HERE’S HOW MY SWITCH TO NATURAL/ORGANIC PRODUCTS IS GOING…
t’s been over two weeks since I decided to switch my skincare regime to more natural & organic products, and honestly it’s going pretty well! Please excuse my late update regarding my natural transition - it’s been more difficult than expected to say goodbye to some of my products!
Now that I am emotionally stable, I wanted to share with you some tips on how to transition slowly to more natural ingredients and products, if this is something that you are interested in doing too! Like I said, the hardest part was to put away some of the products that I have been using for a long time, that have been with me through thick and thin. I made the decision to completely switch from synthetic products to natural products in one go - meaning eliminating the products that were not clean and buying new ones. But it didn’t really go as planned.
What I realised when I started to “spring clean“ my bathroom shelves, was that I wasn’t eliminating ALL non-natural products, but only those that I wasn’t attached to, either because I wasn’t using them in the first place or simply didn’t like. I finally put them in a bag and decided to give them away to my beauty loving friends that often trial products for us.
Then, I added to the remaining VIP selection of synthetic products back to my shelf next to the new natural products that I purchased ! A few days after that, I realised that I was living in denial and compromising my exploration to completely switch to natural products. I decided I had to remove the remaining products that were not natural (queue tears) from my shelves and hide them in a box under my stairs (always good to have backup right?)
It made me realise how hard it was to actually switch completely from products that are not all natural to natural products all in one go. This is why, I highly recommend you to do it step by step. After further discussion with Megan, I also realised that switching everything at once, might also have an impact on skin!
Thankfully, I have a more normal to combination skin, so the switch didn’t cause my skin to react. However, I know that if Megan (who has rosacea and sensitive skin) would have done the same, she would have probably had an adverse reaction and would then not be able to pinpoint the ingredient causing it! Introducing products & ingredients step by step is key to making sure that your skin can not tolerate the product.
This is why I worked closely with Megan on a ‘Product Edit’ of natural products that are very gentle and good staples to have in your bathroom shelves! To discover them click the “Shop Product Edit” tab on our website !
PS: One product that I absolutely can’t live without is the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Anyone know a natural substitute? I tried the RMS Un Cover-Up Foundation, which I love but it doesn’t have the same consistency or pigment as the NARS. SOS!!