Tips For a Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Beauty Routine

Posted by on November 12, 2020 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments

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Your beauty routine says a lot about your level of self-care. And even though applying makeup is optional to one’s sense of beauty, taking care of your skin is important, especially if you want to eliminate certain issues such as acne, blackheads, and flaking, to name only a few.

Since we live in a time when the climate is considered in danger, living a sustainable lifestyle can be of great help when it comes to reducing an individual carbon footprint and overall consumption.

Your lifestyle is mirrored in your beauty routine and shopping practices. Switching to a more sustainable and eco-friendly beauty routine can also be a great start to live a greener lifestyle, therefore here are some tips that can be helpful.

1. Shop from brands that share your values

A lot of brands use dubious or flat out harmful business practices that directly or indirectly hurt the environment. It’s up to them to discuss whether implementing some changes will benefit them in the long run, but you, as a consumer, have all the privilege to choose the brands that share your values. These values also include environmental awareness and efforts related to it, so if you have proof that certain brands are not cruelty-free or do anything else that you disapprove of, feel free to replace them with more conscious ones.

2. Read the ingredients

For some, ingredients are a bunch of complicated words at the back of the product. However, they can also be very telling, as knowing what they are can tell you whether a product is sustainable or not. Certain ingredients can be harmful to your health, while others come from animal sources, which makes them bad for the environment. Being a bit informed about this topic will surely save you a lot of time when shopping for new beauty products. Also, reading the ingredients is super important if you suffer from certain allergies as you’ll have a much clearer overview of what goes inside your body.

3. Build a consistent routine that works for you

A proper skincare/beauty routine can be of tremendous help, hence it’s crucial to make it work for you. There are various ways to establish one, but before you do anything, make sure to assess your free time and personal needs, so you’ll know how to organize it properly. If you’re busy and dislike spending time in front of the mirror, doing a 12-step routine won’t work for you, at least in the beginning.

So, feel free to experiment with different products until you find your perfect combo. Also, using top quality skincare products is a great way to make sure that your skin is getting all the love and attention it needs. However, make sure to organize your spending habits, especially if you want to live more sustainably.

4. Reuse and recycle

Certain products are helpful, but they also create a lot of waste. Cotton pads are such products, and even though you don’t need to discard them, finding suitable replacements can help the environment. For example, making your own reusable cotton pads to remove makeup will also save you money and reduce the waste in your household. Discovering the joys of reusing old products will leave you amazed at how much waste gets disposed of on an individual level.


An eco-friendly beauty routine is a great gift that you could give to yourself and the planet. Even though it might seem like an insignificant step, it’s actually very beneficial and useful to the world. Switching to a more sustainable lifestyle will help you realize the importance of the fight against climate change. You will also learn to appreciate the wonders of a simplified life that values kindness and compassion over consumption.

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