I have a secret to tell you… All of my teenage years and twenties when I was looking for the holy grail of skincare I had no idea that simply doing LESS would be the best for my skin. I’d buy elaborate skincare routines, listening to the sales pitches about what would be the best for drying out my skin where I needed it dried out and moisturizing it where it needed moisture. I’ve probably spent thousands over the years. And guess what? It made no difference!
Granted, if you had bad acne or serious skin conditions you’ll likely need a specialized routine and the help of a professional, but for my regular old sorta-dry-sorta-oily skin, simple is best.
And when I say simple I mean SIMPLE.
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What’s the hardest Zero Waste swap for you? Yesterday I wrote about the easiest swap I’ve made: basically everything that falls into the “replace once and never again” category, because those things don’t need constant replenishing. Food is the complete opposite—since we need to eat every day! I personally find food the hardest Zero Waste swap.
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What’s the easiest Zero Waste swap to make? In my experience, it’s anything that you need to replace once and never again. Food can be challenging for a lot of people if you don’t have easy access to a bulk/refill store because you need food pretty much all the time. Personal care products are somewhere in the middle, as they don’t need to be replaced as often as food. But for some things, the swap only needs to be made once. In my mind, that’s a beautiful thing!
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Low-waste living with kids sounds like an oxymoron but it IS possible, especially if you don’t get too hung up on perfection. Kids will bring home things from school, they’ll end up with plastic toys from well-meaning friends and family, and so on. It happens. However, we can help promote low-waste options whenever we have the chance. Goodie bags are a perfect example.
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How do you live a low-waste lifestyle with a reluctant partner or family member? By request, I’m tackling that topic today.
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