6 Simple Ways to Make Your Beauty Routine More Sustainable
Every small change can have a big impact on the environment!
Living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to go dumpster diving for old beauty products. In this post, we have put together a list of five super easy ways you can be more sustainable with your beauty routine, without sacrificing on the glow!
TIP #1: Turn the water off
It's estimated that letting your faucet run for five minutes (say, while you double cleanse) can waste 10 gallons of water a day, and brushing your teeth with the tap running can waste an additional eight!
TIP #2: Support sustainable, eco-friendly brands
Some of our favourite Korean skin care brands that are commited to being sustainable and earth-friendly are RE:P, E Nature, Aromatica and Innisfree!
TIP #3: Get creative with your empties
Just because you’re done with a product doesn’t mean you can't give its packaging a new lease on life. Take the Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze exfoliating pads jar and repurpose them as a succulent vase, or use an empty Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream as a bobby pin holder. The possibilities really are endless when you let your creativity run free!
Related article: 5 Ways to Reuse and Repurpose Your Skin Care Containers
TIP #4: Reach for multi-purpose products
Simplify your beauty routine and cut back on waste by using multi-tasking products, like the Son & Park Beauty Water, which can be used as a cleansing water, toner, and even a gentle exfoliator—score!
TIP #5: Reach for products with minimal packaging
To make your beauty routine more sustainable, consider reaching for products or shop from brands that have minimal or almost no packaging. Here at Nudie Glow, we're always trying our best to reduce waste, which is why we have decided to ditch plastic, wrappers, ribbons, crinkle paper, frills or over-the-top fancy packaging for a simple, white box that does what it needs to do—deliver goods to our customers, without adding unnecessary burden on the planet.
TIP #6: Size matters
Other than what you shop, the way you shop matters too! Online shopping in bulk will help eliminate the need for more packaging, and the postie won’t be burning petrol twice to deliver your products either!
Do you have any other tips for making your beauty routine more environmental-friendly? Share them below!