Sustainable Beauty Routine

Sustainable beauty routine.
Many of us want to do better for the environment but just don’t know where to start.  It can be as easy as starting by making small changes to our beauty products. In this post I am sharing my earth day inspired  Beauty Challenge to set us off in the right direction. I am far from perfect but these are the steps I am taking to make my beauty routine more sustainable.

Sustainable Beauty Routine Challenge:

Challenge #1- try using reusable cotton rounds for 30 days and see if you can make this a switch in your routine.

Cotton rounds and balls are a big part of our routines especially when it comes to taking our makeup off at the end of the day. Unfortunately these products are not biodegradable and end up in landfill for hundreds of years as they are made from synthetic materials.

Instead of using disposable cotton pads try a reusable option. I switched to reusable makeup remover pads over a year ago and I feel a sense of pride every time I reach for them.

My favourites are the Garnier Reusable Eco Pads

  • They make removing makeup so easy as they are made from microfibre which is so soft on the skin. Use with Micellar water or on their own
  • You can reuse them time and time again (they can last 1000 washes). Rinse with soap and water between uses or pop them into the laundry for a deeper clean.
  • Significantly reduce waste
  • Available at drugstores and on Amazon

Challenge #2 – Next time you buy a new beauty product I challenge you to opt for something with recyclable packaging.

Must try product! Ardell Eco Lashes 

Ardell Eco Lashes.

  • Lash sustainably with Eco Lashes Collection that’s beautiful and better for the earth
  • The lashes are consciously crafted from 100% sustainable fibers, hand-sewn on an organic cotton band for pure comfort
  • Designed with the planet in mind, they’re packaged in a biodegradable paper carton, printed with soy ink, using all recyclable materials
  • Perfect for every day, the lashes look so natural, light and fluffy, everyone will think they’re your own

Challenge #3 – Switch one beauty product for a more eco friendly option

When replenishing products like our shampoos and conditioners I challenge you to pay attention to the ingredients. Opt for something made with natural ingredients that are better for you and the planet. Check the label to make sure that the products we are buying are paraben and cruelty free as all of these factors impact Mother Nature.

My Pick for shampoo and conditioner is: Herbal Essences Bio Renew Hemp and Aloe collection.

Not only does this shampoo and conditioner smell amazing and leaves my hair looking and feeling shiny, healthy and fresh it’s also goof for the planet.

  •  Contains REAL ALOE certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Makes hair feel nourished and healthy thanks to the power of REAL moisturizing aloe
  • Is sulfate-free, paraben-free and colourant-free, as well as PETA Cruelty-Free and dermatologist tested

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY ROUTINE TIP #2 – Greener is Better

Green Beauty options aren’t just good for the environment but healthier on your skin. 

I like to think of this like I think of food. If I eat a healthy snack I feel full, satisfied and nourished vs when I reach for cookies and chips which are delicious but I end up feeling bloated and hungry minutes later.

Burt’s Bees is a brand that I absolutely adore when talking about beauty products that go above and beyond to formulate with natural and sustainable ingredients that are not only good for my skin but are also good for our environment.

Beyond their outstanding commitment to sustainable and natural ingredients. Burt’s Bees is also leaping bunny certified, and part of the terracycle program which means they are committed to recycling their packaging and waste.

Some of my current Burt’s Bees must haves!

  • The Luminizer nourishing highlighter. If you want glowing, radiant skin instantly you need this product! I can’t get enough of it and it’s ideal for spring and summer.
  • Gloss and Glow Glossy Balm – the ideal lip product for glossy hydrated lips.
  • The Sensitive skin skincare line has been a staple while pregnant as my skin has been a lot more sensitive than usual. If you are looking for an incredibly gentle and hydrating skincare routine you’ll LOVE these products.

SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY  ROUTINE TIP #3 – DIY Beauty

How to make our own reusable makeup remover wipes at home. Making your own wipes is fun and will save you loads of money.  Plus, it helps keep millions of face wipes out of landfills.

diy makeup wipes.

For DIY makeup remover wipes you will need the following:

  • Mason jar
  • Washcloths
  • Rose water
  • Coconut oil
  • Tea tree oil – antispetic/antibacterial
  • eucalyptus-  smells like a spa
  • Peppermint oil – invigorate senses
  • You can uses any combination of essential oils. The above are the ones I personally like. Citrus, lavender, chamomile are all great options too 🙂

How to:

Combine all the ingredients into your mason jar. Once you have done this place your washcloths into the jar.

Use the wipes throughout the week 🙂

To learn more about the products in this post check out my segment on CTV Atlantic:

 

I hope you enjoyed my Sustainable Beauty Routine tips and that this post helps you implement some greener options into your day to day.

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