How to Make Your Skincare More Eco Friendly

I work every day to make my life more Eco Friendly, but sometimes I just don’t know how to change some things or what eco-friendly options are out there. Skincare was one of those areas for me. Now, I have done some research and I am excited to integrate these changes into my skincare routine. 

If you are like me, then you try to make as many little changes in your life to make it more planet friendly everyday. Here are some simple swaps that I am excited to try. 

Bar Face Soap

Bar soap is great because it doesn’t use those plastic bottles that we just throw away. The great thing is almost every skincare brand has some kind of Cleansing Facial Bar. The one that I am excited to try next is from Drunk Elephant but other brands like Lush sell facial bars that have great reviews. Drunk Elephant is a brand that I have really wanted to try since they are kind of a cult classic so why not start with a face bar? BUT, You do not have to spend much on these bars. The Dove Beauty Bar has great reviews as well and they are a great brand. 

Bar Moisturizers

The only company I really know of that makes these is Lush. So I am excited to try some from them. The one that I really want to try is the Light Touch Moisturizing Bar. I like moisturizer to be pretty lightweight because it helps me not break out as much. 

 

Personally, my skin has been having a rough time lately so this is all I am doing right now. Just cleansing and moisturizing. I will definitely do another post with more products when I reintoroduce them to my skincare routine. If you have more steps in your routine and these are the only ones you change out that is great! 

 

Now, lets talk tools.

Reusable Cotton Rounds

The easiest place to get these, in my opinion, is either Ulta or Amazon. Basically they are like cotton round but when they are dirty, you can just throw them in the wash! I actually have a pack of wash cloths that I bought that are the same idea, just throw them in the wash! I do have to give you a word of caution with this though, mascara and foundation will come off on clothes you wash with it. (RIP to my husbands white basketball shorts.) So give them a good rinse before you throw them in and wash them with a load of dark clothes. 

Reusable Cotton Swab

I see this every once in a while and I always think it is so cool. Its basically the same shape as a cotton swab but its made of silicone. And, it comes in a little case. That way, you can use them for whatever you need, rinse them off, and put them away. Less waste and less space than a normal box of cotton swabs. 

In conclusion, I just want to reemphasize that you can even just make a couple of these changes and be helping the environment. One of my favorite quotes is that “It doesnt take a few people doing it perfectly to make change. Just a lot of people trying, imperfectly.” Let me know what swaps you have made in your routine and what ones you are excited to make. 

 

XOXO Kate

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