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Mineral Makeup a Natural Acne Cure?

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great info i found that i never knew about mineral makeup

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Mineral makeup may offer new hope for acne sufferers. Because mineral makeup has several unique qualities not offered in any other makeup product that make it ideal for helping cure acne.

To understand how mineral makeup can cure your acne it is necissary to look at the seven causes of acne:

1. Genetics. Sadly, nothing can change your genetics. If your parents had acne as teenagers there is a good chance that you will too.

2. Hormones. During adolesence, hormones called androgens become active and stimulate oil glands in your skin, increasing oil production. This, in turn, clogs pores, causing pimples and blackheads.

3. Stress. Although stress doesn't actually cause acne, it can add to the problem by affecting hormones.

4. Diet. Many times what you eat has been shown to cause acne. Most of the time acne is an adverse reaction your body has to a food allergy.

5. Washing your face too often. This can irritate the skin making acne worse.

6. Medications. Many medications can cause acne or make an existing condition worse. Read labels or talk to your paharmacist to find out if acne is a side effect.

7. Using greasy skin care products and oily cosmetics. Most makeup falls into this category.

While these are the casuse of acne it is important to remember that acne is ultimately a result of bacteria growing in clogged pores. Bacteria is organic and thus cannot grow or multiply without the presence of water. This is where mineral makeup plays an almost magical role in curing acne.

Mineral makeup is made of natural minerals derived from the earth, these minerals are not only inorganic but they are also extremely resistant to water. They actually act as a shield on your face keeping bacteria feeding moisture away from your pores. Mineral makeup is not soluable in water so even if you put water directly on your face the minerals will not be absorbed and the water cannot pass through.

Mineral makeup does not clog pores either. Because it is so finely milled during production, the granules are much smaller than your pores. This not only prevents acne from forming, but makes the makeup extremely easy to blend into the skin with a very flawless look and conceals problem areas very well. If you suffer from a break out the finely milled minerals are very effective as disguising it.

Because of these and other unique qualities mineral makeup is known througout the world as the skin care makeup and recommended to acne sufferers by dermatologists. Ultimately, it does not matter what the cause of your acne is, without water to feed the bacteria, and something to clog the pores and hold that moisture in acne cannot form or worsen. If you suffer from acne, mineral makeup may end up being your best friend.

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thanks for the post!

I've noticed that ever since I switched to minerals, my acne has gotten SOO much better. Its amazing the crap that they put in all those liquid foundations!

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Great post~! I know my acne has improved so much from mineral makeup. What could be better great looking makeup that ALSO helps your skin. I feel so great putting it on my face every morning, I actually look forward to it~!

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i really like the minerals i am using right now (Joppa)...its not a cure-all but it improves the texture of my skin to, making it softer. Joppa doesnt clog pores at all, so im not afraid of using make-up now..plus its pretty natural-looking and i dont need to use a lot. my coverage isnt the best however, i still use a bit of liquid concealor to cover anything that needs covering.

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wow, thanks so much for the post! i guess this gives hope to many acne sufferers that are afraid of wearing makeup. I have been wearing mineral makeup for a month now and i absolutely love it. i have tried many brands and found that joppa and aubrey nicole work best for me. of course, different people will prefer different brands or coverages. but at the end of the day, it makes our skin a lot better - LOVE IT!

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found more great info!

Mineral makeup, natural cosmetics and skin care products have been used by women and men, in many cultures for centuries. Archeological digs have revealed usage of natural earths pure pigment makeup, and cosmetic tools as far back as approximately 10,000 years Cultural civilizations adorned themselves for the Gods/Goddesses of the Earth and Sky in elaborate religious ceremonies.

Egyptian hieroglyphics indicate the origin of natural eye makeup was not human vanity. Mineral and pigment source colors in several varieties were ground into various substrate particle sizes. These natural mineral makeup powders were worn by all Egyptians for the exact reasoning as is common place with today's modern athletes. The wearing of black or dark kohl under their eyes, helps to counteract and absorb glare from the suns rays. - that really interested me! :D never knew!

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Switching to mineral makeup from regular makeup that was full of a lot of synthetic ingredients was one of the best decisions that I ever made. So this article, was really great to read because iit reaffirmed what I had already believed to be true. That mineral makeup truly is good for the skin. But the tricky part comes in when you actually have to seek out and find one that is compatible with your skin. Because I know it took me a lot of trial and error, before I finally found one that truly agreed with my skin.

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When I took my mineral make up off tonight my skin felt sort of soothed, I'm sure it can't do much benefit yet but my skin felt different.

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The wearing of black or dark kohl under their eyes, helps to counteract and absorb glare from the suns rays. - that really interested me! never knew!

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I got Everyday Minerals back in December and I love it! It looks great and goes on great! It does not create breakouts, and is reasonably priced compared to Bare Minerals!

I will not go back to Bare Minerals foundation!

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I got Everyday Minerals back in December and I love it! It looks great and goes on great! It does not create breakouts, and is reasonably priced compared to Bare Minerals!

I will not go back to Bare Minerals foundation!

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The wearing of black or dark kohl under their eyes, helps to counteract and absorb glare from the suns rays. - that really interested me! never knew!

I'll tell you something else.

Some white or painted horses (you know, horses with spots :P) often have problems with their eyes, because there is no pigmentation around them. Some people get their horses' skin surrounding its eyes tatooed (how do you spell that?) black - exactly for the same reason :D

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