4 Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Beauty Routine
Clean beauty isn't just about using clean beauty- it's about doing what's right, and naturally effective, for our skin and bodies. At Edith & June we also think that it's about trying to help the planet too- clean beauty isn't truly clean if you’re contributing to waste, or at least, over-contributing to waste. Today, we've put together four ways you can clean up your beauty routine to make it a little more eco-friendly.
Use Re-Usable Face Pads Instead of Cotton Rounds
One of the most wasteful products we use in beauty routines is the cotton pad. You use it to wipe off your eye makeup, maybe your face makeup, and to apply an exfoliating toner or serum at night. The amount of cotton pads that get thrown away each year is astounding- but there's an eco-friendly version that's not a hard switch. These ones from Amazon are soft and effective, plus they come with a mesh washing bag! Just throw them in with your laundry every week and viola! New cotton pads just like that.
Opt For Glass Packaging Instead of Plastic
This one can be tougher because, if you love a product, you love it. But where you can, try to opt for products that come in glass. Brands like African Botanics, Leahlani Skincare, and The Beauty Chef use glass packaging for their skincare, and they all offer a wonderful range of products that fit any need. If you can swap out something you have currently for one of their dupes, it can help the planet in the long run.
Another great way to reduce waste is to buy cosmetics from brands that offer refills instead of buying a new product every single time. Kjaer Weis creates stunning cream blushes, foundations, eyeshadows and even pencil products that are refillable, plus the refill is always cheaper than the original product. This less-packaging system eliminated the need for overproduction and throwing out perfectly good package casing.
Ditch Disposable Razors
This one might be our favorite on the list. We all know the frustration when you run out of disposable razors, and you're forced to use a dull, dry razor to shave your legs. But one of the easiest ways to avoid this, reduce waste, and get a cleaner, less painful shave, is to buy a metal men's razor that has replaceable heads. These razors are usually sharper than women's razors and are able to get closer to the skin for a more precise shave. Plus, once the razor head doesn get dull ( about 2 months) replaceing the razor head instead of the whole razor reduces waste significantly- plus you're not throwing out plastic every week.