With the growing water crisis, irregular rains and melting of glaciers, we now have a front view of the perils of climate change. It’s real and it’s going to change the way we live our lives. One of the major causes of this is the endless consumerism. While we definitely cannot stop using the things we do, we can start making sustainable choices. Beauty products surprisingly are the easiest to replace. Your everyday moisturizer, cleanser and scrub are available in natural and sustainable variants. So if you’re wondering how you change your beauty routine into sustainable while still being effective, read up!
Tender coconut water
Coconut water is made of important sugars, electrolytes, minerals, amino acids, zinc magnesium – all these super helpful for keeping skin calm, healthy and hydrated. Coconut water also helps keeping the skin’s natural glow intact. This ingredient also contains anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial properties. But it doesn’t end there. Coconut water is also a rich sources of vitamins C, B and K – all essential of skin’s health. Here’s a eco-friendly sun block you pick – Sun Fluid Tender Coconut Water with Turmeric & Basil Leaf SPF 50.
Kaolin Clay is much like your readily available multani-mitti , except it’s better! Unlike the desi counterpart, Kaolin clay doesn’t dry the skin but effective pulls out all the impurities on the surface. The clay powder is perfect for cleansing the face on its own for all skin types. If you can’t be bothered with sourcing this on your own, try out the Kaolin Clay from homegrown brand, Blend It Raw Apothecary
Orange peel powder
The benefits of Vitamin C for skin are well known. Here’s a naturally derivative of Vitamin C. Orange peel powder, aside from being a powerhouse of Vitamin C also contains a ton of antioxidants. Applying this on the skin can effectively reduce tan on the skin and make the surface smoother.
Coffee, cuz your skin needs waking up too! Jokes apart – coffee has a ton of anti ageing benefits. It also helps in de-puffing the skin, reducing acne make and declogging pores. If you can’t grab your hands on a coffee scrub, just save up the coffee grounds you make coffee the next time. Mix these coffee grounds with olive oil. Use this paste to scrub off the appearance of cellulite from the body. It’s surprisingly effective.
The natural secret to Korean skin? Rice. Rice powder is often found in many of their beauty products. Rice powder contains anti-inflammatory properties, which helps calming and nourishing skin. It also helps in absorbing excess oi. One can also use a paste of rice powder and water to soothe sun burns. The ingredient is also has effective anti-ageing properties.
Rose petals whether dried or fresh are of great value in the beauty industry. They have antiseptic properties that help in healing scars and blemishes. Prolonged use of it can help even out skin too. Ayurveda also notes that rose petals can be used to treat boils and eczema.