This quick 5 minute face routine focuses on natural, clean beauty products and will leave you looking put together in no time!
For over a year now, it’s been my mission to totally overhaul my beauty products and replace them with clean alternatives. I’ve used natural products for years for cleaning and even skincare, but makeup was always my last priority.
Yes, I had a few products that I liked and that worked well enough, but I didn’t love them. I still felt like I was trying to hard to make my natural products work as well as my old favorites.
So, my goal became to build an arsenal of products I actually loved. Products I didn’t have to try to make work for me because they were made with better ingredients. After all, we shouldn’t have to sacrifice functionality when we make the switch to better ingredients, right?
As with anything, there’s been a lot of trial and error, and it’s been a constantly evolving journey of trying new things, exploring new brands, and finding new favorites.
I’ve shared a lot about my clean beauty journey here on the blog, but today, I want to break down my simple 5 minute face routine. This is my daily look to help me feel put together with very little effort.
Clean Beauty Products I Love
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Today, I’ll share more about my daily clean beauty routine. In the beauty world, I guess they call this the 5 minute face, but if I’m honest, my routine probably takes less than 5 minutes.
If you know me at all, you probably know that’s about the max amount of time I’ll spend before I decide it’s too much work and just go bare-faced everywhere.
It starts with skincare
First things first, the best way to minimize your makeup routine and use fewer products is to focus on your skincare first.
A good skincare routine lays the foundation that makes everything else easier. Good quality skincare with minimal, natural ingredients are my go-to. This is my go-to brand for skincare. It’s vegan, cruelty free, super affordable, and I can pronounce everything on the label. My skin has never looked better than it does when I keep up a consistent routine with these products.
I naturally have very acne prone skin, and have struggled with a clear complexion most of my life. Believe me when I tell you that getting this nailed down and clearing up your skin with a combination of clean eating and good skincare will make the rest of the advice in this post much easier to follow.
My must-have makeup
Now that we’ve covered skincare, we can move on to the fun part – Makeup!
I used to think that I needed to pick one brand of makeup and stick with it across the board. But, the more I dive into the topic of clean beauty, the more I realize that’s just not the case! I love checking out the recommendations from Gurl Gone Green, and it’s really helped me branch out on what I try.
With that said, here are the products I personally use on a daily basis to complete this simple look:
- Acure SPF 30 Day Cream: Because the best anti-aging product you can use is SPF protection!
- Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer: I use the matte side for under eyes and to touch up any red spots, and use the illuminating side like a highlighter.
- Honest Beauty Blush: I get mine at Target
- Honest Beauty 2-in-1 Mascara and Primer: I have short, straight lashes, and searched forever for a mascara I love, and this one is it!
- W3LL People Bronzer: I use this for a light contour under my cheek bones
- Mineral Fusion Sheer Moisture Lip Tint
My 5 Minute Face Routine
If you’ll notice, I’m not even currently wearing foundation on a regular basis. With the right skincare, I haven’t needed to!
It’s a simple routine of washing my face, applying moisturizer, and concealer to any trouble spots. After that, I apply blush and bronzer, a little illuminator, and some lip color!
That’s it! It’s pretty easy to look and feel put together when your makeup routine only takes a few minutes. Thanks to these products, that’s all I need in the mornings!
Get Your Natural Summer Look with this 5 Minute Face Routine
I went on a mission just over a year ago to find clean beauty products I love that can get me great results in just a little time. No longer will I sacrifice makeup that works in order to live a clean lifestyle.
After a lot of trial and error, I finally devised my own personal 5 minute face routine using all natural products that work. It’s simple, effective, and focused on products that are all natural and actually good for you.
Be sure to save this to reference as you shop for products, and share with your friends who are looking to make the switch to clean beauty!
Read more on Clean Living from Angie Cruise:
- How to Make the Switch to Natural Cleaning Products
- Summer Diffuser Blends with Essential Oils
- Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid
- Why We Use Natural Products (Even When it’s Harder)