I want to let you guys in on a few secrets on how to make your makeup look better, stay in place, and how to keep your skin healthy once you take it off.
Let me first introduce you to arrowroot powder. If you are not familiar with it, don’t worry. I wasn’t either. However, debating on buying a new setting powder for $30, or trying out a natural and effective alternative sounded interesting. I sent my boyfriend to the store at almost 11 at night, and even asked him to grab some baby powder (TALCUM FREE). He seemed incredibly confused, and is still confused when he comes home to find white powder on the hardwood floor. However, my makeup doesn’t move. My skin looks smooth, and the oil… yes…. it stays away.
When you have an oily face, “baking” is almost a necessity. Unless you’re interested in carrying oil blotting papers with you, and you have the ability to fix your makeup whenever. When you’re me, and you work a full time job, in a very busy area, that’s not very realistic. This is a great alternative, and for someone who usually gets very oily throughout the day, this fixes that problem.
I’ve also been using witch hazel as a setting spray. It keeps my makeup on, and if I ever need it to be refreshed I spray a little bit on throughout the day. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t say it holds up to UD setting sprays but it certainly does the job. You can also use it as a toner, as it does not over dry your skin. It has skin tightening, and cleansing powers which is great for all skin types.
Rose water spray is great addition, let me tell you why. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a great toner. It helps maintain your skin’s pH balance, fights dermatitis, and eczema. It also has antioxidant properties that help with anti-aging. You can also use this in your hair to natural repair, and restore it.
Apple cider vinegar seems to be the next coconut oil health craze. You can drink it as an aid with weight loss, and fatigue. You can put it on your face, and even on your salad. I personally like to drink it, and put it on my face. Salad? Not so much.
Apple Cider Vinegar health claims are as followers: lower blood sugar, appetite control, deodorizer, lower your risk for cancer, antibacterial properties, sooth sore throat, lighten and tighten skin, hair product removal, mouth wash, and even clean your toothbrush. So before you run to the store to buy 8 bottles to bathe in, please be wary that this is a strong product and you should dilute it with water.
The next product is turmeric, now before we go into this, please refrain from use in areas that are white, or light. This will stain everything you love, and it will not come out. I accidentally got it on my white carpet, and I still silently cry into my pillow about it. Turmeric is great for acne scars, and acne. It’s also known for it’s ability to reduce the production of oil. It is an antiseptic, and it is also a mess. I would recommend using this in a raw honey mask. Be aware, this will stain your skin for a few hours.
RAW, UNFILTERED HONEY. I was hesitant to mention this again, as I have in a previous post, but I couldn’t resist. GO BUY IT. PUT IT ON YOUR FACE, PUT SOME IN YOUR TEA, WORSHIP IT. Raw honey will fix every single problem you could ever think of. Except heartbreak, and a shitty boss. It will not fix those problems. It also will not fix a broken car, or an empty wallet. It will help your skin immensely, which will help you feel better about yourself. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties for acne, along with healing properties for scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
Of course, these are products I’m personally using for my dominantly oily skin, which sometimes turns into combination skin. I struggle with cystic acne, and PIE. I’ve been using most of these products for years, while a few only a few months. I’ve had a great results, and if I had children I would swear on them. But I don’t… so I will swear on my dog Leo. I swear on his life that you will love these products.