Water Conscious – Some Beauty Tips

Day Zero. Water shedding. Drought. Newlands’ Springs. “No 5L bottles of water in stock”.

If you’re in Cape Town, this is reality (for now) – Praise God for the rain that He has provided us with!

Although there has been some rain, we still need to conserve water and it’s sad that it’s taken a drought for some people to realise it!

Anyway, here are a few water conscious beauty tips and products to help you do your share in saving water!

1. Girlz Only Dry Shampoo (400ml) – Dischem (R79.99)*

Using dry shampoo is a great way to revive and freshen your hair in between washes.

Dry shampoo is the way to go especially if you tend to wash your hair daily (oily roots) so that you can cut down on your water usage.

Shake the tin well and spray 20cm from your scalp in short bursts. Massage the product into your scalp and brush lightly with any brush/ comb. *A Tangle Teezer (pictured) is highly recommended as it doesn’t break your hair and is easy on tangles.

This 400ml tin is easy on your pocket as well as our dams. (Meaning that you will use less water).

2. Oh So Heavenly Hygiene Waterless Hand Cleanser – Clicks (R11.99)*

Go to most mall bathrooms and you will see that the taps have been turned off and you have to use “the hand sanitiser provided” to “wash” your hands.

While this is not ideal, especially for us females, there are other ways to give you piece of mind that your hands are being.. cleansed.

Stock up on your own hand cleanser to use after bathroom trips, eating, etc. Clicks’ OSH range is affordable and smells great!

Hand wipes (not pictured) is another product to have that well help cleanse your hands and use less water.

3. Skin Essentials 3-in-1 Facial Wipes (60 wipes) – Clicks (R34.99)*

There’s nothing like wiping an entire face of make up off with a cool, cleansing face wipe… :/

Forgo washing your face if you have little to no make up on and use these 3-in-1 wipes from Clicks instead.

They remove make up, cleanse and tone your face, leaving it feeling refreshed and… well.. clean.

Depending on how much make up you are wearing will determine how many wipes you will use at a time.

Clicks often have a 3 for 2 special on these wipes so swipe some wipes when you can.

4. Basics Silicon Sponge “Silisponge” – Dischem (R29.99)*

When applying foundation/ BB cream, etc, it will require a foundation brush and in turn, you would have to wash those brushes after every use.

Save water (and time) by using a “silisponge” to apply foundation that can easily be wiped clean with a face wipe. No mess, no fuss, no water wasted.

5. Cala Cosmetic Wedges (32 pieces) – Dischem (R39.99)*

If you don’t fancy the “silisponge”, how about these disposable make up wedges?

They are convenient and you won’t have to worry about cleaning brushes or cleaning the wedges, so NO WATER WASTED.

6. JT One “Let’s Glow Girl” Fresh Body Mist (200ml) – Woolworths (R69.99)*

Hot weather leaving you feeling ..hot? Sticky?

Help save water and keep cool by using this body mist.

It smells amazing, absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling refreshed.

There you have it. A few tips to help you save water … beauty wise.

*prices at time of purchase.



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