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3 Ways to Make Your Beauty Routine More Green

3 Ways to Make Your Beauty Routine More Green

While living a healthy lifestyle is primarily determined by what we eat and how often we exercise, it’s also determined by how we treat our planet. From using a reusable water bottle to riding a bike to work, there are many ways that we can actively help make the Earth a healthier place. With Earth day coming up on April 22nd, people will be seeking out all kinds of ways to be extra kind to the planet. One way we can do this is through our beauty routines. While making a transition to a green beauty routine can take time, there are 3 easy ways that we can still look fabulous while also being more eco-friendly!

Reduce the Use of Water

While we all know how tempting it can be to take our time and enjoy a long nice shower, reducing our shower time is a great way to help decrease our footprint and conserve water. Next time you’re planning on enjoying a 20-minute shower, cut that in half and stick with a 10-minute shower instead. Not only will this help reduce water usage, but shorter showers have also been shown to keep the skin more moisturized. It’s a win-win!

Buy Vegan & Cruelty-Free

The next time you find yourself running low on shampoo or conditioner, consider trying a vegan & cruelty-free brand. Buying vegan & cruelty-free no doubt helps animals, but it also gives you peace of mind when you’re applying only natural and organic ingredients on your body. Nowadays, vegan & cruelty-free products come in all forms; soap, shaving cream, even hair dye! Hair color company, oVertone is redefining hair color. They not only provide vibrant color conditioner, they’re also completely vegan & cruelty-free which allows you to maintain healthy, beautifully colored hair, completely guilt-free! With all the brands out there, it’s hard to know which products are 100% vegan & cruelty-free. Luckily, nonprofit organization, PETA has created a list of beauty brands that are completely vegan & cruelty-free. This will make your search so much easier the next time you’re looking to make your beauty routine eco-friendlier.

Make Your Beauty Products Multifunctional

In a way to make some extra room in your bathroom cabinet, consider making your beauty products multifunctional. Not only will this help save you money and time in the long run, but it will also help you achieve a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. If you’re a fan of applying highlighter, next time you apply your glow, consider using that highlighter for eyeshadow too! Want to achieve a pink undertone all over? Think about applying your lipstick not just on your lips but on your cheeks as well. You can choose to buy multi-use makeup products or turn the products you already own into multiple uses. Either way, doing so will help reduce waste and help preserve the Earth’s resources.

Farah Green
Web Content Manager

As a body activist, speaker and exercise nutrition coach, Farah is on a mission to break the generational curse of chronic disease among women of color and help them embrace their bodies by helping them build more self-love and confidence. She has helped hundreds of women create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. As the web content manager for BGH, Farah will share various health and wellness tips that will help every woman improve their quality of life through health, wellness, and nutrition. Farah and the web content team is dedicated to educating women on how to best take care of themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our goal is to help you make your health more of a priority.

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