Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All About Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup has exploded in popularity in the past few years. Mineral makeup is minerals that have been ground into a very fine powder and is brushed onto the skin. The makers claim that it gives a smoother appearance and can cover skin discolorations better than traditional makeup. Women have discovered this makeup phenomenon and continue to drive sales through the roof. Some people have pointed out that the powdered minerals are the same components that a consumer will find in traditional makeup, minerals such as mica, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. Some experts say that mineral makeup can give many of the same problems as traditional, clogged pores and other skin irritation. But many dermatologists have concluded that powdered makeup is a purer form than traditional liquids and creams, leaving out dyes and creams that can possibly cause allergic reactions. In fact, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties that may help some skin problems like rosacea. Because of the high content of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide of most mineral makeup, they have an average SPF rating of 15. One company that produces mineral makeup, Bare Minerals, received the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of approval for its' sunscreen properties. Though dermatologists warn that mineral makeup does not provide the full amount of sun protection needed. These practioners recommend using a traditional cream sunscreen under the powder foundation for extra protection, though for someone who has just had a facial procedure such as microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing, cream sunscreen may not be helpful or applicable. Many mineral makeup's are safe after such a procedure.
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