Better For Your Skin
What you need to keep in mind when shopping for a mineral makeup line is whether or not the products contain oils, dyes, chemical preservatives, talc, perfumes, parabens and other pore-clogging properties.
This is especially true if you’ve got sensitive skin issues and/or have had less-than-pleasant experiences when trying something new.
What Makes It Special
Mineral makeup that’s of the highest quality enhances the skin naturally so keep an eye out for formulas that include –
• Titanium dioxide which provides a natural sunscreen
• Mica which offers a natural glow
• Zinc oxide which stops skin inflammation
• Clay which absorbs excess oil that lessens acne breakouts
• Pure pigments which create a natural tone and color
Some high-end mineral makeup lines have punched up the skin care ante by incorporating other ingredients such as vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract. These powerful antioxidants hydrate the skin and leave it silky smooth.
Although mineral makeup offers a natural sunscreen, it’s still wise to apply additional sunscreen underneath it for maximum solar defense. This kind of smart anti-aging practice will be well worth the effort in the future.
IMAGE TO THE LEFT – This was taken just after my 60th birthday in April 2017. I’m wearing mineral foundation here.