4 Ways To Make Your Beauty & Skin Care Regime More Green

Creating the perfect beauty and skincare routine involves many different considerations. You’ve got to consider your skin type, your budget, and how sustainable your products are. 

The beauty and skincare industry isn’t always very green, but gradually many brands are making sustainable changes. There are lots of things you can do to make your routine more green, so let’s take a look.

1. Reusable products

Say goodbye to disposable wet wipes, and purchase some reusable cloths that you can use to take your makeup off. Usually, these are made from cotton, muslin cloth, or bamboo. Once you’ve used the cloths, you can wash these with your clothing items, and use them again. 

Review every part of your beauty regime, think about any single-use products you use, whether it’s disposable razors or sheet masks. Consider how you can swap these for a more green, reusable alternative.

2 . Recycle everything 

Simple but important, to keep your beauty regime green, you should recycle everything from your empty tubes and bottles to your packaging. Some products can be repurposed, for instance, you can hold onto mascara wands and use these to groom your brows. If you’re feeling creative you could decorate a few empty bottles, and store your makeup brushes inside.

3. Sustainability apps

Think Dirty: With the help of this app you can search for all the ingredients in your beauty products, and see just how sustainable they are. All you need to do is scan the barcode, and the app will show you if there are any toxic ingredients inside. The app also suggests alternative products that you can use to go-greener.

CosmEthics: The CosmEthics app lets you scan products so you can find out how green or how toxic they are. Here you set up your preferences, for example vegan products, or products to find your allergies. Whether you’re looking for hyperpigmentation treatment or anti-aging products, CosmEthics can give you the low down on your best options.

4. Try natural alternatives

There are many natural ingredients you can use to improve the health of your skin, let’s take a look at some of the best options.

  • Avocado: It’s simple to make an avocado face mask by mashing up a few avocados in a bowl. Avocado contains lots of minerals, vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin A is the perfect ingredient for anti-aging, plus avocado makes a fantastic moisturizer.

  • Honey: Raw honey is a great natural skincare ingredient, it’s useful to get rid of acne and blemishes, has anti-aging properties, and is a great moisturiser for the skin. If you want to get yourself some high-quality raw honey, you could take a look at the organic, Fair Trade honey on offer from Gold Bee.

  • Coconut oil: A long-time favourite for natural skincare, coconut oil is a fab ingredient to improve the health of your skin. Try it as a moisturiser, or even to remove your makeup.

There are so many more natural ingredients that are perfect for skin care, including coffee beans, aloe vera, banana, or passionfruit. With these four simple ideas, it’s easy to create a skincare routine that’s more sustainable and eco-friendly. Now is a great time to start thinking about your spring skincare routine.

*This is a collaborative post

Liz x

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