Here's A Healthy Natural Foundation That Can Reverse Aging and Boost Your Skin Health
If you use makeup, you could be exposing your skin to thousands of carcinogens. But did you know there are healthy makeups you can make using natural, healing ingredients? Try this homemade recipe for foundation!
Commercial makeups use pharmaceutical ingredients which can be harmful to your body. For example, phthalates are commonly used in cosmetics, but have been deemed carcinogenic. In fact, when teen girls stopped using makeup for three days, their levels of hormone disrupters decreased greatly.
That said, it's obvious that commercial makeups have toxins in them – and they can stress your liver and other organs because they seep in from your skin and circulate around your body. Worse, these toxins might also contain free radicals that accelerate your skin's aging.
What should you do? Luckily, nature provides you with natural ingredients that can have equal functions to some cosmetics. The trick is taking the time out of your life to care for yourself and mix these natural ingredients together rather than being too busy and grabbing a commercial cosmetic from the shelf.
Here is one recipe for a holistic foundation that you can try, and also its health benefits:
Homemade Healing Foundation
In a small bowl, place in a little bit of arrowroot powder. If you're tanner in complexion, add less (like 1 teaspoon or so). If you're lighter in complexion, add more (perhaps a tablespoon or so). Arrowroot powder has been found to boost your antibody power, which boosts your overall immune system. That means it's actually beneficial if it's absorbed through your skin, unlike the toxins in your commercial foundation.
Add cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg in your own desirable amounts. Cocoa powder has been found to boost your mood, promote brain cell regeneration, and protect you from emotional stress. It's also rich in antioxidants that protect your skin from oxidative damage! That means if it's absorbed through your skin, not only will your foundation boost your brain health, but it will physically make you happier too.
Cinnamon has been found to help lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and protect your brain from Alzheimer's. It's also full of antioxidants that have been found to fight cancer and help protect your skin from the sun's UV radiation. Whether it's absorbed through your skin or not, cinnamon is great for your body, including your heart!
Nutmeg has been found to help lower levels of colon cancer-causing toxins made by gut bacteria. But at the same time, it's also been found to destroy cells that are important to your hearing. There are also some cases of hallucinations from nutmeg exposure. It's best to use nutmeg very sparingly or not at all unless it's integral to your foundation's tone.
To top it all off, you can also add a bit of olive oil to your foundation to add moisturizing properties. Olive oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which protect and hydrate your skin. Omega-3 fatty acids are also good for your heart and brain. Olive oil also makes your foundation more compact.
And that's all you need! Of course you'll have to play around and add more or less of these ingredients to get the tone that's just right for your skin. But all this time and care you're putting into making your own foundation pays off in the long run. It's surely better than lazily grabbing commercial foundation that's riddled with toxins.