Get the Miami Glow: No-Make up Look

As we’ve reported here before, gorgeous, glowing skin and a no-makeup look are one of the hottest beauty trends of the year. We’ll be the first to admit, however, that going sans make-up isn’t always the easiest look to pull off. Flawless radiant skin is key to this beauty trend and requires following a skincare regimen that identifies and cures skin problem areas. Find our tips below to get that coveted Miami Glow in no time, and prepare for your best-ever #nomakeupselfie.

Shrink the Appearance of Pores

Oh, the dreaded T-zone area and the large, visible pores that often plague those with oily skin. For a no-makeup look, you'll need to turn your attention to skin-care products rather than resorting to foundation to address this problem.

The quickest way to reduce the appearance of large pores is through exfoliation. Using a facial scrub or apply a gentle exfoliating gel like Triana Miami’s  Naha Exfoliating Gel to improve texture. It contains fruit acids that leave your face looking smoother, healthier AND helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Get the Miami Glow

As we age, everything in the body tends to slow down, including blood circulation. This can result in sluggish, dull, and tired skin that lacks glow. Increased circulation brings fresh nutrients to the skin, making it look healthy and radiant, sans makeup.

If your skin could benefit from increased circulation, when you apply moisturizer, massage it in with a firm touch. This will instantly give your blood flow a boost. Additionally, you can incorporate products containing vasodilators to help get fresh blood flowing. Look for products with ingredients such as peppermint, rosemary, and ginseng extract. Our Peppermint Bead Cleanser works double duty.  Round beads gently exfoliate dull skin (see above) while peppermint stimulates circulation and dilates blood vessels for a dewy complexion.

Properly Moisturize for a Dewy Complexion

When the skin looks tired and dull, it's a result of a damaged lipid barrier that no longer seals in moisture between surface cells. Consequently, when light hits the skin, instead of reflecting it evenly, it scatters on the surface, which gives off a lackluster effect.

If you’re going for the no-makeup look, you can correct this by using moisturizer or oil that can strengthen this barrier. Ingredients such as phospholipids as well as rosehip will help seal the invisible cracks in the skin, allowing it to reflect light and reveal glowing perfection. Magic #14 is a pure moisturizer derived from Olives, which is a great source of phospholipids. It  has been used for centuries  by women around the world. It regenerates your skin and maintains that youthful dewy appearance that makes our skin look younger and healthy.

Abolish Blemishes

Blemishes are definitely the bane of our existing. Preventing breakout is key to pulling off the no-makeup look.  Remember to treat them properly by practicing some restraint and avoid popping or picking -- especially cysts. Try an anti-cyst cream to help reduce inflammation.

Use our  Blended Seaweed & Rosehip Cleanser to prevent breakouts in general. Cleanse skin twice a day to remove oil, which breeds acne-causing bacteria. Exfoliating regularly will also keep dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria from clogging up your pores

Keeping it Even

One of the keys to managing discoloration, like sunspots, is to use exfoliating products. These include facial scrubs with round beads that don’t irritate the skin like the aforementioned Peppermint Bead Cleanser and mild acids found in the Naha Exfoliating Gel. When used regularly, these can help keep skin tone even.

Adding a topical skin lightener can reduce sun damage. Vitamin C is a  natural skin-lightening ingredient that's a proven melanin suppressor. The Triana Miami Vitamin C+ Cream combines the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C with the rich moisturizing properties of Squalane and Jojoba Oil to repair damaged skin and keep skin tone even.

Always Wear SPF!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again -- sun protection is crucial to radiant skin! Trust us-- we Miami gal know what we’re talking about. To prevent further damage to skin like sun spots, wrinkles and discoloration wearing SPF under your moisturizer every day is the easiet way to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Apply daily and combine with our Biogenic Hyaluronic Acid cream-- the perfect daytime moisturizer.

Follow these simple rules, and you’ll be sporting the world famous Miami Glow and rocking a casually sexy no-makeup makeup look in no time.

Written by Dawn Triana — January 30, 2015