You’ve decided that the time has come to swap to a more environmentally conscious beauty routine. You may have been thinking about it for a while or it might be something that you’ve just decided on, either way, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to overhauling your entire beauty routine, isn’t there? The good news is that swapping to a more eco-friendly beauty routine doesn’t have to be a struggle – it’s just a case of knowing what steps to take, that’s all.
Wondering what steps you can take to swap to a more environmentally conscious routine? Below are a few tips, ideas, and hacks to take note of and implement when it comes to your approach to beauty.
The first step to making your beauty routine a little more eco-friendly is to go down the reusable route. Instead of using disposable products, such as disposable makeup wipes, for instance, consider swapping to a zero-waste alternative, such as reusable makeup removal pads. The great thing about reusable products like these is the fact that not only do they help reduce your beauty routine’s environmental impact, but they also help to cut costs in the long-run. Not only can you buy reusable makeup cleansing cloths, but also reusable cotton buds, sanitary towels, and makeup products.
Opt for natural products
Wherever possible, opt to use natural products. Products that contain chemicals and additives are not only bad for the environment but they’re also damaging to your skin and hair. Instead, opt to use natural products. Say, for instance, you want to swap out your normal shampoo for a more eco-friendly alternative, you could try Grahams Natural Shampoo. The good news is that there are lots of fantastic natural brands to choose from, it’s just a case of finding the one that offers the right products that meet your needs. Take the time to shop around and find the right products to meet your beauty needs, that also offer a more ethical approach to beauty.
Look for ‘naked’ products
Another great way to reduce your carbon footprint when it comes to your beauty routine is to look for ‘naked’ products wherever possible. Naked products come without packaging and thus, are ideal for anyone creating a zero waste beauty routine. There are lots of fantastic packaging-free products to choose from, from solid cleansers and shower gels to perfumes and lip balms. You will find that stores like Lush offer a fantastic range of ‘naked’ products.
Refill where possible
When it comes to products that you cannot buy ‘naked’, consider looking for brands that offer refillable products. By choosing products that come in packaging designed to be refilled, you can help to cut your environmental impact and make your beauty routine far more eco-friendly. You should be able to find refillable products at your local eco store or you can purchase them online.
There you have it, a few simple steps for swapping to a more eco-friendly beauty regime.