The problem of environmental pollution is growing by the day and that’s why many industries who realize this try to make their business as green as possible. So does the beauty industry as well.
The importance of using natural, reusable, recyclable and sustainable products and packaging is of key importance to preserving our resources and prolonging their abundance on our planet. When you make your beauty routine more eco-friendly you not only help the environment but also look beautiful, fresh and healthy.
1. Mind the packaging
When talking about ways to green your beauty routine, we start from the basics and the first thing we see when we buy a certain product – the packaging. Always try to search for packaging that you can refill, as every time you refill a certain product you’ll save the environment from one plastic packaging.
And imagine doing this for every product you own (statistics say the women own 40 beauty products on average). And times every person on the planet. That’s quite a number. Another option is to buy products in recyclable packagings such as glass, metal or cardboard.
Recycle everything you can. You can put up separate bins for recycling in your bathroom to make it easier for you to separate them. Countries such as Australia, state 58% of recycled waste in 2014-2015 and 46% of Municipal Solid Waste recycling. And these numbers are growing by the day.
2. Reusable alternatives
Many tips on making your beauty routine more green suggest getting rid of single-use products as they tend to end up polluting our environment. For example, think about face wipes and makeup-removing wipes – we use them on a daily basis and throw them away, also on a daily basis. Instead of these single usage products think about the reusable alternatives such as washable makeup removing cloths. You can use these many times if you take proper care of them and wash them regularly. This is just one example, but there are many reusable alternatives out there for many disposable products we use every day. You can find many shops that sell these green alternatives in Sydney for example, and you can also order them online.
3. DIY skincare
Some popular ways to make your beauty routine more eco-friendly include using DIY products. In that way, you are sure that you’re using only natural products, without toxic and harmful ingredients. It’s also a more inexpensive option since we usually already own many of the products used.
Products such as honey, avocado, coconut oil, sugar, and fresh fruit can all be used to make a hair mask, different moisturizers and other treatments. Using these homemade beauty products are a more eco-friendly option as they are made of natural products whose waste can be composted.
It’s important to note that these can be used for regular beauty treatments, but if you’re experiencing some skin problems then you should seek professional help and find a skin specialist in Sydney who will treat your skin accordingly. It’s better not to DIY in these cases.
4. Conserve water
There are also some incredibly easy ways to make your beauty routine greener. For example, when washing your face with a reusable cloth, when you dampen the cloth, turn off the water while you actually wash your face. When you need to rinse the cloth and your face, then switch on the water again.
In that way, we don’t have unnecessary waste of water. Also, when taking a shower, turn off the water while you’re rubbing your skin and turn the water on only to rinse your body. To be even more efficient, shorten your shower time to 5 minutes. And use mainly mildly hot water.
First of all, it’s better for your pores and skin and second, you ‘ll reduce your energy bill by giving your water heater a break.
5. Use organic products
It’s become quite popular all over the world as well as in Australia to use organic products and there are many companies that make and sell this natural, organic cosmetics. These products help green your beauty routine. At the same time they provide your skin and hair with proper nurture and help the environment.
You can also make your own organic products with ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. The range of organic products encompasses all kinds of products such as hair products, skin care products, dental hygiene products, manicure and pedicure and makeup products.
When you switch to these green products and habits, you’ll be overwhelmed with the fact that you helped the world to be a better place, while at the same time not losing on the quality and effectiveness of the products you use.