From the time they step in their mothers’ high-heeled shoes to their first days of work, women embrace makeup to help them perfect their looks. From blush and mascara to eye shadow and foundation, women use makeup to create day and night looks for their faces. While traditional makeup remains a staple for women, the recent popularity of mineral makeup brands gives women a clear makeup alternative with a variety boasting a variety of benefits.
Soothe the Skin
Skin flare-ups often occur during the most inopportune times, such as right before a date night with your husband or days before your school reunion. Mineral makeup is made with two key ingredients that can reduce the appearance of skin inflammation. Mineral makeup formulations that include active ingredients, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, common sunscreen ingredients, are thought to have a soothing effect on skin. WebMD reports that the ingredients are especially beneficial for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.
Protecting your skin from sun damage is increasingly important and discussed everywhere from the television to the Internet. Many mineral makeup companies recognize the importance and have formulated their protects to provide the protection skin needs. Companies, such as Bare Escentuals, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Jafra Cosmetics International, L’Oreal Paris and Physicians Formula, produce mineral cosmetics that have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. Products with this seal contain at least SPF 15 protection.
If your favorite makeup does not play nicely with your skin, the ingredients could be the cause. Finding a makeup that doesn’t irritate the skin is a concern for women who have sensitive skin. WebMD reports that many dermatologists agree that mineral makeup can be kinder to the skin. Kathryn Frew, M.D., a New York dermatologist, notes that dyes, fragrances and preservatives can cause makeup sensitivity. Since mineral makeup formulations are filled with natural ingredients, wearers expose their skin to fewer chemicals.
No More Clogged Pores
Clogged pores can lead to unsightly blackheads and pimples, if they are left untreated. These skin problems can make it problematic to apply makeup and cause women to feel less than confident. Mineral makeup has an advantage over traditional makeup because it leaves pores clear. Dermatologist Francesca Fusco, M.D., says on WebMD that mineral makeup is less likely to cause skin flare-ups when compared to some traditional makeup.
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