HAPPY EARTH DAY!
Let’s join together in celebrating Earth Day 22 by making our beauty routines a little more eco-friendly! This isn't hard at all! The key is - KEEP IT SIMPLE! Changing your beauty routine to clean and green is accomplished quite easily by taking small steps instead of diving in for a complete overhaul. As you keep your worthy intention in mind, you’ll be motivated to take better care of yourself and the world around you.
Here are a few simple lifestyle switches you might consider. These suggestions are in no particular order of importance. Check one that speaks to you and do it!
Be mindful of water and think of ways to use less. (Check one)
___While you’re brushing your teeth or washing your hands, don’t let the water run. Turn off the tap to save gallons of water each day.
___As part of your hygiene routine, when you rinse or gargle, use a reusable cup.
___How about a shorter shower or consider how many times you wash your hair each week.
Recycling saves natural resources and energy. (Check one)
___Recycle cosmetic jars and containers.
___Get creative and re-purpose cosmetic bottles into flower vases or travel containers.
___Use a reusable and recyclable cup or water bottle for drinking your water throughout the day.
Do you have too many products? (Check one)
___Using too many products can be counter active for your skin and dig a big whole in your budget. Buy quality and only what you’ll use and need. Remember, you can only use so many products at a time. Toss out the old, evaluate the rest and only buy what you need from now on. Remember, you can start simply by tossing one product. TIP: Reviewing ingredient labels should help you decide. There's sure to be an ingredient or two you don't recognize. Enter this ingredient into EWG's Skin Deep Database at EWG.org. You'll get a rating between 1 and 10. Any ingredient that isn't rated a 1 or 2 needs a deeper dive to determine its safety.
___Buy multi-use products. For example, My Alchemy Skin Care’s Illuminate Serum is not just for face. It can be used on cuticles, for bald head irritation, paired with a Gua Sha, rubbed into rough patches on elbows, even beard grooming, taming split ends and more. Your money is well spent on products that can be used in multiple ways.
___Try to avoid buying single-use throw-away products like hand or face wipes. Instead, consider a lovely cotton hand towel and wash cloth for your personal cleaning and for drying your skin. My Alchemy Skin Care's Purifier Plus eliminates the need for individual wipes and it smells so much better than wipes.
What did you check to live more Eco-friendly? Through small and simple means, great things happen. Choosing clean and green will help improve your skin, help keep your body healthy and our world a glorious place to live.
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
Written by Rebecca Adams
Co-founder & CEO of My Alchemy Skin Care, Cancer Survivor, Certified Essential Oil Coach.