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With this post I would like to encourage all of you to remain conscious in every single decision that you take. It is so important to not just follow a process, but to understand the process. Why do you do what you do it’s a question that you need to ask yourself.
If you chose to stick with your previous regular skincare/beauty routine make sure that you have your reasons figured out well. But if you want to transition towards clean beauty here are some little but important steps that you can take:
Toxic → Nontoxic.
Think of the products that you use most and replace them with clean versions.
For me it was hand soap. As a mom, I change a lot of diapers daily – hehe – so I need to wash my hands often. But even if you’re not a mom – washing your hands it’s or it should be something that you do quite often. So this is a small but significant first step that you can take.
Transitioning from toxic soap to clean soap
As I mentioned in my previous clean beauty posts, simple daily actions like washing our hands can be so harmful in the long run if we don’t pay attention at the products that we’re using (it’s like watching your diet: eating French fries 1 time per week may not make you sick, but eating them daily will cause you problems).
For that, I ditched my toxic soap that I was using before and replaced it with this Follain liquid soap. If you want a more minimalistic version, my recommendation for a clean soap bar would be Juice Beauty – Green Apple Cleansing Bar. It is formulated with a variety of organic ingredients like sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and other botanical juices.
Be patient with yourself.
As in everything else in life, in this important transition you need to be patient. You are learning how to better take care of your skin but you don’t have to rush. Pay close attention to how your skin looks and feels after trying new green products.
Even if you are now feeding your skin products from the green industry, different ingredients and formulas will react different on your complexion. Experiment and test these new products.
You don’t have to splurge.
It’s a big old myth that using clean products is way more expensive than using regular products. I can say this with all the confidence because I was one of those that would like to splurge on high end beauty products before transitioning.
Of course, as in any other industry, the clean beauty industry comes with the high end brands. But, with so many options out there, you need to learn where to look at according to your budget. I wrote an article with some clean beauty brands that I personally recommend. Check it out here.
I recommend to start small when first trying and testing clean products. Do as I did and order travel size products. See how they work and if you really like them, buy the standard version.
Another way that will save you some money when testing out products is to bundle up. You can do that by directly ordering beauty boxes. I tried the beauty box subscription from Petitvour and I really liked it (they are shipping products from some of the brands that I recommend in my articles).
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