Mineral Makeup vs. Traditional Makeup

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					Mineral Makeup vs. Traditional Makeup

Mineral makeup is entirely more popular today compared to how it was 20
to 30 years ago. It has become increasingly known in department stores,
much seen in television and magazines. But with all this hype about
mineral makeup, how are they different from the conventional makeup that
we have used before.

Under the Microscope

If we would be talking about the contents of the mineral and conventional
makeup, under the microscope, there would not be much differ ence.
Mineral makeup would use titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, iron oxide, silk
mica and hydrated silica. These minerals are also, surprisingly,
present in traditional makeup.

What are the effects of these elements?

Titanium oxide is mainly a skin protector against harmful rays from the
sun.   Zinc oxide works along with titanium dioxide in protecting the
skin against the harmful ultraviolet rays.

Iron oxide are present in mineral foundations, they are originally in
red, orange and yellow colors. Meanwhile, silk mica and hydrated silica
reduce the reaction of the minerals when they come in contact with the
skin. Some mineral makeup have vitamins and other minerals. Whenever,
you are using a new make-up, whether it is mineral or traditional, be
conscious of its components. There are instances that these compounds
can provoke and allergic reaction when in contact with the skin.

But cases of women who experienced allergic reaction to mineral makeup is
not as many as those who have allergies with traditional makeup. There
are also things missing in mineral makeup, they are chemicals,
preservatives, talc and other fillers. These chemical components often
trigger other people’s allergy.

Traditional powders tend to enhance the face’s wrinkles. But with
mineral makeup, the fine lines were removed, giving the face a healthy
glow. This health glow comes from the vitamins and antioxidants which
hydrate the skin and would conceal the wrinkles naturally.

Above the surface

What’s good about mineral makeup is that it can be used on all the types
of skin. But even if it can be used on different skin types, it is still
important to identify what colors are suitable and at the same time the
right formulation. But still, traditional makeup also serves that
purpose. You just have to be conscious with the makeup that you choose,
since there can be additives bad for your skin.

Mineral makeup are often considered more “breathy” for the skin.
Traditional make-up tends to block or clog the pores. That is why some
customers have a feeling of something heavy on their faces when they
used the traditional makeup. Since mineral makeup is natural, there is
natural feel to it when it is applied to the skin.

Another good news for allergic people, is that it is hypoallergenic.
Mineral makeup do not have bismuth oxychloride in their component making
your skin free form chemical allergic reactions.

There are some skin treatments which would not allow you to use cosmetics
afterwards. But with mineral makeup, the minerals serve as coolant to
the skin and even encourage the skin to heal faster. While some mineral
makeup users find that they can even sleep through the night with their
make-up on, since it gets to last longer than traditional makeup and at
the same time, it’s less allergic.

There are some who chose to use mineral makeup since it is more cost
effective. Since, with mineral makeup you use less makeup with the same