Cosmetics such as lipstick or powder applied to the face, used to enhance or alter the appearance
Using mineral makeup for sensitive skin conditions is not a new idea but it IS however far better marketed these days. Almost every makeup brand will now have a Mineral Makeup line but how do you choose the right one? Especially when you do not know how your face will react..
Our skin is already subjected to an amazing range of irritants and pollutants even daily. Smog, pollution, even chemicals in our water! We need to be aware of these and also do our best not to clog our pores with poor makeup choices. Read on to see how mineral makeup can help your sensitive skin.
Makeup Throughout History
The history of cosmetics bridges at least 7,000 years and has been seen in almost every society on earth. Painting of the face and body is seen in many cultures especially during rituals and ceremonies. Colour is applied to the skin for decoration, camouflage, war paint etc. During earlier times, the materials for makeup were derived from many different things; Plant-based dyes, clays, charcoal, ochres, lead, urine, berries and much more! Basically, anything with a pigment or ability to colour was put to use as people strived to change their appearance. Unfortunately, it turned out that several of these early makeup techniques were actually poisonous and toxic for the skin and body. People died from using lead, arsenic, and mercury to create a more pale complexion. Staying out of the sun would be enough for most!