Happy day, Earthlings! While Earth Day may be behind us, the love is still very much alive – making it the perfect time to press the reset button, scrutinize your bathroom cabinets, and give your beauty routine an eco-friendly makeover. While it’s no secret that we’re living in an increasingly toxic world, even making small changes to our daily routines can have a big effect. So in honor of this time of positive reflection, we’ve listed out five steps you can take to actively support the natural beauty and health of both our planet and your body. We’re also celebrating by offering 20% off all Lavilin products from now until 4/26/15 – more info below!
1. Skip a Shampoo (or Two)
Shampooing on a daily basis not only wastes a ton of water, but it is also damaging to your hair! When you wash your hair with shampoo everyday, especially ones that are heavy in sulfates, you are stripping your locks of nourishing, natural oils, which can leave your hair dull and dry. If you find yourself thinking that skipping out on a daily wash will leave your hari greasy, why not try out a dry shampoo instead? Dry shampoo not only saves you time, water AND electricity (by not having to blow dry wet hair,) but also adds texture and makes styling a breeze!
2. Give Naturally-Derived, Eco-Friendly Products A Try
When companies adhere to strict, environmentally friendly practices, they also leave less of a carbon footprint. Instead of using beauty and skincare products that are filled with harsh, unnecessary chemicals, opt for brands that utilize naturally-derived ingredients and recyclable packaging whenever possible. At Lavilin, we’ve been providing safe, reliable products that are free of aluminum, alcohol, parabens, BHT and phthalates for over thirty years, and all of our packaging is recyclable!
And to help you green up your beauty routine, we’re offering 20% off your entire order on lavilin.com when you use the promo code, EARTHDAY20 (between now and 4/26/15)!
3. Raid the Kitchen
There are several common ingredients (many of which you probably have in your kitchen right now!) that can be used to get gorgeous, radiant skin, naturally.
- Raw Honey: As a natural antiseptic, antifungal and humectant, honey can help lock in your skin’s moisture, as well as treat and soothe pimples and acne.
- Coconut Oil: This do-it-all ingredient is great for moisturizing skin, locking in moisture and shine to hair, and removing makeup. Combine it with sugar, and you’ve got yourself an amazing exfoliator for your face and lips!
- Lemon Juice: Great for use as a facial toner to tighten pores and get rid of blackheads.
4. Conserve Your Products
All too often, we unknowingly slather on more of our favorite products than is necessary, which can quickly turn wasteful. Next time, be mindful about the amount of product you are applying, and remember that a dime-sized drop actually goes a long way. The Earth and your wallet will thank you.
5. Buy Cruelty Free
Show Mother Nature some love by opting for products and beauty tools that aren’t tested on animals. We believe that animals are made for loving, not testing on, so as a matter of philosophy and policy, we’re proud to say that all Lavilin products are cruelty free!
Remember to snag up some Lavilin products at 20% off to help green up your beauty routine while you can! (Promo Code: EARTHDAY20)