The Benefits of Using Mineral Makeup

There are several kinds of makeup on the market today and sometimes it is difficult to know which one to choose.  Choosing to use mineral makeup can give you added benefits that other makeup cannot.  Some of The Benefits of Using Mineral Makeup include:

Sun protection – Mineral makeup contains zinc and titanium oxide, both of which can offer some protection from the sun’s harmful rays.  Zinc oxide is the white stuff you see on the lifeguard’s nose.  It is also the ingredients to diaper rash cream.  It offers a protective barrier and soothing moisturizer.  Titanium oxide has an extremely high light refraction and can reflect the sunlight off of your face.  Neither of these components should be used as a replacement for sunscreen.  They do not have enough SPF factor to be used as sun protection alone.

Anti-inflammatory – From BodyandSoul.com, Cosmetic surgeon Dr Van Park says: “Ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties. Zinc oxide is especially good for skin that is irritated, sensitive or has recently undergone cosmetic laser procedure or peels. It’s also good for people suffering from rosacea and acne.”

No Fillers – Mineral makeup causes less clogged pores than other makeup because of the lack of filler ingredients such as talc.  It also does not contain perfumes and chemical dyes that may cause allergies.  It is considered gentle enough for even sensitive skin types.

Looks and Feels Great – Mineral makeup has a light natural-looking finish.  It is practically invisible, keeping an even and smooth appearance all day.  It feels as light as it looks, like you are not even wearing makeup.  When you see a celebrity posing in a glossy ad, she is most likely wearing mineral makeup.  It has a natural look to it with a healthy sheen that is what most women want.

If you have not tried mineral makeup, you should give it a try.

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