Beauty

A More Sustainable Beauty Routine With One Step

The concept of sustainability, which has appeared on almost every corner recently, invites us to think about our beauty routine once again.

Skin cleansing is at the top of the list of things to do for a healthy and glowing skin in almost all beauty routines. The cotton and disposable wipes we use while removing make-up and applying various tonics are a waste of nature.

WWF research; argues that the amount of water used to produce 1 kilogram of cotton, or one white t-shirt, is equivalent to the amount of water a person consumes in 3 years. Cotton, which we use more than once during the day while cleaning our face, occupies an important place at this point.

97% of the water on the earth's surface is salt water and 2% is in the form of ice. In other words, the amount of water we can consume is only 1% of the total water. Cotton is a plant that needs a lot of water. Only 250gr. Even producing cotton requires 2,700 liters of water. Moreover, the pesticide wastes used in the cotton industry do not disappear either. So the energy and resources used to produce a piece of cotton are probably much more than you can imagine.

During your skin cleansing, you can choose reusable long-lasting fabrics instead of disposable products such as make-up wipes. Thanks to long-lasting fabrics, you can take a step to protect the environment, even if it is small.

More for the curious:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/media?industry_id=cotton

https://www.elle.com/uk/beauty/skin/a27329808/cotton-skincare-negative-effects-environment/

 

About the author:

Alara Dolunay – Be People Editor

Alara Dolunay, who completed her undergraduate education at the Department of Media and Communication Systems at Bilgi University, completed her internships as an assistant to the project manager of ICM Turkey Digital Marketing Agency and Doğan Paksoy Gallery Young Art Magazine Writer. In 2020, she joined the Sotheby's Art Institute, Art History program. He has been working as Creative Editor at Be People since January 2021.

 

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