Skincare routine

Sustainable skincare routine, how important is it to you?

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Marilaura Ingarozza

So many people nowadays take care of their skin.

This is a loving gesture toward us, done mainly to keep us looking fresh and healthy at all times, or to treat skin conditions such as acne, which we hear a lot about recently.

Quest’ultima e una malattia cronica della pelle che colpisce giovani e adulti, complici anche fattori esterni quali stress quotidiano e inquinamento atmosferico.

The latter is a chronic skin disease that affects both young people and adults, partly complicit to external factors such as daily stress and air pollution.

I have always felt compelled to support those who, like me, suffer from it by suggesting that they undergo a dermatological examination by specialists, who will know how to help best.

To achieve satisfactory results, we must understand how crucial skincare is, and how choosing the right products for ourselves and the environment can make a difference.

We are often tempted to follow trends of the moment or suggestions from the influencer on duty. Unfortunately, this behavior does not always guarantee good results and often results in abandoned and unused products that will have emptied our pockets and will not benefit the environment.

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Few but good

What is meant by this expression?

It often happens that we have the impression that the more products we apply, the better the results will be. For facial skin, it doesn’t exactly work that way.

Limiting yourself to the use of these classics:

  • Detergent
  • Tonic
  • Day and night cream
  • Eye contour cream 
  • Thermal water  

can bring unexpected well-being and balance.

Identifying our skin type will make the next steps much easier and faster.


Little habits that can make our skincare greener

We can also make a difference in our own small way, starting with some very simple steps.

First, let’s think about how many cotton pads we use every day to do our best makeup removal. So many, right? Well, there is a solution that is much greener than you think.

There are many alternatives on the market; these are microfiber pads that can be washed and reused indefinitely. We can also make use of simple biodegradable pads.

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Reusable microfiber pads

 There are also plastic-free cosmetics on the market, which are 100 percent natural because they are composed of vegetable butter and essential oils. They might be confused with simple soaps, but they hide much more inside. They are also water-free, which allows for longer preservation.

Lush and Lamazuna are the most renowned companies in Europe nowadays, in these stores we can also find different varieties of solid soaps such as:

  • Shampoo 
  • Facial cleansers
  • Bubble bath
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume

Even toothpaste and face masks have become products without packaging and are activated by water.

And if we want to go further with our natural habits, why not try homemade products for a quick and easy routine?

Why are these products good for our environment? Because they are contained in recycled paper packaging, there is no problem with plastic disposal and, as a result, CO2 production is reduced.

More elements to consider for your sustainable skincare routine

Buying products that are not tested on animals is also important. This habit can help us stop this practice as soon as possible, so it is better to prefer small and independent companies that can provide more traceability and more transparency on how they produce what they sell. Believing in the values that are shared is a great way to support small, emerging businesses that tend to produce in smaller quantities and with natural methods.

Water use is another key issue that we should pay close attention to. All of us are now aware of the issues in climate, so prolonged use of water for washing or for our normal daily skincare can contribute to future problems. Using the necessary amount instead is a responsible and very simple gesture.

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Solid cosmetics

Conscious choices are a big step toward sustainability, according to Euromonitor International, in 2018 in America alone, 152.1 billion units of beauty and personal care packaging were sold, some never recycled. With the pandemic, after an initial natural downturn in consumption, skincare has become a trend that has led to a real boom in supply.

This choice embeds within it all of the above because buying by paying attention to these simple steps can help both ourselves, because we will go on to use products that are less harmful to our skin, and most importantly we will help our planet.

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