How to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine – the Easy Way!

How to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine - the Easy Way!

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.

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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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11 thoughts on “How to Clean Up Your Beauty Routine – the Easy Way!

  1. August 30, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Great tips! I’m the type of person who needs to be talked off the ledge when it comes to overhauling my beauty routine. I get overwhelmed when I can’t just do it all at once! Thank you for your wisdom and guidance!

    1. September 1, 2016 at 10:26 AM

      haha me too! I always want to dive right in, but taking it one step at a time is easiest and most affordable! thanks for stopping by Roxanne!

  2. Lisa Sharp
    August 31, 2016 at 7:22 AM

    Great tips, this is largely what I did when I made the switch.

    1. September 1, 2016 at 10:46 AM

      awesome I’m glad Lisa! 🙂

  3. August 31, 2016 at 8:28 PM

    Like the tips. Thanks for sharing.

    1. September 1, 2016 at 10:47 AM

      awesome! I’m glad! thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. September 2, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Interesting post. It’s hard btw using more makeup with natural products and choosing cruelty free ones. Not to mention, there are some not so green products which make a certain makeup better than a green one. I try to be greener, but I also have to use what’s best for my skin. I think a big way to be greener is to dispose of your makeup product containers properly and to use the makeup you buy; ensure its something you’ll use. Thanks

    1. September 7, 2016 at 2:42 PM

      thanks! yes, that’s true, but it can be done. It just takes some trial and error. Natural and cruelty-free beauty brands improve every day and I think you would be surprised at their performance and gentleness for your skin 🙂 It’s also important to dispose of makeup containers properly, use the makeup you buy, reuse and recycle when possible, etc. Of course 🙂 thanks for stopping by Mandibelle!

  5. September 5, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    hahaha, I feel like my wallet would be saying the same thing to me! I’m all in for baby steps and have been trying to use up everything I own before buying anything else. :]!!

  6. September 9, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    This is awesome! Good advice and great resource guide for natural beauty products. This would be expecially of interest to my community of readers who deal with chronic illness. Less chemicals = A Healthier ‘You’ Pinned@ #smallvictoriessundaylinkup and I am sharing on my websites Facebook page. Thanks again!

    1. September 9, 2016 at 1:16 PM

      thanks so much! I’m glad you think so 🙂 Hope you’ll share it with your community and it can help them also! Definitely less chemicals are always better. Thanks for pinning and sharing on FB! I appreciate it so much ♥ have a lovely weekend!, Kristine!

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