Sustainable and zero-waste beauty isn’t just a trend; it’s a movement.
Sustainable beauty doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems. We have some tips that will score you a more environmentally friendly beauty routine in no time.
If you’re looking to make some changes to your own routine, keep reading for five simple switches for a more sustainable beauty routine.
Sustainable Beauty Tip #1: Use Recyclable Packaging
Don’t get us wrong—throwing out products you already have and replacing them with ones in recyclable packaging isn’t exactly doing the planet a solid. But
When you get around to finishing your current favorite beauty products, start replacing them with recyclable products. Recyclable products have symbols like the “chasing arrows” icon on their labels.
It is important to note that you should finish the products you currently have before chucking them in the trash and replacing them with more sustainable options. Wasting products goes against the purpose of sustainability.
Sustainable Beauty Tip #2: Use Clean and Non-Toxic Beauty Products
Some of the chemicals hidden in our face washes, masks, serums, and moisturizers can harm our planet after we wash them off our faces. These chemicals go down drains and eventually into our oceans, where they do damage to our environment’s precious marine life.
Here is a list of some harmful cosmetic ingredients that damage our environment. Products with plant-based ingredients are the most eco-friendly and sustainable choices, as these are natural.
When it comes to your hair, look for salons with green and eco-friendly options (see here).
Sustainable Beauty Tip #3: Use Reusable Cotton Pads and Microfiber Cloths
Makeup wipes are wasteful and can lead to further damage to our skin. Reusable cotton pads made from terry cloth or cotton are a great eco-friendly and sustainable option for removing your makeup. Microfiber cloths are another zero-waste beauty option.
These cloths can also be used when removing makeup, washing your face, and exfoliating. After using, you can throw the pads and clothes in the wash, and they will be as good as new.
It’s important to regularly wash your pads and cloths to avoid transferring bacteria and dirt back onto your skin.
Sustainable Beauty Tip #4: Use Multi-Tasking Products to Cut Down on Waste
Multi-tasking products simplify and streamline your beauty routine and cut back on waste. One great example of a multi-step product is a lip and cheek tint and cream that can be used all over your face as blush, lipstick, or even eyeshadow.
Sustainable Beauty Tip #5: Don’t Leave the Faucet Running
You may not know this, but wasting water takes a toll on our planet. Don’t leave the water running during any parts of your beauty or skincare routine where water is required. This includes washing your face, brushing your teeth, etc.
It may be easier to leave the water running, and it may take time to get used to this new practice, but saving water makes a significant impact!
Sustainable Beauty for a Better World
Sustainable and zero-waste beauty isn’t just a trend; it’s a movement. Sustainable beauty doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems.
If you’re looking to make some changes to your own routine, we hope our list of 5 simple switches for a more sustainable beauty routine gave you more insight and inspired you to make the switch to a cleaner and greener beauty routine.
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