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Autumn braided hairstyles- Fall 2019 hairstyling trends

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Autumn Braided Hairstyles TrendsBesides from the obligatory seasonal wardrobe makeover and the change in climate, the arrival of autumn also brings with it the sudden urge to revamp your hairstyle. While braids are the perfect go-to for keeping your hair out of your face in the summer months, the transition into Autumn can also wreak havoc on your hair. So, to keep your hair protected from the wind, rain and crisp air, why not experiment with the latest braid trends? From a twist on a classic hair accessory to a playful up-do, these braided hairstyles are set to dominate the beauty world this autumn. 

Double dutch braided ponytails

As a playful and stylish alternative to the ever-popular, classic French braid, why not try out a Dutch braid? While not new, the dutch braid trend has been popularised over the past few years by a line up of A-list celebrities and influencers, and now you can try it out too. 

Braided hairstyles dutch braid -Start by sectioning your hair into two sections and begin Dutch braiding each side of your hair.  

-To Dutch braid, take a small section of hair near the front of your head, then divide it into 3 equal sub sections. Cross the two outer strands under the middle strand. Incorporate more hair from the sides as you continue to braid until you reach the nape of your neck.  

-Secure the braid into a loose ponytail with a hair tie, and repeat this step with the other section of hair. 

-Take a section from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band and secure it underneath with a hair grip. Polish the look off with a spritz of hairspray.

Vamp up your space buns 

When it comes to a easy, low-maintenance hairstyle, dry shampoo and space buns are a girls best friend. But, while they’re the saviours of last minute hairstyles after a late start in the morning, that doesn’t mean that they need to look messy and undone. With these simple tips and tricks, you can put your own spin on the classic space bun hairstyle! It’s time to stand out from the crowd. 

-Split your hair half up and half down and separate the top of your hair into two equal sections. 

-French braid each side of your hair and continue until you reach the crown of your head. Secure each section into a ponytail. 

-Begin to plait each ponytail into a normal braid, and secure it with a clear elastic. 

-Twist the plait and wrap it around the hair band to create a bun and pin it in place. Add texture and volume by pulling the braids wider or making the buns bigger or messier. Secure your braided masterpiece in place with a spritz of hairspray. 

Dress up your locks 

An easy way to add a pop of colour and texture to your classic braid is to incorporate a patterned head scarf throughout your braid. Hair scarves are incredibly versatile, as they can be braided throughout the hair or used as a hair tie to pop a classic braid. While bold, vibrant prints and floral head scarves are perfect for the summer, you can easily vamp up these braided hairstyles for autumn with deep burgundy shades and autumnal patterns.

Which of these braided hairstyles will you be trying out this season?

Be sure to check out our last blog post on how to maintain your summer glow or fake it with a foolproof fake tanning routine!

How to maintain or fake a glowing Summer tan- Tanning routine

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Tanning Routine

Catching that “fresh from the beach” tan after a long Summer’s day is sometimes unavoidable, even if you have slathered your body in SPF. As Summer comes to an end, we’re all in a slump about the sunshine saying goodbye. But, while your holiday may be a thing of the past, it doesn’t mean your tan needs to. We’ve gathered up our best hints and tips for prolonging the life of your tan as we make our way into the Autumn months. If you haven’t had a chance to catch some rays and have remained the same pasty hue all Summer long, do not fear because we’ve got the perfect no-stress, no-mess tanning routine for a flawless summer glow.

Pre-sun prepping is incredibly important, but post-sun aftercare is equally as vital to achieving a flawless, picture perfect tan. A rich and nourishing after-sun treatment not only soothes the skin but also hydrates it, which is key for when you’re hoping to maintain your glow long after you return home. Just as you would SPF, slather after-sun on your face and body daily to replenish moisture your skin may have lost throughout the day, and to restore the natural protective barrier of your skin. While you’re loading up on the lotions, add a gradual tanning moisturiser to your basket as it is a great and effective option to extend the life of your tan and give your skin a youthful, glow boost as your tan fades.

The first step in a seamless tanning routine is exfoliation to slough off the top layer of dead skin cells and form a smooth base for your tan to stick to. Renowned as the “juice cleanse of the beauty world”, dry brushing is a new, revolutionary exfoliating technique that is incredibly effective and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Begin at your feet and brush upwards using gentle, small strokes, or work in a circular motion. Take a shower afterwards to rinse away the dead skin cells and follow up with a hydrating moisturiser to replenish your skin. Regular body brushing primes your skin to absorb the ingredients in your skincare products, keeps ingrown hairs and clogged pores at bay and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. A long list of beneficial properties, plus prepping your skin for a perfect fake tan application? Sign us up!

Tanning Routine Glowing BronzedOnce your skin is scrubbed and prepped, it’s time to choose the right formula of fake tan for your skin type. Faking a tan has become a whole lot easier recently thanks to a new crop of mousse, gel and water-based tanning products becoming readily available on our doorsteps, but which is the right formula for you? Suffer with shiny skin throughout the Summer months? Opt for a oil-free mousse that contains lightweight, natural soothers as it has a light consistency and isn’t heavy on the skin. If you suffer from dry skin, even throughout the warmer months, opt for a tan that contains hydrating properties to keep them pesky dry batches at bay. 

Are you trying to maintain your tan or nail your fake tanning routine?

Are you looking for easy and quick at-home massage treatments to incorporate into your self-care routine? Check out our last blog post!

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At-home massage techniques designed for healthier skin

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Home Massage TechniquesWhether you’ve vowed to make 2019 the year of self-care, or you want to tone and tighten your skin for the Summer, home massage therapy can be highly beneficial. For those interested in effective at-home beauty treatments, we have compiled a list of the most popular massage techniques in the mainstream beauty world that you can perform at home. 

When setting off for a Summer holiday, fears of exposing cellulite can put a dampener on the experience. However, as well as the usual anti-cellulite techniques, such as drinking lots of water and detoxifying your body, massage can also be hugely beneficial. A deep tissue massage at a salon works to reduce cellulite by rolling and suctioning different parts of the body to restore circulation. While this massage technique and regular treatment will not rid the body of cellulite alone, they will help diminish the appearance and help prevent further deterioration of the tissues.

For an at-home massage treatment, use a cream or oil and mimic the technique using firm, circular pinching movements from the lower leg upwards.  If you’re looking for a little extra help, use a scrub vigorously in the shower that contains sea salts containing minerals that are detoxifying which will also rid you of dead skin cells – giving you a healthy glow and helping make your legs appear smoother. While it’s definitely not a relaxing treat, after a few treatments you’ll be ready to hit the beach in no time!  

Facial massage is the secret every skincare guru relies on, and just like the body, the more you move your facial muscles, the more lifted and tightened your skin becomes. Recently becoming a cult product in the mainstream beauty world is the ancient Chinese ‘gua sha’ tool.  To use the tool, stroke it across your face in different directions and areas. It not only aids skincare products in further penetrating the skin, but it will also help to boost blood circulation and stimulate the skin. Another tool that helps to de-puff the skin, reduce inflammation, and brighten your appearance is the infamous Jade facial roller. Using the same Home Massage Gua Sha and Jade Rollermovements and technique, this tool is renowned for being a quick-fix workout for your skin, helping to sculpt and naturally contour your skin. We don’t need any more convincing! 

Whether you use it when you wake up as a morning ritual, or a wind-down at the end of the day, this at-home massage is not only meditative, but it is also a great way to sneak in some self-care. Thanks to its collagen and immunity-boosting results, no wonder this self-treatment ritual has become a staple in achieving toned, glowing skin. 

Whichever technique you decide to try out, the most important part is to incorporate it into your daily routine so that you can fully reap the rewards. What is five minutes out of your day when you could have tightened, healthy skin?

Our 5 go-to beach beauty essentials- Hit the beach

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Beach Beauty Favourites

Whether you’re hitting the beach all day, or visiting on a late evening excursion, a trip to the beach calls for the perfect line-up of good books, cocktails on tap and, of course, a fool-proof batch of beach beauty products. Although packing your seaside essentials may seem like a walk in the park, you can never be too prepared when it comes to humidity, heat, sun and sand. We’re here to cover all bases so you don’t have to. From revitalising facial mist to must-have accessories, we’ve rounded up our beach beauty essentials to keep you polished and protected in the sun all day long.

  1. SPF: Of course we’re starting off with the holy-grail, ride or die product of beach beauty- SPF. No matter how much joy it brings, the sun is not your friend, so it’s important to load up on sun protection to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It can be difficult to find a sunscreen that feels good, or one that doesn’t leave a white, chalky film, but our prayers have finally been answered. 2019 is the year of revolutionary beauty products, and with a plethora of SPF’s readily available in the high-street, our search for a non-greasy, weightless SPF has come to a halt. The key is to reapply often, as even water resistant formulas only last for a maximum of 80 minutes before wearing off. The perfect cocktail for your skin throughout a long Summer’s day!
  2. Cooling mist: In the hot summer sun, a facial mist is the perfect way to cool down and refresh your skin when you’re feeling frazzled. Stash a revitalising, purifying spray toner or cooling mist in your bag to give your face and body the hydration hit it needs throughout the day. It not only works to remove any dirt that may have built up throughout the day, but it also restores moisture to dry, congested skin, leaving you feeling fresh and reenergised to return to your beachside activities. 
  3. Makeup wipes: Every girl is no stranger to a trusty makeup wipe, whether it’s for a quick and easy makeup removal after a night out, or as part of your lazy Sunday beauty regime. But, did you know they’re also perfect for a quick pick-me-up at the beach too? Even if you’re going au naturel, a makeup wipe will help you remove any sand, salt or sweat that may be clogging up your pores, instantly giving you a boost of freshness. Thankfully, there are a ton of biodegradable and reusable makeup wipes on the market that combine the convenience and practicality of a typical wipe, without harming the environment. A fresh face and a clear conscience! 
  4. Sunglasses: Though sunglasses are a staple in completing any Summer look, they’re also essential for providing eye protection from the sun on a trip to the beach. They don’t only protect your eyes from harmful UV rays,  but they also reduce the risk of acquiring wrinkles due to squinting in the sun. Opt for a pair of sunglasses with wide frames that will provide your eyes with coverage, and if it has a high UV rating, that’s a huge bonus! Sun protection has never looked so fabulous. 
  5. Beach beauty essentials Hair-care: Salt water and wind at the beach can leave your hair feeling a little lack-lustre and parched, while the sun can take a toll on your colour. If your hair has taken a beating from the salty waves, try spritzing in a detangler before tackling your tangles to ensure there isn’t any tugging or snapping of your hair. Follow up with a wet brush, designed specifically to comb through wet hair, leaving it tangle and frizz free. Hot and humid weather is a perfect recipe for frizzy hair, so if you need an extra hand keeping your frizz at bay, spray and smooth a de-frizzing product into hair. It not only tames fly-aways, but it also replenishes your hair’s natural oils, making it shiny and soft in the process. 

What are your beach beauty essentials for the Summer?

Check out our last blog on the hottest Summer nail trends this year, so you can dig your digits all Summer long!

Summer nail trends- Fresh hot digits

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Summer nail trends As the layers come off and the Summer selfies start flooding in, it is officially the season to dig getting creative with your digits. From an unexpected 90’s trend comeback to crystal encrusted fingertips, it’s safe to say that this year’s hottest Summer nail trends are anything but boring. We’ve put together the ultimate guide on the top Summer nail trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere this season, and thanks to our help, you can rock them too.

Instead of choosing one solid colour for your Summer manicure, why not bring two to the party instead? The framed nail art trend is the new go-to nail design for manicure minimalists and nail novices, and we can see why. This design is a simple and easy way to embellish your fingertips without being too flashy, and with a steady hand and a little practice, it could be your new go-to. 

  1. Simply paint on two coats of your favourite coloured polish.
  2. Follow up with a nail-art pen in a darker, or lighter, shade to outline the edge of your nails.
  3. Seal the deal with a top coat and lean back to admire your hard work. 

From pearl droplets or jewels arranged around the edges, to endless colour combinations, you have tons of creative freedom when it comes to creating your very own frame art. We suggest pairing a metallic shade with a bold matte for an edgy twist on this sleek, elegant manicure. 

Summer nail trends jelly nailsThe most unexpected nail trend of the Summer comes in the form of jelly nails. Reminiscent of the iconic 90’s jelly sandals we’ve all worn, know and love, the see-through jelly manicure is taking social media by storm. Ranging from neon, florescent Summer hues to glitter embedded tips, a quick scroll through Instagram will reveal that this style comes in a whole range of shapes, colours and finishes, making it coveted by all manicure fanatics.

Although this trend is best left to the experts, you can easily nail this trend at home with just a little time and effort. Simply mix a clear polish with a colour of your choice and apply to the nails as usual to create the jelly, glass-like effect. Alternatively, there are a wide variety of press on jelly nails sweeping the beauty market, making it the perfect jelly nail hack. This trend is not only fun and playful, but it’s beautifully reflective in the sun, making it the perfect nail trend to get behind this Summer. 

Summer nail trends jewelsJewel-encrusted nail art works great as an accent to a single nail, but who says you can’t pull off the look as a whole manicure? Influencers are flocking to Instagram to share their light-catching, Swarovski crystal encrusted manicures, and we’re ready to jump on the bandwagon. 

  1. Grab a nail polish of your choosing and paint your nail as usual.  
  2. Apply a top coat to act as a sticky base for the jewels. 
  3. Using a wood stick dipped into the top coat, pick up a jewel and press lightly onto the nail while the top coat is still tacky. 
  4. Polish the look off with a layer top coat over the entire nail and allow to dry. 

While many of our favourite nail gurus have undergone a full Swarovski crystal makeover, you can find jewels at any art supply shop to give you the same effect for half the price tag. 

Which of these Summer nail trends will you be rocking this season?

To find out how to make your makeup last all day in the Summer heat, check out our last blog post and let us know if you’ve tried out any of our hints and tips!

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How to avoid a Summer makeup meltdown – Long-lasting makeup tips

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Long-lasting Summer Makeup When temperatures rise in the Summer months, you may think it’s pointless to even wear makeup. If your summer makeup is prone to sliding off your face by 2pm in the heat, we’ve got your back. We’ve rounded up a list of essential steps to ensuring your makeup remains locked in, even through the sweat. From primers, to blotting cushions, to lipstick layering, the beauty world has offered up some new products and techniques for you to try out this Summer.

A primer is the first step and an essential aspect of flawless summer makeup application. The purpose of a primer is to build an extra layer between your skin and your foundation, helping the product stick to the skin whilst brightening and smoothing the area. We know what you’re thinking… Why would I slather yet another layer of product onto my skin in the heat? If you have oily skin, an oil-free, mattifing primer can work wonders, especially around the t-zone area. If you’re not a fan of the fully matte look, concentrate an illuminating primer on your cheeks and temples to bring life back into skin. The combination of primers will instantly give you that much-needed radiance boost whilst eliminating any unwanted shine. You’ll be ready to take on the humidity all day long!

Summer Long-Wearing MakeupSay goodbye to pieces of greasy, scrunched up blotting papers taking refuge at the bottom of your bag, because a new blotting tool is taking the summer makeup world by storm: the game-changing miracle blotting cushions. Gently press the sponge across the problem areas on your face to smooth, absorb oils and keep your makeup fresh and shine-free all day long. 

If you’re someone who loves a statement lip, you’ve no doubt spent time pondering how to make it last the entire day. The first port of call for making your lipstick last the day is layering it up. Although liquid lipsticks promise longevity, they have a tendency of cracking and flaking by the time the day is up. If you want to make a normal bullet lipstick last, apply a layer, blot off the excess and repeat as many times as you deem necessary. A lip-brush is crucial to the application process as they are designed to apply products with precision and to prevent them from smudging, leaving you with a smudge-proof pout. 

Summer Makeup Lip BrushWe’ve been told time and again that setting spray is the hero product for shine control and smudge proof summer makeup. A setting spray should be the last step in your beauty regime to ensure that your makeup is locked in before you’re out the door. Keep your spray by your side while you’re out as just a few spritzes can instantly revive and refresh your makeup, giving the skin a well-needed pick-me-up during a humid day. Do you have any long-lasting makeup tips?

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Festival makeup and hair trends 2019 – Get that look

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On-Trend Festival Makeup and Hair LooksOur excitement for festival season is already sky high, but creating a standout festival makeup look is an essential part of the experience. If you’re mid-prepping for festival season or you just want to break out of your everyday makeup routine and experiment with your look, the Vanity Van team have put together a select few of our favourite festival ready looksFrom loud rainbow brows, to understated hair accessories, there is something for everyone in this year’s crop of festival makeup and hair trends. 

Haven’t you heard? There’s no need to fear Summer showers during festival season, because the wet look is back in and better than ever before. Recently popularised by Kim Kardashian at the 2019 Met Gala, every makeup fanatic was swooning at her ‘fresh out of the ocean’ look. To achieve this glistening, wet-look effect, add a blinding highlight to the centre of the eyelid, blending it upwards towards the brow bone. Pack a chunky, silver glitter on top of the highlighter, decreasing the intensity as you reach the brow. Instead of applying it just across the lid, shake things up and apply it both above and below the eye, extending it towards the apples of your cheeks. This symmetrical, blinged-out eye look is sure to make a statement, and not to mention, it’s the perfect cover up for those pesky under-eye bags after a long night of singing and dancing to your favourite bands  

Festival Makeup Rainbow BrowsIf you’re looking to inject some subtle colour into your festival makeup, then look no further. Colour doesn’t just have to be limited to the eyelids, and thanks to Instagram’s latest rainbow brow craze, it no longer is. Thankfully, if you’re not fully committed to permanently dyeing your brows, there are a bunch of beauty brands releasing their very own rainbow eyebrow pomades, purely to make this trend completely achievable and mess-free. To achieve this beautifully bold look, begin by applying the darkest of your chosen shades to the arch of your brow and extend it to the tail with an angled brush. Continue the process, from darkest to lightest, until you reach the head of your brow. Finish the look off by combing your brows with a spoolie to create a seamless gradient of colours and apply a strong-hold clear brow gel. 

Festival Makeup and Hair Accessories While your makeup may be the main attraction in your festival ensemble this Summer, they key to nailing your look is balance. When packing your festi-hair kit essentials, it can be a great ordeal to find room for all of your go-to hair products. Luckily, we have a hairstyle that requires minimal product so you can look hot to trot without having to pack heavy… we introduce, the messy high ponytail. To achieve this effortlessly chic hairstyle, begin by applying dry shampoo throughout your roots and massaging it in to give your hair extra volume. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with hair tie, then pull out some hair from the front to give it messy look. Simple, right? But, do you still feel like your pony is missing something? Well, you’re in luck because the 80’s scrunchie has reemerged from the ashes of our childhood and is setting up shop on the SS19 runways, infiltrating high-street fashion and is set to be a must-have accessory for festival season. Whether you’re already obsessing over the scrunchie trend, or you’re yet to embrace its comeback, it’s time to accept it because it’s here to stay. 

Which of these statement looks will you be trying out this festival season?

Check out our last blog post on our skincare must-haves to beat the heat during festival season!

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Summer skincare our teams must-haves- beat the summer heat

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Summer Skincare Must-HavesWith summer officially upon us it’s the time to rethink your summer skincare routine. When the weather is hot and humid, your skin may experience more oil than usual and is more vulnerable to sun damage, so tweaking your usual regime can help you score clear, glowing skin this summer. Check out these summer skin care tips to keep your skin hydrated and protected in the heat. 

Sweat, bacteria, and heavy sun creams can cause our skin to break out if we don’t treat it right after a long day in the sun. When a sweat-induced breakout is on the horizon, reduce lumps and bumps with a glycolic mask once or twice a week. These exfoliating masks refine and smooth skin texture that’s irritated by sun and help to reduce the likelihood of blemishes and breakouts resurfacing. Body acne is also common during sweatier, humid months as your body produces more oil. Washing in the morning with an acne-fighting body wash and following up with anti-blemish pads can help to reduce inflammation of the skin and unclog pores. Goodbye acne, and welcome flawless, glowing Summer skin!   

Although we recommend wearing SPF all year round, it should definitely be an essential step in your Summer skincare routine. A lot of sun-creams can be heavy and greasy on your skin, which can contribute to breakouts and shine throughout the warmer months. Swap your SPF for a lightweight serum that will soak into skin underneath your makeup without leaving a casper white cast. Sun protection doesn’t just stop at the skin, but the sensitive skin along your hairline can get neglected when it comes to SPF application. Apply a scalp sunscreen over damp hair by working the product from the scalp through the layers after getting out of the shower. Scalp SPF is extremely lightweight and works to replenish any depleted moisture whilst protecting your hair from the harmful UV rays. 

Summer Skincare Healthy SkinAntioxidant-rich skincare products can offer massive benefits for the appearance of your skin by fighting visible signs of ageing and aiding the recovery of sun-damaged skin. If your skin is looking a little dull and lifeless in the morning opt for a cleanser with lycopene as it promotes collagen and protects against cell damage. For your daily moisturiser, bring out the big guns with an multi-purpose, antioxidant infused day cream. Long gone are the days of applying a multitude of products to achieve sun defence, moisture, and colour correction, because this hero product does it all. With all of these beneficial properties, it is impossible to deny the superiority of antioxidants in skincare. 

What are your Summer skincare must-haves?

Pre and post workout essentials- our best gym beauty tips

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Pre and Post Workout Gym BeautyWhile we’re all for getting our sweat on, we’re not ready to sacrifice our beauty regime. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide for gym beauty pre-workout preparation and post-workout pampering for gym bag heroes, so you can look and feel refreshed before, throughout and after your gym session.

While it may be tempting to head straight to the gym from work with your full face of make-up on, this can cause the products to mix with the build-up of sweat, resulting in clogged pores and an uneven skin texture. Thankfully, there is a new crop of gym beauty and skincare products on the market that are guaranteed to outlive a sweat session, without effecting your skin. If you feel that your skin is looking a little dull and lack-lustre, a glow enhancing face lotion can provide light coverage, while quickly perking up and injecting radiance into your complexion. A glowing lotion is also perfect for applying after your gym session to amplify and enhance your post-work out glow. 

After your workout, spritz on a cooling mist to replenish the moisture you lost while sweating. Opt for a cooling spray that contains cucumber extracts to cool and calm down your skin. A new gym beauty product that has taken the beauty sphere by storm is self-tanning water, the new revolutionary method of tanning at home. The transparent water hydrates the skin whilst it gradually tans, going on clear and transforming into a subtle glow. The lightweight feel of the water on the skin, along with the hydrating benefits and instant absorption, makes it a perfect product to use after working out, whilst making tanning feel like less of a chore. Who doesn’t love a multi-purpose product?

If your exercise shine wasn’t a burden enough, you may also get a severe case of post-workout red face. Created specifically for Gym Beauty Essentialsgym junkies, a yellow-toned primer will help to combat all redness before the problem even begins. It works as a quick fix before or after heading to the gym and can be used without the need for make-up on top, similar to a tinted moisturiser.

For when a primer isn’t enough to tackle that post-gym flush, game-changing colour-correcting loose powder has hit the shelves and will be your new best friend. A yellow toned powder will instantly calm redness, the yellow pigment and natural mineral working to neutralise redness and absorb excess oil and shine. Pop a light dusting over your problem areas before leaving the gym and everyone will be none the wiser!

Which of these essential gym beauty products will you be adding to your gym bag?  

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Sustainable beauty – how to go green with your beauty routine

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Waste free sustainable beautyIt’s no secret that the beauty industry takes a toll on the environment, whether it’s non-recyclable packaging, unethical sources or water waste. Here at Vanity Van, we’ve decided to look at our entire product range this year to determine how we can adapt it to make it sustainable for the environment. Now we’re encouraging you to do the same! In the quest for sustainable beauty, we’ve compiled a list of products that will reduce your carbon footprint, without having to compromise on the luxuries. 

With a whole range of gel, foam and cream cleansers on the market, it’s difficult to pick the one that’s right for you. Welcome to our new summer skincare obsession: powdered cleansers. While definitely not new, powdered cleansers have recently been on our beauty radar, not only for their cleansing and exfoliation properties, but also for their sustainability. Simply place the product in the palm of your hands, add water and then mix until you’ve achieved your ideal texture and lather. Powdered cleansers don’t contain any water, so all active ingredients remain undiluted, and because they’re dry, which means they last longer. The majority are made from sustainably harvested essential oils, and are packaged in a recycled and recyclable refill package, meaning that your skin remains clean and nourished without impacting the environment. We couldn’t ask any more of a cleanser! 

Shampoo bars are a revolutionary product that will take you one step closer to establishing a sustainable beauty hair care routine. These bars are more concentrated than traditional shampoos so you can use less product per hair wash, saving you money and extra trips to the shop when your (sustainable) dry shampoo is no longer cutting it. If you need more convincing, there is no need for plastic packaging as most shampoo bars come wrapped in recycled paper or in paper boxes, occasionally needing no packaging at all. While many traditional shampoos are jam packed with with preservatives and chemicals that can strip hair of its natural oils, shampoo bars contain essential oils and natural ingredients so you can say goodbye to injecting harmful chemicals into your hair and the environment. 

Sustainable Beauty Shampoo BarOne major area of the beauty industry has been overlooked is water waste. Water-free skincare products are the eco-friendly step that your sustainable beauty regime is missing, one of our favourites being the game-changing dry sheet mask. A sheet mask is typically a thin sheet drenched with serum, but with a dry sheet mask, active ingredients are infused into the fabric, meaning there’s no need for water in the formulation. Without water, fewer preservatives are needed. While the concept may seem strange, these dry sheet masks will instantly amp up your skincare game, providing hydration for your skin without any water waste.

How are you planning on making your beauty routine more sustainable?