Warmer weather brings pledges of healthier living — new fitness practices, more wholesome foods, higher water intake… Why not detox your beauty regimen too?
As you adjust for heat, sun and swim suit, it’s a great time to switch from conventionals to cleaner products. You not only cut unhealthy and potentially irritating chemicals, but you introduce natural, beneficial ingredients to promote a more healthy glow.
Here are six easy, effective swaps to get you started.
Swap Dove for Schmidt’s Deodorant
Schmidt’s Deodorant comes in a nice variety of scents and sensitive skin versions that provide long-lasting sweat and smell protection. These affordable deodorants are also free of irritating and harmful ingredients, and come in stick and jar formats as well as travel-size options.
Swap out Dove for Schmidt’s to avoid animal testing and: petrochemicals, PEGs, PPGs, BHT, urea, synthetic fragrance. Learn more about these funky ingredients from EWG.
Swap out Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Moisturizer Sunscreen for Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer
Keep your skin supple and smooth all summer long with Suntegrity’s sunscreen moisturizer. It includes hydrating, organic ingredients like jojoba, pomegranate, sunflower oils and green tea extract to soothe and nourish even sensitive skin. Wear Suntegrity as your gentle, daily citrus-scented moisturizer, and as a skin primer to help keep makeup in place. So good, you might even think of the natural SPF30 UVA and UVB protection as an added bonus!
Swap out Kiehl’s with Suntegrity to cut animal testing and: petrochemicals, chemical sunscreens (octocrylene, octisalate, homosalate), PEGs, phenoxyethanol, steareth-100. Learn more about these funky ingredients from EWG.
Swap Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer for Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream
Jane Iredale’s lightweight, mineral BB cream features a formula made from natural ingredients that is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and full coverage. This flexible BB cream keeps skin nourished and blemish-free, while also providing natural broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. From day-to-night, this BB cream is gentle, lightweight, and provides effortless application and full coverage in a variety of shades.
Swap out Laura Mercier for Jane Iredale to avoid animal testing, animal fat and: petrochemicals, PPGs, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben, octinoxate, urea, phenoxyethanol, aminomethyl propanol. Learn more about these funky ingredients from EWG.
Swap Kiehl’s Sun Free Self-Tanning Formula for Chocolate Sun Self Tanner
For even, all-over color that doesn’t harm your body, try Chocolate Sun’s natural sunless-tanning treatment. Available in three different shades, this body lotion nourishes the skin with a proprietary blend of organically grown and wildcrafted botanicals and herbs, including shea butter, coconut oil and aloe. Chocolate Sun smells subtly sweet and delicious like cocoa, and gradually turns the skin a natural-looking “suntan” color, not carrot orange. You can apply it daily over time to build a deeper tan.
Swap out Kiehl’s for Chocolate Sun to cut animal testing and: petrochemicals, PEGs, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, phenoxyethanol. Learn more about these funky ingredients from EWG.
Swap Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo for Axiology Lip Crayon
Get an effortless, colorful pout that will last the longer summer days with Axiology Lip Crayons. They’re crafted from natural, organic and wild harvested ingredients, and give lips rich pigmentation and hydration. The six bright and beautiful colors are perfect for summer, and go on smoothly with a shimmery yet matte finish for natural, supple-looking lips.
Swap out Hourglass for Axiology to cut animal ingredients (lanolins) and: petrochemicals, synthetic color. Learn more about these funky ingredients from EWG.
Swap Sachajuan Dry Powder Shampoo for Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo
Summer is a time to have more fun, not stress over your hair. Prolong your ‘do with this clarifying, volumizing, 100% natural dry shampoo from Rahua. It features organic plant-based and mineral ingredients that help absorb the oil, sweat and dirt that accumulates throughout the day, leaving hair refreshed, voluminous and smelling nice. Rahua Dry Shampoo is packaged in an aerosol-free, recyclable, “eco-squeeze” bottle, making it unique and eco-friendly from the inside out.
Swap out Sachajuan for Amazon Beauty Rahua to cut: petrochemicals, butane, propane, alcohol, synthetic fragrance. Learn more about these funky ingredients from EWG.
What clean swaps have you made lately? Any healthy beauty alternative you’d like to recommend? We’d love to hear from you. Please share your thoughts or questions in the Comments section, below.
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