Updated: May 20, 2020

From celebrities to everyday women, going without makeup is becoming more commonplace. I even see it with our customers since the skincare products that I recommend to them have shown to improve skin tone and texture.

Why not show off that beautiful skin with a makeup-free day. While inspiration behind the makeup-free look varies from woman to woman, we applaud the confidence to create your own personal look and display your natural beauty.

If you decide to adopt a makeup-optional look, it’s important not to also cast aside your daily skin care products. Splashing cold water on your face in the morning is not enough. We wish getting ready in the morning was that simple, but our skin needs daily enrichment from our products to stand up to the elements and the daily stresses placed on the skin.

Understanding the needs of your skin is important so that you can determine the best course of action for its health. There are several things to consider when picking products for your daily routine.

Antioxidants are necessary and help to minimize the signs of aging

From artificial indoor air to smog-filled streets, our skin is constantly tested by the elements. Some of these external factors – like UV rays from the sun or cigarette smoke – can create an imbalance within skin cells (aka create free radicals), which can result in a number of skin ailments.

Antioxidants are essential to restore balance to the damaged cells. While we can introduce antioxidants to our body through diet, skin care products are also an effective additional form of delivery. Look for products which are packed full of ingredients that are natural antioxidants, like rAloe Vera Juice, Green Tea Extract, Blueberry and Cranberry Seed Oil.

Your body doesn’t naturally produce Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants available to fight free radicals, but our bodies don’t produce it naturally. It is a primary defender against oxidation, and studies show that when topically applied, it can reduce UV-induced skin damage.

As we age, our ability to naturally produce collagen diminishes, which is the reason for fine line and wrinkles

There are ingredients, however, which have been found to encourage its production, like plant ceramides. Plant ceramides rejuvenate and restore skin elasticity, providing a more youthful-looking complexion.

It is important to wash your face twice a day

You’ve heard that cleansing too often can irritate skin or strip the face of necessary oils. However, cleansing is important to rid skin of lingering sweat, bacteria, and other pore-clogging bacteria. Choosing a gentle, yet effective, cleanser like our will keep your skin clean, calm, and smooth.

Moisturising is important for all skin types

Sure some environments need more moisture than other, it’s always important to incorporate at least one moisturiser in your daily routine. Artificial air or a simple change in diet or fluid intake can quickly dehydrate skin.

Lips aren’t just for lipstick

Even though you’re ditching the lip color, using the right lip products will keep them from drying or cracking. We love Tropic's Lip Fudge for it’s easy application taste and smell, and its ability to moisturise lips.

SPF protection is an everyday thing, even when it is cloudy or cold outside

The sun's UV rays can do serious damage on skin. Through an oxidation process, they transform healthy skin cells to free radicals. To prevent this from happening, sunscreen is an effective first line of defense.

While your makeup might not be going on that beach vacation with you this summer, we implore you to take the essential skin care products needed to keep your skin healthy. But what are the essential products?

We recommend using Tropic's Sun Day. Whatever your lifestyle, you deserve a facial SPF that will keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays and free radical damage every day. This innovative facial sunscreen features an ultra-lightweight, super-silky formulation which glides onto skin to provide broad spectrum, factor 50 protection, while prebiotics and plant polymers prime the skin for flawless makeup application. A little bonus, Tropic's entire sun protection range is certified reef-safe by Protect Land + Sea.

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