Yesterday, I tried to show my feet 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 my dry feet after all, and what matters the most is that you feel good about the slides you’re wearing!
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 took a trip down my memory lane. Something I’ve always seen in my culture being passed from generation to another without me being a part of; so it’s my duty to share it here. I remembered the best tinted moisturizer that you can home make in just minutes. In my city, you can’t have any pedicure session without having some of that rosé tint on your feet as a lasting finish coat. It’s just like makeup with vitamins for your feet!!!! Actually, you can put anywhere you want, it could be you creamy blush! Your tinted lip balm, or you tinted moisturizer! Its pink so it makes you wanna put it anywhere. This could be your best tinted moisturizer of all slash your cream makeup.
Basically, it’s your favorite hydrating daily moisturizer mixed with a red natural color. You can get the color in oil or powder formula from apothecary or grocer who sells spices. That red color comes out from a Calamus plant; I found that informative link 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 cells; add that to what you already put on your skin every day and don’t thank me.
In our culture, we use that red color for everything. They can put it on dark hair and give you that red natural highlights, 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 mixture that they paste all over my body to give that even rosé glow to the whole body. My body never felt rosier or softer. It’s more even in a tanned way you know!!
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 dry blue knees and elbows! I love to get that rose blush 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!? It serves my dry area even for more days. It is really the best tinted moisturizer!
Test the mixer first on your skin to see if you have any reaction from it and to view the wanted shade. If the color turns out very red on you, light you mixture with more moisturizer; because if you went on with a very pigment red especially on your rough areas; it would 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! Even if the weather doesn’t want me to, yet! I called it Evenly Rosé, what will you call it? And when you try it, please tell me, isn’t this is your best tinted moisturizer or what?