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DIY powder: here's how to do it!

DIY powder: here's how to do it!

Making a DIY powder at home and with few ingredients it is simple, fun, economical and extraordinarily effective!

But how to do it?

In fact, the recipes you might choose to use in order to make DIY powder there are so many and there will be nothing left to do but try them all in order to try to find the right balance between comfort and beauty.

In this study, we still want to start with one of the simplest recipes. It will allow you to enter this world in a very immediate way, and will also guarantee you the availability of a low cost natural cosmetic, whose final price certainly cannot be compared to the powders you find in the best beauty product shops, and which often cost several tens of euros.

But what are the ingredients that you could use to make this product? We offer you one of the most valid: thecornstarch, with a slightly thick effect, which will allow you to purify your face, as well as be used as a foundation (if you do not want to use corn starch you can also use other ingredients, such as rice starch).

How to do the powder yourself

To make your own face powder, you can of course use an ingredient that, combined with corn starch, can give you the opportunity to achieve a color that will be pleasant for you. Much depends on your complexion and the final effect you want to achieve: think for example of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder, and so on.

Also considering that at first it may be difficult to try to find an end point, you can start gradually, adding only a few doses of the ingredient, and then add more until your skin has a similar tone. Hence, you can also add sunscreen. You can opt for a little zinc oxide or a special oil.

Once this is done, you can also integrate it all with a few drops of your own essential oils favorites and even a little almond oil. Alternatively, you can use a little vegetable glycerin. As for essential oils against oily and acne-prone skin, you can use cedar wood, chamomile, lemon, tea tree, lavender, patchouli, palmarosa, rosemary, geranium. If, on the other hand, you want essential oils that are useful for combating skin aging and fine wrinkles, you can combine frankincense, lemon, myrrh, patchouli or palmarosa.

Recipe for DIY powder

Introduced the above, here's one recipe for DIY powder that you can choose to replicate today for a truly natural and affordable result.

As for the ingredients, get:

  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch,
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa powder (but remember that you can add more as needed, until you find a balance that suits you);
  • 5 drops of an essential oil depending on the condition of your skin, such as frankincense, myrrh or lavender (to counteract skin aging), rosemary, tea tree or geranium (for oily skin), lavender or rosemary (for the skin young).

Then, slowly add drops of a "support" oil such as jojoba or sweet almond and mix until you get the desired consistency. As an optional addition, you can also add a few drops of vegetable glycerin to prevent it from sticking to your brows and lashes.

As for the instructions, you will have to mix all the ingredients in a bowl until you get a good combination, add more color (cinnamon, nutmeg or cocoa powder) until you reach the desired color.

How to choose the right color

But how choose the right color of the powder? First of all, the powder must be chosen on the color of your complexion or your tinted background, starting first of all with identifying your skin tone.

If you have very fair skin, you can opt for powder with ivory shades, while if you have a medium-toned complexion, you should go for a pink powder. If, on the other hand, your skin is very dark, then you should opt for powders on beige.

Once this is done, if you have understood which skin tone you belong to, you should also try to understand what the undertone of your skin is, warm or cold. As a rule, lighter skins tend to have a cool undertone, while darker ones tend to have a warm undertone. But how do you know if your undertone is warm or cold?

The test is simple: try to bring your face closer to a red shirt, and a blue shirt. If the first of the two options seems to suit you more, then your undertone will be warm, while if the second of the two options suits you more, then your undertone will be cool. In this way you will be able to better understand which powder will be best for you: the undertone of cold skin requires a powder closer to pink, while a skin undertone that is warm requires a powder tending to beige.