For about a year and a half now I've been "making" my own liquid foundation. This, along with oil cleansing, has literally transformed my skin.
I assure you that I'm not being overly dramatic when I say that. I've even had a couple of people comment on how great my skin looks and that has never happened before. The oil cleansing not only helped cleared up my acne, but it also made my skin smoother. Because of the new FDA guidelines, I can't say "Frankincense oil did this for me..." However, I attribute the reduction of scarring, redness and wrinkles to using a certain oil (hint, hint) in my liquid foundation. I also found that that particular oil, combined with the oil cleansing method, seemed to be the perfect combination to preventing 99% of my acne. I still get maybe one or two a month, but other than that, it has freed me from the pain and embarrassment of persistent acne.
Using this liquid foundation wasn't a quick fix for my skin by any means. It is something that I have used almost daily for over a year, but the difference is notable.
I actually wear less foundation now because of the difference this liquid foundation has made in my skin. And since I'm not trying so hard to cover up acne and marks, I can wear a lighter shade which blends better so there's no longer a shade difference between my face and neck. I've also started using less concealer and reserve it only for under my eyes and a couple little spots that I'm still working on.
Prior to making my own liquid foundation I was already using a mineral powder foundation, but I just wasn't happy with application and coverage. It was then that I tried taking my mineral powder and combining it with Fractionated Coconut Oil and an essential oil and I've happily used this for over a year now.
If you're going to try this, I would recommend choosing a mineral powder that is one to two shades lighter than what you would normally use because when you add a liquid it slightly darkens the color. Initially I kept using the same color then reduced it by one shade and once I felt even more comfortable with my skin, I reduced it one shade more. Now I feel like it's more of a natural kind of coverage that blends my skin into one even shade and doesn't look at all unnatural or heavy.
What I Use:
- mineral powder foundation
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil (you can also use Myrrh, but the Frankincense works better for me. I know this is an expensive oil, however, 1-2 drops a day will last quite awhile and it also saves me from having to buy other skin care products. Not to mention, it's a healthy option for my skin. Oh, and to save myself money on this I either use my discount or save up my LRP points and get it for free! I don't sell oils for a living but being a Wellness Advocate allows me to get the 25% off all of my oils and other products.)
Each morning when I'm ready to apply my makeup, I use a concealer under my eyes and a couple other little red spots I'm still working on. Then I pour a little mineral powder foundation into the lid of the foundation, add one drop of Frankincense oil and a couple of drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Sometimes I have to adjust the amount of FCO or the Frankincense to get the consistency I want.
This is a great alternative for me since organic liquid foundations are too expensive for our budget and the ones I thought I could possibly afford were too greasy or just not the right color. I'm super pleased with the results and I hope that an option like this will be a great fit for you, too!
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