The waste generated by the usage of beauty products worldwide is astonishingly high. Did you know that a bottle of your favorite moisturizer takes about a millennium to decompose? You can now figure out how awful the consequences are not only for us but the environment as well. Thus, now is the time to swap your conventional beauty regime to a sustainable one.
Eco-friendly beauty involves embracing environment-friendly choices and products for our beauty groove. So, to help you choose the way forward, we shall now walk you through 6 tips for sustainable beauty. Here we go!
Top 6 tips for eco-friendly beauty routine
Here are snazzy tips to add sustainability to the beauty routine:
- Choose reusable towels
After enjoying a party, you set yourself to remove the layers of makeup. And for that, you are likely to pick those wipes from the drawer. But, hey, stop, for the sake of our only planet! Not only are wipes terrible for your skin, but also for the health of the environment. Try using pads and reusable towels or products that do not require cotton pads whatsoever.
- Give a thought to the packaging
Favor brands that offer environment-friendly packaging, which especially refrains from the use of plastic. Despite the impact of plastic on our ecosystem, we still see products such as shampoos, conditioners, creams, etc., delivered in gaudy plastic containers that take ages to decompose. You should try to get products available in glass containers and bottles or other plant-based plastics.
- Consider Ingredients of the formulation
Choose products that flaunt organic and natural contents in the formulation while their packaging is also eco-friendly. Algae and marine extracts in beauty products are other game-changers for your skin. However, one should avoid products that involve microplastics, which are tiny plastic particles that negatively impact the Earth, as well as marine life. Products containing petroleum derivatives should also be avoided, such as propylene glycol, paraffin oil, and ethylene. Rather choose products with vegetable oils, cocoa butter, and beeswax.
- Let your skincare be simple
When it comes to the number of serums, creams, lotions, and other skincare products, the sky is the limit. However, you need to bring yourself out of the thought that you need them all for good skin. Almost every product you religiously use contains almost similar ingredients. Therefore, try to simplify your beauty regime. Simply sticking to a toner, moisture, and a cleaner that suits you will do the job. Furthermore, this will save you bucks and our planet as well.
- Adopt recycling
Reuse, recycle, and reduce are the buzzwords today. Why not adopt these Rs in the beauty routine? So, whenever your beauty product containers get empty, consider recycling them. Several brands today reward people for participating in recycling initiatives. Grab your reward and save the Earth!
- Share the beauty!
Often we get a beauty product flattered by its features and ingredients. However, it may turn out that the product is not suitable for your skin. What do you do then? Throw it away! This time, instead of putting it in the trash bin, gift the product to someone else. This reduces and buying and consumption cycle of beauty products.
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