The Best Way to Manage Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition that is very much misunderstood.

Over 16 million Americans suffer from Rosacea. It’s red-faced, hot acne like effects can cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems if not properly treated. In fact, a recent study showed more than 76% of patients with Rosacea said this problem skin condition lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, while 41 percent reported the condition made them avoid social situations.

Although Rosacea can’t be cured, it can be managed through medical treatments. Great news, right?

The problem is, these treatments only solve half the problem because the skin can still look ravaged. And forget about covering it up with just any makeup. The stubborn redness eventually bleeds through.

And women with Rosacea need more than a makeup that just covers, they need one that also cools and calms the skin.

That’s exactly what you get with KmS Mineral Essentials loose mineral foundations. The Zinc Oxide in our makeup acts as a cooling agent that soothes hot, angry skin, minimizing the patchy redness left by Rosacea. Our ingredients are made gentle without irritants that can make problem skin much worse.

Since creating our Flawless Mineral Foundation in 2007, we’ve received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our customers living with Rosacea, thanking us for their renewed self confidence and for creating a product that leaves their skin clearer and healthier than they thought possible.

If you live with Acne and troubled skin, isn’t it time you start using a makeup made for it? Find out what our customers already know, and see the incredible difference our makeup can make for you and your skin by trying it today. With our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, you have nothing to lose but problem skin!

3 Reasons Why Women Stop Wearing Mineral Makeup

 

Face powderYou already know using mineral makeup is one of the very best things you could ever do for your skin. You’d think just about everyone would be on the bandwagon. 

But they’re not. Have you ever wondered why?

Because working with loose mineral powder can be challenging, especially because the application process is completely different from other foundations. They aren’t getting the finish they want, and it’s leaving them frustrated.

And the reality is they’re making common mistakes that could have easily been avoided. 

If they only knew!

Maybe you’ve found yourself in the same place. Maybe you’re not getting the flawless, natural look everyone else is getting with mineral makeup. 

If so, keep reading, because we’re going to cover 3 reasons why women stop wearing mineral makeup.

Reason #1- Your makeup looks like a powder puff exploded on your face

Relax. This happens to most women when they switch to mineral makeup, but it’s also the easiest to fix!

Ask yourself these 2 questions.

a. Am I using the real deal? Grab your foundation jar right now. There should only be between 5-6 simple ingredients (unless it’s a botanical blend). If the list is longer, your makeup is mineral based; it’s not a pure mineral makeup. Mineral based makeup is made with fillers like talc and cornstarch; ingredients that leave you looking like a powdery mess. Real mineral makeup has a creamy or silky consistency which never looks powdery.

b. Am I using too much? Mineral makeup is build-able, which means you begin with very little and apply it in layers until you get the coverage you want. Beginning with little nearly guarantees you’ll never use too much!

Mistake #2- Your makeup isn’t evening out your skin tone

Any professional makeup artist will tell you, using the right application bush is key to a perfect makeup finish. If you want to even out your skin tone, you’ll want the fullest foundation coverage possible, and you won’t get that with a fluffy kabuki brush! 

If full coverage is what you’re looking for, choose an application brush with tight bristles like a hand buki or flat top brush.

Mistake #3- Your foundation is drying out your skin

There’s nothing worse than dry, flaky skin poking through your foundation.

Loose mineral makeup is applied dry, so it can, and will dry out your skin if you don’t create the right moisture balance before putting on your makeup. This simply means you need to use the right moisturizer for your specific skin type.

And, because moisturizer has a hard time penetrating through layers of dry skin it’s important to exfoliate your skin regularly to remove dead skin before using moisturizer.

Questions? Comments? I’d love to hear from you! Please leave your thoughts below, and as always, if you know someone that might benefit from the article, feel free to share the love! If you loved this article, (and I know you did) there’s more where that came from! Subscribe below to get weekly updates delivered right to your inbox.

 

Simple Vacation Makeup

vacation makeup

I love the summertime. With snow on the ground now, I know it will eventually get here.

My hubby and I live in a quiet, small town north of the city. It’s what you could call the “sticks”. We enjoy peaceful living most of the year, but come mid-May, the once empty lake homes become full, and the only traffic jam around here can be found on the lake.

It’s one of the reasons I choose to vacation in the winter or early spring.

Vacation is vacation, no matter when you choose to do it, right? It’s the time of year to reflect, relax, and recharge, and when you realize less really is more.

Makeup is the last thing I want to think about during vacation, and while I do wear it, I prefer to keep it super-simple, because wearing a full face of makeup is a lot of work, and work is something I promised to leave at the office.

And as I prepare for this year’s getaway in a couple of weeks, I’m making a list of what I really NEED right now, and thought I’d share it with you need a little help in what to pack. 

Simple Vacation Makeup. What Do Your Really Need?

When I think about which of my hundreds of products to pack, (it’s not really 100, but it could be pretty close), I ask myself what I really need, and then throw in a little extra for a special occasion.

This year, here’s what’s in my holiday makeup bag:

  • BB Cream  – This product is a must for me because it accomplishes 2 things; It evens out my ruddy skintone, and protects my skin with spf, saving me from having to apply a separate sunscreen.
  • Bronzer in Tahitian Bronze – I try to avoid the sun as much as possible, but a little bit of color on the cheeks, forehead and chin makes a great looking (and safe) tan.
  • Blush in Cozy – Sometimes I like a little pop of color with my bronzer. I love this shade because it is a bronzy mauve, and I can wear it as shadow too!
  • Eye Shadow – If I’m going out to dinner and want a little “pop” to my eyes, I bring a neutral shade with a bit of shimmer. My latest obsession is Romance.
  • Mascara – Because my bronzer and BB Cream can make my lashes look like they’ve completely disappeared, 1 coat brings my eyes back to life.
  • Lip Balm – Dry, cracked lips are no vacation. Plus, a great lip balm takes 10 years off your age? Yes, really.

Now, I want to know what your must-have products are when you head out on vacation? Get the conversation started by commenting below.

 

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!