FIVE TIPS TO GREEN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

4JUNE
2020

WHY MAKE THE SWITCH TO GREEN ECO-FRIENDLY BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

In short, eco-friendly products help the environment become cleaner. It is not only about helping the planet, it also minimizes the negative impact on wildlife and plants. Eliminating harmful chemicals out of your skincare routine is great for your health and skin, clean beauty products normally contain higher levels of active ingredients and less synthetic components.

5 TIPS TO GREEN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

Read the label - one of the easiest ways to purchase more sustainable cosmetics is to become familiar with ingredients that could harm you. For example, Parabens, Formaldehyde and other potentially harmful preservatives such as Phthalates, artificial colours, PVC microbeads and Aluminium. Many studies have shown these ingredients to be either skin irritants, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors or directly associated with cancer as well as harmful to the environment.

Dig into the DIY - when it comes to skincare and haircare, go back to the basics by ditching expensive over-engineered products in favour of more natural, gentler and more effective solutions that are often found in your kitchen cupboards! Avocado, Coconut Oil, fresh fruits, and Cacao Butter can all be formulated into a DIY skin and hair masks, moisturizers, and more.

Consider buying multi-purpose items - buying one product that can do several things helps reduce waste and minimizes the impact on the environment. BB creams, for example, combine a moisturizer and other functionality with foundation.

Use recyclable packaging - many beauty packages are made using plastic. It's time to seek out alternative packaging. Clear glass bottles, paper bags or minimally packaged beauty products are the way to go. Before you add another plastic bag to your cart, consider the impact it could have on the planet and the animals.

Shop for "green" brands online - look for brands that choose non-toxic, safe, eco-friendly and organic ingredients - such as companies that their products/ingredients are sustainably sourced and are harmless to our bodies and the environment. Check out the WishWell market to find some great natural chemical-free products from trusted suppliers.

SUMMARY

This is the right time to rethink the impact of your beauty routine, both on your own body and the environment. Start your journey toward a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

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