Everyone has a beauty routine – for some, it’s a multi-layered approach that takes time; for others, it’s more about ease. Whatever your skincare system, you’ve no doubt established some kind of consistency, with products you always buy, steps you always take and an order you always follow. Which is why we understand that the idea of overhauling your current, trusted routine, and switching to something less toxic can make you apprehensive. But hear us out… there is value in cleaning up your beauty routine and it’s also a lot easier than you might think…
DO I REALLY NEED TO CLEAN-UP?
Whether your current beauty regime is meticulously designed by expert dermatologists, or a simple wash-your-face-with-soap, switching to more natural products can do a lot for your skin.
Especially if your skin is sensitive, prone to blemishes, irritation or redness, opting for products that avoid toxic chemicals, preservatives and synthetic fragrances will work to ease congestion and reduce breakouts.
Natural products are also less stripping than conventional treatments. This will do wonders for dry skin, as gentler formulas can keep the oil glands from going into overdrive and clogging up your skin’s surface. Not to mention, harsh chemicals should never really be used long-term. Making the gradual swap over to natural products and remedies can ensure your skin is self-sufficient, keeping its healthy glow all on its own!
‘IT’S EASY’ YOU SAY?…
It sure is! From brushing up on which common toxins to avoid (see our Breaking Down Clean Beauty blog), reading more labels or even making swaps in your beauty product line-up, every effort counts. For a super simple Clean Beauty routine that works, read on:
STEP 1: Prep
The proof is in the prep when it comes to an effective clean beauty routine. Which is why we can’t do without a Rose Quartz Face Roller and Body Brush.
Natural Bristle Body Brush | $19.95
Rose Quartz Face Roller | $39.95
Regular body brushing is an effective way to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin by naturally removing dead skin cells. It also aids in blood circulation to boost skin elasticity and firmness, and bring you that #glow!
We swear by our Rose Quartz Face Roller for detoxing the skin and softening fine lines. Facial rollers help to stimulate oxygen flow to the skin, reducing puffiness and tightening pores. It’s a yes from us!
Pro-tip: Pop your face roller in the fridge overnight for the ultimate cooling massage.
STEP 2: Hydrate
Beauty editors and those in the know are all skipping toner. Instead, hydration is the next step. Bio Juice Hydration Skin Drink is perfect for plumping, hydrating and smoothing the skin.
Bio Juice Hydra Skin Drink | $49.95
STEP 3: Serum
Serums are super-concentrated treatments targeting very specific skin concerns, so we like to keep them as close to the skin as possible. And because they are in such direct contact with our skin, a toxin-free formula is always the better option.
Depending on your skin concerns – hydration, anti-ageing or exfoliating – choose one to match your needs.
Super Drink Supercharged Serum | $49.95
Firm Face Supercharged Serum | $49.95
Party Peel Supercharged Serum | $49.95
STEP 4: Moisturise
The holy grail of beauty acts, moisturising is a no-brainer. Considering the havoc that sun, weather and pollution wreak on our skin, extra hydration is necessary to keep the skin’s pH balanced and for general protection. Our favourite Superfood Face Oil is deeply hydrating and offers protection from free radical damage – restoring strength and natural bounce to your skin.
Superfood Face Oil | $49.95
It’s equally vital to keep your lips moisturised. And since whatever goes on your lips ultimately gets ingested at one point or another, it’s important to ensure lip balms are non-toxic and not full of of harsh chemicals. This is one of our favourites:
STEP 5: Protect
By now, even earthworms must know about the importance of wearing sunscreen. Whether it’s summer or the dead of winter, the sun’s rays still shine, and our skin is still prone to damage. That’s why we lean on our favourite natural Sunscreen Face Stick. It’s SPF 50 and has a subtle tint, so you can wear it all day, every day for the ultimate sun protection.
Premium Sunscreen Face Stick | $29.95
BONUS STEP: Deodorise
The value of using a natural deodorant is that they don’t block your pores. Unlike anti-perspirants, which do block your pores – hence why you don’t sweat. Natural deodorants promote the good bacteria on your skin, to improve odor, and keep you feeling fresh.
Our picks are totally organic and chemical-free, blended with essential oils with no traces of artificial fragrance: