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Rejuvenation Month: How you can follow an eco-friendly beauty routine


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It's Rejuvenation Month for Team Beauty at The National Student! This month we will be diving into skincare and filling you guy in on the best products and techniques to give you that New Year glow!

Beauty Editor Joanna Xiourouppa has decided to look into how beauty lovers can opt for a more eco-friendly skincare routine this year...


If you love skincare as much as I do, I'm sure you are always looking for the next cool thing. Of course, a lot of these 'cool' things are expensive and if you look closely at the labels, they have a lot of ingredients in them that you can't pronounce.

But I say 'No more!' 

We're now in an age where we have so much information about our planet and how beauty products affect it so it shouldn't be that difficult to get into an eco-friendly, cruelty-free and sustainable routine.

I think that even a little change can make a difference so even if you change one of your products, it's a stepping stone in the right direction.

So keep reading if you want to make a change in your skin/your life/the planet!

Check your labels

Like I said earlier, most skincare has ingredients that no one can pronounce so this year let's opt for a label we can pronouce! The smaller the ingredients list, the better. Also, check your products for palm oil - it's the devil and we do not want. 

Opt for cruelty-free

Although there are still loads of makeup and skincare brands that do test on animals, there are several like Tarte Cosmetics that are cruelty-free. If you're unsure if a product is cruelty-free then head to this article by Cruelty-Free Kitty who has a list of brands that are kind to animals!

VEGANS: Just remember that cruelty-free doesn't always mean vegan so again check your labels!

Look after your skin without a product

By looking after yourself, you look after your skin. Be sure to drink plenty of water, (8 glasses a day to be precise!) to eat healthy and to take your makeup off at night (if you wear makeup) so your skin gets a chance to do what it does naturally. 

Get some eco-friendly tools

A master is only as good as her tools, so why not invest in yours? EcoTools are a great company that make brushes from bamboo and therefore are better for the planet than the plastic ones. Even their packaging is eco-friendly and reusable, which makes eco-friendly beauty way easier.

Recycle your empties

A few companies now run recycling schemes with incentives. MAC will give you a free lipstick if you finish 3 products and Kiehl's run a programme that involves and stamp card - almost like getting a free coffee from your local!  

Which of these will you opt for this year

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