Mineral foundation seems to be the answer for those that have oily skin types. As a person with oily skin, it amazes me how difficult in can be just to keep it clean and blemish free. Then I find out that even the type of makeup I use can cause my oily skin problems to get worse, things just seemed to get from bad to worse.
However I have recently discovered mineral foundation , and according to all the information I have read about it mineral foundation works best for my oily skin because it is by far the most natural in terms of make up and ingredients used. A common problem I feel with many other types of foundations is that they seem to add a lot of weight on my skin and it feels like its blocking my pores and making all that oil just sit on top of the foundation yuck. On the other hand with mineral foundation I felt that it brushed on and left my skin feeling fresh all day. The moment you open the mineral foundation you realize that it has the consistency of a really fine powder. It stays on my face for the good part of a long day without it feeling like its running of my face like some other traditional foundations.
What Is Mineral Foundation?
Although a lot of the mineral foundations I have looked at contain slightly different ingredients, on the whole a mineral foundation is made from these finely crushed and highly pigmented minerals. Additionally it has added minerals that come readily from nature that help protect the skin. I found one for example that had micronized titanium dioxide in it, which is the main ingredient in most sun screens and helps protect my skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
Why I Love Mineral Foundations
The best thing about them is that sometimes I find that my oily skin is super sensitive to perfumes, other added fragrances and dyes. Hence, it is perfect even if you have excess amount of oil throughout the day. With a mineral foundation however, I am assured that it is at least talc free, perfume free and free of anything else that may sometimes cause my skin to breakout or get irritated by. It also helps that the product is oil free!
The only downside with mineral foundations is that it doesn’t provide very good coverage for some of my friends that have a darker skin tone. Also because the foundation sticks to using naturally occurring minerals the choice of shades is a little bit to limited for my liking.
Also, when I am in a rush trying to apply my makeup, because the product is a fine powder I don’t always have the time to work the foundation in equally and sometimes it does not blend very well over slight wrinkles and fine lines, making them super visible.
I find mineral foundation worked wonders for me, however I am only one voice. The best one is to go out and just try and sample some yourself, you are your best judge and critic.