Tips for Women to practice Sustainable Grooming

Tips for Women to practice Sustainable Grooming

It is so exciting to shop for your favorite beauty products! 

As soon as Nykaa or Amazon have its sale my finger can’t stop scrolling and get that beauty range at a discountable price in my cart. It was that day when I read an article in the newspaper about the chemicals through which skin is affected. So, Before I clicked the button “BUY NOW” a thought came to my mind, am I doing the right thing? Are those chemical products good for my skin? Isn’t the multilayer plastic packaging and the cardboards harmful for the environment to cause landfills? 

After searching Google for hours I understood that I am also one of the part of the problem. The amount of plastic waste produced in our nation is beyond what my mind can even fathom. According to the Central Pollution Board (CPCB) report 2018–19, 3.3 million metric tonnes were produced. The equivalent of 9,200 tonnes per day.

Small things contribute to larger issues, and I want to help find a solution by choosing sustainable home goods and sustainable women's grooming items the next time I shop online. 

In this blog post, I will try to explore sustainable women's grooming and sustainable fashion options and explain why they're a good choice. I will also share some tips for incorporating these practices into your everyday routine.

Sustainable Women Grooming: What is it?

Sustainable Women's Grooming is a movement that's aimed at providing women with sustainable and cruelty-free and environmentally friendly beauty and hygiene products.

The main aim of Sustainable Women Grooming is to reduce the amount of waste that's generated by the cosmetics industry. Right now, most beauty products are made with harsh chemicals and other ingredients that can harm the environment and  species.

Some of the key benefits 

Reduced waste: Grooming products are designed to last longer and require less frequent replacement, which means that less waste is produced over time.

 Conservation of water and energy: Shaving with an electric razor or using a wet shave cream can use up a lot of water, but shaving with an environmentally-friendly brush or razor uses very little water. Likewise, using an environmentally-friendly soap reduces the need for chemical cleaners. 

Improved hygiene: You can swap out your everyday essentials from single usage to reusable options or choosing the products having natural ingredients in them. 

You can use bamboo cotton toilet paper instead of a regular one that we usually buy from the store. For plastic bottle alternatives of shampoo and conditioner you can use homemade shampoo bars and soaps as well. While for a sustainable monthly cycle of your periods the reusable pads and cups is a wise-option. 

Public health studies have confirmed that the menstruation cups are just as safe and efficient as sanitary pads and tampons, while also lowering water consumption and waste usage. A municipality in Kerala even distributed them for free. 

You can’t make it happen in a day. With my experience turning to eco-friendly products should have a slow start and eventually you will be involved in a world of sustainable grooming. 

How to go about practicing the same?

There isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to go about practicing sustainable women's grooming depends on the individual and their specific needs and preferences. However, some tips that may be helpful include:

  • Investigating different ways of doing things and trying out different methods until you find something that works for you. This includes everything from using natural products to using traditional techniques from different parts of the world.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or other pollutants in your grooming routine. Instead, use safe ingredients that won't damage your skin or hair. Before I bought my first product i had a list to avoid them having chemicals such as 
Lead 
Mercury 
Parabens 
Oxybenzone
Triclosan
Silica
BHT 
Retinyl palmitate and Retinol 
Fragrance
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS/SLES)
Where these are some commonly prevalent harsh chemicals found in discovered in shampoos, lip products, moisturizers, serums, body washes, face washes, and other products. You need to be more particular about other ingredients as well. 
  • Make sure that what you're using actually does what it says on the label – if it doesn't, then there's a good chance it's not safe. A product is not necessarily non-toxic just because it is organic, natural, or environmentally friendly.
  • Beware of greenwashing! To make their products sound eco-friendly many manufacturers make false and presumptuous claims which is known as greenwashing. 
  • Cruelty-free products can be recognized through certifications or through some signs such as a "rabbit" on the product packaging or a seal from a reputable organization attesting to their organic status.Although they reflect the brand's ethics, they might still contain some chemicals. Unfortunately, there is much work to be done on Indian certification standards. 
  • Try to avoid overloading your skin with makeup or other cosmetics. This can lead to adverse effects like skin dryness or acne breakout as I mentioned before the chemicals are harmful to use. 
  • SUgar waxing is also popular in teenagers that allows for waxing naturally without harming your skin from any chemical. You can check the YouTube link for more details DIY Sugar Wax for Beginners 
  • Simply send an email to hello@ellepolish.com to request your free mailing label. I am also in the struggle to collect my 5 empty bottles. (God bless me)
  • I use coconut oil which is a natural makeup removal and you dont need any chemical filled product for that. 

There can be many home remedies which you can find on the internet for glowing skin and to look beautiful. 

We hope we have covered everything about ‘sustainable women grooming' in this article. In case you would like to know more, do leave your queries in the comments section. We will get back to you asap!

Also, don’t miss to check out our Murtle collection that goes the best with different apparels and gives your grooming a special touch.

 


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