Use of naturally available resources irresponsibly needs to stop or at least minimized if we want to protect the environment. You may be surprised to know that the cosmetic industry contributes to pollution in several ways – a whopping 80 billion plastic bottles are disposed off from shampoo and conditioner alone that too in just one year!
Making a few simple tweaks in your beauty routine can help minimise wastage. So, this World Environment Day, let’s adopt new and clean beauty practices and do our bit towards keeping the environment green.
- 01. Switch to eco-friendly brands and products
- 02. Wash your hair twice a week
- 03. Use dry shampoo
- 04. Purchase large-sized beauty products
- 05. Avoid single-use and disposable products
01. Switch to eco-friendly brands and products
Many brands are making efforts to create products that are safe for your skin, hair AND the environment. Look for brands that make sustainable beauty products using naturally derived ingredients like Love Beauty and Planet. All their skin and hair care products are certified vegan and cruelty-free by PETA. What’s more, is that these products come in bottles that are 100% recyclable!
02. Wash your hair twice a week
We’ve mentioned the cons of washing your hair every day many times before, but if that didn’t convince you to ditch this habit, maybe caring for the environment will. Washing your hair only twice a week will save gallons of water every day that you otherwise waste on getting rid of the shampoo from your hair.
Ps. hairstyles stay better on second or third-day hair… all the more reasons to avoid washing your hair daily.
03. Use dry shampoo
If greasy hair and oily scalp are making you wash your hair frequently, use a dry shampoo. Skip the traditional shampoo and spray the Tresemme Volumizing Dry Shampoo to refresh and add instant volume to your mane. You will save a lot of shampoo, conditioner, water and time by adopting this habit.
04. Purchase large-sized beauty products
Instead of buying several small plastic bottles of shampoo, body lotions, body wash and conditioner every month, purchase large-sized products. When travelling, transfer products from large-sized bottles into reusable travel-sized containers. This will not only reduce waste, but will also help you travel light.
05. Avoid single-use and disposable products
Single-use cotton pads, facial wipes and makeup sponge seem like the most convenient things ever. But these disposable items contribute to environmental pollution; instead, opt for makeup remover cloths, washable cotton rounds and good quality makeup brushes that last longer.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Jun 05, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.