5 Signs You’re In a Beauty Rut

Woman applying lipstick

It can be all too easy to fall into a beauty rut, especially if you have found a look or routine that really works well for you. However, these habits can often end up feeling stale and boring, so if you find yourself relating to these following beauty rut signs, then it may be time to shake things up a bit and refresh your look.

Your Nails and Lips are Always the Same Color
Using the same shade of nail polish or lipstick can quickly make your look seem dated, even if the shade may work perfectly with your skin tone. If new colors tend to scare you, opt for different shades of the color that you use, for example, a bright pillar box red instead of a deep, dark red. Your lips and your nails are a great way to begin experimenting with other colors, so once you have tried a few different shades, move on to new colors.

Your Skin Care Routine Has Remained Unchanged for Years
Your skin changes in so many different ways as you age, and if you are still using the same skin care routine that you did a few years ago, it is likely that your skin lacks the radiance that it could otherwise be sporting. Not only does age affect your skin, but so do the seasons and many other factors, so you should try to update your skin care routine every few months, paying attention to the evolving needs of your skin.

Woman looking at her hair

Your Hair Always Looks the Same
If you tend to always return to the same haircut time and time again, or style your hair in the same way everyday, then this is another sign that you may have fallen into quite the beauty rut. The next time you are having your hair cut, ask for a bit more variety, or, if you would still prefer to stick with the same cut, experiment more when it comes to styling, as you will likely find a few looks that really take your hair to the next level.

You Can Apply Your Makeup With Your Eyes Closed
If you know your makeup routine so well that you can pretty much apply it with your eyes closed, then this means that you may be slightly stuck in your ways. While it is always handy to have a go-to makeup routine, pull yourself out of your rut by either trying a new look, or simply making a few small but noticeable changes to your existing routine.

You Cannot Live Without Your Black Eyeliner or Mascara
Black eyeliner and mascara make for classic beauty looks, and work well with just about every outfit, making it all too easy to become too dependent on these products. If going without is just too frightening a prospect, try to mix up the way in which you apply them, swiping your liner on both your top and bottom lids if you usually only just go for one. Colors can also be experimented with here, as a dark navy or a smoky gray are often great alternatives to standard black.

People that find themselves in a beauty rut are usually those that are quite resistant to change, for whatever reason. Rather than being afraid of change, it is time to begin embracing it and taking the time to experiment with some of the many exciting beauty looks and styles out there.

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Anti-Aging Tips from the French

French woman with beautiful skin

With French women being known for their timeless beauty, it only makes sense to turn to them when seeking out some new anti-aging tips. From learning how they pamper their skin to borrowing some dietary advice, these tips will show you exactly how French women are able to obtain their naturally flawless complexion.

Regular Facials and Massages
Spas are extremely popular in France, and many women swear by regular facials and massages to help in their anti-aging quest. Thalassotherapy, a spa treatment that involves water jets, mud baths, seaweed wraps and sea-fog inhalation, actually originated in France, and is known for being able to tone muscles, including facial muscles, boost circulation, improve quality of sleep, and reduce cellulite.

French woman with beautiful skin

Less is More When it Comes to Makeup
The French have never been one to pile layer upon layer of makeup on their faces, and this goes a long way in keeping skin youthful and healthy. Instead of a heavy foundation, French women tend to go natural, opting for a small amount of blush instead, while those who do use a foundation will always apply it straight after their moisturizer, so that it blends in well with the skin to leave a soft, dewy and natural look.

Regular Exercise
While gyms may not be that popular in France, the French are still managing to maintain a regular amount of physical activity, and they mostly do this by walking. Rather than driving or taking a cab, spending half an hour walking to a destination is culturally preferred, with walking being a huge part of the traditional French lifestyle. While this may not seem like much, this regular physical activity is enough to bring about a wide range of anti-aging benefits.

Woman eating healthy food

Eat in Moderation
With plenty of decadent pastries and hearty, rich meals, French cuisine is not usually considered to be particularly healthy. However, the French are experts when it comes to eating in moderation, and pay close attention to portion size. An emphasis is always placed on maintaining a steady weight, as drastic weight loss or gain is never good for the body. In addition to this, the French diet always makes use of fresh produce whenever possible, and is, in a way, quite similar to the Mediterranean diet in this sense, which is known for being one of the healthiest, and most anti-aging, diets out there.

A Strict Skin Care Ritual
Many cultures around the world often turn to skin care only when there is a problem with their skin, whereas the French recognize the importance of developing a strict skin care ritual from an early age, and sticking to it throughout life. They invest heavily in skin care products, with many bathroom shelves resembling a high end skin care boutique, and take the time to figure out exactly what does, and does not, work for their skin.

Every culture around the world will have their own beauty traditions and rituals, and the French have quite a few that are definitely worth borrowing. From developing an anti-aging skin care routine to pampering your skin with regular spa treatments, these tips will help you to maintain a youthful appearance for many more years to come.

All Over Body Moisturizing Routine

Woman using a moisturizer

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.

How to Prevent Sleep Wrinkles – OROGOLD Reviews

Although wrinkles are one of those natural side-effects that come with age, we are all determined to put them off for as long as possible, investing in an array of anti-wrinkle creams and other cosmetic products. Although you may think that a good night of sleep will help to erase away any lines that developed during the day, this is not exactly true. After the sun has penetrated into your skin, lying with your face on a pillow in the same position night after night only results in those same lines being ironed into your face, giving you deep wrinkles at a much earlier age. OROGOLD Cosmetics shows you how to prevent sleep wrinkles.

Woman sleeping on a pillow.

Sleeping Position
The best way to avoid sleep wrinkles is by adjusting your sleeping position, sleeping on your back instead of your side. If you have already tried this, and find yourself back on your side in the mornings, try placing a pillow under your knees, and a U-shaped pillow around your head, to stop you from rolling over. If you are still finding it unavoidable to sleep on your side, position yourself so that the lower half of your face is not touching the pillow. This will help to stop the marionette lines, the ones that run from your nostrils to the corners of your mouth, from forming.

Woman holding a pillow in her hand.

Change Your Pillow or Pillowcase
There are certain types of pillows available for those who prefer to sleep on their side, decreasing any physical stress that is placed onto your face. It may be worth investing in a specialty pillow that will support your neck and keep your face off the pillow at the same time. You could also try using a pillowcase that is made from satin or silk, as the slippery surface helps to reduce the friction between your face and the pillow, minimizing any bunching of fabric that would have caused deep creases on your face. Pillowcases that have copper-infused fibers are also available, and these claim to help stimulate collagen, resulting in younger looking skin.

Woman applying moisturizer on her face.

Sleep with Clean Skin
It is important to make sure that every night before bed, you thoroughly wash your face, cleaning away perspiration, makeup and oil that has built up throughout the day. If you don’t, your pores will start to get clogged up, not only resulting in breakouts but also preventing any fresh new cells from coming to the surface. A night cream that moisturizes your face can also help to enhance your skin and repair any damage. As we age, the production of collagen in our skin slows down, reducing the elasticity, which is why, as we get older, any sleep wrinkles do not fully fade away the next day. Mature skin is also drier as it contains less oil, making any wrinkles more visible, but a good night cream can help to combat this to some extent.

For women who sleep on their side, the most noticeable lines will appear around their mouth, cheeks and chin, whilst for men, these usually appear on the forehead. OROGOLD believes that preventing sleep wrinkles is a simple step that all can take to ensure that the skin keeps its clear, youthful glow for as long as possible.

OROGOLD Examines Celebrity Skin Care Tips: Keep or Toss? ORO GOLD Reviews

You want to look younger? Who doesn’t? Ever dreamt of having flawless body like your favorite celebs? Who hasn’t?  Let us get you in on a secret. It’s certainly not impossible to enjoy a flawless looking body like your favorite celebrity, but it’s certainly not going to be easy. Ensuring that your body looks flawless is a time consuming job that requires a lot of discipline and self control. We rounded up some of the top tips offered by celebrities to let you in on their little secrets. Skin care and body care are certainly not as easy as they make them sound, but these tips are definitely an excellent place to start.

Denise Richards in front of the OROGOLD wallCelebrity Tip from Denise Richards (in her interview with OK Magazine!) – Be particular about what you put on your skin and your body.

It’s great to have a skin care and body care routine, but you should ensure that you use products which actually suit your skin type. Choosing products is about checking for their compatibility with your skin and glancing through the ingredient list, not about getting attracted to that fancy looking jar and amazing marketing. If a brand can offer you the best of both worlds, why not!

Actress Kristin DunstCelebrity Tip from Kirsten Dunst (in her interview with Stylelist.com) – Moisturize your skin twice a day.

Any skin care routine requires you to follow two routines – one for the mornings and one for your nightly skin care. Both routines require certain basic processes such as cleansing, using serums and moisturizing the skin. OROGOLD suggests that you use a protective moisturizer in the mornings that prepares your skin for the day and acts as the perfect base for your minimalist make-up application and a hydrating moisturizer at night so that you can enjoy a softer and smoother look the next morning. 

Actress Ellen PompeoCelebrity Tip from Ellen Pompeo (in her interview with the Allure Magazine) – Drink a lot of water.

OROGOLD has always advised its customers to drink a lot of water so as to ensure that their skin and their body remains hydrated. When you drink water, it doesn’t directly affect the skin. It flushes through your intestines and gets absorbed into the blood stream. Only then does it get filtered to the kidneys, the point when it hydrates the cells of your body. Thus, drinking water might not directly hydrate your skin, but it ensures that your body functions normally. OROGOLD advises you to add topical skin care moisturizers that allow you to enjoy a hydrated look. This helps you to take care of hydration from the inside as well as the outside.

Celebrity Tip from Nicole Richie (in her interview with the New York Times) – Don’t wear a lot of make-up so that your skin has some space to breathe.

While wearing make-up isn’t necessarily a bad thing (it somewhat protects your skin from the sun), wearing too much of make-up can torment your skin. And didn’t you follow the recently concluded New York Fashion Week? Going “au naturel” is the hippest thing in the world of fashion. The lesser the make-up, the more fashionable you look. Remember, the idea is to add subtle amounts of make-up so as to highlight your main features, not to look plastic.  OROGOLD advises you to follow a proper and well defined skin care routine and concentrate on that UVA and UVB protection so that your skin looks beautiful even without make-up.

Remember, you don’t have a team of professionals helping you out with every aspect of skin and body care. You don’t have a huge fan following to give you that extra motivation. But, you do have that dream. Cling on to it with both hands and stay focused. A flawless looking body is easy to find, provided you give it the attention that it deserves.

OROGOLD on Caring for Pale Skin

Attractive young woman with pale skinWomen with pale skin can consider themselves to be blessed as it is very easy for them to boast of fair and radiant complexions. Some of the most beautiful ladies in Hollywood such as Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway have pale skin. However, without the right skin care routine, pale skin can begin to look ghastly within days. One of the biggest problems with pale skin is that it is very delicate. As a result, it needs constant supervision and care. Pale skin is also known to be the most vulnerable to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Some of the main challenges faced by people with pale skin include flaccid or limp looking skin, whiteheads and thin wrinkles. For all of you who suffer from similar problems, OROGOLD has put together a few tips on caring for pale skin.

Fill your diet with Vitamin C
Having a diet which is rich in Vitamin C is one of the best ways of preserving the defenses and the quality of your skin tissues. Vitamin C can be found in all kinds of citrus fruits such as oranges, strawberries and kiwis as well as things like fresh herbs, green leafy vegetables and bell peppers.

Sunscreens are a must
Pale skin is very prone to sun damage and it burns quite easily as well. As a result, people with pale skin simply cannot skip out on a broad spectrum sunscreen that offers SPF 30 sun protection. Try and ensure that the sunscreen also contains ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Sunscreens are the first line of defense and you should be applying them once in every two hours spent under the sun. However, it is important not to forget to protect the delicate skin on the face by wearing a broad rimmed hat and sunglasses.

Oil free make-up removers
Using oil free make-up removers is very important for those with pale skin. This is an ideal way of removing makeup because it suits the sensitive skin and also doesn’t add to the oil content of the skin.

Harsh products can torment and damage
It always helps to consult the dermatologist before trying out any new skin care products. People with pale skin suffer from skin sensitivity and harsh products can end up causing a lot of damage to the skin. Moreover, using too many skin care products isn’t recommended for people with pale skin either. In fact, many people end up realizing that the simpler their skin care routine is, the better their skin looks. Ideally, you should cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser once in the morning and once at night and use a moisturizer two times a day – once in the morning and once at night. The only other thing that your skin needs is proper sun protection. Apart from this, you really don’t need anything more for your skin.

Regular exercise
Regular exercise is an effective way of giving yourself a natural glow. Exercising helps you to enhance the flow of blood to your skin and this makes your skin glow and seem beautiful.

No smoking
Make sure that you stay away from smoking. Smoking prevents the blood from reaching your skin. This makes your pale skin seem ghostly and dull. In fact, nothing could be worse than smoking when it comes to people with pale skin.

Moisturize your skin
Moisturizing your skin is very important for people with pale skin. Since the pale skin is considered to be very delicate, it can easily be affected by the harmful free radicals present in the environment or the harmful UV rays of the sun. In most cases, this leads to a loss of moisture which ends up making the skin look dull and dry. Moisturizing the skin is the best way to make sure that it looks hydrated and youthful.

OROGOLD Describes the Correct Way to Cleanse Skin

Woman cleansing her faceOne of the best and simplest parts of a skin care routine is cleansing your skin, the moment you get up and right before you go to sleep. However, as simple as this routine might seem, many people are known to get it horribly wrong. What’s there to cleansing the face, you ask. All you need to do is slap some soap on your face, scrub and then rinse with water, right? Wrong! OROGOLD reviews the best tips on how to properly cleanse your skin.

The Correct Method
Before you learn about the right way of cleansing your skin, you need to know that the water you use for cleansing should neither be hot, nor be cold. It is always best to use lukewarm water for cleansing. Don’t forget to tie your hair before cleansing either.

  1. Wash your hands. Make sure that you wash your hands with soap and get rid of the germs and dirt that accumulate there. Remember, you would want to avoid your dirty hands coming in contact with your face to save it from the dirt and bacteria.
  2. Remove the make-up. Remove your make-up using a mild make-up remover. Make sure that the remover is suitable for your specific skin type.
  3. Put some water on your face. Splash some lukewarm water on your face to make it wet. This helps you to open your pores and prepare your face for cleansing.
  4. Apply a mild facial cleanser. Pour a small amount of the cleanser on your hands and use your fingertips to rub the cleanser all throughout the face. Make sure that you cover your facial areas such as your forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and neck. Use a circular motion to gently massage the entire face for about 1 minute.
  5. Rinse away the cleanser. Use cold water to remove the cleanser and splash water on your face until you remove the cleanser completely. This should also help you to improve your blood circulation and open your pores.
  6. Pat dry. Pat your face dry with a clean towel until all the water has been taken off your face.
  7. Apply a toner and follow it with a moisturizer. Don’t forget to ensure that you apply the moisturizer on damp skin.

This is all there is to the perfect cleansing routine. Follow these tips and you should be able to maximize the benefits that cleansing has to offer to your face. However, before you sign off don’t forget to learn how to choose the right cleanser. After all, using a cleanser which has the right ingredients can make your skin care routine doubly effective.

Choosing the right cleanser
Make sure that you choose a cleanser according to your type of skin. For example, women with oily skin should choose cleansers that absorb oil. Similarly, women with dry or sensitive skin should go for cleansers that moisturize and nourish the skin. There are all sorts of cleansers that you can choose from, irrespective of whether you’re looking for an oil free, non-comodegenic, non-acnegenic and hypoallergenic cleanser. What’s most important is that you also look at the ingredients that these cleansers have to offer. Try to use cleansers which include ingredients like essential oils, vitamins, AHAs, collagen, Resveratrol, salicylic acid and glycolic acid.

How to Deal with Airplane Skin

Girl throwing paper airplane in the skyAnyone who has had an experience of air travel has been subjected to the recirculated cabin air in addition to the stress of air travel. Together these two aspects create the perfect complexion crisis that makes your skin go haywire. You might have reduced the effects of air travel during those special occasions by visiting the local salon for a facial, hair styling or pedicure, but you’re still likely to end up arriving your destination with dry skin and a new set of pimples as a reward for all your troubles. So how do you deal with airplane skin? OROGOLD suggests that the best and the simplest way to deal with flying is to alter your skin care routine and also take the time to care for your skin while on-board.

First of all you need to understand what stresses your complexion while flying and then only can you come up with a strategy to counteract them. The biggest problem with flying is that the humidity in the cabin is almost the same as a dry summer climate. Since the cabin air is continuously flowing a combination of external air and filtered recirculated air, it ends up drying your skin. Other things that also affect your skin while flying include low nutrient food, noise and biological clock disruption (when you fly from one time zone to the other).

Now that you’ve understood what affects your skin while flying, OROGOLD reviews the best tips on how to deal with airplane skin.

Tip # 1 – Use products that suit your skin and don’t experiment with new products while traveling

Make sure that you don’t try out new solutions for your skin while traveling. It always helps to use products that your skin has become accustomed to. Different skin care products contain different ingredients and there just might be  something that your skin doesn’t like.

Tip # 2 – Use a serum under your sunscreen

The low humidity levels make it important for you to hydrate your skin and protect it as much as possible. The best way of doing this is by applying a skin serum under your sunscreen to give your skin that extra level of moisture. The best option is to choose serums that contain ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone.

Tip # 3 – Always use lip balms while travelling

Lip balms are your best friends while traveling. First of all, they do not classify as liquids and don’t delay you at the airport security counter. Secondly, they can help you fix almost any beauty problem that you might end up encountering on the plane. Apart from protecting your lips from drying or cracking, lip balms can also help you to prevent your cuticles from pulling or rippling. You can also use them on your cheekbones to pump up the moisture or on your eyebrows as an alternative to brow gel.

Tip # 4 – Choose aisle seats or shut the shades

Choosing aisle seats help you to prevent sun exposure. If you cannot secure an aisle seat and end up getting stuck with a window seat, make sure that you shut down the shades in order to prevent your skin being subjected to UV radiation.

Tip # 5 – Use a hydrating mask after the flight

One of the first things to do after arriving at your destination is to cleanse your skin and exfoliate your face using a facial scrub. The next thing to do is apply a hydrating face mask. Always choose gel masks as they have the highest water content. This helps you to restore the lost moisture.