Climate change is a hot topic (pun intended) these days. The rising awareness and effect of this global phenomenon has led to factoring in this effect within many of our activities. One of the biggest evidence is that businesses are starting to care for the environment by enforcing their customers to become more sustainable.
Here is yet another way to help with the environment by making an environmentally-friendly and sustainable beauty routine.
Exchange aerosol with natural deodorant stick
Most of us use deodorant every day in the form of aerosol deodorant spray and using roll-on. The ingredients inside may benefit us, but it is the packaging that poses harm to the environment. Roll-on deodorants are made with two layers of plastic, which meant that it is very difficult to recycle. Considering that plastic takes 450 years to unravel and that millions of people use roll-on deodorants on a daily basis, we can imagine the amount of plastic just from roll-on deodorants. Although the good news is that aerosol can be recycled, the compressed gas used inside it has a dangerous effect to carbon gas emissions.
For these reasons, choose deodorants that are natural or that does not have packaging. This is a good alternative because other than it works, it also has minimal effects on the world around us. Its aluminum-free formula is also good for you and the environment.
Opt for multi-purpose products
Opting for multipurpose products is also something that you can try in order to become more environmentally-friendly. The more beauty products that we are buying, the more packaging waste there is going to be. Why not try double use products, such as a lip and cheek stain. Otherwise, you can also try using powder foundation instead of buying both a powder and foundation. Using a foaming makeup remover and cleanser that uses water can save wipes and cotton pads. Alternatively, eyebrow pencils can be used as a daytime eyeliner to eliminate the need to buy both products.
Simplify your skincare routine
Skincare is one part in which it may be hard to resist. A new face cream? A magical serum to solve all your skincare troubles? We may all find it hard to resist. But we must face the truth: we don’t need all of these products. If you look properly at the ingredients, you’ll find that most of the skincare products have similar ingredients. Buying two or three moisturizers will just be a waste. Just keep your trusty cleanser, toner, moisturizer, sunblock and you are good to go!
Change your Routine One Product at a Time
Yes, we understand that you want to take the eco-friendly way and use eco-friendly products immediately. But immediately going cold-turkey on non-sustainable products will only backfire. Make the routine a slow transition by changing one product at a time. This is especially the way to do it when your skin has already been accustomed to a certain routine. Start by buying and incorporating one product at a time to your routine, then gradually add up more.
All that Glitter is Not Good for the Environment
Remember: All that glitters is not gold. In this case, not all the glitters you see in your beauty products are good for the environment. Some ingredients put into our beauty products such as polyethylene are known to be harmful for the environment, as it’s the same ingredients found in plastic bags and other products.
Otherwise, you can use makeup with Mica in it, which is typically found in makeup. However, at times there are ethical issues around mica mines, so you might want to research where companies are getting their mica from. Biodegradable glitters, on the other hand, can only be broken down in industrial composting units and not anywhere else. Confused on what to use? Although it’s slightly difficult, there are a range of companies producing eco-friendly glitters that aren’t plastic. All you have to do is do some research and shop around.
Choose DIY Options
For those who want to avoid buying cosmetics entirely, the best option would be to make your own. One of the things you can start making on your own would to make your own moisturizer.
Assess the condition of your skin before buying the oils that you need. After assessing the condition of your skin, use 10 ml of either avocado oil or grapeseed oil. Mix in two drops of either lavender essential oil or a rosehip oil.
However, this DIY moisturizer does not suit all skin types, so it’s best to speak to a professional to see if it’s right for you.
Have you tried any of the tips above? Do you have any other tips? Tell us your experience in the comment section below!