"Going clean" is not only a trend, but a lifestyle option many people are choosing. The notion incorporates clean food, hygienic products, cosmetics, household items, and so on.
But what does clean mean? Clean - harmless to you and the environment; absence of toxic compounds. The idea of going clean holds a purpose of reducing negative impacts of human-made products to you and earth.
Transitioning to Clean Beauty
Beginning your journey to clean beauty products may seem complicated, yet it comes down to simple steps once you understand the process. It is best to start by replacing the products you use most often in the largest quantities first, to be followed by the decreasing amounts. Your approach must follow the order of:
hand soap -> shower gel -> body lotion -> deodorant -> sunscreen -> other body products
face wash & toner -> makeup remover -> facial cream(s) -> makeup products -> other facial products
shampoo -> conditioner -> masks/treatments -> oils -> sprays -> styling products -> other hair products
Ingredients On the Watch-out
The ingredients found in all topical products that must be avoided are as follows:
- Aluminum Compounds
- Ethoxylated Agents
- Refined Petroleum
Experiment With Your Options
Going clean is a lifetime journey of commitment. Upgrading your clean products to organic, sustainable, and vegan ones will only improve the commitment.
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