Lately I’ve been highlighting ways to go low-waste in the bathroom, and there’s a key reason for that: in my own experience, it’s been easier to access eco-friendly bathroom products than food. Because we typically don’t need to shop for toiletries or personal care products as often as food, I find it easier to choose those products with care: sourcing them from local small businesses or even ordering online if access is proving challenging.Continue reading “26 zero waste bathroom swaps”
A question I get asked aaaallllll the time: “what do I do with old cosmetics and skincare?” It’s a tricky one because many people have a lot of old products hanging around, and in their quests to choose better products, they’re often left wondering what to do with it all.
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.
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”