Little things we do everyday add up. This can be for the good or the bad. When it comes to our makeup and beauty rituals, each of us can make a decision to be kinder to the planet and more sustainable with our choices.
The term “sustainable” can be broadly used, but really the concept in caring about sustainability is this: choice of ingredients in the product you use, the production process, packaging type, shipping and distribution methods, recycling options, and whether or not the brand contributes to charitable and green organizations or projects.
Surveys have revealed that the average woman uses 12 personal care products daily, exposing her to 168 unique chemicals every day! Choosing products that are made from natural ingredients reduces the amount of dangerous chemicals polluting us and our environment. Keeping it simple will save you time, money, and give your skin a refreshing change.
How much product you use can also come into play. It can be easy to overuse a product, and often packaging or dispenser styles are designed to offer up more product at once than you actually need. Use care, so that your supply will last longer and you can reduce waste.
Shampoo bars offer a marvelous way to reduce environmental impact. There are plenty of organic options, they don’t come in plastic bottles, and they can be used for both hair and body.
Many razors are meant to be disposable, but this just adds more plastic waste to landfills. Consider shopping for stainless steel shavers. While you’ll still have to change the metal blades, they can be recycled. Plus, many people report a cleaner, longer-lasting shave from this more sustainable style razor.
These are just a few examples of the many ways you can have a more eco-friendly beauty routine. Sharing our great ideas with others will help us to have habits that are more sustainable—good for us and great for our planet!