When it comes to maintaining a successful long term skin care routine, the trick is to make them feel like a pampering treat rather than a daily ordeal. OROGOLD brings you our top tricks on how to boost your skin care routine, making it not only feel more luxurious, but also work more effectively.
Don’t Neglect Your Neck and Chest
The skin on your neck and your chest is just as sensitive as the skin on your face, meaning that those areas are often quick to show signs of aging, whether it be dryness, sun spots or wrinkles. Make sure that you treat your neck and chest in the same way that you do your face, using a high quality facial cleansing cream that will hydrate and nourish your skin. OROGOLD recommends staying away from any deodorant soaps, as these can cause your skin to dry out.
Pamper Your Lips
The lips are often an area that is forgotten about, but they are also prone to dryness and signs of aging. Invest in a spare toothbrush, and use this to give your lips an exfoliation each day, before applying a moisturizing balm that contains SPF. Lips also end up getting quite dry overnight, so OROGOLD recommends another application of moisturizing lip balm before sleeping.
Make a Herbal Spritzer
An effective and luxurious herbal face spritzer is easy to make at home, and has so many skin benefits that OROGOLD absolutely loves. Mix a few drops of rose, bergamot or sandalwood essential oils into a spray bottle with some water, and spray this onto your face every few hours. Skin is much more flexible when it is damp, so each spritz will help to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. In addition to this, your new herbal hydrating spritzer will also keep any pollutants off your face, keep your natural oils locked in, and will help your makeup to last longer.
Use Natural Ingredients
Although expensive creams may be full of promises on the label, many of them contain a plethora of ingredients that don’t actually do your skin any good. Try to rely on products that contain natural ingredients as much as possible, so that you know exactly what your body is absorbing. If you have dry skin, the acids in aloe vera gel help to eat away at dead skin cells, while a grapefruit is great for smoothing and nourishing dry and rough elbows.
Use Your Fingertips
If you have ever had a facial, you may have noticed that the beautician uses their fingertips to make sure that creams and masks are spread as evenly as possible. This is a trick that you can easily replicate at home, and it will also help you to make sure that you are not using too much product. For an added treat, warm up your cream or moisturizer before applying, as this will not only feel more luxurious, but will also melt in to your skin better.
A good skin care routine is essential to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Always keep your routine as indulgent as possible, making it some ‘me time’ that you truly look forward to each day.