Christmas party season is upon us- and don’t we all deserve the chance to let our hair down and have some fun?! The last couple of years have been tough, and the impact of living through a global pandemic is really starting to become obvious. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over these challenging times, its that each and every day is precious. So say yes to that party invitation this year! And if you do have a few parties planned, then this is the post for you- because this week we’re sharing our top eco friendly makeup and cleansing tips for the festive season. Enjoy!
Start at the very beginning
Before you do anything, our first eco friendly makeup and cleansing tip is to go right back to basics. Before you apply any makeup, make sure your skin is in top condition first, and ready to go. Always cleanse with a natural, gentle soap and follow that up with a good moisturiser too. Allow time for your skin to breathe a little before you apply any eco friendly makeup, and just relax. The party won’t start until you get there!
We recommend: our Eco Warrior Sensitive Facial Bar
Buy it once
Our next Eco friendly makeup and cleansing tip is to buy wisely, and buy once. Invest in items that you can refill once they’re used up, and consider whether or not you are actually going to use it too. Makeup has a shelf life, so if you’re buying a lipstick with a shade you’re matching to your party dress make sure its one you’re going to want to wear again.
We love Juni Cosmetics for plastic free, eco friendly makeup
All that glitters…
When we think of festive makeup, we think of sparkles and glitter, right? But what happens to all that glitter once you wash it away? Sadly, it ends up in our oceans, polluting our marine life and damaging the planet. So does that mean eco friendly makeup is sans glitter?!
Relax, all is not lost! Our next eco friendly makeup and cleaning tip: always go for biodegradable glitter. That way, you can sparkle and shine throughout the entire festive season, and your party look won’t cost the earth.
We love: Peace with the Wild’s biodegradable body glitter
Take the day away
We’re ending this post with the most important eco friendly makeup and cleansing tip of them all. Always, we repeat, always remove your makeup before you go to bed. No matter how tempting it is, going to sleep with your festive makeup firmly in place is never going to be a good idea. During sleep, your skin needs to breathe and the cells work hard to renew themselves ready for the next day. They can’t do that if they’re blocked by makeup!
Makeup wipes are a no-no (most of them are not eco friendly, and are often single use), but using a soft bamboo cloth and treating yourself to a hot cloth cleanse is a big YES! Also use. a gentle soap to cleanse and nourish, and make sure this is part of your daily routine without fail- whether you’ve been our partying or not!
We recommend: our Eco Warrior Beauty Edit Cleansing Bar