June 3, 2019 By King
Our planet is deteriorating because of our irresponsible use of its resources. It’s time we stepped up and changed our ways for the benefit of our world. Being eco-friendly in all aspects of our life is a habit that we need to practice every day. While it can be challenging to help the planet on such a wide level and completely shift into the eco-friendly space, we can always begin with baby steps and be a little bit more environment conscious when it comes to our day-to-day lives.
This World Environment Day, take a step towards a brighter future by tweaking your beauty routine. Here are some environment-friendly beauty tips that you can adopt right.
1. Avoid using disposable sponge applicators for eyeshadows.
A set of good quality makeup brushes will be a long-lasting addition to your makeup kit whereas sponge applicators are unusable after a few months and eventually end up in the trash, contributing to plastic pollution.
2. Cut down on shower time.
Conserving water is one of the major concerns these days. Studies show that almost 2.5 gallons of water is used up per minute during a shower. Reduce your shower time to 10 minutes or less at least a few times a week. You could also try using a bucket bath instead of turning on the shower to keep your water usage to a minimum.
3. Wash your hair once or twice a week.
Try to reduce the number of times you wash your hair. Apart from it being beneficial for your hair and scalp, washing your hair less often will also amount to gallons of water being saved. Choose an invigorating shampoo that will help keep your hair fresh for longer.
4. Invest in a dry shampoo
Good news for you. Top hairstylists swear that it is easier to style unwashed hair rather than freshly washed tresses. While it is impossible to ignore that itchy feeling on your scalp, you can maintain a reduction in the number of times you wash your hair and also have a fresh scalp by using a good dry shampoo. Bonus, dry shampoo also works great to add volume and texture to any hairstyle you choose to sport.
5. Ditch the curling iron.
Avoid heat styling appliances like curling irons and save electricity by using heat-free styling tools and tricks. Use rollers to curl your hair or braid and spritz your hair with hairspray for it to open up to a beachy texture.
6. Buy larger skincare and haircare products
Invest in larger-sized products for your at-home beauty care like shampoos, conditioners, body moisturisers and so on. By doing so, you will be reducing the amount of plastic waste caused by buying smaller products that get over quickly.
When going on vacation or business trips, it is ideal to have a set of travel-sized containers for your beauty products. This doesn’t mean buy smaller products for your trips. Invest in reusable travel-sized containers and refill them every time you need to travel for a bunch of days. This also is a great way to reduce plastic waste related to packaging.
8. Switch to eco-friendly brands and products
There are number of organic products and brands that are available in the market today, thanks to the beauty industry’s efforts towards greener practices. These products are not only good for your skin and hair but also for the environment. Do some research and find out products and brands that are certified in being organic and beneficial to the environment.
9. Beware of micro-plastics
Micro-plastics are tiny plastic particles in the form of micro-beads found in a few face scrubs and toothpastes. These micro-beads end up polluting our oceans and also pose a threat to marine animals as they can ingest them. Steer clear from purchasing products that contain this pollutant.
10. Avoid single-use products
Face wipes, cotton pads, and swabs are disposed after a single use. Switch to reusable alternatives like makeup remover cloths and washable cotton rounds that you can simply wash and use again and again.