HOW TO SWITCH TO SAFER SKINCARE (+ BEAUTY, BODY, HOME PRODUCTS)

If you've read about my skincare story, you know that I used a ton of harsh chemicals on my skin when I was younger in my effort to clear it up. I wanted to use makeup, but wasn't quite sure how to differentiate between all of the ingredients with crazy-sounding names. My dad, a chemist, always joked that he could make me the same things in his lab.

That was probably a good indicator that it wasn't great for me, but I continued anyway.

My mom taught me how to take care of my skin and put natural ingredients on it, but it wasn't until I began following a Paleo lifestyle and learning more about natural products that I really began to make the switch.

There are a ton of different labels. Non-toxic, natural, organic, green, dermatologist-approved... the list goes on and on. It's similar to the food industry.

A lot of it's all marketing. There is some overlap, but overall what matters most to me is transparency.

Have fun with your products. Explore. Do your research. Experiment. But overall, my philosophy is to invest in products you believe in and love. A little goes a long way, and it'll give you a skincare routine that you'll absolutely love doing (mine is so therapeutic!).

Keep reading for all my favorite "safer" products! (I like to call it "safer" products because they don't contain PEGs, sulfates, parabens, etc.)

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