No one wants to see a pimple party on their face. So they leave their conventional powders and turn to mineral powders with people touting beautiful results. Unfortunately those results aren’t for everyone.
So you ask why? Why does my skin still break out when I am trying something that is natural? Something that seems to be working so well for millions of woman around the world?
I have the answer for you. Yes, get excited! I am going to share with you the number one reason why mineral powders and natural powders aren’t for everyone. Or at least why some work and others don’t.
Here is the biggest culprit, Bismuth Oxychloride. Bismuth Oxychloride, is most people’s number one enemy. It is used in most mineral powders to give them a nice feel. Sometimes it is listed as giving powder a lustrous crystalline look. But for me, I just call it, prelude to a pimple.
Another culprit in mineral powders that can cause breakouts is Mica. Mica, does not bother me, thank God. But I am sensitive to talc, and powders such as Corn Silk which use corn starch and powders made of rice. These natural products react with my skin and breed pimple socials. But it is natural you say! Well not all things natural are good. Here is an example. Butter is natural. But If I eat it, it turns to fat on me. I am then left with little dimples all over my legs! Not good!
I know, what you are going to ask me…What powder can I use that will be affective and least likely to break me out? I can say from the many powders that I have used, that I am excited to mention that Jane Iredale, changed her loose powder formula and does not use Bismuth Oxychloride any longer. It is definitely worth a try. If you want something for half the price, you can try Imani Pressed Mineral Foundation. You can get these products at most local beauty supplies. They come in a wide array of colors.
An other powder worth trying is the new Photo set Finishing Powder by Smashbox. It has an spf 15, and it is translucent. It is so sheer and weighless and oil absorbing, that know one but you will know it’s on. I love to use it around my hairline as it keeps the hair closest to my face from getting oily.
Now that you are ready to go try some new powders, keep in mind going to your local Sephora. I went to Sephora in the Stoneridge Mall last week and was delighted to have Sharon, give me a tiny sample of a new powder they got in. She placed the powder in a tiny plastic container for me. And I didn’t have to spend any money until I was sure this powder worked for me. I was trying a new red reducing powder, which I will write about next time.
Get excited, because you are on your way to a clearer complexion! I have found that most breakouts that are not hormonal, are related to the simple ingredients I mentioned. Of course there are other factors, which I will write about later. Such as the hormonal pimply chin, or the mysterious red bumpy visitors on your face after eating spicy red chile or red sauce.
For now, you should have a better idea of what may be a topical trigger factor on your skin. In the articles ahead I will continue to help you close in on the cause of those evil little rascals and prevent them from ever gathering again on you or your children’s face!