The Skin Health Benefits of Mineral Make-up
by Deborah Spalla
Mineral make-up has been around for decades. But these days, with more women looking for natural products, it’s never been more popular.
Mineral make-up products are readily available at very reasonable prices. But do they really help your skin?
What is mineral make-up?
Mineral make-up is made up of minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. They are ground and milled or broken into very tiny particles to create the make-up.
Traditional make up uses preservatives like parabens, chemical dyes and fragrances. Mineral make-up leaves these out.
But does mineral make-up benefit skin?
Mineral make-up is not a miracle replacement for anti-aging serum, moisturizer and spot cream. But it does have skin care benefits.
It’s often recommended for sensitive skin, as it has fewer potential irritants and is soothing to the skin.
Some cosmetic surgeons will only let their patients use mineral make-up after surgery, as it’s free of irritants.
Mineral make-up usually contains fewer ingredients, and because of this, it may be less likely to aggravate sensitive skin.
Help for acne and spots
Some acne sufferers and people who are prone to spot breakouts say mineral make up has improved their skin condition.
Mineral makeup contains no oils, fragrance or preservatives to cause irritation or to aggravate acne prone skin. Mineral makeup is oil-free so it does not clog pores and cause breakouts and blackheads on the skin.
Screens the sun
The ingredients in mineral make-up, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are both sun blocks. So, mineral make-up products do have a degree of sun protection.
Even so, it’s always recommended to put sunscreen on if you are out and about, even on cloudy days, to protect your skin from the effects of the sun.
How do you look?
Women don’t buy mineral make-up products just because they are good for their skin. It’s about how they look, as well. Mineral makeup produces a special luster that gives the face a lovely glow, resulting in a healthy, youthful appearance. The fine, pure pigments blend easily on the skin and provide a natural, flawless, sheer cover.
Mineral makeup offers a natural, healthy glow, perfect for teenager to mature skin, and completely natural.