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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tips for Making Your Beauty Routine More Eco-Friendly

In recent years, a lot of efforts have been made to make it easier for everyone to be more eco-friendly, and for good reason. If you’re already taking steps to save the Earth, know you can take a few more with your beauty routine. While you don’t necessarily have to start a company dedicated to environmentalism like the experts at the Cadiz Water Project, you can start small while putting your best face forward.

Reconsider How Often You Shampoo Your Hair

You might have your shampoo routine locked down to a science, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few adjustments to make your hair even healthier. Washing your hair every day often removes healthy oils it needs for that lustrous, silky look you’re likely aiming for. Not only that but when you do wash your hair, you’re using precious water. Try using dry shampoo to see if you like how it works for you and your hair; it will most certainly work for the environment.

Use Reusable Cotton Rounds

Cotton balls are great for removing makeup from your face, but you likely hate how much space they take up in your wastebasket. Save space in landfills and trash cans by using reusable cotton rounds, which also save you money in the long run. Something else to think about is that to bleach cotton balls, potentially harmful chemicals like dioxins are commonly used.

Look for Packaging Made From Recycled Materials

When you’re walking down the aisle searching for your must-have beauty products, be sure to check the packaging to see whether it’s made from recycled materials. Because of the rise of being eco-friendly, most companies will loudly and proudly proclaim whether their packaging is made from recycled materials.

Opt for Chemical-Free Products

While some of your favorite beauty products and brands might make you look and feel your best, they could contain ingredients that are harmful to you. Take out some time to research those brands to learn what kind of ingredients they add to their products so you know for a fact what you’re putting on your skin and potentially into your body. You might be surprised at just how much better your skin looks and feels when you opt for chemical-free and eco-friendly beauty products.

Buy a Safety Razor

Rather than keep buying disposable razors, switch to a safety razor instead. Not only do safety razors work just as well as disposable razors, they also result in less waste over time.

Look in Your Kitchen for Natural Beauty Ingredients

Should you ever find yourself in pinch and out of your favorite cream, mask or cleanser, look in your kitchen to see if you’ve already got something that can help you out. For instance, honey is great for moisturizing your skin, and it also makes for a great face cleanser when combined with green tea. Scrub away dead skin with an exfoliator made from coconut oil and sugar, and you can give your skin a taunt, youthful appearance while getting rid of blackheads with a bit of lemon juice.

Use Bar Soap

Rather than a body wash, it’s better to use bar soap, mainly because there’s less packaging (and less waste) to worry about taking up space in a landfill. You also have to think about the fact that some of the ingredients commonly found in body washes can be consumed by aquatic wildlife, and not all those ingredients are biodegradable.

Just because you want to do more to protect the environment doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your looks to do so. Think outside the box and the bottle when it comes to your beauty routine to do your part to save the world.

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