May 18, 2021
Green Is Beautiful
It’s always a good idea to educate yourself on what ingredients your beauty products contain. Much like the food we put in our bodies, it is smart to avoid certain chemicals or processed ingredients. Keep an eye out for parabens and phthalates, which may be toxic when absorbed in high doses. Another additive to watch out for is sodium lauryl sulphate, a common source of skin allergens. These chemicals can wreak havoc on both you and the environment.
Oils are packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals and help reverse the effects of sun damage. Using plant oils on a daily basis is good for your skin and hair. Due to the decrease in the body’s own oil production as we age, fine lines and wrinkles appear and hair loses its lustre and bounce. These oils help replenish what has been lost and since they are not water based, they don’t need any type of synthetic preservative or added chemicals. This makes them pure, safe and one of the best sources of hydration and repair.
Be sure to squeeze as much as you can out of your beauty products. After all, you don’t want to throw away product you can easily use!
Did you know every minute the tap runs, two litres of water go down the drain? The average eight minute shower takes seventy seven litres—so making a conscious effort while washing dishes, brushing your teeth and taking a shower can make a difference.
Learn how reducing, reusing and recycling can help you, your community and the environment by saving money, energy and natural resources here.