It’s time to make my feet breathe again!

Let’s be honest, I tried to show my feet on winter days by wearing slides on a day that felt like slides are key; it wasn’t the best decision when I looked down there and remembered… well when I remembered I have feet. I wore it anyway but I didn’t feel good about them, and what matters the most is that you feel good.

After winter/ neglecting my feet for months; I found that my heels not only drier but that rosy skin the sun highlights on summer days turned bluish red. And for me, half of the good feeling about my feet is that rosy blushed soft skin; after that comes the color I put on my nails clashing with my slides’ color.

That’s when I remembered something I’ve always seen in my culture carried from generation to another without me being a part of; so it’s my duty here to share. I remembered the tinted moisturizer that you can homemake in just minutes; that one that you can’t have any pedicure session in my city without having some of that rosé tint; It’s just like makeup with vitamins, MAKEUP WITH VITAMINS!!!! Your creamy blush! Your tinted lip balm, or you tinted moisturizer! Its pink so it makes you wanna put it anywhere.

homemade moisturizer

Left: with Evenly Rosé (lol), right: with just a moisturizer.

 

Basically, it’s your favorite moisturizer with a red color you can get as an oil or as a powder formula from apothecary or grocer who sells spices. That red color comes out from a Calamus plant; I found that link is the most informative of all if you want to know more about it; they call it Dragon’s blood (we call it Deer’s blood). The plant has very positive qualities, it has good anti-oxidant properties which also help to protect the DNA in the skin cell; add that to what you already put on your skin every day and don’t thank me.

In our culture we use it on everything, they can put it on dark hair and give you that red highlight, furthermore you can use it on your body bath. Actually that time when I went to a real Moroccan bath; they put it with the herbal mixer that they pastes all over my body to give that even rosé glow to the whole body.

The pigmentation of the red color will tint anything you want, your cheeks, your lips, your feet and literally your whole body if you want to! Your rough bluish knees and elbows! I love to get that rose highlight on my cheeks and lips and forget about them for the whole day. Oh Did I mention that it could serve you the whole day without reapplying!

 

I use the powder mixer all the time, I feel its more controllable that the oil version. I do it on a free day but with caution; because it could messy and the red color could stuck in your fingers for two days (yes just like that). For lips; mix a very small amount of the powder with your vaseline; like a pinch of salt, only smaller because it’s highly pigmented—just like in the photos will be enough to give you that rose tint— you get to decide the degree of color you want; the more powder the more the tone; so I go as light as I could to just give that natural pigment on lips; I put it on my lips then wait for 5-7 mins then pout with a tissue, et voilà, a natural rosé lips!

homemade moisturizer

homemade moisturizer
homemade moisturizer

 

For my cheeks; I take some of my face moisturizer and add some color to it then put it on a container and use it for final touches on my cheeks after applying my basic face cream; I don’t use any sunscreens or put any foundation or tints/creams to my face; hence I put it right after it because that’s all I need. Now I don’t need to buy any cream blushes because I already have one that has been made out of my original, very good to my skin face moisturizer.

 

For moisturizing any part of your body and to end what we start with, feet; mix your moisturizer– you can add it to your homemade moisturizer also and be my guru here!– with a very small amount of powder and put it in a container. I do that with body creams and lotions for my whole body and it evens out my skin tone. I use heavy cream for my feet.

Test the mixer first on your skin to see if you have any reaction from it and the wanted shade; If the color turned out very red to you light it with more moisturizer; because if you went on with a very pigment red especially on your feet; it could get you two days to get it out with soap and water. I use it every other day on the dry areas and everyday on my cheeks and lips. I guess now my feet are ready for sliding that rainbow ha!