We love a good bath and body care tip, like the great DIY scrubs that our October guest blogger shared with us on Tuesday. Inspired by her tips, we’ve been looking into how to make our overall grooming a little greener. Check out our finds!
Go Reusable: Most of us probably have a little unwanted hair that we like to say sayonara to at least once a week in the shower. But, according to the EPA, we toss 2 billion disposable plastic razors a year! Try a reusable razor instead to cut back on your footprint. And instead of buying shaving cream, try using your regular hair conditioner or body wash. Anything that really coats your skin will protect you from razor burn.
Cool Off: Nothing feels better than a really hot shower, especially as we enter into the colder months. But, did you know that your extra steamy temp could be wreaking havoc on your skin? The skin naturally produces special proteins and fats that protect and lock in moisture. Hot showers remove this protection, leaving skin dry and itchy. So turn down the heat! You’ll do some good for your skin and your energy bill.
Baby Your Skin: Okay, so we talk a lot about not stripping your skin here at JMC. But really, don’t do it! Use very mild soaps on the body or an oil body cleanser like our Argan Cleansing Oil for Body. You want to avoid products with harsh detergents which can leave your skin dry, and aren’t so great to wash down the drain. After showering, gently pat skin with a towel. Then, apply a thick moisturizer to seal in hydration. Extra dry types should try our Argan Balm, while we recommend Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter and Moroccan Argan Body Oils for more normal skin types.