How to Replace Makeup With Skincare
Dewy skin is in, heavy foundation is out!
With summer almost here, there's really no better time to drop your heavy foundations and concealers in favor of natural, dewy-looking skin. You'll be able to enjoy the sunshine without worrying about sweating off your makeup or clogging your pores. That's the dream, isn't it guys?
The truth is, as awesome as foundation is at covering up blemishes and giving you some glow, nothing comes close to a super effective skincare routine.
It turns out, you really can replace makeup with skincare. You just need the right lotions and potions to do it - and the consistency!
Here's how to one-up your skincare in order to save steps on your makeup routine, and prevent summer breakouts.
- The Cleanser
So you already know you should be washing your face. Daily. But have you ever considered that you may not be using the best face wash for your skin?
To achieve clear, glowing skin minus makeup, you should be choosing skincare products with brightening ingredients like vitamin C. This potent antioxidant is a known skin brightener!
You'll find this vitamin in our Vegan Collagen Facial Cleanser, which is also loaded with coconut oil, retinol, and vegan collagen for tightening, plumping, and brightening effects. For best results, use twice daily.
But don't overdo it. Over-cleansing can actually steal your natural glow.
"When washing the face too much, you lose natural oils and fats in the skin, which technically will pull the skin cells apart allowing room for debris and bacteria to enter the skin, causing infections and inflammation," explains Dr. Roberta Del Campo, MD, a Florida-based dermatologist. It can also lead to dry skin, pimples, and dullness.
If you've got dry skin, you may also want to consider other cleansing options like cleaning your skin with micellar water or cleansing oil.
- The Exfoliator
There are many benefits of exfoliation, but one of the best ones is that it leaves your complexion feeling fresher. As a result, your skin looks brighter and clearer, and enables beauty products to sink into the pores easier.
Exfoliation also stimulates the skin renewal process by sloughing away dead skin cells to promote collagen production, which helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What's more, it removes impurities and buildup on the skin to reveal a dewier, glowier complexion.
Pro-tip: exfoliation shouldn't be part of your daily routine, as this would just irritate your skin. Stick to using it 1-2 times per week.
Try our Unicorn Fruit Whipped Polish for head-to-toe smoothness. It's made with acai, rose, matcha, and chia to smooth, soften, and hydrate your skin.
- The Serum
You don't need highlighter when you've got glowing serums like Vegan Collagen Facial Serum. It's the best product you can add to your beauty routine to nail the no-makeup look.
Our formula utilizes vegan collagen, aloe vera, retinol, and vitamin C to brighten, resurface, and provide deep hydration.
For best results, dab a few drops of it onto your skin and massage in for 60 seconds. It's a really nourishing formula that's suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Use twice daily.
- The Moisturizer
Moisturizers and body butters are great for hydrating the skin. Any dermatologist will tell you to make it part of your daily skincare routine. Even those with oily skin should be moisturizing daily - if you want healthy, vibrant skin of course.
"Those with oily or acne-prone skin fear that moisturizing will only make [their skin issues] worse, so instead they use harsh products and cleansers to dry their skin out," says Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip, M.D., director of cosmetic dermatology at South Shore Medical Center.
In reality, it's just counterproductive seeing as overwashing your skin can actually cause it to produce much more oil.
After applying a facial oil, apply a thin layer of our Coco Rose Fudge Butter to your skin. It's formulated with coconut, rose, shea butter, and collagen to nourish dry skin and add glow to dull skin. For best results, wear daily. Or whenever you're looking to perk up your complexion.
You can also try our Hydration Station Body Kit to give your body a nice summer glow without having to rely on self-tanner or shimmery body makeup. It features a body polish, butter, and boob serum for neck down hydration and dewiness.
- The SPF
Most important of all: sunscreen. This is a product you should be wearing and reapplying multiple times a day - every single day. By all means, feel free to dress up your eyes in mascara and eyeliner, but don't ever forget to slather on the sunscreen. Pay attention to the eye area too, as the skin is thin there and prone to wrinkling. If you're hair's tied back, apply a very thin amount around the hairline - as that's another often overlooked area that's prone to sunburn.
GET THE VEGAN COLLAGEN BUNDLE FOR A NO-MAKEUP GLOW
Are you looking to replace your dozen makeup steps for a better skincare routine?
For starters, take a break from your beloved foundation. You can still wear eye makeup if you choose, but keep the rest of your skin bare.
What you really need are the products that will help you achieve a radiant complexion without needing to pile on the makeup.
Truly's Vegan Collagen Skincare Bundle is your answer. It features a facial cleanser, facial serum, facial mask, and body cream for powerful anti-aging and glow-enhancing results.
So you really don't need makeup to enjoy a flawless complexion. With a good skincare routine, you can also achieve the radiant skin you've already dreamed about without layering your face in foundation, concealer, and highlighter. You can also feel free to include a toner in your routine, but it's not necessary.
A gentle cleanser, exfoliator, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen are definitely enough to give you clear, beautiful skin.
And on the days you do decide to wear makeup, make sure you remove it properly to keep your complexion glowing and blemish-free.