There’s a holiday for everything—and today, folks, we have Clean Beauty Day. And while the day really amounts to nothing more than a marketing ploy and a day to “celebrate” on Instagram—we’ll certainly take whatever excuses we can to share some of our favorite tips and quotes from beauty experts in our space.
Here, the best advice around from clean beauty pros:
1. Always think ahead.
“In traditional medicine, doctors are there to put out fires, but if we take a step back and educate people on how to care for their skin in a prophylactic way, you can not only help with accelerated aging—but perhaps stop people from developing certain skin conditions later. Think about that version of you 10 years from now—what can we do today to prevent skin conditions from forming?” —mindbodygreen Collective member and board-certified dermatologist Whitney Bowe, M.D.
2. Use and respect nature.
“[My mom] used to save scraps from the kitchen, be it orange peel leftovers from making orange juice that morning, or maybe papaya seeds that no one wanted to eat with the fruit. She used to make her own face masks and treatments with these kitchen ingredients instead of throwing them away. She would also make her own hair-conditioning treatments with henna, alma, soap nut, and shikakai. I think of those memories fondly. She taught me how everything we need already exists in nature and that these natural elements could be just as effective as conventional products. I have come to appreciate this synergy very much.” —Krupa Koestline, clean cosmetic chemist and founder of KKT Consultants