Now if you’re like us then you love trying out the latest makeup products you spotted at Sephora or on your favorite beauty blogger’s Instagram feed. However, this can often wreak havoc on our skin, especially if we’re not careful with what type of ingredients are in these products we are using on our face and body. With spring and summer approaching, we have begun to take a closer look at the benefits of mineral makeup on our skin.
Mineral makeup continues to grow in popularity as many have leaned towards more natural, wellness ingredients in their products. Not only does mineral makeup offer coverage ranging from light to full coverage, but also gives your complexion a more natural look while offering consumers a healthier alternative to traditional makeup products. To help you decide on whether or not mineral makeup is right for you, we are sharing a few of the benefits of using mineral makeup.
One of the negatives on using traditional makeup is the fact that many products contain talc, a naturally formally mineral that has many uses in cosmetics such as preventing caking and improving the texture of a product. However, talc in its natural form can sometimes contain asbestos, a substance known to cause cancer in the lungs and other asbestos-related illnesses.
Talc can also cause skin irritations due to how it absorbs moisture, which can often lead to dryness and clogged pores.
This is one of the reasons why talc-free mineral makeup is a great alternative to traditional makeup, especially for those with sensitive and/or acne prone skin because there is no chemicals or unnecessary additives that could irritate the skin or cause breakouts.
Rejuvenating SPF Protection
In combination with an SPF product you use on a daily basis, mineral makeup foundation provides you with an added sun protection, bouncing harmful UV rays off your skin. For this reason, many opt for primers containing minerals, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, both containing sun protection qualities.
In addition, mineral makeup also has anti-aging properties, in particular the mineral mica which helps reflect light off the skin, reducing the appearance of pores and wrinkles.
Natural & Glowy Skin
When you wish to achieve that spring, all-natural look, but still want to achieve the glowing effect of an even skin tone, mineral Youngblood cosmetics can help you create a smooth and even complexion. It fuses with the skin and is literally weightless, allowing your skin to function normally and breathe naturally.
While some with severe dry skin may be concerned about any dry patches that might arise from using mineral makeup, a solution to this is to mix a bit of the mineral makeup with their favorite moisturizer and to apply it to the face like you would a liquid or creme foundation. This will help avoid those patchy spots and make it apply more smoothly.
All Skin Types Approved
Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, mineral makeup can work well with any skin type. However, it does depends on the quality of the mineral makeup and how you apply it. Like we mentioned before, moisturization is absolutely key. A good exfoliation and moisturizer routine can create that smooth canvas that will allow the mineral makeup to be applied effortlessly.
For those with oily and combination skin: Choose a powder with a Mattifying effect for your t-zone, one preferably containing kaolin clay, which absorbs excess oil, refines pores and clears breakouts.
For those with dry skin: Be sure to take advantage of a hydrating base/primer and even a hydrating facial mist to keep the face looking fresh.