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Make Your Own Mineral Makeup

Make Your Own Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is a popular cosmetics choice. To save money and limit exposure to unwanted chemicals like fragrances, preservatives, parabens and other synthetics which are often found in products marketed as natural mineral makeups, try making your own. Homemade mineral makeup can be personalized with ingredients to suit to any skin tone and type. Keeping It Clean has a good summary of mineral makeup fundamentals, including explanations of common compounds as well as a basic recipe. Many recipes call for cornstarch, arrowroot or rice powder as a base. Cornstarch is good for oily skin, but may not offer the best… read more

The Many Benefits of Mineral Makeup

Mineral Make Up

Modern mineral make up is planet friendly and not contaminated with lead and synthetics. Mineral makeup contains all-natural ingredients such as seed oil, flower extract, titanium dioxide and mica. Mica and other minerals are naturally occurring and have been praised for their color for centuries – the ancient Egyptians enjoyed wearing mica. With mineral makeup there are no synthetic colors, artificial fragrances or petrochemicals. Additionally, mineral makeup is a natural UVA/B ray blocker. Many companies now offer mineral solutions in makeup. Companies like MAC and Origins sell different products with about 80% minerals that are all natural. Other companies such… read more

Rice for your Skin?

Rice for your Skin

We know that rice is a healthy addition to a balanced diet. However, it can nourish you externally as well. This is done by applying rice to your skin. Doing so replenishes your skin with vitamins, giving it a luminous glow, while shielding your skin from sun damage. One of the most common ways to apply rice to the skin is in powdered form. Rice powder can be applied in a thin layer beneath foundation or even replace powder foundations altogether. Some beauty supply stores carry rice powder, but you can just as easily make your own. If you have a coffee grinder or food processor handy, use it on… read more