Are you ready to create a brand-new skincare routine? “Clean beauty” is a good concept to use products containing non-toxic natural and/or synthetic ingredients to keep your skin healthy. Getting started with a clean skincare routine is not too complicated. Keep scrolling down to explore.
STANDARD CLEAN SKINCARE ROUTINE
Step 1: Wash your face with a facial cleanser
Step 2: Purify your skin with a toner
Step 3: Remove the dead skin cells with an exfoliator
Step 4: Nourish your skin with a moisturizer
(1) Check the ingredients of your skincare products
Before switching to a clean skincare routine, you should know what you are putting on your skin and absorbed into your body. EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database and Think Dirty app are useful reference to provide the information on product ingredients. To be a wise consumer, you have to choose clean skincare products without toxic natural and/or synthetic ingredients.
(2) What “bad” ingredients you should avoid?
Read the product labels carefully and search reviews on the internet when you are choosing your clean skincare products. Here are the top 10 ingredients you should avoid. These ingredients may cause skin irritation.
(9) Methylene Glycol
(10) Microplastic Beads
(3) Pick environmental-friendly packaging
People who love “clean beauty” are more concerned about their health and the environment. Once you go “clean”, you should also shift your trust in brands with high product transparency. Pick the clean skincare products that are using sustainable packaging under environmental footprint calculation or a recycling program.
(4) Switch your skincare products one by one
We recommend you avoid switching everything as non-toxic skincare products at once. Since your skin takes time to adapt to the new products, try to switch your facial cleanser first. Instead of using a facial cleanser containing harsh ingredients, a clean facial cleanser can draw out the impurities, remove skin cells and excess oil without stripping away the skin moisture. Keep observing your skin condition from time to time. If the product irritates your skin, please stop using immediately. If the “clean” facial cleanser offers your skin a natural glow after a certain period, you can switch the remaining skincare products one by one then.