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.Here are some environment-friendly beauty tips that you can adopt right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Refill travel-size containers
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 to 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.
Beware of micro-plastics
Micro-plastics are tiny plastic particles in the form of micro-beads found in a few face scrubs and toothpaste. 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.
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.