Hair removal has become part of most people’s daily routine. Many men shave their faces often to keep up a clean appearance for work, and most women shave their legs, under their arms, and bikini areas as a part of regular grooming.
We get waxed, search the internet for DIY hair removal methods, and even attempt to use those depilatory creams such as Nair. With each of these hair removal methods, a significant amount of waste is created. Each generation tries harder than the last to reduce the size of its pollution imprint on our planet, and a small action made by many will have a significant impact in those goals. One of these is laser hair removal. There are several ways you can do your part to reduce this kind of waste, including using razors made from recycled materials or using reusable razors with replaceable blades. Both help the situation, but neither solve it. Excessive water will still be used and the chemicals in the products you’re using might be contaminating the water supply. The only way to eliminate your contribution to this kind of waste is to go all natural and give up on shaving for good—or to invest in laser hair removal.
Here are some of the reasons why you need to consider having laser hair removal treatments:
1. Disposable Razors Create a Ton of Waste
Most people use disposable plastic razors for their hair removal needs as they seem to be the cheapest option. When these razors are used on a daily or regular basis, they need to be disposed of regularly, which creates a surprising amount of trash. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that nearly two billion razors are tossed out each year, and what makes this so terrible is that razors can’t actually be recycled in the U.S., making them likely to be one of the most wasteful products we use in the bathroom these days. Unfortunately, old and used razors sit in landfills for what scientists predict will be hundreds of years before they decompose, and this is not including the plastic packaging that ends up in the trash as well.
It’s estimated that a plastic soda or water bottle will take 450 years to completely decompose, with some bottles taking up to 1,000 years. Since plastic has only been around for 50 years or so, it’s safe to say that there isn’t a single plastic razor that has completely decomposed as of today. Laser hair removal can eliminate the need for razors and significantly reduce the amount of waste produced. Whether you choose to have a small area done or everywhere you’d usually shave, this small contribution can make a big difference. Additionally, you’ll save a ton of money in the long run, which is just one of the major reasons people are investing in treatments. For more reasons people are getting laser hair removal, check out this video:
2. Shaving Creams and Other Hair Removal Products Only Add to the Waste
We all have specific products we use throughout the day, whether it’s in the shower, before we go to bed, or right when we wake up. The average woman uses between 10 and 15 beauty products each day, which together average 120 different chemicals. All this seeps into women’s skin and hair. There has been a push lately to inform women about these kinds of products, and how they are ruining our skin. We see all of these articles encouraging women to switch to organic products, but there hasn’t been much attention to how these products are also destroying the environment.
When you wash your face or your hair in the shower, these chemicals go down the drain, never to be thought of again. However, they actually go into local waterways, where they impact wildlife and ocean life. Some products that contain estrogen will even prevent certain fish from being able to reproduce, making them scarcer than usual. As these fish are all ingesting the chemicals we’re dumping down the drain, eventually they end up on our dinner plates where we then ingest the chemicals ourselves. It’s a vicious cycle that is taking far too long to come to an end. With laser hair removal treatments, not only will you be reducing plastic waste but also chemical waste.
3. Most Hair Removal Methods Require Extra Time in the Shower, Laser Hair Removal Doesn’t
We’re all guilty of it: taking long showers or leaving the water running while we shave or brush our teeth. In the United States we don’t necessarily understand what it’s like to be without water, and the concept of having a limited supply gets lost on many people. Each minute in the shower, approximately 2.5 gallons of water is used, which amounts to 1.2 trillion gallons of water being used in the United States each year. If you are able to cut out those extra few minutes in the shower shaving, a significant amount of water could be saved each year.
At our body laser centers, we encourage people to do whatever they can to reduce their negative impact on the environment as we take extra strides to do the same. It’s important to us that we don’t cause damage during our time on earth, so that those who come after us are able to live comfortably. Take your first step toward creating less waste by speaking to someone at your local laser hair removal clinic. If you’re located in the South Florida area, come speak to one of our licensed medical laser technicians at Body Details, who are all trained to use the advanced True Lasers designed to give clients optimal results. If that isn’t enough to convince you, our free lifetime guarantee is set up to ensure all of our clients get the results they’re looking for. Schedule your free laser consultation now or by phone at 866-708-8645.