4 Reasons Why Mineral Makeup Dries Out Your Skin

You’ve probably heard others tell you mineral makeup makes your skin super-dry, but you probably didn’t expect me to say they’re right!

While it’s true mineral makeup can dry out your skin, the good news is it doesn’t have to! Today, we’re going to tackle 4 reasons why your  mineral makeup is drying out your skin.

Your Moisture Balance is Way Off

Because mineral makeup is applied dry, it is super important to make sure you create the right moisture balance to your skin before you apply it, or the makeup will soak up all the moisture in the skin leaving it looking dry, flaky and dull. So how do you create the right moisture balance for your skin? That leads me to the next reason mineral makeup dries out your skin.

You’re Not Making Way For New Skin

You’ve probably heard  your skin makes new skin cells every 3 days. What you might not know is you need to help to reveal that skin by exfoliating which will remove 1 to 1/2 layers of dead skin.

Ever notice your skin looking a little flaky? That’s its way of telling you it’s time to get the scrub out. We recommend every 3 days; 2 if you’re over 40.

Why is it so important to get rid of that dead skin? Because a moisturizer cannot penetrate through dead skin. This means if you skip using a facial scrub, you’re throwing money away on moisturizer, and no one wants to do that!

Use the Right Moisturizer (And Never Skip It)

It’s not as important to use a moisturizer as it is to use the right one for your skin type. It’s because moisturizers are created differently to meet the needs of each skin type. And, do you really know what your skin type is? Be careful. This is where so many women go wrong!

It’s common for it to change many times during your lifetime. Your type could change as you age, if you move somewhere where the temperature changes drastically or even as the result from a medication you’re taking.

You’re Using the Wrong Kind of Foundation

If dry skin is a daily concern for you, you’ll want to look for a mineral foundation made for it. This way your makeup will be working with your moisturizer and not against it.

So what do you think? What has your experience been with dry skin and mineral makeup? Share your story below!

 

2 Ways To Get Radiant Looking Skin In the Fall

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Fall is such a beautiful time of year! For most of us, it means bright colored leaves, apple cider and comfy sweaters!

But, there’s a drawback to the Autumn season. Our skin becomes dry and dull. And, this doesn’t happen because it’s so much cooler outside, it happens because we turn the heat on inside, and as cozy as it may feel, it also dehydrates our skin. 

The good news is, you don’t have to settle for less than radiant looking skin no matter the weather! And,  today, we’re going to talk about 2 ways  to get radiant looking skin in the Fall.

Exfoliate

Our skin’s job every 3 days is to create new skin cells. Our job is to get rid of the old ones so new skin can show through. This is done when we use a facial scrub or microderm abrasion treatment 2 to 3 times a week.

Why is exfoliation so important? If you don’t exfoliate regularly, it’s impossible for your moisturizer to make it’s way through the dead skin to the new which is both a waste of 2 things we find rare these days; time and money.

So, when do you fit this into your routine? We recommend doing it in the evening. Because exfoliating can be abrasive, it leaves new skin  sensitive. Let it rest when you do. 

Switch Up Your Products

As the seasons change, so do  the needs of our skin. This sometimes means the products that worked for you during the summer might not cut it this time of year. You may find your skin might require more moisture during cooler months.

And, how do you know this? If your skin appears unusually dry and tight after using your cleanser, what you’re using may be too harsh for your skin. It might actually be stripping away the natural (good) oils it needs to stay plump and hydrated.

And your skincare products aren’t the only thing you should consider changing if you find your skin dry.

It may also be time to change your foundation, especially if you normally wear an oil control foundation. Dry skin loving options like KmS Mineral Perfecting BB Cream, or Select Botanical Anti-Aging Foundation were created specifically for dry skin and contain ingredients that prevent moisture loss.

How do you change your skincare routine this time of year?

 

Why a Vacation Isn’t Always a Good Thing

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Tortola BVI

 

Hello from Tortola British Virgin Islands!
It’s our first time here, and our view is truly breathtaking. What a beautiful place to be on Valentine’s Day!

I find it so incredible that one day you can be walking in a mile high snowdrift just to wear shorts and a tank the next where the sun prefers to spend most of its time.

And, speaking of the sun, it’s hot here! I don’t mean summer hot, but, 1200 miles from the equator hot!

Now, don’t get me wrong. After spending the majority of the year in frigid, cold temperatures with limited sun exposure, there’s nothing I want more than to vacation in the Caribbean.

The last time we vacationed here, we lived in Florida, so it makes sense I didn’t notice the heat that much. But now that we live back in Michigan, the temperature extreme is seriously wreaking havoc on my skin.

Our skin isn’t fond of temperature changes this drastic. It gets confused going from cold to hot to cold again, not to mention the addition of the scorching Caribbean sun. Weather extremes, both hot and cold can also exacerbate some existing problem skin conditions, and even cause new ones.

So, what to do? Am I suggesting to never vacation from one extreme temperature to another?

Hell no!

Just be prepared (and don’t be surprised) with whatever your skin throws at you during this time. Keep your focus on doing whatever you must to protect your skin at all costs. 

The same sun that gives us a great outlook can still cause the most damage to your skin. Remember you’re given only 1 set of skin to wear your entire life. Keep it healthy by immediately treating sunburn with Aloe or Coconut Oil. And of course always use sunscreen and moisturizer no matter the weather.  

Listening to what your skin asks for and practicing good skincare habits will make it easier for your skin to adjust to whatever the weather brings.

What measures to you take to care for your skin in extreme temperatures?

 

Oil is not Your Enemy!

oilbottlesWhen it comes to skincare, the word “oil” scares people, especially for those with excessive oily skin. They associate the word “oil” with “bad”.

But, here’s the thing. Oil is not your enemy.

Forget what you think you know about oil and your skin. Truth is, our skin must have an oil balance to stay healthy, happy and younger looking.

But yet, women go to extremes to rid their skin of oil at all costs. And what they don’t understand, is when they do this, they strip their skin of healthy, natural oils.

When the skin is stripped, it goes into panic mode, and compensates by creating even more oil, and this is what clogs pores, causes acne and leads to a host of other skin issues. Yikes!

So, how do you know you’re getting the right oil balance for your skin?

Get to know your skin type

You’re probably thinking, “That’s easy! I already know my skin type”. But do you really? Just because you had oily skin when you were 16, doesn’t necessarily mean you have oily skin today.

In fact, it’s not uncommon to have 3 different skin types throughout your lifetime.

Why? Because as we get older, our skin naturally loses the ability to create moisture. When this happens, we have to compensate by using the right facial products to restore moisture to our skin.

If you’re not so sure what your skin type is, no worries! There’s a simple way to find out for sure.

All you need to do is wash your face first thing in the morning. Don’t exercise or do anything that might make you sweat. Also do your best not to touch your face. After 2 hours, take a good look at your skin in the mirror.

If it feels clean, but not tight, and if you don’t notice any shine, then your skin is normal. If it feels dry and tight, and you don’t see any shine, your skin is dry. If your skin looks oily on your forehead and nose, but looks and feels dry on your cheeks, you have combination skin, and finally, if it looks oily everywhere, you’ve got oily skin. 

Now that you know your skin type today, you need to be sure the skincare products you’re using are right for that type, and you’ll then be able to create that perfect oil balance.

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