One of the first things that I like to do in the New Year is start fresh and clean out my toiletries. It’s not something that we do often but throwing away all of those expired products is the right move. Trust me…your skin will thank you! For example, face wash and moisturizer only last about 6 months. So if it’s been longer than that, it’s time for it to go! After this time, the active ingredients start to lose their effectiveness so they’re not doing you any good anyways. It’s always important to have a good skin care routine regardless of whether you wear makeup on a regular basis. Your face is the one part of your body that is exposed to the elements year-round so making sure you are cleansing dirt and oils off while replacing it with healthy moisture is essential.
When it’s time to restock I like to look for clean beauty brands that I know will keep my skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. One of my favorites is Ilia Beauty because of their focus around transparency of ingredients as well as their commitment to creating safe, healthy, and effective beauty products. What’s great about Ilia is that their skin products have a very natural look and feel so your skin still looks like skin, not cakey or thick like other makeup brands. Plus, their products come in a wide range of colors. For example, their Serum Skin Tint is available in 30 different pigments so there is a shade for everyone!
Another brand that I like is RMS Beauty because they have a “farm-to-face” approach when it comes to the ingredients in their products. They use “raw, food grade, organic, wildcrafted” ingredients that are great for your skin and have the benefit of giving you natural nutrients. Some of their ingredients that I love are organic cocoa seed butter and organic coconut oil! As a bonus, their products are easy to use or layer. They are designed to be simple instead of complicated, which only adds to the reasons why I like them.
After you renew any skin and face care products, you’ll want to take a peek at your body care. When you feel fresh you feel your best so it’s important to look at what you are putting on your body as well. If you’re looking to take clean beauty into your deodorant this year, we’ve got you covered. Our deodorants at Morton Essentials are always made from the highest quality ingredients that are safe and effective to keep you dry all day long. Some of those ingredients include arrowroot powder to reduce irritation caused by sweating, Shea butter for its antibacterial properties as well as moisturizing, and rose essential oil for its anti-inflammatory benefits. AND none of our products contain aluminum, parabens, phthalates, or propylene glycol, which are common irritants and can cause allergic reactions. We are committed to making clean personal products that are good for you and your skin. If the New Year also brought a new way to wear deodorant, check out our deodorant cream, which comes in four different scents and are some of our customers’ favorites!
Whatever you choose to use in the new year, I hope it contains clean and natural ingredients that make you feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside!