What do you think about when you see the word powder? A compact? Old school loose powder? Well, I am here to tell you that powder skin care products come in many forms these days and they just might surprise you how far beyond the typical powder makeup it goes!
Sure, we love powder makeup, but what about powder skin care? Did you know powder skin care products include anything from face masks, to serums and even cleansers? I had no idea there were so many effective skin care products out their that start out as a powder!
What I love most about powder makeup is that I can get some good coverage without feeling weighed down. Foundation is simply not my favorite and I go to great lengths to find products that don't feel like I'm wearing it, bwah!
And that is why I was already a powder product fan. Well, it 's because of one particular powder foundation, BarePro Performance Foundation from bareMinerals. You know that feeling when your skin feels naked and clean yet has a lovely finish?
The Best Powder Foundation
Barepro Performance Foundation from bareMinerals does that. It's a tried and true product for me that I do believe will be in my makeup bag for years to come! I'm talking about 12 hours of coverage without having to worry about that heavy look or product sitting in the old fine lines. To apply, you just start with a light dusting and layer on some more if you ned more coverage.
The only thing I will say is that you want to have your face in a hydrated condition when wearing powder foundation. If you aren't quite moisturized enough, try the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, but I digress...
Just some powder foundation and a little mascara and I'm good to go. My skin feel really shines through when using this product and you can't beat that!
The Best Powder Face Wash
Ok, now that we've talked powder makeup, let's get into powder skin care. First up, we have powder face wash. How does that even work you ask? Well, it's simple, just like with most face washes you simply add water to get a foamy lather going.
DHC Face Wash Powder leaves your skin soft and smooth and is gentle and calming, making it perfect for daily use.
I love how this Face Wash Powder can also be used as the second step in your double cleansing routine. In case you aren't familiar, you start with a cleansing oil and further cleanse with the powder!
The Best Powder Exfoliator
I exfoliate my skin 1-3 times a week. If your skin isn't sensitive like mine you may be able to do it more often, but I maintain good results with this routine. It helps keep my complexion from looking dull all year long, so I am always up for testing out a new exfoliator!
I'm loving Good Molecules Pineapple Exfoliating Powder because it's great for sloughing off my dead skin, yet it's gentle. I don't know how they did it! Enzymes that are naturally found in pineapple are the secret.
And it has Calamine powder to calm the skin which is clutch because exfoliating so often leads to redness.
The Best Exfoliating Powder Cleanser
Next up, we have a product that combines the cleansing and exfoliating steps. You fellow time starved people will love this one!
This detoxifying cleanser not only frees your skin of debris, but it gently exfoliates it with a sea salt concentrate too. Jessica, as in Alba, recommends it for travel and I understand why!
The Honest Skin Sweep Exfoliating Powder Cleanser takes care of two steps in you skin care regimen with one effective product!
The Best Powder Face Mask
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The next powder skin care product is a bit like a science experiment but I'm here for it. Of course, I love to bake and measurements and proportions matter in baking. The matter when mixing up this powerhouse powder face mask too, but when you get it right, you will have a lovely mousse-like face mask to apply.
And what does this face mask do? Well, it calms inflammation, tackles hyperpigmentation, see ya dark spots, stimulates collagen production and overall brightens your skin. How's that for a miracle worker?!
Did I mention it contains all my favorite vitamins...A, C, and E? That means you get a treatment, hello A and C, and a soother, ahem E, all in one!
The Best Powder Sunscreen
I'm sure you've seen us mention powder sunscreen here at Momtrends before. We love it for sun care touchups throughout the day!
And The Method Powder Protection Sunscreen is one of the best because it also contains a mineral-based foundation. So, it's another kill two birds with one stone kinda product.
Double duty action aside, I also love that this powder sunscreen contains just 4 ingredients. You won't find a million chemicals that you can't pronounce in it. For products that I use frequently, that's important!
The Best Vitamin C Powder
Vitamin C is one of my very favorite skin care treatment ingredients because it is the BEST to help brighten your complexion!
Like many women my age, I have seen a few pesky age spots pop up and vitamin C products are what I have found works the best to take on hyperpigmentation.
I'm currently all about the Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening Powder. You can add it to your moisturizer, facial oil, whatever you want for an extra dose of brightening action!
The Best Clay Powder Face Mask
Another powder face mask that I love is clay based. The Athar'a Pure Moroccan Glow Detoxifying Face Mask is a 100% natural option for aging skin.
It's perfect for those of us experiencing later in life breakouts as it draws out impurities, removes excess oils and deep cleans the skin.
Now you can mix it with water like most of these products, but you can also mix it with apple cider vinegar, my preference, because it can also do wonderful things for your skin like exfoliate and lighten dark spots!
So, are you ready to try out some of these powder skin care products yourself? I knew would be! With winter coming, now is as good a time as any to get your skin in shape...
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