Why Should You Reconsider Using Microbead Face Wash?
Exfoliating is an important part of daily skin care. Pores on our skin needs regular cleaning to maintain a healthy complexion. Microbead face wash was a popular product in the beauty industry when it was first marketed. The product claims to remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin silky-smooth. However, there's an environmental concern with the mass production and use of microbeads.
Microbeads are made of synthetic plastic balls. Now, imagine a million of these tiny plastic balls going down the drain everytime you lather up. It will eventually end up in the ocean with a bunch of other existing plastic waste. If this practice prevails clean water will be extinct in the near future. Illinois already took action to ban microbeads from appearing in their market. New York may soon follow Illinois’ lead. Nonetheless, removing microbead in beauty products is under scrutiny.
Luckily, there are many other products that offer exfoliation without harming our environment. ModaMob (attached video) presents a list of alternative exfoliators.