Conserving natural resources is so vital to our future that all industries are making it a priority, including the make-up industry. If you want to make some changes in your lifestyle but enjoy wearing cosmetic, don’t worry. Today, you have more options than ever and it’s possible to go green with these makeup tips.
Make it a common practice to read the labels on all makeup that you buy. If you have never done this in the past you may be surprised to learn that some makeup contains chemicals that can cause serious medical conditions if you’re exposed to it for long periods of time. For example, some cosmetics contain a preservative called Parabens, which has been linked to breast cancer.
A chemical called Talc has been linked to certain types of ovarian cancers and this is found in many brands of makeup as well. As you can see, going green with your makeup not only helps the environment but it can help you stay healthier as well. Another thing that you need to consider is the fact that the making of some cosmetics require testing on animals. When checking the labels make sure they say cruelty-free, which means the company making that brand does not test on animals.
Use the internet to research different cosmetics to see what ingredients they contain. This will help you be prepared and save you time when you go shopping. You won’t need to spend hours standing in the stores reading labels because you will already know what types of makeup are safe for you and the environment. Planning ahead this way will make it a lot faster and easier to find what you need when you go shopping.
Mineral makeup is some of the most popular products used today when it comes to new and improved cosmetics. They have many benefits that you won’t get from other makeup. For instance, they don’t irritate sensitive skin and the crushed minerals used in making these cosmetics help protect your skin from the sun. But most of all, they’re eco-friendly.
The last thing that you need to be aware of when going green with makeup is proper disposal. Sometimes, cosmetics are flushed down the toilet. This is not ever a good idea because the chemicals in these products can poison water supplies. Disposing them in the trash is your best option at this particular time.