If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that green beauty is something I’m really passionate about. I don’t consider myself a beauty blogger (or vlogger) by any means, but I do think understanding what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in our bodies. While I’m not here to preach, and I don’t have a 100% squeaky-clean beauty routine, I am constantly on the lookout for new products by brands that don’t use ingredients that are harmful to my health.
The transition to using cleaner beauty products can definitely be a tricky one. On one hand, you don’t want to be wasteful and throw out all the conventional products you have, and on the other hand it can be heard to find clean beauty products that are as effective as their counterparts.
My best tip for easing the transition? When trying new products, get a travel size whenever available. Not only is buying the smaller size more cost-effective, but it gives you a chance to try the product out without committing to a giant container. You have just enough to test out and see how you skin responds. Plus, the tiny sizes are perfect for throwing in your gym bag (and I’m all about having a well-stocked gym bag).
These days, breakouts aren’t my main concern when it comes to skincare because they don’t happen for me very often. I’m more interested in keeping my complexion even, bright, and glowy which is why I’ve been loving the Juice Beauty Age Defy Solutions line.
Juice Beauty is a brand that I have been enjoying over the past few years, and I’m excited to share some skincare goodies that I’ve incorporated into my routine as the season’s change (from winter to spring at the time I’m writing this). Right now, Juice Beauty has some amazing travel-friendly versions of their key product lines that are perfect for trying it out, for your gym bag, or for your next trip.
Here’s a little glimpse into my skincare routine at the moment. I’m a fan of giving my skin the TLC it needs while keeping things as simple as possible.
In the morning, I usually just use some warm water to wash my face as I thoroughly cleanse my skin at night. After some splashes of water, I dry my skin and apply Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Serum, followed by the Green Apple Brightening SPF 15 Moisturizer. Then, I apply my makeup and am good to go.
My evening skincare routine is a little more involved, as I like to make sure I can treat my skin really well after a long day. To remove my makeup, I use a blend of castor and jojoba oil (I blend the two oils myself). I rub the oil blend over my dry face (no water) to loosen up my makeup, especially around the eyes. I then use a warm washcloth to wipe off the oil and makeup. Next, I use the Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser to get off any remaining makeup, oil, or dirt that may have gotten left behind. I follow this up with either a spritz of rosewater or swipe of witch hazel to tone, and a bit of pure argan oil or rosehip oil to moisturize.
It has taken me years to find a skincare routine that I’m truly happy with, and right now this routine nails it for me. I would love to hear what skincare products you’re loving lately!
- Do you use green beauty products?
- What are some of your tips for cleaning up one’s beauty routine?
- What are some of your favorite skincare products?
Disclaimer: This post is in sponsorship with Juice Beauty. As always, all opinions are my own, and I only recommend products I use and trust. Thank you for supporting brands that keep The Balanced Berry going.