Why You Should Try Mineral Makeup

Consisting purely of minerals and pigments found in nature, mineral makeup is all-natural and free of ingredients that can harm the skin. But those are only a couple of the reasons it may be time for you to make the switch to mineral makeup.

Perfect for oil or acne-prone skin, mineral makeup is noncomedogenic and does not encourage bacteria growth, meaning it won't clog pores or cause breakouts.

Mineral makeup foundations and powders are considered physical sunscreens (which is recommended for acne-prone skin) because they utilize physical blockers like titanium dioxide to reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Natural ingredients, like mica, make mineral makeup a good choice for sensitive, easily irritated skin types; and it's even safe to use a couple weeks after noninvasive treatments like chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

Mineral makeup is often touted as a miracle worker, but not all mineral makeup is created equal. To find true, high-quality mineral makeup, look for brands that incorporate zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and don't use fillers such as fragrances, colors, binders, preservatives and other chemicals.

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