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Top 5 Eco Friendly Beauty Tips for Men
Enjoying the benefits of beauty treatments and products that keep you looking your best shouldn’t come at the expense of harming the environment. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top 5 eco friendly beauty tips for men to help you become a conscious consumer. And no, you won’t have to sacrifice your beauty standards.
Whether it’s using long-lasting treatments or recycling your product packaging, there are plenty of tips and tricks out there to elevate the sustainability of your lifestyle. We’ve put together a list of five. From natural shaving products to achieving luscious hair and radiant skin, we’ll show you how to look your best while being kind to the environment.
Eco Friendly Beauty Tips for Men: #1 – Invest in long-lasting aesthetic treatments
The most effective way to achieve radiant skin sustainably, are treatments that deliver dramatic results that last for years and require minimal maintenance. Rather than continuing to spend on topical skincare
products to treat a plethora of skin concerns, why not have an aesthetic treatment that addresses every common skin concern you can think of? This is precisely what energy-based skin treatment, Morpheus 8, can do for your skin. The Rae Clinic London’s clinical director, Prof. Ali Ghanem, who first introduced the treatment to the UK, is seeing it rise in popularity among his patients, and it’s easy to see why.
Using micro-needling radio-frequency technology, this non-invasive procedure can target problem areas in your skin in almost all parts of the body. It’s been shown to dramatically reduce acne scars, bags under your eyes, skin discoloration, among others, while at the same time reshaping and sculpting your skin to leave you with a youthful, radiant appearance. And the best part is that it lasts between 3-5 years. With your new and improved skin, you can stop buying multiple topical skincare products that promise to transform your skin, yet don’t deliver. Instead, invest in a treatment like Morpheus 8 and minimize waste while saving money in the long run.
Eco Friendly Beauty Tips for Men: #2 – Use multi-purpose products
A good quality multi-purpose skincare or haircare product will help you minimize waste. Especially if you have already perfected your skin with a clinical treatment like Morpheus 8, you won’t need to waste your money on a range of skincare products meant for various parts of your face and body. Instead, opt for a multi-purpose product that can deliver multiple benefits in one formula.
Lowens’ Butter Balm, an all-purpose skin balm, is the perfect example. It’s a soothing formula that conditions your skin and can help alleviate chafing, rashes, and other irritations. They also have a pocket-sized version, so you’re always prepared if your skin unexpectedly flares up.
Eco Friendly Beauty Tips for Men: #3 – Check product labels
Always check the labels of your beauty purchases to be certain that you’re not using anything toxic to you or the environment. A quick way to confirm that a beauty brand is committed to sourcing its ingredients sustainably and ethically is t
o look for fair trade, cruelty-free, or recyclable logos, and other good business practice certifications.
You should also be aware of what you’re putting on your body, so always have a glance at the ingredient list. In particular, stay away from products with petroleum-based ingredients like parabens and sulfates. These are most commonly used in products like shampoos and conditioners which you rinse out. Not only are these ingredients too harsh for your skin and hair, but they have been linked to sea pollution.
So stay on the safe side and try the many plant-based products out there which are just as effective. We recommend trying Lowens’ biodegradable shampoo and conditioner that are made of natural plant-based ingredients. It is sure to leave your hair feeling soft and nourished.
Tip #4 – Use recyclable and refillable packaging
Being mindful of the packaging of your beauty products requires minimal effort. Yet it goes a long way towards sustainability by reducing the amount of waste ending up in landfills. Many beauty brands have woken up to the need to be more sustainable by using recycled materials in their packaging. As a conscious consumer, spend your money on brands that have sustainable beauty as their core value.
Even more effective at protecting the planet is refillable packaging. Sustainable beauty brands give you the option of filing up your products into the packaging from your old product, thus drastically reducing waste. It also encourages brands to produce packaging that lasts rather than creating single-use packaging bound to end up in landfills.
Many beauty brands even incentivize customers to use refills through offers and discounts! So not only can you do your bit for the environment, but it can also end up saving you money. Lowen’s has chosen to go down the path of refillable packaging for many of their products including their hand and body lotion. What does this mean? Lowen’s charges customers less if they choose to buy refills over plastic bottles.
Tip #5 – Use long-lasting grooming tools
It goes without saying that single-use razors are wholly incompatible with a sustainable beauty routine. So, if you have been using disposable razors thus far, make the switch to electric razors or double edge razors which can cut down on waste by lasting a lifetime. To complement your more eco-friendly razors, use a shaving cream made of natural plant-based ingredients. Like Lowen’s Smooth Criminal Shave Balm, which contains ingredients such as aloe vera and honey that will give you a smooth shave and leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.
In addition to shaving, pay attention to other tools that make up your grooming routine. For example combs, brushes, and hair dryers. Buying good quality, long lasting products is a great step towards sustainable living.
Sustainable beauty shouldn’t come at the cost of improving your appearance and well-being. Follow our five tips, and you’ll be looking your best, nourishing your body, all while contributing to creating a sustainable environment.
There you have it, Lowen’s Top 5 Eco Friendly Beauty Tips for Men.
About the Author
Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey.