How to "Clean Up" Your Beauty Routine: A 5-Step Guide

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Isabella Behravan

While maintaining a less toxic, more natural beauty routine is a great idea in theory, overhauling your current lineup of products is likely a mildly intimidating endeavor—especially when it entails parsing through a series of unrecognizable ingredients that contain more syllables than should ever be allowed in any human language. We're here to tell you that unpronounceable jargon aside, cleaning up your regimen doesn't have to be so difficult—nor is there a "right" way to do it.

It can be as simple as versing yourself on a few common toxins and avoiding them as much as possible. Or maybe you just want to start by swapping in a new moisturizer and work your way through the rest of your vanity from there. Every little bit counts, for both the environment and your health—don't forget that your skin absorbs just about everything you put on it, so it's worth the scrutiny. But stress won't do your complexion any favors either, so let's take that out of the equation, shall we? Our five-step guide is foolproof.