Why I’m Transitioning to Clean Beauty


In the last year, my skin has had many problems. I had consistent acne, small bumps all over my skin, blackheads, pores, extremely dry skin, dry patches, rough texture, redness. I tried different products but nothing seemed to help. In fact, I felt like all these products were just making my skin worse. 

I felt like my skin was becoming more sensitive. Stress probably also played a huge part in the condition of my skin. I started to use less products on my skin. I’ve completely cut off makeup because I didn’t want to put on anything that will make my skin worse.

Finally, I decided to try clean beauty. Specifically clean skincare products that have non-toxic ingredients. I figured if I want to help the condition of my face, I should start by eliminating certain ingredients. 

I’m still in transition to using clean beauty. I believe that every small step counts. With that said, here are 3 reasons I’m transitioning to Clean beauty.

Ingredients in beauty products are important:

I started to notice that certain products with certain ingredients would make my skin worse. Because of my skin condition, I started being intentional about what I put on my skin and the effects of certain ingredients on my skin. I’m no expert in chemistry, but I think it’s important to educate ourselves on the ingredients of the beauty products we use daily.

The Think Dirty App is an app that shows you how clean a skincare or makeup product is and what specific ingredients to ignore. A great starter app for anyone who’s just diving into clean beauty.

A lot of beauty stores now have a clean beauty section. Still make sure to check the ingredients on the package, but it’s a start to help you narrow your search.

My skin has become super sensitive:

I use to be able to use whatever on my skin and my skin never had any major reaction to the different products. The only ingredient I was never able to use was tea tree. But recently, I’ve noticed that I can’t use anything with alcohol, witch hazel, and certain types of oil and fragrances. I don’t know if it’s an age thing, but this problem is one of the main reasons for my transition.

I want care and know about what I put on my skin:

There are a lot of things I can’t control in life. But what I put on my skin, I can control. As I’m nearing 30, I just want to be more aware and conscious of the things I put on my skin. It’s better to know and learn, then not know. Just like how what we eat and physical activity is important, what I put on my skin should be just as important. I have a family history with medical problems, and being intentional about what I eat and what I put on my skin has just naturally made its way into the forefront of my current lilfe. 

And those are 3 reasons why I’m transitioning to clean beauty. I think everyone has their own reasons why they’re making the transition. Whatever your reasons are, remember that everyone’s journey will look different. 

A lot of people also think that clean beauty means expensive. But that’s not the case. There are a lot of affordable options available in the market today. Check out this post on 6 affordable clean beauty brands you can find at your drugstore.

Are you thinking about transitioning to clean beauty? What are some of your favorite skincare brands? Share in the comments!


~Sincerely, MaiNou

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