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Why you should add mineral makeup to your beauty routine

Hi, my name is Maja Tisma and I am the co-founder and editor of ShampooTruth.com. I work as a professional graphic designer and blogger, but I have (as most of women probably) a big passion for beauty & health.

Mineral makeup is not only better for your skin – it looks better too

Dermatologists recommend mineral makeup to people with eczema or sensitive skin to help prevent irritation. Due to its lack of preservatives and fragrances, which can be harsh to the skin, mineral makeup gives skin a pearlescent appearance without irritating it. But it has many benefits for all types of skin, whether sensitive, oily or dry.

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Calms and soothes the skin

Zinc oxide and titanium oxide are non-irritating and non-allergenic — ideal for sensitive skin. Since they have a high refractive index, meaning they bend the sunlight that hits the skin, and have UV protective properties, they can be used as a sunscreen to prevent premature aging. Zinc oxide, also a main compound in ointments, is also anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, preventing skin infections. These properties help mineral makeup feel comfortable on your skin.

Provides a natural look — if you find the right color

The combination of titanium oxide and mica can provide the skin with a flattering shimmer. Mica enhances the effect of the concealer. The minerals’ particle size determines how visible the makeup will be when worn. The bigger it is, the more visible the makeup’s color will be. All types of makeup are categorized depending on their shades. Since mineral makeup doesn't contain synthetic colors, it can be difficult for people to pick the shade that suits their skin tone. You can find a match for your individual skin tone by consulting with a makeup artist or sampling a variety of hues at a makeup counter. When you find the right shade, mineral makeup truly provides a natural look.

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Lightweight

Since mineral makeup is generally formulated as a loose powder, it enables the skin to breathe. It's free from the things that make other makeup feel heavy on your skin — parabens, synthetic dyes, alcohols and oils, all of which can clog and irritate pores.

Safe for the skin and overall health

Traditional makeup can contain additives that harm more than your skin. Certain cosmetics can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms because of the ingredients used.

The fewer chemicals that are on the label, the better it is for the skin, so you should be diligent about checking the ingredients. As with traditional makeup, mineral makeup shouldn't be slept in to enable the skin to breathe.

The skin is the largest part of your body. It protects you from bacteria, fungi and other disease-causing microorganisms, so it deserves to be taken care of. Oil in the skin is favorable for bacterial growth, especially when a pore is clogged, so choosing a makeup that is safe is important.

Regardless of what your skin type is, you can enjoy the advantages of mineral makeup. Beauty can be achieved without doing harm to your skin and to the environment. The shift of consumers to organic and natural products also means an increase in awareness about what is safe and beneficial. You deserve a safer alternative in enhancing your beauty.

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