Makeup Tools That Double As Skin Care Tools

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There are so many different makeup and beauty tools out there, making it extremely easy for your cosmetic bag to become cluttered. To save you some space, as well as time, check out these makeup tools that also double as skin care tools.

Cellulose Sponges
Cellulose sponges are made from natural fibers and are great for both removing makeups as well as simply cleansing the skin. Soft and absorbent, these sponges are can be re-used, and are also incredibly compact, making them ideal for those who frequently travel.

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A Tweezer Set
A set of both slant and point tweezers in your beauty arsenal is essential, as you will be able to use these for so many different things. From removing unwanted stray hairs to placing false lashes, having the choice of both makes a huge difference.

Primer
Primers were designed to be applied before any other makeup product so that they could provide a base for foundation, and anything else, to grip on to, enabling makeup to last for much longer. However, primers also have a number of different skin benefits, as many of them also contain moisturizing and hydrating ingredients, as well as antioxidants and SPF. Primers also help to absorb any excess oil on the skin, making it a great tool for those who have oily skin. If you do have oily skin, then you are likely also battling the appearance of large pores, and this is something else that a primer can help with.

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Lip Balm with SPF
When it comes to facial skin care, many people often end up unintentionally neglecting their lips, leading to dryness and chapped skin. Rather than trying to cover this up with some lipstick, invest in a high-quality lip balm instead, preferably one that contains SPF. This can then be reapplied throughout the day, not only giving your lips a subtle shine but protecting them as well. If you want some color, look for a tinted lip balm, but make sure that it still contains plenty of hydrating ingredients.

Facial Roller
Facial rollers are commonly used by Chinese medical and skin care experts, as they are able to reduce redness while promoting the draining of any excess fluid lying beneath the skin. It also stimulates blood flow, which results in defined facial contours and a brighter, more lifted, appearance, doing away with the need for the amount of makeup that you would usually apply. In addition to this, using the rollers before applying any skin care products will help to prepare your skin for the ingredients that will be following, enabling them to better penetrate your skin’s layers.

Everybody has their go-to makeup tools, but these are made even better when they can bring about beneficial effects to your skin as well. From a cellulose sponge to cleanse and remove makeup to a tinted lip balm to add a pop of color while protecting your lips at the same time, these are beauty tools that everybody should have in their cosmetics bag.

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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.

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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.

Hair Taming Tips for the Beach

As much fun as spending the summer on the beach may be, it brings with it several beauty challenges, with wild, frizzy beach hair being one in particular that drives many women crazy. OROGOLD brings you some of our top hair taming tips for the beach, to help make sure that you never see a bad hair day this summer.

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Hydrating Conditioners
Since the sun can quickly dry out hair, a hydrating conditioner is a must. If you use only shampoo, without a conditioner, this will leave you with much fluffier hair, which will be even harder to tame once you’re at the beach. OROGOLD recommends liberally applying a leave-in conditioning mask to your hair, and then wrapping it up in a scarf while at the beach. This will not only protect your hair from sun damage, but will also give the conditioner plenty of time to penetrate into your hair, as the sun helps it to set, resulting in silky smooth locks when you remove the scarf.

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Moisturizing Oil
After a swim, it is essential that you re-hydrate your hair, as the salt water can quickly draw out any moisture. A moisturizing oil is usually the most effective, and cheapest, way to do this. OROGOLD recommends applying either coconut or almond oil to the ends of your hair to seal the tips, as these are the parts that will dry out the most. Coconut and almond oil also both naturally contain a small amount of SPF, and will give you some extra sun protection in addition to hydration. OROGOLD suggests creating a mixture of coconut oil and water in a spray bottle and taking this along to the beach with you, giving your hair a little spritz whenever you feel that it could benefit from some extra moisture.

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Use a Wide-Toothed Comb
Using a brush on wet hair will damage it, as wet hair is much more susceptible to breakage. A wide-toothed comb will help to eliminate any tangles, preventing your hair from becoming a tangled frizzy mess.

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Shampoo Less Frequently
Shampooing your hair strips it of its natural oils, which you need to keep your hair healthy while at the beach. Using a dry shampoo in between hair washing sessions should help to reduce the frequency at which you wash your hair. If you feel as though your hair feels extra oily without the same amount of shampooing, OROGOLD recommends dabbing a cotton ball that has been soaked in witch hazel onto your scalp, as this will help to dissolve any excess oil.

Nobody wants to have to worry about their hair while at the beach, and OROGOLD’s hair taming tips should help you to keep your beach hair under control, allowing you to concentrate on having a great time. Keep in mind that prevention is always better than a cure, so it is essential that you take care of your hair and keep it as healthy as possible this summer, to avoid having to deal with any damaged hair once the season is over.

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.

Get Ready for a Day at Sea – OROGOLD Reviews

Looking chic at sea can often be hard to achieve, as the hot sun and salt water sprays can play havoc on hair and makeup. To help you avoid this, OROGOLD Cosmetics has put together some great tips that you can use when getting ready for a day at sea, ensuring that you look and feel your best throughout the day.

Woman with natural makeup lying on a beach.

Makeup – Less is More
Wearing a full face of makeup is not usually a good idea if you are spending the day at sea, but, for many people, having a completely bare face is also not an appealing option. Instead, opt for a makeup look that is natural and as minimal as possible. Many products have SPF built in, meaning that they will protect your face whilst giving you a good base. A waterproof bronzing cream is a good product to give your face a golden glow. It is also important to protect your lips from the sun, to save them getting chapped, and a tinted lip balm or lip stain with SPF is a necessity. Avoid lip glosses, as these will just slide off your lips as soon as the water hits your face. When it comes to your eyes, avoid any heavy eyeliners. Find a good waterproof mascara, swiping it quickly through your lashes to give your eyes some definition without making it look as though you are wearing a thick layer. If you plan on being quite active in the water and don’t want to risk any black streaks on your face, then a clear mascara would probably be best.

Woman with a beautiful tan lying on a beach.

A Healthy Tan
It goes without saying that tanning your skin by lying in the sun is not going to do the quality of your skin any favors, but a bit of color can make the world of difference. An airbrush tanning spray would be the perfect solution, giving you a healthy looking tan without any of the dangers that come from exposing your skin to the sun. Purchase a lightweight formula that will not only set quickly but is also water and transfer resistant.

Beautiful model in a swimsuit with wet hair in an outdoor setting.

Hair Products
Salt water is one of your hair’s worst enemies as it dries it out extremely quickly. A leave-in conditioner will help to protect your hair from the water, keeping it healthy. You could also apply a conditioning mask the night before to towel-dried hair, before twisting it up into a bun. Let it down the next day for gorgeous natural-looking waves. The heat from the sun will also open up your hair cuticles, allowing the conditioner to penetrate deeper, saving you from a frizzy-haired nightmare. Don’t spend too long fixing your hair into an elaborate style, as it is likely to be quickly blown out of place. Keep your hair looking as natural as possible, embracing any curls or waves with a texturizing hairspray. A scarf is also useful, as you can tie this around your hair to keep it out of your face.

Looking stylish at sea is all about embracing your natural features. OROGOLD recommends you to always use products with a built in SPF, ensuring that your skin and hair will be protected. Try to avoid any complex styles, so that you will be able to fully enjoy your day without worrying that your hair and makeup might be out of place.

Summer Sun Safety

The chances of suffering from melanoma are quite high considering the fact that it just takes a total of 5 sunburns at any point of time in your life. With skin cancer being an extremely serious issue in America, I’m sure that most of you take this issue quite seriously. However, despite the widespread awareness of skin cancer and its causes, only 20% of the American population is known to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. Now, before you get all worked up, let me tell you that all you need are a few sun safety tips to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays and keep melanoma at bay. OROGOLD reviews some of the best summer sun safety tips that you should be following.
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Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
The SPF of a sunscreen refers to the level of protection that it manages to offer against the harmful UVB rays of the sun. A higher SPF always ensures more UVB protection. Ideally, you should not be looking at anything below SPF 30. Most people believe that they can get away with SPF 15, particularly when they plan to stay outdoors for a short time. However, SPF 30 is the bare minimum that your skin needs. Remember, an SPF 30 sunscreen can only offer you adequate protection for an hour under the sun. So when you’re using an SPF 15, the level and duration of sun protection is automatically halved. The biggest difference is that an SPF 15 helps to filter out just 93% of the UVB rays, whereas an SPF 30 can filter out 97% of the UVB rays. Don’t forget to ensure that you use sunscreens that have the “broad spectrum” label. These sunscreens help you to protect your skin against both UVA and UVB rays.

2. A Single Bottle Won’t Last A Lifetime
You cannot apply sunscreens in the mornings and forget about them for the entire day. You need to apply and re-apply sunscreens based on the amount of time you spent outdoors. Ideally, you should re-apply your sunscreen lotions for every hour that you spend under the sun. Furthermore, it is important to understand that a 12-ounce bottle is only going to offer 12 applications. So make sure that you have enough sunscreen to last you a while.

Avoid Water Resistant Sunscreens
There is nothing called “waterproof sunscreen solutions”. Even though a sunscreen might claim to be waterproof or sweatproof, you need to understand that there is no formal basis for their claims. Don’t fall prey to such misleading claims and make sure that you apply sunscreens as soon as you’re done with your swims or exercises.

Young man on the beach with sunscreenChemical Sunscreens are Best If Stay Outside Longer Than 30 Minutes
It always helps to wear chemical sunscreens when you plan to spend more than 30 minutes under the sun as they are known to be more effective.

Think Twice Before Using Wipes
The effectiveness of sunscreen wipes is still under review. Make sure that you think about the pros and cons before using such products. It always helps to consult your dermatologist when you’re unsure on what to do.

Base Your Sun Care on your Skin Tone
Some people are known to require more sun protection because of their skin tone. For example, redheads, blondes and people with light colored skin tend to get affected by the sun more quickly than those with dark skin and dark hair. This is because of the lesser amounts of melanin found in someone with a lighter skin tone. So be sure to select the appropriate amount of protection to avoid sun damage.