The transition from a traditional beauty routine to a clean one can seem an overwhelming task at first. The average woman uses approximately a dozen personal care products and another dozen make up products every day, which is a huge amount of products to swap out when you are considering going clean.
To make things easier, and less expensive, here is our guide to making a gradual switch to clean beauty where we have prioritised which swaps to make first.
- Do your research. Read, read, read. Check out ewg.org and find out why it is so important, for your health and for the environment, to go clean in the first place. Use their SkinDeep database to see where your old products rank, find out which ingredients you should be avoiding and what other steps you can take to create a cleaner, healthier environment for yourself and your family.
- Swap the products that you use daily first, such as cleanser, moisturiser and deodorant. Next switch out body wash, body lotion, shampoos and anything that you put on your lips (which is easily ingested). Suncream is also an important one. Seek out suncreams that are both chemical free and reef-safe to protect our oceans from further damage. Check out our collection of Clean Beauty Basics for some ideas.
- Change your shopping habits. Instead of frequenting high street pharmacies and department stores, which stock mostly tradition products full of dubious ingredients, be a little more discerning and seek out retailers who are conscientious about only stocking sustainable products made with high-quality natural ingredients. There are some amazing retailers out there pioneering the clean, green beauty movement. Here at The Clean Beauty Edit all our products are eco-friendly, cruelty-free and free of known toxins. Our entire site is full to the brim with all-natural and non-toxic products, offering some of the biggest names in the green beauty industry, along with personal customer service, fast DHL Express delivery, free samples with every order and our Clean Team loyalty rewards club.
- When products in your bathroom cabinet or make up bag run low ensure that you replace them with a clean version, so that little by little your entire beauty collection will be cleaner, healthier and more environmentally friendly. Not only will you be able to feel better about your choices, you will probably notice the most incredible skin of your life, as we have all done after making the switch!
Lastly, spread the word about clean beauty. Educate your family and friends on the dangers of traditional beauty and the benefits of clean beauty. Let them know that there is a better way. Little by little, the power of information will help us to protect human health and our precious environment.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again, "Go Clean In 2019!".