Ask yourself these important questions to make sure your beauty choices are sustainable.
Our actions affect the planet we live in which is why we need to make better beauty choices. Did you know that scientists estimate that by 2050 the mass of plastic in the ocean will be greater than the mass of fish? Or that the chemicals found in your beauty products will be washing down the drain and fed into the ocean where millions of sea creatures will be killed every year due to pollution? It’s for these reasons that we need to create better beauty regimens that won’t harm the environment. However, the problem is we often don’t realise that our choices, no matter how small, affect the environment.
Just by asking yourself these 3 simple questions before you buy a beauty or cosmetics product, you can ensure that your beauty choices aren’t harming both yourself or the planet.
1. Do I really need this?
With so much plastic being thrown into the world’s natural habitats every day, it’s important to remember that everything we buy ends up either in a landfill or, even worse, the ocean. A great way to combat this is to buy multi-purpose products and, even then, only the products you truly need. Do you really need it? If the answer is no, the sustainable choice would be to put it back on the shelf and walk away.
2. Was it tested on animals?
If the answer is yes, then it’s time to move on! Animal testing is an awful practice that harms and kills millions of animals each year. If you want to find out how to tell if a product is truly cruelty-free, check out this blog post.
3. Is it made from natural ingredients?
Opting for cosmetic and skincare products that are made from all-natural, plant-based ingredients not only benefits the environment, but your health too. Your skin is your body’s largest organ which easily absorbs substances into your bloodstream. This begs the question - if you wouldn’t eat or drink it, why would you put it on your skin? We created a complete list of ingredients to avoid that you can read here. Do you see these ingredients on the packaging of your next beauty buy? If so, say NO!
Create a more sustainable beauty regime
I know I started off this blog post with a lot of doom and gloom, but the truth is that there is hope! Yes, our beauty choices to have consequences, but that means that GOOD choices have good consequences too!
Are you ready to take the next step in your beauty regimen? You can download my complete guide to Sustainable Beauty and Lash Care and learn how to look and feel amazing without harming the environment.
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