Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in reducing your water consumption whether you live in drought stricken Cape Town or just care about your environmental footprint and water usage. We’ve put together a list of products to add to your beauty bag, if you haven’t already, to help you save water and stay fresh without using a drop of water.
Cleansing wipe can be used both for your face and body. They cleanse the surface of the skin and leave you feeling refreshed. They can also remove makeup so that you don’t have to turn on the tap in order to remove excess oil and makeup on your skin after a long day at the office. Keep them close at hand so that you can wip them out at the gym after a sweaty session. Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Facial Wipes and L’Oréal Paris Sublime Fresh Purifying Cleansing Wipes hydrate the skin and are even able to remove waterproof mascara.
Dry shampoo is the modern woman’s beauty saviour- and for good reason. This wonder product will refresh and revive your hair so that you can skip a wash for another day, giving you more time to lie in bed and snooze your alarm (guilt free). The magic ingredients in dry shampoo absorb the grease and product build up in your hair, leaving it looking refreshed and revitalised. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to use a drop of water to extend the life of your hairstyle! Picking the right products for your hair type is essential, the Gosh Fresh Up! Dry Shampoo Clear is great for giving your hair some volume while the Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo is great for giving limp hair a new leash on life. The Balmain Dry Shampoo is great for those who are willing to splurge a little on haircare.
Thanks to the French we now have a way to wash our faces without actually using water! The cleansing agents in Micellar water remove makeup, dirt and other impurities from the surface of your skin. Stash one in your bag so that you can carry it everywhere with you whether using it after an early morning run or at the end of the day to remove the oil and dirt that have built up on your skin throughout the day. The best part of this miracle product is that no rubbing is needed, simply soak a cotton pad in the micellar water and hold it over the areas of your face for a few seconds to remove the dirt and makeup. If you have dry skin don’t forget to follow a micellar water facial cleanse with your favourite moisturiser. The Lancôme Pur Rituel Eau Micellaire Douceur Cleansing Water is potent yet gentle on the skin while the Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water-Micellar Oil is great for dry and sensitive skin as it nourishes while getting rid of impurities. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water leaves skin feeling touchably supple increasing the amount of water in your skin cells which leaves your face feeling hydrated.