If you take a close look at all the aspects of your life where you create waste, you realize there is definitely room for improvement. From the companies you shop with and the products you buy, to how you reuse and recycle those products (and packaging), there are so many different ways you can alter your lifestyle to reduce your ecological footprint. Using reusable makeup remover pads is one such way!
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”Anne Marie Bonneau
This quote aptly puts the transition to a more sustainable lifestyle into perspective.
It makes you realize, you don’t need to be perfect from day one because the road to sustainability is not all-or-nothing. Starting small is better than not starting at all!
The idea of switching to a ‘zero waste’ lifestyle can seem overwhelming, but a minor update in the evening beauty routine can make it easily achievable! The easiest switch you can make is to these Uppwell reusable makeup remover pads. Here are the top three reasons why this is a great beginner transition to an eco-friendly lifestyle-
1. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads Reduce Waste
Many people feel that using the generic single-use cotton pads every night to remove makeup is an eco-friendly practice. But you will be surprised to discover that even though cotton is bio-degradable – a lot of cotton pads also contain synthetic fibers that do not break down. This means they eventually end up in a landfill somewhere. Reusable pads are a great way to reduce the volume of waste coming out of your household on a regular basis. Switching to reusable bamboo cotton rounds is easy. They’re tear-resistant and extra absorbent – and, they work better than the single-use pads (especially when trying to get off that waterproof mascara). They also come with an organic hemp laundry bag, making them easy to toss in the washing machine.
2. They are Softer on Your Skin
These organic make-up remover pads are suitable for people of all skin types. They are made with natural, organic bamboo and are hypoallergenic. They’re also super soft. Pairing these with a suitable makeup remover for sensitive skin will make a noticeable impact on your skin!
3. Reusable Makeup Remover Pads are Budget-Friendly
Switching to reusable products over single-use products is a great way to lower your monthly spending. By buying ~3 packs of the single-use cotton pads each month, you spend approximately ~$7.50 CAD. Although they’re not super expensive individually, that’s ~$90 CAD per year! Switching to reusable products usually has a larger upfront cost, but they’re a great way to save money over time.
There, you did it! With such a small, easy switch you are on the empowering journey of developing an eco-friendly lifestyle. There are so many such tiny changes which will help you embrace this lifestyle without burning a hole in your pocket. The switch to these Uppwell reusable straws is one such example of a small step going a long way to reduce your waste footprint.
Don’t stress about being perfect on your journey to living sustainably – be one of the millions doing it imperfectly!
If you’re interested in your own reusable make-up remover pads, you can purchase some here.