You know what sucks? Trying to clean up your beauty routine all at once. When I first discovered natural products, I wanted to buy EVERYTHING (not gonna lie; still kinda do). I wanted to throw all my cosmetics away and buy new ones, but my wallet was like “WTF are you even doing right now?!” Of course, I fell flat on my face and decided that maybe a more subtle approach was needed. So, I began to take easy steps to clean up my beauty collection and now almost all the products in my bathroom are 100% natural, organic, eco-friendly, and cruelty-free.
How to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine – the Easy Way!
One of the biggest mistakes I see when I see you guys trying to switch your beauty products to more natural ones is that you keep trying to do it all at once. Learn from my mistakes! Switching out your cosmetics does NOT have to be a stressful (or expensive) endeavor — if you do it the RIGHT way, that is. So, to help you guys out, I came up with a few helpful steps for how to switch your products to cleaner picks the EASY way. That way you’re not stressed out and you can enjoy a cleaner beauty routine one step at a time.
Don’t try to clean up your entire beauty collection at once.
Seriously, girl. DON’T. It’s expensive, stressful, and overwhelming. If you try to do it all at once, you will not enjoy the process of the actual products and how they can positively affect your skin and life.
Take it one step at a time.
So, instead of trying to do it all at once, simply take things one step at a time. Replace your moisturizer and foundation FIRST! You want to do this because those are the 2 main beauty products that probably spend the most time on your skin so you want those products to have the cleanest ingredients possible. Next, you can replace your most frequently used products. For me, that was face masks, lip balm, lipsticks, and mascara. For you, it might be blush, eye cream, and toner. Whatever it is, don’t worry about taking things slow and incorporating a new, cleaner product into your collection over time.
Replace your products as you use them up.
It probably took me about 2 years to have an almost 100% green beauty collection and, even now, I end up with not-so-clean picks every now and again (usually gifts I get). If you look back at my older blog posts, you will see that I’ve reviewed non-clean beauty products before so it takes time! My best advice to you is to replace your products as you use them up. Finished your foundation? Replace it with a cleaner one. Done with your moisturizer? Try a balm, face oil, or natural face cream. Keep doing that with each of your products and before you know it, most (if not all) of your beauty collection will be clean beauty products.
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