Mineral Makeup is a beautiful way to naturally brush over your skin's imperfections. It can even out skin tone and give your skin a healthy glow. The minerals are all natural and ingredients such as zinc oxide are healthy for your skin. Mineral cosmetic foundations, like all other foundation makeup, must be applied to properly prepared skin in order for your skin to look it's best.
Prepare your skin well and your complexion will look great all day. In order for your mineral makeup to buff smoothly into your skin and give you a smooth and natural look, you need to prepare it properly. You should look for a gentle cleanser, a toner to regulate the pH of the skin and diminish the look of pores, and a hydrating moisturizer or primer. A good sunscreen is a must as well. Mineral make-up already contains titanium dioxide and some formulas also contain zinc oxide, which are both excellent sunscreens. Skin also needs to be exfoliated to keep the pores clear and unclogged, but harsh exfoliates should be avoided. Milder, oatmeal-based facial scrubs can help unplug the oily pores, and are much kinder to sensitive skin. Make sure your primer or moisturizer is completely dry before applying your foundation.
Instead of covering spots or acne with a liquid oil concealer that can further clog your pores, dab on an anti-acne formula and use a mineral powder concealer to hide acne and to absorb excess oil. Mineral concealer is ideal for acne and rosacea sufferers as it provides complete coverage of blemishes at the same time helping to heal and calm inflammations with the high levels of zinc oxide.
Without these basic cleansing actions, skin tone becomes dull and uneven and can not protect itself against the environmental stress it encounters everyday. If you prepare your skin properly first, your mineral makeup will glide on and give you flawless coverage while protecting your skin.
Source by Marilyn Etzel