One of the biggest beauty trends of the moment just so happens to be clean beauty. What is clean beauty, you ask? This question can have quite a few different answers. In fact, clean beauty means different things to different people. For some, it means utilizing skin care products and makeup that are labeled as natural and free of certain ingredients (like parabens and phthalates). For others, it means using products that are tested safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. That being said, no matter how you choose to do clean beauty, you can pair your products with a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush to get the most out of your beauty routine. Follow these tips for following a clean beauty routine for glowing skin.
Cleanse with a Facial Cleansing Brush
Cleansing with a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush, like the Mia 2, is an effective way to rid the skin of dirt, oils, and impurities, and get glowing skin naturally. Pair it with a facial cleanser that is formulated with naturally or sustainably derived ingredients to get in on the clean beauty trend. Have sensitive skin? Use a Cashmere Cleanse Brush Head and a facial cleanser that is formulated to be safely used by sensitive skin. In the morning you can also use a facial cleansing brush with just water, an easy way to try the clean beauty trend. Clarisonic facial brushes clean skin 6x better than hands alone—what’s cleaner than that?
Massage Your Face
Another way to try the clean beauty trend and get glowing skin is to use a Smart Profile Uplift for a micro-firming facial massage. This facial brush targets 15 signs of aging on the face, neck, and décolleté thanks to its micro-firming technology that lifts, tones, and relaxes. When it comes to picking a facial oil that fits under the clean beauty umbrella, look for one that is derived from plant oils and is non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog pores) and free of mineral oil. If you have oily or sensitive skin, look for a facial oil that has a lightweight texture and is safe for use for all skin types; if you have dry skin, a facial oil with a more luxurious feel may offer you more hydration. The Smart Profile Uplift can help the skin care products you apply absorb better, so pat your facial oil of choice gently into your skin before facial massage.
Choose a Physical Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
One of the most important clean beauty products to get on your radar is physical sunscreen, which is formulated with zinc oxide. In the morning, reach for a physical broad-spectrum sunscreen and apply it as directed. Remember to take other sun protection measures as well, including limiting your time in the sun during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and wearing a hat and sunglasses for further protection.
Don’t Forget About Exfoliation
Exfoliating is a great way to create and maintain the appearance of glowing skin. Once or twice a week, reach for an exfoliator that is gentle and safe for all skin types. You have two types of exfoliation to choose from—mechanical and chemical. Mechanical exfoliation involves the use of a face scrub to physically remove dead skin cell buildup, while chemical exfoliation involves the use of an acid to break down the buildup. A good clean beauty option for mechanical exfoliation is a sugar scrub, because sugar is gentle on skin. As far as chemical exfoliation goes, look for fruit enzymes in the formula to try the clean beauty trend.
Pamper Yourself with a Face Mask
You don’t have to head to the spa to have a relaxing time pampering yourself—and your skin. Grab a face mask and use it once or twice a week to help get that glowing skin you desire. To find a face mask that fits in the clean beauty category, consider a bentonite clay mask, which can help draw out impurities on the surface of skin. Once you’re ready to remove your face mask, use a Mia 2 to get the job done.
Make Swaps to Your Makeup Bag
A clean beauty routine wouldn’t be complete without makeup. Look for a clean foundation (one that is non-comedogenic and safe for all skin types) and apply it with a Sonic Foundation Makeup Brush for a seamless finish. With this brush head, you’ll be able to cover blemishes, acne scars, and other imperfections better than with your hands. Glowing skin, here you come!