I accidentally found the perfect face powder for me when I wasn't even looking!
I found the idea on the internet (of course) for dry shampoo for dark hair and mixed it up immediately.
It was suggested to use a cosmetic brush to apply the shampoo to the hair roots.
I got to looking at my new concoction and thought, "Hm, that looks like it might be the color I need, and can never find, for my face powder."
So, of course I tried it and I fell immediately in love!
Want to hear the complicated directions and exotic ingredients of this miracle face powder?
I mixed half and half for mine and the color is perfect for me.
And I can lighten it up in the winter when my summer tan fades by just adding a little more cornstarch and stirring it in.
It's also the best smelling powder I've ever had.
Who doesn't like a light chocolate smell?
(It goes great with my vanilla extract perfume. : )
Here's a close-up look.
It looks a little dark in the picture but this a rainy day and I couldn't get the light just right.
My simple skin care routine is:
Wash my face at night in the shower with a washcloth and just warm water.
That's right, no soap. It seems that any soap dries out my over 50 skin.
Then I pat it dry.
If it ever feels a little dry I smooth on a little dot of coconut oil, only on the dry spots.
Then in the morning I splash my face with cool water, pat dry and brush on my cocoa face powder.
Lastly, I follow up with a little rub of coconut oil on my cheeks and lips for a healthy shine.
I keep coconut oil in a little recycled glass container on the shelf in the medicine cabinet.
It's not only good for cheeks and lips, but also as a body lotion.
So there you have it.
Life can be simple
Life is good!
P.S. I tried the face powder (as intended) for dry shampoo once and it worked great for that too!
This post is linked to: Frugal Friday, Made by You Monday