HOW TO SWITCH TO SAFER SKINCARE (+ BEAUTY, BODY, HOME PRODUCTS)
If you've read about my skincare story, you know that I used a ton of harsh chemicals on my skin when I was younger in my effort to clear it up. I wanted to use makeup, but wasn't quite sure how to differentiate between all of the ingredients with crazy-sounding names. My dad, a chemist, always joked that he could make me the same things in his lab.
That was probably a good indicator that it wasn't great for me, but I continued anyway.
My mom taught me how to take care of my skin and put natural ingredients on it, but it wasn't until I began following a Paleo lifestyle and learning more about natural products that I really began to make the switch.
There are a ton of different labels. Non-toxic, natural, organic, green, dermatologist-approved... the list goes on and on. It's similar to the food industry.
A lot of it's all marketing. There is some overlap, but overall what matters most to me is transparency.
Have fun with your products. Explore. Do your research. Experiment. But overall, my philosophy is to invest in products you believe in and love. A little goes a long way, and it'll give you a skincare routine that you'll absolutely love doing (mine is so therapeutic!).
Keep reading for all my favorite "safer" products! (I like to call it "safer" products because they don't contain PEGs, sulfates, parabens, etc.)
Light Moisturizer: OSEA Blemish Clearing Moisturizer
Luxe Moisturizer: May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon
Face Oil: Maria Ackerberg Clearing Facial Oil
Eye Cream: ((looking for recs!!!!))
Sunscreen (Face): Erin’s Faces Peptide SPF 30 UVA/UVB
Body Scrub: The Seaweed Bath Co. Scrub, Trader Joe's Lavender Scrub
Redness Corrector/BB Cream: DR. JART+ Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30 (I use this in place of foundation most days and under foundation if I want extra coverage)
Foundation (Powder): bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Foundation (Liquid): Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation
Eyebrows: Glossier Boy Brow (more natural look)
Eyeliner: ((looking for recs!!!))
Lips: FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (I use Sugar Berry Tinted for fall/winter, Sugar Rosé Tinted for a year-round every day color, Sugar Coral Tinted for summer), Beautycounter Lip Gloss (Peony is the most natural color for me)
Shampoo + Conditioner: The Seaweed Bath Co. Set
Hair Treatment: Living Proof Night Cap
Extra Moisturizer: Argan oil (you can add some essential oils to make it smell a certain way!)
Dry Shampoo: Captain Blankenship Organic Mermaid Dry Shampoo
Dryer Sheets: Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Dryer Sheets
Cleaners: Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner
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