If you have oily skin like mine and want to avoid using toxic ingredients, you’ll want to learn how to make finishing powder at home. This 3-ingredient, homemade finishing powder is not only simple to make, but it’s non-toxic and works beautifully to keep that oil from shining through.
Benefits of Homemade Finishing Powder
Bentonite clay – this clay is an ordorless cream/gray clay that’s formed from aged volcanic ash. It gets its name from the site of the largest known deposit of bentonite clay found in Fort Benton, Montana.
Bentonite clay contains a high concentration of minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, silica, sodium, and potassium. It carries a negative charge which makes it naturally attract substances with a positive charge, such as toxins, bacteria, heavy metals, and other impurities.
When used to detoxify the skin, it combats acne, unclogs pores, softens and brightens the skin, naturally exfoliates, and reduces the appearance of scars.
Arrowroot powder – the arrowroot plant is native to South America. Powder sourced from the plant is used as a thickening agent in many face powders.
Arrowroot in cosmetics has great moisture-absorbing qualities which helps active ingredients to better penetrate the upper level of the skin. When applied topically, it helps to dry out blemishes and rashes.
Sandalwood powder – this powder is made when the highly fragrant, yellow sandalwood is ground into a powder. It has several benefits for the skin including its ability to prevent and treat acne, fade blemishes and age spots, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, relieve dry skin, brighten the skin, and exfoliate.
How to Make Finishing Powder at Home
Homemade Finishing Powder Recipe
What you’ll need:
- Combine ingredients in small container with lid. Make sure ingredients are will mixed.
- To use: sprinkle a small amount of the powder into the lid. Dip a large powder brush into the powder and tap lightly to shake off excess. Apply to the face in a circular motion.
- Store in a cool, dry place.