Guest Post: 10 Beauty Benefits Of Using Mineral Makeup by Nicki Anderson

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Why does makeup have to be so complicated? Very often shopping for make-up can be overwhelming. Trying to figure out what will work best with your skin type, tone and age is an ongoing challenge for most women. However, mineral makeup makes the choice easy. It’s not only ideal for your skin, many dermatologists encourage using mineral makeup because its kind to the skin and the ultimate outcome is sheer, natural beauty at any age.

 So what makes mineral makeup your best choice for great looking skin? Here are 10 reasons to choose mineral over traditional makeup.

1. Void of irritants – If you read the ingredients on traditional makeup labels, you’ll likely find preservatives, fragrances, chemical dyes and much more. The beauty of mineral makeup is that these ingredients are no where to be found. That is why it very popular with dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

2. Improves Skin Conditions – If you suffer with rosacea and eczema, mineral makeup will likely not irritate your skin. If you’ve dealt with reactions from different makeup products, you’ll likely find using mineral products can be worn without breakouts or reactions.

3. Protects Skin - Mineral makeup includes titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which are both physical sun blocks, so a light, even application of mineral makeup provides some sun protection. However, if you’re planning on spending a day at the beach, you’re best is putting on a 45 SPF under your makeup for the best protection.

4. Anti-inflammatory- As mentioned previously, mineral makeup includes zinc oxide which can not only serve as a basic sunscreen but it has some anti-inflammatory properties as well. Since mineral makeup contains a higher percentage of zinc oxide than traditional makeup in can also help calm down irritated skin.

5. Great for acne - Mineral makeup includes inorganic minerals that are not only oil-free, but they prohibit the growth of bacteria making mineral makeup ideal for patients with acne-prone skin. Further, without added fragrances and chemical dyes which can cause breakouts, mineral makeup is a great pick for acne prone skin. 

6. Skin looks radiant - As the aging process sets in skin can appear dull and dry. Because mineral makeup includes titanium dioxide, it does a great job of reducing the appearance of skin imperfections giving the skin a beautiful glow.

7. You don’t look “made-up” - Nothing is more unattractive than a woman who looks like she’s wearing a mask versus makeup. You don’t have to worry about that with mineral makeup as it creates a beautiful, natural finish. Though the makeup is light and seemingly invisible, it provides long-lasting coverage, with an even appearance. The bonus is that mineral makeup doesn’t smear or crease.

8. Feels good on skin – Mineral makeup is pure and just feels great on the skin. Because it’s great for all skin types there is no “heaviness” to the makeup and it actually has skin soothing properties.

9. Au Natural - Mineral make up is free of fillers and preservatives. It is 100% free of non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, chemicals and is hypoallergenic. It’s best used as a color layer on top of your skin care products. This helps to create a flawless, natural look.

10. Anti-aging benefits - Since mineral makeup has added sun protection that translates to an anti-aging benefit. Mineral makeup also does a great job in balancing out skin tone which is a bonus for women looking to create a sheer, flawless look.

There is no denying that the benefits of using mineral makeup far outweigh using traditional makeup. It’s simple, easy, safe and helps to promote healthy, great looking skin for years!

About the author
Nicki Anderson is the weekly health and fitness columnist for SunTimes Media/Naperville Sun and monthly columnist for TribuneCompany/Naperville Magazine. Nicki is also the author of 4 books including, 
Reality Fitness; Inspiration for Your Health and Well-being and Nicki Anderson’s Single Step Weight Loss Solution. Nicki has contributed to numerous magazines and websites including,, and, Real Simple, Prevention, Women’s Health and Women’s’ Running, Men’s Health and Fitness, and also writes for For more information about Nicki visit, and connect with her on Google+ and Twitter.
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  1. Such an excellent and helpful post. Thank you :)

  2. Great post - I have always avoided powder or mineral makeup as I have super dry skin x

  3. Super great post, love tris Kind oh make up


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