How to Make Your Skincare Routine More Green
Now more than ever, it is essential to take every precaution we can to help preserve the environment. There has been so much damage and climate change, much of which has been isolated to the last 10 years. Therefore, no step is too small to take to do your part in being more environmentally conscious.
Here’s our guide to making your skincare routine more eco-friendly.
Read the Ingredients Label
You should always be looking for pure, natural ingredients on product labels when you shop for skincare products – as well as food that you ingest. The more unfamiliar words and chemical names you see, the more likely the product is overly processed. When this is the case, not only is the product likely too harsh for your skin but it’s also been highly produced – which leaves a negative impact on the environment.
Don’t Rely on Synthetic Materials
Speaking of products that are bad for the environment, synthetic ingredients are bad for the environment not only in the production stages but also when they're washed away or thrown out. These products are not easily broken down or recycled. Physical exfoliants are a perfect example of skincare products with simple ingredients you can see and feel. Plus, you should always be looking for recyclable packaging wherever possible.
Learn About Production Methods
The unique Cold Processing method takes place at room temperature without any added heat or petrochemicals, which allows the active ingredients to remain fresh and highly potent. It also allows for products to be made without toxic ingredients that other brands must use due to high heat processing. The Cold Process requires much less energy and water consumption and emits less carbon dioxide, providing a smaller carbon footprint than traditional manufacturing processes.
With these tips and guidelines in mind, you can go forward knowing that eco-friendly skincare products are the best options not only for the environment but also for your skin. The health of your body and our planet is far more connected than we may realize, so taking these steps is a great way to get started in optimizing the health of yourself and our planet.