Did you know that you can donate used mascara wands to wildlife rescue centres? Before tossing yours, look up groups near you. Many rescue organization use them to clean small animals.
Why do we Zero Waste folks love solid products so much?
It goes without saying that they’re great because of the lack of packaging, but you may be surprised that they have other benefits as well. Here are a few:
DIY low-waste makeup brush cleaner! When’s the last time you washed your makeup brushes? Be honest! Most of us don’t do it often enough, and brushes can get pretty gross. Dirty brushes can even cause breakouts. (If you’re getting unexplained blemishes, it doesn’t hurt to wash those brushes!) The good news is that it’s SO easy to do it in a low-waste way.
Low waste toilet paper! It’s a tricky subject but an important one. The plush, thick bathroom tissue is typically virgin paper from old growth forests. Deforestation just to wipe our butts is not cool.
So here are some better options.
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.Continue reading “The joy of a simple skincare routine”