Green Your Beauty Routine
I talk a lot about greening your life, but so far, I’ve left beauty routines out of it. I thought it was too hard … but I was wrong. I recently decided to find some ways to make my beauty routine as green as the rest of my life is. Surprisingly, there were some easy ways to do it.
Try more eco friendly products. L’oreal makes an Ever Pure brand of hair products that are sulfate –free yet still protect, condition and nourish your hair. They’re also 100% vegan – not tested on animals, with no animal byproducts. You can get great beauty products that don’t harm the environment.
Look for natural ingredients. More and more brands are using naturally-derived ingredients to give you the same great beauty results without harming our world. Aloe, tea tree oil, lavender and mint are just a few used in beauty products. Check labels – even if the label says organic – to see what is being used to make your beauty care products.
Cut your shower time. If you cut just three minutes off your shower time, you save about 50 gallons of water. Yes, you read that right. 50 gallons.
Double up your products. Use a moisturizing body wash and then shave your legs with it, too – don’t use a body wash and then a shave gel. You’ll save on the amount of products you use, saving money and causing less harm to the environment.
Don’t run the tap. If you turn the water off while brushing your teeth, you’ll save about 3 gallons of water each time. If you add that up over the course of a year, it’s a significant amount of water.
Buy beauty products in bulk. Buying once means your products are shipped only once. A bonus to this is your beauty products cost less.