As consumers, we look at products and weigh their benefits for our skin, hair and bodies, but we forget that each item can eventually turn into waste. While we support everyone's beauty endeavours, we also think everyone should think about ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Did you know that a piece of plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade naturally? It’s high time we step up to build a more conscious and responsible environment. Don't know where to start? Here are some ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.
One of the simplest ways to start is to keep an eye on how much water you consume during your daily routine. Taps can be turned off while you brush your teeth, nighttime routines that require rinsing can be done in the shower, and having a cold shower are just some of the things you can opt to do. Reducing the need to pump water reduces energy usage and cutting down on heating also helps decrease carbon emissions. Plus, your skin will thank you for minimising the hot water that’s been stripping the moisture from it.
There’s definitely convenience in picking up shower gels with their refill packets from the drugstore, but we say give naked soap bars some love, too. Not only does the Earth benefit, but you do, too. These soaps are often made with natural ingredients that give you a gentler wash, thanks to the high pH level and the cold process method — this means you also actively moisturise your skin when you use them.