Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Coming Clean is a monthly series where we interview people about their relationship with clean beauty—the good, bad, and ugly. We hope these interviews will serve as a platform for raw and vulnerable discussion, but if you only take away one thing, it should be this: There is no right or wrong way. There is only your way.
Beth is a professional makeup artist specializing in green, nontoxic beauty artistry and education. Check out our interview with her as part of CLOVE + HALLOW's monthly Coming Clean series.
WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO MAKE THE SWITCH TO USING CLEANER BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
The switch to cleaner products was prompted after I started cleaning up my diet. My son was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at age six, and after removing several things from his diet, his tics were barely noticeable anymore. I really started to look at what we put in and on our bodies and learned we have to be our own advocates and really pay attention.
"MY SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TOURETTE SYNDROME AT AGE SIX, AND AFTER REMOVING SEVERAL THINGS FROM HIS DIET, HIS TICS WERE BARELY NOTICEABLE ANYMORE."
WHICH BEAUTY PRODUCT DID YOU SWAP FIRST?
I started with skincare and foundation and then quickly moved to everything else!
WAS BEAUTY THE FIRST THING YOU SWITCHED WHEN MOVING TO A CLEANER LIFESTYLE?
No, food first.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CLEAN BEAUTY STAPLES?
I love face oils and a good tinted lip balm.
WHAT DOES YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?
Its extensive! I see it as self-pampering. I cleanse and moisturize every day, then use serums and eye cream. I exfoliate two to three times a week, sometimes more, and mask two to four times a week. I use a jade roller as well, and mineral sunscreen when I'm outside.
"[MY SKINCARE ROUTINE] IS EXTENSIVE! I SEE IT AS SELF-PAMPERING."
WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE IN THE FUTURE FROM CLEAN BEAUTY?
I'm excited to see that it's becoming more mainstream. People are paying more attention and making better choices.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WANTING TO TRANSITION TO CLEANER BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
It feels good to make the change and there are so many incredible options out there. Take one step at a time!