Contrary to popular belief, beauty isn’t limited to what you apply topically on your face only. Sure, makeup and skincare are amazing self-care options, but there’s more to it.
With consumerism peaking in the world right now, it is more crucial than ever to move towards living a more sustainable lifestyle for the betterment of the planet. That doesn’t mean you can’t take care of your skin or purchase your favorite makeup (amongst other things). It just means that you have to be smart about it. Here are ten beauty swaps that will help you live a minimal and more sustainable lifestyle, and remember you don’t have to do everything at once:
When we take care of ourselves, we are practicing self-care. With a few tweaks, our skincare routine can become a fabulous self-care session. Isn’t it the best feeling in the world to finally sit down after a long day and do something for yourself?
Preventing and Healing acne and pimples can sometimes feel like a full time job. Acne is a skin condition characterized by congested pores, closed comedones, and blackheads, amongst other things. And yes, it is as annoying as it sounds. Pimples can pop up for several reasons, which include genetics, hormone imbalances, stress, lack of proper skincare routines, etc. However, with proper care, one can prevent most breakouts.
Cocoa Butter comes from the fat of cocoa beans, mainly found in Western Africa. The use of Cocoa Butter dates back several thousand years because of its diverse nature. Solidified Cocoa Butter has a discreet chocolaty scent and spreads easily over your skin.
Shea butter is the fat derived from the nuts of African Shea trees. It is great for your skin, but it also is a product almost exclusively produced by women in Africa. It carries benefits both for our skin, but also elevates the women who produce it, when it is purchased with fair trade practices.
Just like our body needs water, our skin also needs hydration to stay plump and youthful. It is essential to use hydrating ingredients in your skincare routine no matter what skin type you are. There are multitudes of skincare products present in the market. We’ll dive deeper into what beneficial ingredients you should look out for the next time you make a purchase.
We see ‘Clean Beauty’ and ‘Ethical Beauty’ making its way through the world of skincare these days and for good reason too. People are more aware now of what goes into the ingredients of their skincare and makeup which is why the demand for cleaner and more eco-friendly products on the rise.
The Green Beauty Revolution has a few facets to it. Let’s start with transparency of ingredients, then the use of ingredients that are local the where they are made or sourced from environmentally friendly places then zero animal testing, and practices, then we can talk…