What Essential Oils Taught Me About Mineral Makeup

Today I’m going to share what essential oils taught me about mineral makeup.

So, I have a confession to make. I used to think Essential Oils were a bunch of “hocus-pocus”. That’s probably because my first impression came from my Great Aunt who was a bit eccentric.

Aunt Pearl was a “Happy Hippie”. I couldn’t have been more than 6 the first time she came to visit. I remember being fascinated by all the odd looking trinkets, rocks and natural products in her suitcase; not to mention the strange aromas coming out of the guest bedroom.

She explained how she used Essential Oils everyday to help her relax and ease her pain. I didn’t understand, and how could I? I thought everyone took aspirin for everything.

Fast forward to today, and now I get it.

I’m not any different than anyone else my age; 50 brings a lot of aches and pains. I’ve lived with arthritis on both sides of my neck since my early 20’s and managing the pain became part of my daily routine.

I would take pain meds regularly to take the edge off, but it was still there. Occasionally, there were times when I would “brace” myself, tightening up my muscles to compensate for the discomfort I was feeling, and that of course made everything worse.

Long story short, I had the opportunity to try essential oils to see if it might make a difference. After years when nothing else worked, I realized I had nothing to lose because I was desperate for a solution.

I’m so glad I took that step of faith, because using the oils has greatly improved the pain I was having, and going through that experience helped me understand that mineral makeup isn’t much different than essential oils.

Now I know mineral makeup isn’t for everyone, because not everyone is at their rock bottom when it comes to their skin. Not everyone is ready for mineral makeup.

Much like essential oils, using mineral makeup is a commitment to doing the very best for your skin, even if it goes against the grain of what everyone else is doing. Those that pass or give up using mineral makeup don’t know they need it yet, and that’s ok, because it will be here when they do! 

So, if you currently wear mineral makeup, what brought you to that decision? I’d love for you to share your skin story below! 

 

Are You In Problem Skin Denial?

wrong makeupYou hear the word “Wellness” a lot these days. We’re a lot more health conscious. We do our best to eat right, and stay active.

Wellness is all about taking care of ourselves completely;  mind, body and soul, and this includes our problem skin.

So why are we still wearing makeup everyone else is wearing?

We might be in problem skin denial, and here’s why:

We Think We’re Already Wearing The Right Stuff

We’ve watched the infomercials, we read the claims and saw the before and after photos. We’re actually wearing the makeup that’s supposed to be good for our problem skin, but it just isn’t working. Why do we keep using it? Because we’re convinced if it doesn’t work, nothing will!

What’s really happening: Everyone’s skin is very different, problem skin or not. Just because a brand works well for someone, doesn’t mean it will work for another. It’s possible there could be an ingredient your skin is super-sensitive to. There’s something else out there that will work for you. You don’t have to settle for less than great skin.  

We’re Afraid We’ll Spend More Money On “Problem Skin” Makeup

We’re afraid our problem skin will “nickel and dime” us for the rest of our lives, and think that special makeup for problem skin will cost us a lot more.

What’s really happening: When you use the wrong type of makeup for your skin, you’ll spend more money, but it won’t be spent the way you think.

You’ll either spend your cash on pricey concealers that cover up your acne (that won’t make it any better), or you’ll spend it at the doctor/and or pharmacy when that makeup ends up causing a breakout or rash.

The Bottom Line

Problem skin doesn’t have to be a problem at all, in fact it can be easily managed with a little TLC, and a commitment to using gentle makeup and skincare products that won’t irritate your skin.

Are you guilty of wearing makeup that wasn’t made for your Acne or problem skin? What stopped you from trying gentler products made to manage problem skin? Share your story in the comments below.

 

 

KmS Mineral Essentials Beauty Points Program

We couldn’t think of a better way to thank you for your loyalty to our brand until now.

We’re beyond thrilled to announce the launch of  the KmS Beauty Points program!

Here’s how it works:

For every $1 you spend at KmSMineralEssentials.com, you’ll earn 1 point, and the more points you collect, the more money you’ll save on your future purchases!

What’s more, you can easily earn Bonus Points by:

  • connecting with us on Social Media
  • referring a friend that becomes a customer
  • signing up for our special offers
  • reviewing our products
  • celebrating  your Birthday!

So, how do you start earning points?

Your Beauty Points begin accruing the moment you register an account. We’ll even get you started by giving you 25 Bonus Points just for registering!

If you’ve already registered an account at KmSMineralEssentials.com, you’re already earning them! You’ll be able to watch your Beauty Points balance grow right on your account dashboard!

How many points do you need before you can begin using them towards product purchases? For every 200 points you collect, you’ll earn $5! And the best part? Beauty Points never expire, so you can use them however and whenever you want!

Collecting your 1st 200 points is easy! Here’s a breakdown:

Average KmS Mineral Essentials order- $65 =  65 Points
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram-                100 Bonus Points
Review a product-                                                   20 Bonus Points
Sign up for KmS special offers                              25 Bonus Points

Total:                                                        210 Total Points

To find out how you can earn free products with KmS Beauty Points, click here

 

5 Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Old

 makeup mistakes that make you look old

I find it comical that when I first started wearing makeup, I wanted to look just a little bit older. And, now that I’m older, I want to look a lot younger.  

Maybe this sounds all too familiar?

But, here’s the problem. In an effort to look younger, many of us over 40 end up making makeup mistakes that make us look olderYikes!

Today, I’m going to share 5 makeup mistakes that make you look old.

Mistake #1- Using black liner on your lower lashes

Guilty. I think I’ve used black eyeliner because I thought it was what I was supposed to do. But what I didn’t know is our eyes easily give away our age. Using black eyeliner not only draws attention to our age, it can also look a bit harsh. 

The fix: We need to create a softer focus around the eyes. We can do this beautifully by using white eyeliner on the lower water line (just above the last line.) White liner not only creates a softer look, it makes the eyes appear more open and awake.

Mistake #2- Using a traditional finishing powder

Typical finishing powders contain talc which dries out the skin and loves to settle in fine lines.

The fix: Using a mineral finishing powder instead of traditional powder covers shine beautifully without over-drying the skin and it’s silk-like consistency allows it to sit on top of our fine lines.

Mistake #3- Skipping a light reflective product

A matte finish is usually best for aging skin, but it can sometimes make the skin appear dry.

The fix: Using light reflective products like a luminizer or highlighter brings back the look of healthy, fresh, supple skin you had in your younger years.

Mistake #4- Skipping a Lip Liner

Lipstick worn without liner will eventually bleed over the natural lip line, settling into fine lines around the mouth. Enough said!

The fix: Lining your lips not only prevents lip color from spilling over, it also allows you to make your lips appear fuller when you outline the lips just above their natural line.

Mistake #5- Skipping a Moisturizer

You would think this would be a given, but, in our everyday hurriedness, it can be easy to skip this step.

The fix: As we age, our skin gradually loses its ability to retain moisture. This makes it more important than ever to replenish it.

Do you find yourself making any of these mistakes? Is there something you add to your routine to keep your skin looking younger? Share your secret in the comments below.