Tips To Make Your 2022 Beauty Routine More Sustainable

Lia Thomson Lifestyle /
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It's officially 2022, and one of our new year's resolutions was to be more eco-conscious. A great place to start is to make our beauty routines more sustainable. Here's how.

Unfortunately, one of the biggest polluters in today's world is the beauty industry. Thousands of products that are made and sold get wasted and end up in a landfill. Small differences in our day-to-day lives ultimately make an impact on our environment. Credo Beauty's vice president of sustainability and impact, Mia Davis, noted: "Sustainability in beauty means that the work we do now–the resources we extract, the stuff we make–will not compromise people's ability to do the same in the future."

But don't fret, making your routine more eco-friendly won't mean you have to say bye to all your favorite products. Ashley Piper, an eco-lifestyle expert, and author of Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet, explained: “Many people think they have to give up their lifestyles to be sustainable, but it really comes down to just finding better alternatives.” So how exactly is that done?

But don't fret, making your routine more eco-friendly won't mean you have to remove all your favorite products. Ashley Piper, an eco-lifestyle expert and author of Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet, explained, "Many people think they have to give up their lifestyles to be sustainable, but it really comes down to just finding better alternatives." So how exactly is that done?

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Be sure to shop at places that offer more ethically and environmentally friendly products. Also, shop at companies that offer refillable versions of makeup or skincare. "What you want to look for is something that has compostable, easily recyclable, refillable, or reusable packaging—or better yet, no packaging," described Piper. Getting into this lifestyle can seem overwhelming, especially when one is unfamiliar with how to find sustainable items. "If you're concerned about purity and safety, the EWG database is a good tool, and you should get familiar with ingredient names (of which there are sometimes hundreds for just one item) and determine what your values are around those."

Finally, make sure your cabinets are filled with items you actually use. There is no need to buy extra of every product. Sometimes less is more!