Most of us have heard a women say they won’t leave home without their makeup applied. Women wear makeup for a variety of reasons. In their teens, makeup constitutes a sort of “rite of passage” into womanhood. For many, makeup can reduce or hide flaws like acne, rosacea, and pigmentation. As a woman grows older, makeup can help aging skin looking younger and fresher. With makeup being used by so many, does medical grade makeup make any difference to your skin?
Typically, over the counter cosmetics contain parabens, dyes and fragrance. These ingredients can result in skin irritation and redness. Often the look from over the counter makeup is more of an unnatural face mask: thick, chalky, or pancake-like in texture (think “stage make-up). Women may desire to cover flaws, but a more natural result creates a more youthful image with less skin irritation.
Medical grade mineral cosmetics were developed to help HEAL and PROTECT the skin’s natural barrier. They also offer other benefits:
- Light-weight & Water Resistant
- Requires only small quantities for effective coverage
- Act as a sunscreen
- Can reduce facial redness
- Free of sensitizing chemicals
- Appear more natural on skin
- Ideal coverage with optimal protection from UVA/UVB
- Soothe skin
- Tested for allergies, bacteria, and sensitivity
- Doesn’t promote acne (Non-comedogenic)
Healing and protecting the skin are important uses for medical grade makeup. For example, the Oxygenetix brand of medical grade makeup was invented by a physician for immediate use after laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and cosmetic surgery. Oxygenetix reduces redness or irritation, aids in cell repair, in addition to minimizing wrinkles and spots on the skin.
The choice to use medical grade makeup brands such as Oxygenetix or Colorscience should be easy. Medical grade mineral makeup provides barrier protection and natural coverage at a reasonable cost. For about the same investment, your skin can be healthier and better protected with medical grade makeup!
Ask your Aesthetician to recommend the best products and color selections to keep your skin young and vibrant all Spring and Summer long.