Mineral make up has emerged as the most significant new trend in cosmetics since Max Factor first introduced make up for the average woman at drugstores across the U.S. in the early 1930's. Mineral make up is healthy for your skin because it feeds your skin essential nutrients like copper and zinc. These essential nutrients help skin stay healthy and encourage cell renewal. Almost all cosmetic companies now have a mineral line. Are there differences in these cosmetics? Yes - check the ingredients and avoid anything containing talc. Talc is a bacterial breeding ground. Bacterial can't grow in the presence of pure minerals. Using high quality mineral cosmetics means you don't have to throw away your make up every 6 months because of the presence of bacteria.
Mineral make up requires learning some new application techniques. Because mineral make up is pure color, use a much lighter touch with applying this make up. Using too much will give you a mask-like appearance. This is a common complaint I hear when I suggest mineral cosmetics to my clients. Its important that you are taught the proper application techniques from the person who sells you these cosmetics. If they tell you that you don't have to make any changes, or worry about applying too much color, I wouldn't purchase these items. They're probably not pure minerals.
Because talc in cosmetics can age the skin, mineral cosmetics are perfect for skin of every age, but especially for mature skin. Mature skin has lost some of its natural, youthful glow because peripheral circulation is reduced and cell turnover has slowed due to the natural aging process. Mineral cosmetics will feed the skin and will smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, due to its light-reflecting qualities. Actors on HDTV have to use mineral cosmetics because HDTV reveals even the slightest cosmetic flaw. Mineral cosmetics light reflecting qualities create a diffuse and glamorous glow to even troubled skin.
Some new enhancements to mineral cosmetics are expected soon - one of them will be the
"self correcting" foundation - a foundation that will change itself to blend with your own skin color.