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The Eco-Friendly Guide To Creating Glowing And Healthy Skin

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As we become more focused on green living, we often wonder if we are going to need to make hard sacrifices. Women that want to look beautiful wonder if it is possible to do so without harming the environment.

Meirav Devash wrote an article on Allure showing just how easy it can be. They said that Allure started creating new eco-friendly products, which made it easier to protect the environment. There are lots of sustainable great skin care techniques that you can use.

Protecting the Environment While Keeping Your Skin Looking Great

How do you know you are using the right eco-friendly products for your skin? Are you satisfied with what you are using? Looking for a simple and easy to follow skin care regime for your busy day-to day life, while protecting the environment at the same time.

Many of us know that having healthy skin demands more than just washing your face twice or thrice a day. There are so many products out there for different skin types but first, you should know how to use them properly. Let’s check out…

Different types of Eco-friendly Products and How to Use Them the Right Way

Do you know that only 37% of women stick to their daily skin care routine? People that are focused on green living are even less concerned about it because they worry that they can’t keep their skin healthy without harming Mother Earth. Look no further for getting perfect skin. Even if you have a busy schedule and not able to cope up with your skin, the type of skin care products you use every day and how you use matters a lot.

1. Serums

Need to tackle a specific skin problem? The serum is the key. A skin serum is not a moisturizer, rather it is a highly concentrated formulation designed to sink into the skin quickly and deliver the best out of it. The best part is that it is surprisingly eco-friendly. Unlike moisturizers, these fluid solutions penetrate deep into the skin providing nutrients as well as moisture to the skin.

Always purchase serums according to your needs whether it is anti-aging, skin lightening or even acne. The best skin lightening cream you can get is hydroquinone 4% cream which is very effective in bleaching skin and is good for the environment too. They are best used after cleanser and can be applied underneath the moisturizer to treat the skin effectively while sleeping.

2. Cleansers

How you use cleanser is just as important as how you wash your face every 2-3 times a day. This is vital for removing bacteria and grime. However, there are different types of cleansers available that you should use according to your skin type.

Cleansers tend to be the most eco-friendly way to keep your skin radiant and fresh. However, you don’t want to use the same product on day and night both as you won’t get the desired result because the skin needs a different treatment for the evening than from day. The best approach is to see a dermatologist for a skin assessment and product recommendation that is most suitable for your skin type.

3. Sunscreens

Sunscreens are one of the most important products when coming to skin care. They help protect us from harmful U.V rays of the sun no matter which season it is. There are a number of sunscreens available in the market to get you confused which one to buy.

You should always look out for its SPF before buying any sunscreen. The greater the SPF, the more protection it will provide. Also, the sunscreens are usually greasy may clog pores. Always opt for a moisturizer which has sunscreen built in it.

For daytime opt for a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF15. It helps retain moisture and protect the skin against UVA/UVB rays.

4. Face Masks

Anyone can get benefit from using a face mask in any skin care regime. This is one thing that Mind Body Green says should be part of your beauty routine. The key is finding the right face mask for you when you have a lot of options available in the market. Get skin assessment from an esthetician, then determine what type of face mask you should be using. They can help you find one that is good for the environment.

Face Masks give you a boost of whatever you are looking for. It depends only on the type of skin and right kind of face mask you are using. Like serums, face masks also target specific areas of skin issues whether it is dullness, blemishes, anti-aging or acne.

Mistakes that can harm your hair

These mistakes might be causing damage to your hair.

5. You blow dry your hair

I know you are in a hurry. You have to attend a party or an important meeting, or a date or something, but chill out, relax, it’s not about you, it’s about your hair. Let them breathe a little. Don’t let your hair dryer hurry them up. Do you know hairs, when dried that way, lose all their moisture and essential oils and proteins? They even get over dried and frizzes out. Let them dry naturally. Don’t interrupt. Using a blow dryer for a brief period is not going to be harmful to the environment.

6. You rub your towel intensively

Rubbing your hair vigorously with a towel frizzes them out. You’ll say- “My hair is the worst, they are so frizzy and dry!” that’s your doing. Use a micro fibre towel and just damp them up. Then leave them alone. Alternatively, you can completely avoid using a towel and pat your hair to remove excess water dripping out from your hair.

7. Excessive use of Hair Styling tools

When attending a party or a meeting or going on a date, we want to look perfect. Who doesn’t want? That’s why we use curlers and straighteners and every hair styling tools that we have. But, the more beautiful our hair looks after that, the more damaged they are or are going to. The heat from those tools adversely affects our hair and literally damages them. You’ll have observed thinning, falling and fading colour of your hair. It’s all because you use an excessive amount of tools to style them. Don’t overdo it, or else you’ll regret later. Instead of using straighteners, try using hair straightener brushes that are better than using tools.

8. You brush your hair when they’re wet

You should always avoid brushing your hair when they are wet because that’s when they are at their most brittle and fragile state. It’s better to both brush and detangles your hair while they are bit dry. You’ll observe the difference soon enough after implementing this method.

9. You over-rinse even after using hair products

As it is already said that the wet hair is the most vulnerable ones. Excessive water can be seriously a hazard for your hair. I know you all love to be in the shower for as long as you can. But for the sake of your hair, you shouldn’t. Have mercy on your hair and stop over washing them.

Experts say that the maximum time to rinse hair is one minute or so per phase. Start applying that from now on and you’ll soon notice visible changes in your hair.

Explore Eco-friendly Options to Keep Your Skin Healthy

You will definitely find tons of effective skin care products in the market but which is right for you is the question you have to find an answer for. Use the products which are perfectly designed for your skin type whether it is oily or dry or acne prone.

Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco, and moved to Adelaide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full - time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across Europe. Her hobbies include: home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.

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