Making swaps in your beauty routine can seem daunting. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be. These three swaps can make a big difference in your beauty routine, and set you on the way to all natural beauty.
Moisturizer sits on your skin all day and is readily absorbed. It should be applied twice a day. That is why it is my top pick for a natural swap.
I am all about face oils. I am currently using a mixture of organic sweet almond oil and organic castor oil as my daily moisturizer. Now this will vary from person to person. I have extremely dry, sensitive skin. This combination has been working wonders for my dry skin without clogging my pores.
Other great oils for facial moisturizing are :
- Coconut Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Marula Oil
- Rosehip Seed Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
Have you ever gotten makeup remover in your eye? It probably stung and turned your eye bright red. This is always a warning sign to me. If you flip over the packaging to your favorite make up remover, I’m sure there are at least 5 chemicals you cant pronounce.
There is a better way! Coconut oil and a microfiber cloth is all you need.
Simply warm a small amount of organic coconut oil between your fingers and apply all over your place. I personally let it sit for a minute or two before wiping it off with the microfiber cloth. Feel free to use cotton rounds as well. I prefer a microfiber cloth as a more sustainable option.
This swap you may not consider part of your beauty routine but you should. You (should) be wearing sunscreen, at least on your face, everyday. Considering that in May 2019 there was a newly released study that found that chemicals in sunscreen can reach your blood stream within one day of use. The Environmental Working Group Just released their ratings for safe sunscreen in 2019, which you can check out here.
There are two types of sunscreens chemical and physical. I will be going into more depth in my 2019 sunscreen review, so watch out for that. The basic principle is chemical sunscreen penetrates your skin where physical sunscreen sits on top. Physical sunscreens, aka mineral sunscreen, uses zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as their main ingredient.
Choosing an organic mineral sunscreen means less chemicals are going to be absorbed in your blood stream. Check out the EWG for recommendations and stay tuned for my upcoming review!
What swaps have you made in your beauty routine?
~Millennial Green Girl