Four Simple Ways to Make Your Beauty Routine More Eco-Friendly
Many people are put off by the idea of an eco-friendly lifestyle because it seems complicated and uncomfortable. Here are a few simple steps that will add novelty to your beauty routine and help our planet at the same time.
Pay attention to the ingredients
Cosmetic products, especially cleansers, may contain components that are harmful to the environment and your skin. Try to avoid products with ingredients based on petroleum refining, synthetic fragrances, dyes, and parabens. Before buying products with labels indicating an ecological composition, make sure that this labeling is not invented by the manufacturer and meets commonly accepted standards.
Pay attention to the packaging
It's not just the contents that matter, but the packaging as well. A plastic jar can take decades to decompose. An excellent way to reduce beauty waste is to buy cosmetics in refillable jars, which many well-known brands now offer. You can update not only skincare products but also eyebrow pencils, lipstick, and even perfume.
Another option is glass jars. More and more brands are giving preference to glass, and this trend even has its own name — glassification. Glass can be recycled endlessly without losing quality. Moreover, unlike plastic, it does not contain harmful elements that can get into skincare products.
Many brands take used jars for recycling, so find out if such a program exists with your favorite company.
Consider solid shower gels, shampoos, and conditioners. They require much less packaging to produce, and in terms of effect, they are not inferior to conventional products.
Say no to disposable products
As much as possible, refuse or minimize the use of disposable cotton pads, patches, fabric masks, and cotton swabs. Reusable alternatives have long been invented for all disposable items — fabric pads that can be washed and used again, silicone-tipped swabs that are easy to clean, cream masks. And the perfect alternative to disposable patches is natural stone patches.
By replacing disposable patches with natural stone patches, you will not only reduce waste but also the amount of resources used to produce something that will serve you only once.
Don't buy unnecessary products
Before buying a random cream or serum, find out your skin's needs and choose the necessary products. Instead of five jars, it's better to buy one effective product.
Use versatile, multi-functional products. It will save space in your cosmetic bag, and you won't have to buy multiple products with similar properties.P.S. To avoid burning out and making the transition to an eco-friendly beauty routine uncomfortable, it's worth doing everything gradually. There's no need for beauty asceticism; let your favorite jars and rituals continue to delight you as you explore new horizons of responsible consumption.