So you have decided to switch to natural makeup products? That’s a great idea but you need to be careful during the transition. Even natural makeup can cause problems especially if you have sensitive skin. You also need to give your skin time to adjust.
Before you make the jump, here are a few helpful tips.
1. Switch gradually
Don’t go on a rampage throwing out every makeup you have. For one, you need to give your skin time to get used to the new natural makeup. You don’t want to risk a reaction because you were too hasty.
Secondly, replacing all your makeup with natural alternatives is not cheap. And third, you need time to properly research quality products.
Instead of throwing everything out, replace your makeup as it finishes. Wait until you have used up all your moisturizer or eyeliner before switching to a natural one. It will give you more time to find the best replacements and it’ll also be easier on your pocket.
But if you are feeling that your current cosmetics are really affecting your skin and health, switch immediately. Just know that you’ll have to spend more money to replace your entire makeup.
2. Do your research
Not all natural makeup is the same. Because there are no hard regulations in place, it’s easy to be misled by labels and company claims. Many organic cosmetics companies seek USDA approval for the ingredients they put in their products.
For instance, simply because a product is labeled natural’ doesn’t mean that it is 100% natural. It could be that only a few ingredients are natural. Labels like organic’, certified organic’ and green’ can also be confusing.
So you’ll need to dig deep into a product before you buy it. Find out what ingredients they are using and what customers have to say. If it says 100% natural’ then make sure that it actually is. If it simply says natural’ find out whether there are any dangerous synthetic ingredients.
3. Be careful about skin sensitivity
One advantage of taking it slow when transitioning to natural makeup products is to protect your skin. Even natural ingredients can sometimes cause a skin reaction.
For instance, some people are allergic to coconut oil while others react to certain essential oils.
Before using a natural cosmetic, test it on a small area of your skin. This is especially important if you have a history of skin sensitivity.
4. Try different products
There are a lot of natural makeup products that will disappoint you. Even if they don’t cause any reactions, they don’t work as advertised.
Don’t give up. You may have to try several products until you find the one that works for you.
When shopping, read customer feedback especially from people with the same skin type and needs as you. Does the makeup work? How quickly? Does it last all day?
Additionally, when buying a certain brand for the first time, buy the smallest size available. If it doesn’t work well for your skin, you won’t have spent a lot of money. When you find good quality natural makeup that works for you, it will have been worth it. The natural makeup look leaves your skin glowing, younger and healthier.