Eco-Friendly Skin Care Changes You Need to Make This Year
Eco-friendly skin care is off to an important start as a hot trend this year. It had already found its way closer to the mainstream in 2019, but this year it is expected to become a top trend. This way, it will not only approach the mainstream, but it will be a leader there.
This is great news for both the environment and for our skin as many of the eco-friendly skin care trends that are taking off also eliminate certain harsh ingredients or habits we’ve been applying to the largest organ on our bodies.
Top Eco-Friendly Skin Care Trends of 2020
Of course, there are many areas where this eco-friendly skin care trend is taking off, but there are two that are standing out the most as obvious and very simple for virtually everyone.
By the time 2019 came around, you could get glitter in virtually every kind of makeup. Unfortunately, glitter can be extremely harmful to both the environment and to our own wellness. These tiny magical-looking sparkles were in everything from lipsticks and eyeliners to face masks and loose powders that could be applied nearly anywhere on our face or bodies.
The problem is that the vast majority of glitter is made of microplastics. Once washed away, these end up in the water systems and are too small to be filtered out before they are sent back into natural waterways. From there, they end up in the stomachs, eyes and respiratory systems of animals.
Before they’re washed away, the problem with glitter is that it can start breaking down while on the skin. That process can release hormone disrupting chemicals that can affect the wearer. Though the odds of serious problems are low when wearing it for a short time before effectively washing it away, many people wore glitter regularly. Moreover, the risk is greater for certain specific people such as children and teens.
The good news is that eco-friendly skin care trends are putting a stop to the draw of products containing glitter and by the end of the year, they’ll be considered quite out of style.
Disposable Makeup Wipes
Disposable makeup wipes may be convenient, today’s eco-friendly skin care trends are taking beauty lovers in a far healthier direction.
Instead of using these wipes – which are used once and tossed in the trash, only to end up in a landfill – reusable alternatives are becoming a much-loved trend. Fluffy microfiber makeup remover cloths are extremely effective at taking off everything from foundation to mascara but are washable and can be reused hundreds of times. As many disposable wipes are also bad for your skin, according to dermatologists, it’s not just the environment that wins when an eco-friendly skin care alternative is chosen.