I see a lot of people in clinic with sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, injured skin, dermatitis, and rosacea. The most common are those young people who are suffering from breakouts and acne. Typically all of these patients are using high coverage foundations. These basically create a mask, covering their spots, pigmentation, rosacea and scarring. These patients use it like a security blanket and would never leave the house without it. What most people don’t realise is that using these types of foundations will only exacerbate the problem. As all other foundations contain oil, this adds to the excessive amount of oil that they are already producing. It also contains talc, which stays on the surface of the skin, sinking into pores and filling them with debris, bacteria and dirt.
Basically unlike any other make up, mineral make up does not contain preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, chemical dyes and fragrance. These are are all skin irritants. It’s Non-Comedogenic so in simple terms, that means that mineral makeup, unlike a lot of other makeup, won’t clog up your pores. If you suffer with enlarged pores, acne or breakouts, mineral makeup is ideal for you because it will give you fabulous coverage but it will allow your skin to breathe.