So it’s been approximately 9 weeks since I’ve gone without brand cover up, foundation, or face powder.
I have been using a DIY mixture I found on Pinterest and Google.
I mixed corn starch, cinnamon, cocoa powder and nutmeg until the coloring was most like my skin tone.
The first day I immediately noticed a difference in the shine on my face. I am a visual merchandiser at a furniture store, so I’m in and out of a warehouse, in the heat, climbing on ladders, lifting heavy stuff…. So, I get a ‘glow’. Even oil free makeups made my face shiny. Well… No more. This new mixture from my cupboard made my skin feel fresh all day.
A couple of weeks later I noticed my skin was clearing. Cinnamon is an anti inflammatory, nutmeg works it’s magic on dark spots and scars, and cocoa let’s the skin absorb a healthy bronze. The blend smells wonderful. My pores shrunk and I noticed less blemishes.
The only negative I noticed was the texture. If happened to touch my face, I noticed it would leave a dry feeling on my fingers. Which ended up being a good thing, because I touched my face less.
I mixed everything in a clean repurposed jelly jar and applied it using a kabuki brush. A lil blush and some eye make up was all I needed on already tanned skin. Sometimes make up looks too fake in the summer, given the elements and my freckle face.
In addition to face powder. I’ve been using vitamin e as lotion, and it works wonders for skin that gets abuse at the beach.
Some other skin treats that have done me well:
1 part coconut oil and 1 part nutmeg, makes a great night scrub.
3 tsp water and 1 tsp of baking soda, makes a great morning skin reviver… Especially if you work out in am. I let it sit on my face while the shower heats up for a few seconds.
Check out this great read. that inspires you to dabble with your own concoctions..
… hopefully by the end of summer I will have an arsenal of homemade makeups.
Next on review. Almond and charcoal eye liner, powder, mascara. Vitamin E. And other DIY skin therapy.
Thanks for reading,