oh my goodness – ok let me go down the line and answer some of you! Ive give you the quick and dirty explainations. parden my run on paragraphs – trying to finish this before the baby wakes LOL
ok medical makeup = Cover FX. This stuff covers anything (even tattoos) and has a multitude of shades for every skin color. excellent product. if you get it get the kind that is not liquid – get the kind that looks like a powder compact, but it has stuff in it like a cover stick. it melts a bit when you touch it. pat it on where you need it. (i find a finger give the best application here, but u can use a paintbrush type of brush made for it they sell for all the little bumps and crannies acne causes) then if you need more coverage, apply another layer. Little by little it actually sticks to itself so you can make a tone of layers if u need to and it will cover just about anything. then finish with a little dab of powder on it -LITTLE dab. You will not need a lot of this stuff. one container will be your best friend for about 2 years probably -lol. you can get this at Shoppers Drugmart up here in Canada. Just google it. Im sure they have it at Sephora too. About $35 cdn.
Water for the face?! haha- of course water is ok to clean your face. and drink. and otherwise keep you alive! but the mineral and chemicals in tap water leave your skin dry at times – especially the hard water as most of us have in North America. You see the build up of the minerals in your bath and toilet right? Well those minerals stick to you skin too under the right conditions. So, not that the minerals are really bad – but thats what causes your skin to feel tight. If it works for you -great. but if not heres the alternative to expensive creams. Its simple and works. And you can always add in aromatherapy oils to active ingredients if you want. (im an aromatherapist as well) But do this after getting proper dosing and info. Some oils can cause harm when not used correctly. You will make things yourself that rival anything sold on the market.
I find the best remedy is using a little bit of vegetable oil on the skin right after you wash helps dryness. Grapeseed oil is so fine its molecules are smaller than your pores. this is why it works well. It is a dream to take off makeup for even those with sensitive skin. Olive oil I like as it acts as a sealer. it is much safer than the petrolium based cosmetics and baby oil of yesteryear. Olive oil’s molecules are bigger than your pores. Therefore it is important for you to only use a little if you have the need of some protection – like say if the weather is cold and windy.
In a combo t zone type use things only WHERE you need them – this is the trick. And anything with alcohol strips oil – and what this does is it panics your skin – which in turn makes MORE OIL!!! So apply makeup only where you need it. apply oils only where you need it. Try mixing a bit of lavender oil and grapefruit oil into a splash for your face with steam distilled water. This will help acne, oil and redness. (like 12 drops each in an 8 oz bottle of water) Follow with a dab of premixed (10 drops lavender to 1oz grapeseed oil, or 6 lavender 4 grapefruit oil.
These Essential Oils are NOT actually oils but plant essences. So not to worry. and you can get them at the health store.
next- Airbrush – yes this is good stuff! If you want to have pretty much the same effect I have gound that CoverGirl makes a foundation that I LOVE. Its in a jar and goes on like silk and makes my pores invisable. Its called – ok lemme check so u guys get it right lol – Advance Radiance. It has oil of Olay stuff in it too and a sunscreen. Try it. Ive used such expensive brands and in the end I like CoverGirl LOL – and I hated so many of their things over the years! All their old foundations turned my fair skin orange hahaha.
next – Mallory and a good everyday foundation. Try the covergirl – but i want you to put it on and then touch it up where you need it with a product called – PORTFOLIO – by Lise Watier. Its a little color wheel with 3 shades of camoflauge and green and purple and salmon. Its a great product. You will need a suitable little brush – this type of brush looks like a paintbrush but will have orange bristles.
This product is different from other wheels as it actually covers! Kinda like the Cover FX mentioned above – but you can adjust the shade to what you need where you need it. Out the light color where you are darker and the salmon on undereye circles (finger app works best here). etc etc. Ive had one in my bag for about 10 years! They cost about 30$ canadian. but i havent found another that works as well.
Large pores can be minimized temp by an astringent. see above as perscribed for Minitae. You can use the same protocol with one addition. Use tea tree in the mix. Its also an antibacterial. use 3 lav,3grapefruit and 4 tea tree in your shot of base grapeseed oil. If you can get jojoba base oil that would be great. its not cheap too. id mix that1/3 jojoba with 2/3 grapeseed for you….
If you want to you can use a Primer – they are silicone based products made to go on before you apply foundation. They minimize pores and block oil. Quo makes one similar to Mac and Lise Watiers is good too. Others are more expensive maybe than Quo – but I do belive Quo – a Shoppers Drugmart brand – is made by Estee Lauder as a private label.
BTW Quo is great for eyeshadows and Blushes.
okok baby is up prattling…!