The idea here is to make simple changes, so that you can easily adapt them into your beauty routine – so let’s dive right in.
Join the washcloth revolution! When you clean your face, instead of letting the water run as you splash your face – get a sponge or wash cloth. Saturate it with water, turn off the tap, then use it to clean the product off your face. Not only do you save water, but you actually get better results as you exfoliate dead skin cells away.
I love a hot shower. It really makes me feel clean. But, not only is cranking up the water heater bad for our planet, it’s actually bad for our body. It strips your skin of natural oils, which are needed to lock in moisture and leads to dry itchy skin. And it makes hair brittle! As if saving the planet isn’t enough of a good reason, it’s the brittle hair that really makes me switch!
here’s what you do – take a 5 minute shower. The first 3 minutes should be warm. The last 2 minutes should be cold. Here’s why:
We really need to start questioning the products we’re putting on our skin and not just assume they are safe. Take some time to read the label and put down any product that contains phthalates, mercury, toluene, lead, formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, parabens (hormone-disrupting preservatives such as methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, and propylparaben), or BHA. These chemicals are considered to be the most detrimental to our health and subsequently our planet.
It’s simple – less product, means less packaging, means less waste. Look out for 2 in 1 products like a lip and cheek stain or foundation to powder. You can also get creative with products that you already own. A good beeswax lip balm can also be used to soften and moisturize cuticles and to keep fly-aways down. There, you just saved money and kept 2 extra pieces of packaging out of our landfills. Well done you!
We all know the effect that our gas consumption has on our planet. But, did you know you can also help to reduce the greenhouse effect just by choosing the right products? Petroleum derivatives are found in a surprising amount of beauty products like lip balm and lotions. Let’s not buy them. Here’s what you can do:
There it is, 5 little green changes that can make a big difference to your beauty routine!