Who doesn’t want to flaunt ravishing, blemish-free radiant skin throughout the day? Even after spending hours on getting that perfect look for your date night or an outing with your gal pals, you find your make-up to get blotched and smeared within 2-3 hours of strutting out. Well, you my friend, did the silly mistake of abandoning the beauty product called ‘Face Primer’. Despite the fact, that your make up essentials are expensive or well-suited to your skin, all that effort of applying those beauty products are vain without a primer.
What Is A Face Primer, You Ask?
A Face Primer is the most under-rated beauty product that provides the ultimate skin insurance and helps your make-up stay put for a longer duration by creating an extra layer between the skin and makeup. Be it hydrating your face, filling in large facial pores, blurring out blemishes, evening your skin tone, or preventing a cakey finish, the face primer takes care of all.
We often misconstrue the foundation as the base product, well hello, who won’t, it’s the name that clues us in about its function right? But in fact, it comes much after the actual base make-up.
Getting confused? Well, don’t!
Just like before constructing a house, one needs to have a solid and error-proof base by proper excavation, water-proofing and backfill so that the house can even withstand an earth quake, similarly, in order to get the best results so that the make-up lasts long and doesn’t lead up to any allergic conditions on the skin, one needs to clean, exfoliate and then move on to the priming part. The face primer bestows you with a smooth, even canvas to paint the masterpiece look to give you that ultimate ravishing appearance.
Although, the face primer is absolutely necessary to invest in, but the one that suits your skin tone or quality might be a tad bit expensive. Well, the good news is you can whip up this incredible beauty product right on your kitchen counter.
We bring you 3 easy-breezy face primers using easily available ingredients for the 3 common skin types to provide you the ultimate even, polished and glam look.
Homemade Face Primers
Aloe Vera-Witch Hazel Face Primer For Oily Skin
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tbsp moisturizer
2 drops of witch hazel oil
1 tsp of baby powder
Mix the aloe vera gel, moisturizer, baby powder and witch hazel oil into a smooth paste.
Dot it all over your face using your fingers.
Use a make-up sponge to smoothen it out on the skin.
And your done with your base make-up.
How It Works:
Blessed with antioxidants, the gel obtained from aloe leaves is an all-rounder for the skin. Not only does it enhance the production of collagen but also evens skin tone, soothes sun burn and brightens complexion. While the moisturizer of your choice nourishes and hydrates the skin, the baby powder used here gives a matte effect and controls oil production. The addition of witch hazel oil prevents skin infections like acne, pimple, blemishes, fine lines etc. to bestow you with a glowing skin.
Glycerine-Rose Water Face Primer For Dry Skin
3 tbsp glycerine
½ cup rose water
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
3 drops of lavender essential oil
Pour all the ingredients in a spray bottle.
Shake it vigorously to mix everything to get a homogeneous solution.
Prep your face by spraying this primer directly onto your skin.
Use your fingers to slather it all over your face and neck.
Allow it to dry and get absorbed.
Now apply the other make up essentials one by one.
How It Works:
Deemed as a natural humectant and a skin-conditioner, glycerin keeps your skin hydrated, soft and supple. It also safeguards the skin from harmful environmental factors like dust, dirt and fumes, while improving the texture and quality of the skin. The addition of aloe vera gel arrests the various signs of ageing and lightens the blemishes, while rose water reduces puffiness and redness of the skin. Lavender essential oil prevents acne and other skin infections.
Aloe- Vera- Olive Oil Face Primer For Combination Skin
2 tbsp aloe vera gel
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp arrow root powder
2 drops of orange essential oil
Blend everything to get a smooth mixture.
Apply small amount of this mixture on your face.
Use a cotton sponge to blend the primer evenly onto the face and neck.
Your face is ready for the next step of make-up essentials.