Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Scoop on Mineral Make Up
OK . . . so, if you've read my blog for very long, you know that I've been making my own skin care, body care and certain make-up products for a few years b/c my skin has always been so oily and acne-prone. Yes, I'm 52 yrs old (as of this writing) and my skin is still as oily and acne-prone as it was when I was in my teens. You know that, "you'll grow out of it"? . . . I haven't . . . yet. :-/
BUT ~ I did find recipes ~ through research, trial and error ~ that have helped me immensely. Ask any family member or long-time friend; my skin is now the best it's been in decades. After learning what works/doesn't work for my skin and getting it into shape, I didn't want to ruin everything I've over-come w/a nasty, greasy make-up. Once again . . . research, trial and error. I have come to believe that the best make-up for ANY skin-type ~ oily skin, in particular ~ are mineral make-ups. Not only has it worked amazingly well on my own skin, but it also has it's own health benefits:
"For those w/allergy-prone, laser-treated, or otherwise challenged skin or those who simply want to minimize the possible sensitizing factors and inherent toxic risks of conventional color cosmetics, micronized mineral cosmetics are the best answer. Powdered mineral foundations, blushes, and eye shadows, which are colored primarily by iron oxides, actually calm irritation, due to their titanium dioxide and zinc oxides, which are anti-inflammatories . . . Mineral makeup is recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for use after a peel and as the 1st makeup after laser treatment. They provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection, which can spare sensitive facial skin the added burden and step of applying common sun-screen products . . . The microscopic crystals overlap, allowing the skin to breathe, but they don't crease or accentuate wrinkles as talc-based powders do . . ." ~The Truth About Beauty by Kat James; p. 210.
So let me recommend what I think are 2 of the best answers if you are interested in trying mineral make-up. We've all heard of "that major brand" out there; I'm sure it is a fine product but they are way out-priced for me and the small amount they sell. I recommend that 1) you pay a visit to the Ponte Verda Soup Company's website and check out their mineral make-up recipes. They are excellent ~ if you have the time. 2) If you don't have the time to make your own, do the next-best thing and use the products from an awesome, home-based company that I have been using. The company is Cowgirl Dirt, out of Montana. The line is completely organic and they share an ingredient list of every product ~ nothing to hide when you make a superior product. They have a whole line of make-up's, a full spectrum of foundation colors, mascaras, lip and eye liners, blushes, eye shadows, brushes. You will LOVE their products ~ this is what I use when I don't make my own. As greasy as my face is, I can wear this make-up ALL day and barely crack a shine. The line is very reasonably priced and I personally highly recommend their products.
Have fun playing in the colors!
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><