Last week in honor of our Spa Electronica high tech spa chat we shared all kinds of cool gizmos to get your skin glowing in our Electric Beauty article. This week we recommend what you can do without to help save the planet while you primp.
Don’t: Electric Foot Baths
Why: When you wash your face, your hair or brush your teeth leaving the water on wastes a huge amount of a precious resource.
Instead: Turn the faucet off while you lather up or massage your skin.
Don’t: Waste Beauty Products
Why: In addition to cluttering your vanity & wasting your money, ineffective products mean you’ll only end up throwing them away.
Instead: Sample products at home first with travel sizes or obtaining samples from the store. You can also use companies like Birchbox to buy small sizes. Read reviews of sites like Makeup Alley too. OR
Recycle: Your friends may like items you don’t or give to your daughter or niece for dress up fun.
Don’t: Automate when you can Invigorate
Why: Blindly buying every automatic beauty gadget ends up causing closet overload. Ask yourself Why? before you buy. I nearly recently bought an automatic
lotion roller. Aside from being plastic, I thought am I really so lazy I can’t rub lotion on myself?
Instead: Do things by hand! It feels good and exerts energy – almost a mini workout!
I hope this has inspired you to make your beauty routine a bit more green! Share and learn more great ideas at our Eco Spa Tweetchat on Twitter Wednesday, October 6 at 11 AM PST.
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