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! 

 

You’re Over 40. Should You Stop Wearing Mineral Makeup?

Olive TreeYou’ve been wearing mineral makeup for years, but now you’re over 40, and wonder if it’s still the best choice for you and your skin.

It is. Here’s why.

Those that say you need to steer away from powder as you age are talking about traditional cosmetic powder, not mineral powder. And although they may look the same, they couldn’t be any more different! 

Traditional makeup powders that contain talc and cornstarch are heavy, and love to park in fine lines. And it’s chalk-like feel and finish makes you look years older. 100% mineral powder however weighs much less, and has a silk-like consistency which allows it to lay on top of fine lines instead of settling into them.

Bu,t as great as mineral makeup is, now that you’re over 40, you may find using a basic mineral makeup leaves your skin looking and feeling drier than it used to. That’s because as we age, our skin begins to loose its ability to retain moisture, which means we need to take extra measures to make sure our skin is properly moisture balanced. 

So, now what?

It’s time to consider making the switch to a formula like KmS Select Botanical, which was created to “lock in” moisture while botanical extracts nourish the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

But nourishing botanicals like Pomegranate and Olive Leaf, aren’t the only reason Select is a better choice for those of us over 40. Select also protects your skin from the damage of free radicals while boosting the skin’s cell production, resulting in a more youthful looking you!

I don’t know about you, but, I’ll take it! 

If you’re a mineral makeup wearer over 40, I’d love to know what changes (if any) you made to your skin care and makeup routine? Share your story in the comments below.

 

 

A Whole New Meaning to Beauty Sleep

There’s nothing I love more than a good night’s sleep! You too?

You probably already know at night as we sleep, our skin works to repair itself from sun damage and pollution in the environment, while creating new skin cells.

But what if those of us with problem skin could also wake up to clearer, less irritated skin?

Wake up to Clearer Skin

Great news! It’s no longer a pipe dream thanks to Intensive Mineral Night Treatment, or as we call it, a miracle in a jar! It truly gives a whole new meaning to beauty sleep!

This gentle but powerful powder works overtime as you dream to boost healing and calm hot, irritated skin with a high concentration of Zinc Oxide and the soothing Botanical, White Willow Bark Extract. 3 out of 4 of our customers with Rosacea and Acne have noticed clearer looking skin as soon as the first use. Used continuously, our Night Treatment goes one step further by preventing future breakouts.

And it couldn’t be simpler to use! You just apply 1 layer of the treatment powder to your skin after cleansing and moisturizing, then hop into bed so it can magically get to work!

Just Like Wonder Woman’s Airplane

The best part? Just like Wonder Woman’s airplane, Intensive Mineral Night Treatment is invisible so it can be worn on those days when you aren’t wearing makeup, allowing your skin to heal around the clock, 24-7! If you deal with problem skin on the daily, you’ve got to see the difference for yourself. You’ve got nothing to lose, especially with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Now, that’s a beautiful thing!

 

 

 

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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