Sustainable shaving products?

If you shave once a week, you’re shaving 52 times in a year. Either way you’re using a significant amount of razor blades. However, there are ways to reduce your waste and still have silky smooth legs, underarms or face.

When you’re shopping for razors and skin care products for shaving, it’s important to look for eco-friendly alternatives. This is just another way you can help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfills, especially if you’re shaving so frequently. Below are some tips on what to look for in your shaving products.
Those plastic disposable razors might seem convenient, but you can’t use them for very long before they need to be trashed. Instead, purchase more sustainable brands such as Preserve, which produces razor handles from recycled plastic. There are also reusable razor bland handles available, so you just have to worry about replacing the blades.
An alternative is to use an Energy Star electric razor. Depending on how often you shave, you might not need to replace the cartridges too often. At least with this option there is less waste, and you only have to re-charge the razor every so often.
Being more conscious of your shaving products is just one way to reduce your shaving waste. For example, you can try shaving less often. Wear pants instead of skirts or sport a partial or full beard for a while. Shaving less often is also beneficial to your skin, and it reduces the amount of resources you use. In addition, it’s worth looking into organic skin products that contain natural ingredients such as aloe vera, lavender, lemongrass or chamomile. However, if you’re able to use soap instead of shaving cream, you won’t have to buy those metal cans.
Shaving might be routine for you, but you can still improve the routine and make it match your sustainable lifestyle. Fortunately, there are more options available, so you might not have to look further than your local grocery or drug store.



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