As your skin can absorb most of what is applied to it, you need to be careful of the beauty products you use.
Transitioning to green beauty products is a wise and healthy decision. Here are six tips to transition smoothly.
With all the articles, research results, and news about the toxicity of regular beauty products;it is no wonder that the demand for green beauty products or organic products is growing.
But before diving in and refurbishing your shelf completely with such products, it is best to know first how to transition from the regular beauty product to the green beauty product. Check out the vide:
1. Get Rid of Items Slowly
You’re not really brand loyal to these unless they are boutique purchases.
Other items such as your makeup or moisturizers are items you should replace out as they run out.
For one, you’ve paid good money for these. Secondly, there is no sense of wasting a lot of products.
2. Swap Out Your Most Toxic Items First
If you don’t have a lot of products emptying out soon and want to get started detoxifyng, start with the products that are most toxic.
It can be time-consuming and confusing for someone not familiar with chemicals or new to green products.
So to help you distinguish harmful products, use an app such as GoodeGuide to help you find healthy, safe green products based on scientific ratings.
3. Stock Up On Samples First
It never hurts to ask for samples of new green beauty products first before making a large purchase.
Many stores do carry sample or travel sized products.
Once you know these products agree with you and you fall in love with them, then purchase the full sized product.
4. Verify New Products Have the USDA Organic Seal
Just because the bottle states that it’s pure, organic, or botanical does not mean it truly is.
These terms are not trademarked, and companies know they entice buyers.
A safe tip to ensure you are purchasing 100% natural or organic products is to look for the USDA Organic seal.
Not all products will have it, so be on the lookout for specific ingredients listed.
Be sure you can verify all ingredients listed in a product. Some manufacturers will only list key ingredients.
Here are two simple tips:
- Parabens are the most toxic ingredients. So if the ingredients listed starts with “paraben”, begin with “peg” (Polyethylene Glycol), or contain “eth” (triethanolamine, methylparaben, sodium laureth sulfate, etc) you may want to stay away from these products.
- If you wouldn’t eat the ingredient listed, don’t buy the product.
5. Don’t Quit Cold Turkey
Transitioning to green beauty products is not the same as starting a diet or quitting smoking.
Once you start the new product, you won’t see or feel the great results immediately.
In fact, this detox process may bring out the worse in you – literally. One common occurrence is that your skin may break out.
It will be an even major shock to your skin if you stop using your new product all at once.
Wean your skin off it by gradually using it less and less. If you use a cleanser twice a day, use your original one first and then use the green product in the evening.
Then the next week, use it once less a week and so on until you’ve weaned yourself from it fully.
6.Budget for the Long Haul
Remember, natural organic products may, in fact, be more expensive than other beauty products.
Don’t let that idea consume you and persuade you against this detox journey.
Many times these products are higher concentrated giving you more of the product, enabling you to use less of it.
So this product will go much further and stretch your dollars if you use it right.
Is having a new green beauty regime on your to-do list this year? How do you plan to implement it?