Ways to give back to Mother Nature

Celebrate Earth Day with these kind gestures.

Every year on April 22nd we give thanks to the planet that we live on. Some of us give thanks by going on a local hike for the day, others partner with a local organization for a park or beach cleanup!  

At JAFRA, we show appreciation towards Mother Earth by continuing to improve our standard of clean beauty. We care about how our products are manufactured, packaged and the ingredients we use because we care about you and the planet we all share. Working together makes a difference when it comes to sustainability. In partnering with How2Recycle® and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, we are doing our part to help reduce the amount of beauty product packaging that ends up in landfills. Of course, there’s always much more to do!
We’ve also created our “JAFRA Cares List” where we have an ever-evolving list of ingredients that we choose not to use in our products. Now this is beauty for a better, brighter future! 
This year, what are you going to do for the planet, JAFRA Beauty?  
For the past few years now, climate change has been at the forefront of current global issues. A recent study discovered microplastics in human blood. These environmental factors have progressed and can ultimately not only keep affecting our planet but affecting our health as well.  
This Earth Day we encourage you to take the first step toward sustainability for a healthier planet. Here are five ways to go green this holiday: 
Donate to Environmental Causes  
Environmental organizations in your area need YOU! 
We tend to believe that because someone is already helping these causes, then it means that our help isn’t needed. This is far from the truth! Especially for environmental causes, there’s so much work to do and so few people that are willing to do it. Right now, there’s an environmental organization that needs your help. Try volunteering at organizations in your area or donating money. If those two things aren’t doable, what about donating your professional skills? Catchafire connects you with nonprofits in your area or in the United States that need your professional expertise! Projects vary from 1-3 weeks of work to a 1–2-hour phone call with the organization you connect with. 
Plant Trees 
Add a new plant baby to Momma Earth. 
Be careful what you plant and where you plant it! Planting trees can also have a negative effect on the planet if done wrongly. Consider the tree diversity in your area and the best location for it to grow. For example, some common trees in Los Angeles are the Purple Orchid Tree, Tecate Cypress, and the Southern Magnolia. Before you start digging a hole in your backyard, also consider the climate and location that the tree will need. Remember, a happy tree is a healthy tree! This is the perfect activity to do with your family on Earth Day. Teach your children the importance of growing plants and how helpful they are to our planet. 
Beach Cleanup 
Connect with your community for a cleaner area! 
Close your eyes and imagine one of your first memories of walking on your local beach, forest or park. Do you remember how amazing it felt? To breathe in the salty breeze or damp moss and tree trunks. Does that place look the same as it did when you were younger? I don’t think so either. Lake Tahoe, among other natural landmarks, doesn’t look the same as it did 10 years ago. For Lake Tahoe, UC Davis Research has shown that even if the water clarity has plateaued for the last 20 years, climate change is one of the several factors that can contribute to it.
We know how crucial places like Lake Tahoe are to our environment and to us as well. Keeping these areas clean from trash, plastic, and other pollutants is a good way to start sustaining these places. Start off by connecting with local groups that do monthly beach or park cleanups on the weekends. If you can’t find a local group, then start one! Try to avoid using rubber gloves since they’re not recyclable and use metal trash picker pins instead. 
Reduce, reuse, and recycle your trash. 
Reusing and recycling has been a hot topic for a few years now. Most eco-conscious people (like us, right?) have transitioned from plastic to steel water bottles, metal straws, paper cups, and so forth. What about the to-go box from last night’s dinner? Or the 10-cent bag we said yes to at the grocery store. These kinds of small everyday items add up.  
As eco-conscious consumers, our job is to be aware of the constant use and find solutions that are less impactful to the planet. I know! It’s hard to go cold turkey right away. So, the best advice is to start with small items like opting out of plastic bags and going for paper bags or taking your own when you go to the grocery store. Little by little you’ll notice how easy it is to reduce, reuse, and recycle everyday items! 
Go on a Hike! 
The benefits of the outdoors! 
There’s something special about hugging a tree. If you don’t consider yourself a tree hugger yet, go try it right now. See when the last time you completed your smart watch rings and get to walking! There are so many mental and physical health benefits to being outside and moving your body. If you’re not an avid hiker, that’s okay! Start small and work your way up to a 1–3-mile hike and so forth. Remember, expert hikers were once beginners, too. The National Park Service has over 400 parks to explore. Start your nature adventure today! 
We appreciate everything about Mother Nature and have been enamored by its beauty that some of our products were inspired by some of its elements: 

Navîgo Ocean Collection 
Eau d'Arômes Collection 
JAFRA ROYAL Boost Micellar Cleansing Water 
Blossom Collection 
Royal Rose Body Care
JAFRA You Bloom 
* Product formulas as light as air* 
JAFRA Beauty White Soufflé Highlighter 
JAFRA ROYAL Color Translucent Matte Powder 
JAFRA Beauty Always Liquid Lip Stains 
JAFRA ROYAL Luxury Lipstick in Feeling Fuego 
JAFRA Beauty Always Liquid Lip Stain in Always Fierce 
JAFRA Beauty Powder Eyeshadow Trio Wet/Dry Formula in Sol 

We want to see what you’re up to on Earth Day! Mention us on Instagram or Facebook on your stories, reels, and posts for a chance to be featured.

Multimedia enthusiast and freelance writer, Isel brings a young and fresh perspective to JAFRA. An integral part of our social media and influencer team, she is a style-savvy voice with an eye for what’s up-and-coming.  With a degree in Journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she continues to feed her passion by learning everything about the beauty and skin care industry, providing readers insights into top tips and trends. We never know what she’ll come up with next, but we can promise it will be worth the read! www.jafra.com

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