Now more than ever, it’s important to look at ways of making your lifestyle eco-friendlier. Many people do this with numerous aspects of their daily lives, such as altering their diets, travelling, and recycling. But one of the biggest polluters in the world is the beauty industry, and as a result more people are looking for ways to make their beauty routine eco-friendlier. Thankfully, there are many easy changes you can make to achieve this.
Look for more eco-friendly products
Due to the high pollution rate of the beauty industry, more and more companies are making the effort to produce and market their goods in an eco-friendlier way. For example, many beauty and pharmaceutical companies use cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant to make their products. In an effort to be more sustainable, wellness companies like Cellular Goods are using lab-grown cannabinoids instead, helping to reduce their carbon footprint. When shopping for such products, take the time to find out whether they’re produced in an eco-friendly way to ensure a more sustainable beauty routine.
Switch off your water
An easy way to be more eco-friendly is to switch off your water when starting your routine. Too many of us tend to leave the tap running when brushing our teeth or washing our face, which ends up wasting a lot of water. Make sure to switch off the water when it’s not needed and in the long run your routine will be eco-friendlier.
Use what you have
It can be tempting to buy the latest improved product the moment it’s available. Even if it’s an eco-friendlier product, it’s often not worth abandoning what you already have. Try to use what you already have before buying a replacement, but if you do have products that you’re unlikely to use again, consider donating them to a friend so they don’t go to waste.
Refill your empty bottles
Many companies are now offering refillable versions of their products. This means that when you finish using a particular product you can refill using the same container you were using, rather than buying a whole new one. Many products do this by offering refillable pouches or containers with their products. This has the benefit of reducing the amount of plastic used but can also be an economically beneficial solution for both the company and the customer.
Make your bathroom eco-friendlier
To make your beauty routine as eco-friendly as possible, it’s worth looking at ways you can make everything in your bathroom more sustainable. As well as beauty products, many of the items you use every day can be swapped out for more environmentally friendly alternatives. For example, consider a stainless-steel razor in lieu of disposable ones, and toothbrushes with stronger bristles that will last longer. Many toothbrushes also come with replacement bristles, meaning you can simply replace them rathe than buying a whole new toothbrush.
If more people were to introduce these simple changes to their beauty routines, the long-term effect on the environment can be significantly improved.