We know swapping out your regular products for clean ones can sound quite intimidating – and costly. But it doesn’t have to be.
Allow us to introduce you to our 6 step clean-switch plan. Combine it with some time and patience and you’ll be well on your way towards a clean routine.
Step 1: The Cabinet Purge
Start off with tossing out any products you haven’t used in a long time or are past their expiry date. This will help start your clean beauty routine with a clean slate.
Step 2: The Ingredient Check
Next, check the ingredients on the products you still have for preservatives, artificial fragrances or corrosives like sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrances. Are these products dermatologically tested? Are all the ingredients on the list safe?
Step 3: The Priority List
Decide what products you want to throw out immediately and what you would like to keep in rotation for now and replace eventually. It’s entirely up to you.
Don’t get caught up in the good or bad of things. Making the switch gradually will help your skin adjust to the change in routine and make the switch easier.
Step 4: The Research Game
You’re halfway there already! Pat yourself on the back and sit down to do some research. Familiarize yourself with clean beauty brands. There are several out there catering to different skin needs and using different ingredients. Learn more about active ingredients in different products and how they affect you. For example, in the case of moisturizer look for products with aloe, shea butter or oil as the first ingredient. And if you need some inspiration about what brands to use. Check out our brand collections here.
Step 5: The Actual Swap
Now that you know what clean products you want to switch to. Do it! Also, remember to give your skin some time off between swaps so you will actually be able to tell if your new routine is working out for you.
Step 6: Have Fun!
Taking care of yourself should always be fun and never a chore. We totally get that!
So go ahead have fun shopping, experimenting and exploring the world of clean beauty. Soon you’ll be an expert on what to put on your skin and everyone will be asking you for advice on what to put on theirs!
- Sharvanee Thale