

Make sure that you add a lotion or cleanser that contains salicylic acid into your winter skin care routine. This helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin, gives you a thorough cleanse and diminishes the appearance of those bumps. The use of Salicylic acid further prevents a common winter skin issue known as keratosis pilaris, also known as rough skin.

Handle your skin with care

Start using moisturizing soap-free and alcohol-free cleansers and hand sanitizers to prevent chapping or parched skin. These products are less drying when compared to soap and also work wonders in preventing the skin from losing its moisture content. It is also important to lather on some lotion right after washing.

Cover up

Anything that creates a barrier and prevents your skin from coming in direct contact with the external environment works wonders during the winter months. Slip on some cotton gloves over your moisturized hands to prevent the appearance of parched hands. Don’t forget to add mufflers and scarves either.

Make the most of honey

To soften those horrible patches on your knees and elbows, all you need to do is to use a mix of honey and sugar. Studies show that applying honey on your skin helps to diminish inflammation and sugar increases the circulation in your skin. This can be particularly helpful during the winter months as the blood flow typically gets diverted to keep the body core warm.

Use products that contain lactic acid

To prevent scaly looking skin, add products that contain lactic acid. The use of lactic acid dates all the way back to the ancient Egyptian civilization and this ingredient works as a powerful exfoliant as well as an effective moisturizer to help you get rid of scales.

Use gentle exfoliators

Switch to using gentle exfoliators or gentle deep peels that allow you to exfoliate your dead skin cells without removing moisture from your skin.

Keep your showers short

Long hot baths might seem to be extremely relaxing during the winters, but they strip away the moisture from your skin. Restrict your showers to a maximum of 10 minutes and don’t bathe more than once a day during the winter season.

Wear the right pyjamas

The softer your pyjamas, the better your skin. You don’t need silk. All you need are tightly woven fabrics like cotton flannels and cotton. Stay away from blends of synthetic fibers and cotton as they can really irritate the skin.