Applying your make-up in the morning is an everyday ritual for millions of women, but for those who suffer from imperfections and skin complaints it can be more of a challenge. Finding cosmetics that successfully cover redness, acne and hyperpigmentation but don’t irritate the skin is a hard task, even in today’s beauty obsessed world.
But mineral make-up may provide you with a solution, as it is specifically designed for skin that isn’t perfect and needs a little extra TLC. It has become the must-have for problem skin, so if you want to know more about what it is and how it can work for you, keep reading.
It Loves Your Skin
Unlike some brands of make-up, mineral products don’t contain any harsh chemicals, perfumes, oils or preservatives, making them ideal for sensitive and easily irritated skin types. They contain a blend of minerals and antioxidants that will soothe and care for your skin while providing you with coverage. Acne prone and oily skins benefit from its non-comedogenic formula while rosacea and post-procedure redness is calmed by anti-inflammatory properties. Mineral make-up is the safest form of make-up to use on the skin after undergoing a facial peel or microdermabrasion treatment.
It Gives Amazing Coverage
You may think that mineral make-up will leave your skin looking patchy or heavily made up, but the beauty of these products is that their coverage is versatile. Very finely milled and lightweight, mineral make-up offers you buildable coverage, so you can tailor it to suit your skin. If you have relatively good skin, apply a small amount in a thin layer over the face to even out the skin tone. If you have more severe issues like acne or melasma, you can increase the coverage while still allowing your skin to breathe.
It Protects Your Skin
Titanium Oxide and Zinc Oxide not only soothe the skin, but provide broad spectrum sun protection. Most mineral make-up will provide the skin with some sun and environmental protection, limiting the amount of free radical damage. You can also apply a mineral sunscreen for extra protection over your usual foundation for a light, translucent protective barrier. Mineral sunscreen is much easier, quicker and less messy to apply and makes a great addition to your beach bag.
It Is Long Lasting
Mineral make-up is well known for its staying power. Using Mica as a base ingredient, it adheres to the skin more successfully, so it stays put no matter what type of day you are having. Its additional ingredients make it waterproof and sweat-resistant, with many women choosing to use mineral make-up during the summer and while on holiday, as it can withstand the heat and humidity. Oily skins especially will benefit from using mineral make-up, as it won’t break down or get dissolved by the oil in your skin. In fact it will help to mattify and prevent excess oil on the skin throughout the day, so the skin remains relatively shine free.
Mineral make-up is now much more widely available, with great brands like Susan Posnick, Mineralogie and gloMinerals offering high quality products that really make a difference to how your skin looks.
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