The beauty industry alone around the world generates a lot of waste which is non-recyclable and causes harm to the environment. Tons of waste products in the form of plastic bottles of shampoo, other personal care products, tubes and containers of moisturisers etc. are thrown in the waste bins and later form a part of ocean waste. These are causing adverse effects on the flora and fauna of the oceans. Although taking charge of waste management is not in our control, we can try to imbibe a few environment-friendly beauty habits which can lead to limited generation of waste and do our part in contributing a little to keeping the environment clean.
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5 Sustainable Beauty Habits Which Are Environment-Friendly
1. Choose Products Slowly
Research well before buying and investing in new products. Buying refills as replacements of used products is the best way to start a sustainable beauty routine. Whenever you tend to empty your beauty products, conduct proper research by buying samples or going to sample counters arranged by cosmetic brands and then buy the desirable full-size products.
2. Eco-Friendly Packaging
The cosmetic brands these days have become environment conscious and are having sustainable packaging options. Select the products that avoid plastic in particular and also bulky packing which is actually useless. Start using glass bottles, recycled paper boxes and reusable materials.
3. Ditch Wipes And Cotton Pads
Wipes and cotton pads are generally used for makeup removal and creates a lot of waste in general. Try avoiding the use of such wipes and instead opt for washable and reusable microfibre cloths which can solve the purpose and not create waste at the same time.
4. Avoid Disposable Beauty Products
Avoid the use of disposable razors, makeup brushes and applicators which are one time use products. Instead opt for stainless steel razors which have a long-lasting shelf life and wooden or bamboo-made makeup brushes which are easily recycled.
5. Look For Natural Formulation
Natural formulations may not work for everyone as sometimes sensitive skin faces irritation and itching when applied with natural ingredients. However, if your natural ingredients work for your skin type, then opt for marine extracts, algae and organic ingredients instead of opting for chemicals.
You can try and use a combination of the above-mentioned methods to protect the environment. We advise you to consult your dermatologist before using a new skincare product.