Mineral makeup can be simply described as a beauty product which is obtained from naturally occurring materials which are mined from the earth.
Unlike commercially produced make-up items, mineral makeup does not contain any preservatives, perfumes or dyes. Today more and more women are opting to wear mineral makeup .
Women who have extremely sensitive skin benefit greatly from this type of makeup. Unlike commercially produced makeup products, mineral makeup does not cause the skin to dry excessively nor irritate it in the form of excessive itching and hives. Women who suffer from acne can also wear this type of make-up. Mineral makeup also gives the wearer a more natural look.
Mineral makeup has only been rediscovered since the last five years and what many people do not know is that it has been around since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Mineral makeup unlike ordinary makeup does not cake nor does it create a heavy look. Even pregnant women can wear this type of makeup safely.
Since mineral makeup is free from mica, fillers, oils, fragrances, silicones, wax and chemicals you can apply this makeup with the assurance that you are not damaging your skin in the long run. The natural pigments and minerals like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and iron in this makeup has excellent anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
Mineral makeup has natural UV protectors which protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun which can accelerate the ageing process. The mineral makeup can also leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated. The non clogging properties of this makeup ensures that the skin doest not break out in pimples or acne.
This makeup can also be used safely in sensitive areas around the eyes. People with oily skin can also apply this makeup as it has natural oil absorbing properties and gives a matt appearance to shiny and oily skin. If you suffer from broken capillaries, spider veins, red spots or dark patches, mineral makeup can come to your rescue. This neatly covers our skin blemishes and gives the skin an even tone.
People who have recently undergone facial peels especially chemical peels worry about the effects that makeup will have on their skin. Mineral makeup can be applied safely on skin that has undergone chemical peel process and even laser resurfacing and micro-dermabrasion treatments.