Skin Care for Babies, Children and Tweens

As a parent, it is hugely important to establish good skin care habits for your babies, maintaining this as they grow. Once they are tweens, you will need to begin to pass these habits on, making sure that they are well-equipped for life when it comes to knowing how to keep skin healthy and clear.

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Skin Care for Babies
There is nothing quite like the soft delicate skin of a baby, but don’t forget that babies are so extremely prone to skin irritations, especially in the first few months after being born. These most commonly occur in the diapered areas, as these parts of the skin are often wet and exposed to friction. A barrier ointment after every diaper change will help to protect these areas, and you should also try to let the baby ‘air out’ as much as possible. Just like your skin, your baby’s skin also needs to be moisturized, and creams and ointments are usually chosen over lotions, as these are much milder on the skin. However, be sure not to apply these products to your baby’s hands unless you are covering their hands up, as their hands will often end up in their mouth. When it comes to sun protection, babies under the age of six months should be kept away from direct sunlight as much as possible, and, when you do have to take your baby out in the sun, be sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen, as it is so important to protect that tender skin at this early stage in life.

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Skin Care for Children
As your child grows, good skin care habits are extremely important, as this will help them to begin to develop their own healthy skin care practices. When choosing products to wash your children with, make sure that they are gentle, and free of any fragrances or dyes, as this will only irritate their skin. Just like with babies, it is important to keep their skin consistently moisturized and covered with sunscreen whenever outside, even on cloudy days. Encourage your children to wash their face twice a day, but be sure to teach them how to be gentle, so that they know not to scrub too hard.

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Skin Care for Tweens
Once your children have reached the tween stage, you will need to make some adjustments to their skin care routines. Oil-free products are important now, and this applies to everything from sunscreen to soaps, as these will help to keep pores unclogged. The body is going through many changes at this point in life, and increased oil production is just one of them. Your tween may experience a variety of different skin issues, and if these do not clear after a couple of months of using over-the-counter products, it is crucial that you take them to see a dermatologist, who will be able to prescribe a medication that could make a world of difference to your tween’s life.

Babies and children have sensitive and delicate skin, which is why it needs to be properly moisturized and nourished right from birth. By sticking to a good skin care routine from the beginning, you will be instilling these habits into your children, and this will be a huge help to them when they are older, and start to experiment with different types of skin care for themselves.

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Choosing Your Foundation

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From tinted moisturizers to loose powders, there are so many different foundations out there, and unless you have chosen the perfect shade and formula for your skin type, you won’t be enjoying the full benefits of a foundation. Here are some of OROGOLD’s top tips for each skin type to keep in mind when choosing your foundation.

Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, OROGOLD would highly advise that you opt for an oil-free foundation formula, as this will prevent your makeup from sliding off your face. A liquid foundation that contains lightweight silicone will help makeup pigments to adhere to it without clogging pores, while a formula that contains salicylic acid will dry up oil-producing glands, minimizing breakouts. Powder foundations are also great for oily skin, as the powder will absorb any excess oil, leaving you with a smooth matte finish.

Dry Skin
Those of you with dry skin should search for a hydrating formula, either a liquid, stick or powder. Liquids and sticks both have a creamy consistency that work well with dry skin, while a hydrating powder will contain ingredients that are able to deliver a certain amount of moisture to your skin, ensuring that it does not dry out even further. Rather than rubbing the product into your skin, OROGOLD suggests using your fingers to lightly press it in, as this should help it to last longer. For those of you who don’t want heavy coverage, a BB cream is another great option, as this is packed with hydrating ingredients and antioxidants, all of which will benefit your dry skin while giving you a light and natural looking level of coverage.

Combination Skin
Foundation can be tricky when it comes to combination skin, but your best bet is to opt for a powder foundation. OROGOLD recommends only applying it to the oilier parts of your face, so that you can matte this out and achieve a smooth overall complexion.

Sensitive Skin
Mineral makeup is the best option for those with sensitive skin, as the majority of these are not only free of skin irritants, but also contain soothing ingredients, such as zinc. Some mineral formulas are very highly pigmented, and this will help to cover over redness, discoloration and broken capillaries. There are also some great mineral pressed powders out there for those of you who find loose powders too messy.

Choosing a Shade
Now that you have determined what type of foundation is best for your skin type, you can move on to finding the best shade for your skin tone. The best way to do this is by dipping a Q-tip into the foundation, applying this to the side of your face along the center of your jawline. If the shade seems to be invisible, then you’ve found your match!

Beauty experts estimate that unless a woman is given the correct tools, only 15% of them choose the best foundation for their skin. To keep your complexion looking naturally smooth and flawless, keep OROGOLD’s tips in mind the next time you are choosing a new foundation.

Best Sensitive Skin Care Tips for Your Lifestyle

Sensitive skin is a challenge in itself to deal with, and, when you factor in all of the different environmental factors that have an impact on the skin, it can be downright confusing to understand how you should be taking care of your sensitive skin. Whether you are a frequent flyer, spend most of your day in the office, or lead an extremely active life, OROGOLD brings you some of the best sensitive skin care tips for each of your different lifestyle choices.

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An Active, Outdoor Lifestyle
Having an active lifestyle, where you spend plenty of time outdoors, is extremely beneficial to your health, but, unfortunately, can play havoc on sensitive skin. Whether it is summer or winter, sensitive skin is much more susceptible to sun damage, and sunscreen needs to be regularly applied. OROGOLD recommends choosing a sunscreen with physical, rather than chemical, ingredients, as these will not irritate your skin. It is also essential that you cleanse your skin after intense exercise, to remove any excess sweat from building up. When it comes to keeping the bugs away, many insect repellents contain DEET, which is a chemical ingredient that can cause sensitive skin to react, so it is best that you stay away from products that contain this. Instead, look for insect repellents that contain picaridin, as this is less likely to irritate and will also keep most insects away.

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An Office Environment
Those of you that spend most of your days in an office still need to wear sunscreen, as UV rays are extremely effective at penetrating through glass and damaging your skin. Office environments can also be dry, either due to heating or air-conditioning, so it is important that those with sensitive skin, and even those with other skin types, frequently moisturize throughout the day, to ensure that your skin stays hydrated. A soothing facial oil will also help to lock in the moisture in your skin, and is a great product to use for those who have sensitive skin that is also dry or flaky. Apply this on top of your moisturizer for even greater hydration benefits.

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Frequent Travelers
Whether it is for leisure or for work, frequent travel can severely distress sensitive skin, and the most important thing to remember is to keep it hydrated, especially if you travel by plane. Although you may not be able to pack all of your skin care products, the most important ones to remember are your cleanser and moisturizer. OROGOLD advises that you stay clear of any sample products, whether from the plane or in the hotel, and only use products that have been tried and tested on your skin. It is also important to avoid getting a facial if you are on a short break, as your skin will be much more sensitive due to climate and environment changes. For a skin boosting treat that won’t cause any irritation, OROGOLD recommends opting for a massage instead.

Whatever your lifestyle choices may be, it is important to remember that they will always affect your skin. Rather than having to deal with the consequences of this, take the time to prevent any skin irritation and keep your skin as nourished and hydrated as possible, at all times.

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.

Sensitive Skin Secrets

There’s oily skin, dry skin and the combination in between. But of course, there is also sensitive skin to deal with. Sensitive skin knows no bounds, and sometimes it is harder than regular skin issues, as reactions can be painful and difficult to deal with.

Oily skin is easily avoided by using the correct products

Oily Skin

Sensitive skin is any type of skin that might have a reaction to a certain ingredient, whether it’s in the form of acne breakouts, eczema, contact dermatitis or rosacea. Each type of skin sensitivity is different and needs to be treated accordingly.

OROGOLD reviews the top four tips on how to proceed with your sensitive skin:

Read product labels: Those with sensitive skin should always be looking at the labels of the products they want to use on their faces and bodies to make sure they won’t aggravate it. If your skin is sensitive, avoid products with alcohols, alpha-hydroxy acids, fragrances and antibacterial ingredients. Don’t trust the word “hypoallergenic,” either – this is a claim that isn’t regulated by any health organization.

Stick to products that have proven to work:. Steer clear of harsh soaps and instead opt for gentler products, such as our 24K milk cleanser. Moisturizers, as long as they don’t contain the trigger ingredients that your sensitive skin reacts to, are usually safe and necessary to protect and hydrate your skin. Moisturizing masks may be helpful, but steer clear of peels that may irritate.

Test the products before using them:. Depending on what you’re using, doing a test run of a product may help prevent the long-term pain of product reactions. Some items that are for one-time use, like hair dyes and hair removal creams, recommend doing a swatch test 24 hours before application to test for sensitivities. However, that may not be enough time for products for daily use. You may need up to five days to see how your skin will react with regular usage.

See a dermatologist when problems occur: Although most people with sensitive skin will keep going through products until they find one that works without irritation, sometimes you need serious medical treatment to go alongside them if your skin condition is chronic. A dermatologist may be able to diagnose the root of your problem and offer prescription treatments for serious issues like psoriasis and dermatitis.