How to Choose Mineral Makeup For Sensitive Skin

Mineral makeup has become very popular with women of every age due to its shimmering and seemingly flawless coverage of the skin. Women with sensitive skin or women who are pregnant will gravitate toward this type of makeup as opposed to traditional makeup because it usually is considered a safe cosmetic.
The only problem is that some brands of loose minerals can still cause skin problems! If you struggle with breakouts, inflammation, sensitive skin or you are expecting a baby, read on to learn which types of mineral makeup are the best choices for your sensitive skin.
How Is Mineral Foundation Makeup Different?
Loose minerals are produced using all natural finely ground minerals found in the earth. The higher quality mineral products generally contain no chemicals, dyes, or preservatives that tend to cause inflammation and breakouts in women with sensitive skin.
Other ingredients that are used in most traditional foundation makeups, which are generally not included in mineral makeups are fragrances, binders, and synthetic dyes. That is why mineral foundation makeups are considered safer and more pure for the skin.
The only problem is that some mineral makeups still contain some irritating substances, and the key is to use those products that don’t contain these ingredients.
Mineral Makeup Benefits
Because this type of makeup uses all-natural safe ingredients, people with rosacea or acne can actually benefit from using loose minerals. They also contain an anti-inflammatory ingredient called titanium dioxide that can calm symptoms like redness and itchiness.
Other benefits include:
* It won’t clog pores because it is non-comedongenic
* No talc or other fillers are used in the ingredients
* Good for acne prone skin
* Hypoallergenic
* Oil-free, which is excellent for oily skin
* Provides some sun protection
* Varying coverage can easily be achieved via layering between powder and liquid mineral-based makeup
* No “pancake” look
Ingredients to Avoid If You Have Sensitive Skin
Some women with sensitive skin have tried the mineral products upon recommendation of their dermatologist only to find that their skin begins to break out or become red and itchy.
If you have sensitive skin or are pregnant, the two ingredients you want to look for on the labels of the product you’re considering are Bismuth Oxychloride and Carmine.
Bismuth Oxychloride functions as an adherent for the makeup. In other words, it helps the makeup “stick” to the skin and stay put. It also gives your skin that “glow” that so many people report when using mineral makeup.
Carmine is a dark red pigment added to mineral cosmetics. The FDA has approved it, but many women with sensitive skin have reported breakouts or severe allergic reactions after using products containing Carmine.
I personally would not want to use products that cause skin breakouts, even if I were not dealing with sensitive skin! To be sure that you avoid breakouts, choose mineral makeup that does not contain these ingredients.
How Mineral Makeup is Applied
The coverage using mineral cosmetics can be as light or as heavy as you like, depending on the look you’re trying to achieve.
Step 1: Apply moisturizer to clean skin and wait 10 minutes.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of powder or liquid mineral foundation (you really don’t need much to make a significant impact)
Step 3: Dab small drops of foundation on problem areas gently with fingertips to blend (especially effective for blemishes)
Step 4: Apply concealer under the eyes and on the sides of the nose if necessary.
Step 5: Using a large makeup brush, dip the brush into the mineral powder and gently shake off the excess.
Step 6: Apply the powder in a circular motion around the face.
Step 7: Apply a setting powder to set the entire look.
Step 8: Apply your blush and eye shadow as you would normally.
Mineral makeup can be the answer for women with sensitive skin if you choose our products wisely and avoid Bismuth Osychloride and Carmine ingredients.
You will also find that a daily skin care regimen is essential to creating beautiful skin. Taking care of you whole body with a healthy diet, fresh air and exercise will also tremendous “natural cosmetics” that can help you to look and feel as beautiful as you are!

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