My Transition to Clean Beauty
In recent years, I have tried to be more mindful about the things that I put on my face daily. It started when I went on intensive acne medication. I had terrible acne for a while (those of you who know me might remember), and I struggled to stay presentable. When I was on medication, I was not allowed to use anything else but the things my doctor prescribed me: gentle face wash, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen. I was also not allowed to use face makeup which was devistating to say the least. I love makeup, what can I say? That said, I was determined to clear my skin up so I listened. 3 months later, my skin cleared immensely as if I never even had acne in the first place. It was a miracle.
3 months of only using sunscreen made me appreciate more natural, bare beauty. It was my a-ha moment. If I took care of my skin, I wouldn’t even need foundation in the first place (well, realistically, I would still use it on special occasions but not because I need to). I also began to look into what ingredients actually go into the things that I put on my face. Not saying I became one of those people who think everything is killing me or will eventually lead to cancer (some probably do, but living in paranoia probably leads to cancer too), but I became more mindful of what needs to go on my skin and what doesn’t. Alcohol, for example, is not something I need. In fact, it’s something that shouldn’t be put on my skin!
Like food, I think anything in moderation is good for the soul. If you want that highlighter, go for it girl! But you could also lessen the “toxins” by using a more natural foundation, or maybe nothing at all. At least that’s what I go by. Being a more mindful, smart beauty user can do you a lot of good. That’s really the basis of why I created this blog–I’m really passionate about this and I need an outlet where I could pour my thoughts and newfound knowledge into. I’m not a professional chemist, nor am I a certified toxicologist, but I am learning to be a better beauty user. Heck, maybe this’ll let me make my own beauty brand one day. Who knows?