Feeling powerless about plastic pollution? Don’t! Here are 8 things you can do today to make your beauty routine plastic-free.
8 Steps towards a plastic-free beauty routine — reduce demand, reduce production
Greenpeace estimate that 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year. To put it into perspective, that’s a truck load of trash a minute, every single minute. Considering most plastics take up to 500 years to naturally decompose, that trash is going nowhere. A completely zero-waste beauty routine may be an impossible feat at this time, but choosing to making some small and easy changes is a positive step. The biggest influence we have is choosing where and how to spend our money. Here are 6 suggestions to get you started.
1. Use soap bars instead of liquid soap
Buy soap bars instead of liquid soap. By using soap bars you will smell just as great, whilst:
- consuming less soap
- avoiding plastic waste
- saving money
2. Stop using face wipes or cotton pads
Stop using face wipes or cotton pads These are not biodegradable and cause huge problems in landfill and our oceans. Instead remove makeup using cleanser and either a flannel or sponge.
3. Don’t use scrubs that contain microplastics
Using natural products like oats or salt can produce the same effects but is friendly to the environment.
Exfoliate, hydrate, and tighten. You name it and there is a DIY facial scrub that you can use to rub the problem away. Plus, if you use ingredients that you find in your own kitchen, like baking soda, lemon juice, and sea salt, you’ll know you are keeping your skin healthy. Not only that, but a homemade facial scrub recipe allows you to mix up as much or little as you need for a fraction of the price.
4. Ditch your disposable razor
Cheap plastic razors you throw away every few weeks are not great for the planet. You’re much better off investing in a safety razor. Not only will it save you money in the long term, it will also look much more aesthetically pleasing on your bathroom shelf. Called a safety razor for reason, they are foolproof to use and should last you a lifetime.
5. Switch to a bamboo toothbrush
Stop using plastic toothbrushes, or throw-away electric toothbrush heads. Take Pearl Bar… a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush that decomposes within six months.
PearlBar donates 10% of ALL PROFITS to their favourite charities, including the Salvation Army, Love Without Boundaries, and more.
Pearl Bar also donate their PRODUCTS to provide much needed toothbrushes to orphanages, homeless shelters, charitable events and more, across the globe.
6. Don’t use cotton buds with a plastic stem — there are green options available
- Natural bamboo stick
- Pure cotton tips
- Elegant recycled cardboard sliding box
- Available in boxes of 200
7. Use recycled or recyclable packaging: 50 creative and stunning eco-friendly packaging concepts
Avoid using products in plastic. Choose packaging that can be recycled or reused such as glass. Some brands use solely pre-cycled, recycled or recyclable packaging.
8. Buy in bulk from Package Free suppliers
How to Green Your Beauty Routine (With Pictures)
Today we are seeing a shocking amount of toxins that can cause us to have serious problems in the long run so, where does one go to when finding something 100% organic in a beauty care routine? Luckily there are place in the world were we can sleep safe at night knowing the toxins in our body are leaving because we are going to a more greener approach in beauty!