Developing an eco-friendly beauty routine is getting more popular. The popularity is well deserved because deciding to help save the planet is a big thing. If you want to contribute to saving the planet too, the good news is that you easily can. Start the changes with your beauty routine and later broaden your good habits to other parts of your life. The best thing is that you’ll do a good deed while looking and feeling great.
Use Less Product
If advertisements make you believe that you have to put enormous amounts of products to look good, you’ve been doing everything wrong. For your daily routine, you won’t need more than four products. You can have great results with just cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Getting rid of all the dead skin, all the makeup, hydrating and protecting your face will easily be done without any unnecessary.
Look for Multi-purpose Products
Using multi-purpose products doesn’t just mean less waste, but it also means you’ll spend less money. Finding an all-in-one make-up sticks that you can use on lips, eyes, and cheeks will make your life much easier and you’ll be doing more for the environment. For example, you can also use your eyebrow pencil as a day-time eyeliner. Buy the products consciously and look for moisturizers that can be used as sunscreens too.
Use Smaller Amounts of Products
You really don’t have to use enormous amounts of product to get good results. Don’t slather the product on when using it. A smaller amount of product will get you great results without any build-up. Don’t forget to use the entire product. Before throwing the product away, make sure that you’ve used all of it.
Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day
Think of how often you wash your hair. If you do it more than four times a week, you’re overdoing it. Washing your hair too frequently will strip your hair of its natural oils. If you start washing the hair less frequently, you’ll not only save the product but also your hair. Washing the hair two or three times a week will suffice. If you feel the need to wash your hair more often, use a dry shampoo instead of actually washing it. Don’t forget to also stop the water from running when you don’t need it.
Read the Labels
When buying new products, you should read the labels. Writing “natural” on the product doesn’t mean that the product has no toxic chemicals and additives. Opting for high-quality organic makeup is, on the other hand, going to be a good choice. If you notice that the product contains petroleum byproducts such as mineral oils, petrolatum or paraffin, don’t buy them. Use some online databases to see the toxicity scale and make your purchases based on that.
Consult Your Dermatologist
If you don’t know what to do, the best thing you can is to consult your dermatologist. Explain to the dermatologist that you’re trying to adjust your beauty routine and start using more eco-friendly products. He or she will probably be able to recommend products you should use in order to help your health and the environment. You can expect advice on your diet and exercise that will help your hair and skin get and remain healthy.
Purchase Sustainable Tools
Bamboo brushes have become really popular nowadays. If you take their benefits into consideration, this is no surprise. Makeup brushes and hairbrushes you buy should be all made from recycled or sustainable materials. Synthetic bristles that are opposed to real animal hair should be used more often. You can do more if you use energy-saving blow dryers to reduce the amount of electricity when styling your hair. Don’t forget to also unplug your hair styling tools when you’re not using them.
Get Products with Minimal Packaging
If you start buying products that use minimal packaging, you’ll do a big thing. Even better, you can start buying products with glass packaging. Glass is recyclable, but it can also be used later for other purposes. Use soap instead of body wash in a plastic bottle to cut back on waste. It doesn’t take much time nor effort to make a huge change in environmental problems, which is proven by this example.
Don’t Get Non-recyclable Products
If the product you want to buy contains polyvinyl chloride, you shouldn’t buy it. PVC is bad for the environment as well as for your health. On the other hand, plastic containers like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) if you want a safer container.
Deciding to make a change is big even if the change seems small. If you adjust your beauty routine to help save the environment, you’ll already be a hero. So, if you have any doubts, don’t think no more and start reading labels and looking for products packed in recycling materials.