5 Tropical Skin Care Ingredients You Need This Summer

There’s no time like the summer to drop everything you’re doing and head straight to your nearest tropical paradise kick your shoes off, sip on a fruity drink, and watch the waves roll in.

But, if abandoning all responsibilities and finding a tropical paradise adjacent to you is more than a bit impractical at the moment, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the spoils of the tropics in the comfort of your home.

These exotic florae are culled from the most beautiful places on the planet and are loaded with incredibly healthy ingredients so you can look your best whenever you make it out to your paradise of choice.

Coconut

It turns out that coconuts have more uses than as containers for frozen beverages (who knew?). Coconuts and the oil they produce have a litany of health benefits for your skin and can essentially act as an all-in-one skin care routine.

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Coconuts are antibacterial, antifungal, provide lasting moisture to skin, and are loaded with vitamin E and antioxidants. Basically, if you’re ever trapped on an island and the only natural resources are these palm tree-dwelling nuts, you’re all set for both food and skin care.

For more info on the amazing effects of coconut oil, check out this article: The Reinvigorating Essence of Coconut Oil

Pineapple

For as rough and prickly as the skin of a pineapple is, its vitamin-rich insides have the opposite effect on your skin.

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Pineapples are full of antioxidants that will help fight off free radical and UV damage when you’re out on the beach soaking up the sun. And, while it’s protecting you from free radical damage, it will actively improve the look and feel of your skin with vitamin C and amino acids which facilitate collagen synthesis.

Papaya

This Central American tropical fruit dubbed “The fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, yields many of the same benefits as the other tropical fruits mentioned including antioxidant protection and vitamin C rejuvenation. The main difference, however, is papayas are replete with healthy minerals.

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The main difference, however, is papayas are replete with healthy minerals. Phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, and magnesium can all be found in papaya and have incredible health benefits ranging from wound healing to sealing in moisture in your skin.

Kukui

Centuries ago, Hawaiians discovered that when you cold pressed the nuts from the kukui nut tree, also known as the candlenut tree, the oil that is produced has an abundance of uses, not the least of which is maintaining a youthful complexion.

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The fatty acids like linolenic and linoleic acid make this oil an incredible moisturizer as it can easily penetrate skin and maintain a base-level of moisture over an extended period.

It also contains high amounts of vitamins A, C, and E to protect you from free radicals, as well as antimicrobial properties to fight off harmful bacteria.

Mirabilis Jalapa

Otherwise known as “The Marvel of Peru”, these exotic flowers are found in the jungles of South America, growing 2-3 feet tall and budding beautiful white, red, and yellow flowers.

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Unlike the other ingredients mentioned, this special flower serves a more specific purpose but its effects are no less impressive. The juice from the leaves of the mirabilis jalapa contains incredible wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that can calm any problem areas on your skin and return your complexion to the youthful beauty you’re used to in no time.


For all of these ingredients and more, all sourced from the most exotic and far reaching locations across the globe, take a look at Lira Clincal’s lines of skin care products that are designed to treat any skin issue you may have!

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