MAKEUP FRIENDS & FOES?
Before we get started pull out your Makeup Bag, and lets go through the harmful ingredients that you need to look for, La'Bella MAFIA suggests tossing away products with these specific ingredients because Cosmetics aren't subject to the same oversight as food and pharmaceuticals, according to the Food & Drug Administration. The FDA doesn't have the responsibility to approve new ingredients or issue safety recalls. It's up to the manufacturer to decide whether a product is safe. The brand women rely on to look their best may be hiding harsh chemical that been linked to cancer, organ failure and birth defects. Be informed about what you apply to your skin.
Titanium Dioxide - It creates a reflective surface on the skin and can be carcinogenic to humans (causing cancer) found in most foundations and powders, be sure its a minimal amount, or to the bottom of the ingredient list.
Parabens - Irritate the skins surface and they have been found in breast cancer tumors because they have the ability to slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer) also has been known to promote contact dermatitis and rosacea.
Silica - Can be irritating to the skin and used in such things as kitty liter, and is used as a preservative and humidity buffer, however not much research has been done to know of the long term impacts to the human body, therefore La'Bella MAFIA recommends using in moderation.
Have you thought about the ingredients that are in the makeup you are putting on your face? What is in the makeup that you are rubbing directly into your skin on a day to day basis? Believe it or not 60% of what you apply to your skin enters into the blood stream and can affect your internal health.
If you have been using chemical-based makeup products, which are the most commonly used makeup products on the market today, you may not know how it could be negatively impacting your appearance in the long run. In fact, your make-up may be aging your skin pre-maturely, and it is important to use anti-aging make-up that helps the healthiness of your skin.
Unfortunately, chemical-based makeup creates an environment where bacteria can infect the skin. Additionally, the additives and oils can irritate and actually damage skin. With mineral there are no harsh chemicals or man-made products that have negative side effects with its use. Mineral makeup is manufactured with all natural minerals that are purified and ground into tiny particles that can be used on the skin as foundation, concealer, eye shadow, and blush.
The Benefits of Using Mineral Makeup
Mineral makeup comes in a variety of colors, and because it is all natural, it can be applied to all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. One of the best things about mineral makeup is that it will not block or clog pores. This type of makeup is called non-comedogenic. Mineral makeup is manufactured without the use of any oils and allows the skin to breathe, making it an excellent choice for people who have skin challenges such as acne.
Believe it or not, mineral makeup is even good for your skin. If you find that you are just too tired to wash your face sometimes in the evening before crawling into bed, you will not have to worry about the makeup damaging your skin overnight while you sleep, making it a great acne treatment or anti-aging solution.
High quality mineral makeup products have an added benefit, as well. They contain zinc and other natural minerals that offer UVA and UVB sun protection, usually with an SPF of 15 or 20. Wearing daily sun protection on your face is a great way to prevent premature wrinkles. With mineral makeup, you will achieve the look of a natural glow with coverage of blemishes and flaws that will last all day.
Choosing The Right Mineral Makeup
As mineral makeup increases in popularity, so will the choices in brand names and products in different price ranges. And like most other purchases you make, you truly get what you pay for. Be careful if you choose to purchase and use the very inexpensive brands of mineral makeup because more than likely, you are not getting a product that is all natural or pure.
Be sure to ask your dermatologist about which products provide the best results. Mineral makeup goes a long way, so even if you pay a bit of a higher price upfront, over the course of time, you will still be saving money. Trusted brands of mineral makeup are widely available and offer many colors and shades to compliment your beautiful face – and work as a great anti-aging solution.
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