Before you can make a change, you have to assess the current situation. So, today, let’s study our faces! One very appealing benefit of homemade, natural make-up + skincare is the ability to work into the products ingredients that are beneficial to you specifically. By including healing components in your concoctions, you can treat skin conditions instead of just mask them.
I was only going to include the above picture/graphic in this post, but as I was asking my sisters which image I should use, they suggested I use each one to illustrate a different area. 😀
While you’re thinking about your complexion, identify the make-up products that will help you achieve your desired look. So, dark circles = concealer, redness = foundation, healthy look = blush.
Do you have thick, healthy lashes or could they use some bolstering? Maybe you could wear a serum at night that encourages lash growth. Are you getting wrinkles? (I know I have some older readers here) Research natural ways to plump those and consider ways to apply make-up that don’t stretch your skin further. Just as with complexion, write down some cosmetics that may enhance your features. Mascara, eyeshadow, non-clumping concealer, etc.
Does their shape compliment your face shape? I think proper eyebrow grooming can be one of the most effective ways to bring out your natural beauty. Are they too thin or too thick? Identify ways to improve that. Maybe add brow powder to your list of cosmetics.
Dry lips, yellow teeth, and unwanted “mustache” hairs may be issues to identify here. Maybe it’s time for a weekly lip exfoliate. Do you need to brush your teeth after your morning coffee? Research effective hair-removal methods that you’re comfortable with, whether that’s sugaring or iodine + babyoil.
What is your daily skincare routine? Are you using unnatural products? Purpose to find and switch them out for natural/organic ones. Make-up remover, cleansers, lotions, deodorant, and even toothpaste is subject to scrutiny! 🙂
As we are examining our faces, let’s remember that while it is good and right to continually make God’s world more beautiful outwardly, it’s primarily our hearts and minds that bring Him glory. 🙂
To make this exercise easier, I’ve created a free printable for you to use! Click HERE to download the pdf and fill it out to help identify your cosmetic product “needs”!
In the next post in this series I’ll be sharing how I did some research and started buying all the ingredients I need to make my own cosmetics/products, based off of the issues I identified I wanted to address. I hope this post was helpful and that you decide to transition your cosmetic stash, too!