One of the most common emails we see here at Organic Bunny is from people switching to new, cleaner routines and not getting the results they were hoping for right away. So, today’s Skin Saving Sunday tip for those transitioning into green beauty is to remember- many things can disrupt your transition from conventional to clean, however, one major cause, that we see almost daily, is that people are still using irritating products alongside their new, much gentler options OR, they are not using their new products exactly as directed.
While we never insist people buy everything at once, we do strongly urge people at least swap out the same areas of the skin together as using an irritating cleanser but then using a gentle lotion over, can sometimes be pointless as you are still irritating the skin with the harsh cleanser. When it comes to your face, it is most ideal to stop everything conventional entirely, literally stop everything, and allow your skin that time to adjust, detox, and rebalance.
Many do not want to do this as they may have just purchased items or they’re not ready to give up their favorite lotion quite yet and that is fine, but we would suggest waiting to switch when you’re ready to fully commit as we can not guarantee the best results while irritating products are still being used and we hate to see customers waste money! So, our biggest skin-saving Sunday tip today would be to swap out items entirely, per skin region, to get the most bang for your buck.
Best Items to Swap Together-
Ideally, you want to swap out entire regions together and if you can not afford to do it all at once, start with just a few simple items! For example, the face you really want to swap everything at once but if you can’t financially do that, start small! A gentle cleanser, moisturizer + exfoliator will take you a long way! Not sure where to start? Email us for a FREE consultation with our licensed Esthetician at any time. email@example.com. Below are some examples of regions we swap together, in order of importance, in our opinion.
- Face- Cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, masks, SPF, face makeup, face wipes, anything that touches the face!
- Body- Body washes, lotions, scrubs, detergents.
- Hair- Shampoo, conditioner + hair care, as your scalp is a large area of skin.
- Makeup- Things like eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, brows, mascara, polishes can be done when you have the funds. They are important swaps, but the above is the priority for us!
Reasons Green Beauty Routines Can Be Disrupted-
- Hormone-disrupting medications like birth control.
- Pregnancy or hormone imbalances, in general.
- Untreated or underlying health issues and stress.
- Still using prescribed, topical medications like Retin-A.
- Still using conventional skincare items, even if it’s just 1 item, it can throw things off significantly.
- Still using irritating face makeups that sit directly on the skin, foundations, powders, concealers…
- Diet. If you are using a totally clean routine and are still suffering from breakouts, we encourage everyone find a local Naturopath to be tested for internal issues. A simple Biomeridian Test can easily identify what is causing stress to your system. Even healthy foods like quinoa and peppers can personally cause me stress. Dairy, gluten, meats, eggs, some nuts, soy… also common trigger foods.
- Not following exact directions. We often see people overusing their new products. Using treatment soaps or chemical exfoliators more often than needed can absolutely irritate the skin. Please only follow the routine our licensed Esthetician gives to you. Veering off course can come with skin consequences!
Consult with the Organic Bunny Licensed Esthetician Now!
Want to clean up your routine but still not sure where to start? Shoot us an email today for your very own customized green beauty routine! Our licensed Esthetician Alexandra will guide you through the entire process A-Z, suggesting the very best way to switch over, keeping your budget in mind as well. Email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org