Mineral makeup has quickly become accepted as an alternative to oil and chemical based cosmetics. Healthier for your skin, mineral makeup provides luscious tones and colors, while providing UVB and UVA protection, sustained effectiveness and products we're used to - eye shadow, concealers, foundation, blushes, and shimmers and bronzers.
Women using mineral makeup have seen reduction in skin rashes, rosacea and acne, blemishes, and have found that their skin is not as prone to pre-mature aging resulting from free-radical damage. Not only does mineral makeup not contain any of the bad chemicals that other makeup does, it also helps to protect the skin from the sun and other harmful things in our environment.
When considering any cosmetics, it is not only important to understand the effects on your face and skin, but to understand how your personal skin type or condition can effect tone, wrinkles lines and discoloration.
There is not one person whose skin is like anyone else. The skin's condition changes from time to time making it different from one day to the next. Several factors will assist the skin with this to include the weather, the stress or emotions you feel, the diet, and the overall health of the person.
For women, hormonal changes can also play havoc with the condition of the skin. This is why it is so important for women in general to find the right cosmetics for their personal skin type.
Oily Skin Tones
Oily skin requires a foundation that will not cause the pores to be blocked. Cream foundations, eyeshades, and rouge will get into the pores and stop the pores form working properly. The result is more oil, infection and bacteria build-up. Powder, natural cosmetics and mineral makeup foundation are a better choice and can actually help to soak up the oils and help to keep the face oil free.
Combination Skin Tones
Combination skin is usually a mix between oily and normal skin. This skin type may find it useful to apply a normal foundation on the cheeks and the chin and another for oily skin in the T-zone or the area across the forehead and down the nose. If you have a dry area, a good moisturizer can be applied to this area only. If you apply it to the oily area, it might make things worse. Any type of eyeshades and rouge can be used unless the area is oily and then it is again best to stay clear of creams.
Sensitive Skin Tones
Sensitive skin can be inflamed, sore, and red. It is advised that sensitive skin sufferers use special makeup free of chemicals and irritants such as color and fragrance. It might be a good idea to be as minimal with the cosmetics as possible to allow the skin to be its natural self.
Mineral cosmetics may also be a great choice because they are completely organic (a misnomer - mineral makeup is actually inorganic) and radical free. Those suffering from acne prone skin and blemishes can also use these tips to clear the skin.
Lightweight and very small, mineral pigment particles bind to clean, moisturized skin providing not only effective coverage and protection, but warm and brilliant hues for highlighting skin color. It does not slide off, sweat off, or wear off. Some people have even said they can swim in it and it does not come off. Another benefit is it is good makeup for sensitive skin.
Mineral makeup is also anti-inflammatory and is rarely found to clog pores or enable infection or irritation. Two of the common ingredients in mineral makeup are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. They are both anti-inflammatory and actually help to calm the skin. Mineral makeup is also good for the skin because it does not contain oil or any fragrances
Normal Skin Tones
Those with normal skin should use a light moisturizing product and can wear just about any other cosmetic of their choosing. Normal skin is not without its moments of dryness and oil but these usually clear up on their own and cause no problems. Normal skin needs minimal care but should not be overlooked as age can come in and rob it of its beauty.
Understanding your skin type and needs are the first step towards effective skin care and your choice of cosmetics. Mineral makeup has numerous benefits, but the most important are they are healthy for your skin and give you rich color and effective protection. Mineral makeup and natural cosmetics are inorganic and contain little or no moisture, bacteria cannot grow and generally no preservatives are needed. It works on everyone and in any climate, even with extreme humidity.
So, whether it is natural eye shadow, foundation, concealers, blushes or shimmers and bronzers, cosmetic makeup gives you a wide selection of colors and tones as well as healthy functionality.