What beauty products do you use?
A few months ago my friend Sofia and I set ourselves a challenge to gradually but consciously swap our regular beauty products for natural ones. What triggered it were the puzzling unpronounceable ingredient lists and row of numbers on our lotions and creams. We didn’t want to do this in one go or spend too much money since the general consensus is that natural beauty is way more expensive nowadays. Plus, nothing that is done quickly will ever stick, so we started with the things we use daily like face cream, lipstick, body lotion, soap or tooth paste.
Once we are comfortable with our basics, we'll move onto the other products as they are running out. Using a few clever tips we are now on the way to an unfussy, natural, conscious and healthy daily beauty regime.
So here are a few tips we learned from Jessa and a few we figured on the way.
What to do:
- Always read labels
- Choose products that are fragrance-free as they can cause allergic reactions
- Toss your mascara every 3-5 months
- Less is more, so don't overuse your creams and lotions.
- Go easy on soap. I use a cheap baby soap once a day on my face and water, plus this toner the second time. It’s important to preserve your own natural skin oils and prevent dry skin
- Try products that have multi-uses like coconut oil or apple cider vinegar
- When trying new products, allow up to 14 days before seeing the results
- Don't buy beauty products by age (like when they say you should start using anti-wrinkle creams after 30). If you feel like you need to, do it, but if you don't, go with your gut.
- Plus, while reading labels avoid those:
And here are a few things I use and really like:
- Coconut oil as lotion in the morning
- Rosebud Salve for my lips
- Ultra Balm by Lush as a lotion for the evening and as my go-to hair oil
- Honey soap as shower soap
- This toner - I swear by it!
- Korres essential oils as daily perfume.
- This lippy
- And I just started to use Jason's cinnamon mint tooth paste.
If you are not comfortable with natural ingredients like coconut oil or honey, try brands that stand for natural, organic and harmless beauty like Lush, Korres, Aespo, Herbivore Botanicals.
Since it's a process, I'm still trying to find my go-to face cream and a few little gems, so I would love to know about your beauty routine. What do you swear by? What does your skin like? What are your go-to products? What would you recommend to your friends? xo
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(Tips via Jessa Blades via A Blog About Love. Photos via That Kind of Woman)