Benefits Of Using Sun Protection Mineral Face Powder

It’s summer, which means it’s time for sunscreen. But what about face powder? Well, if you want to go the millennia-old route and apply a natural sun protection mineral powder to your skin, then I recommend Sun Protection Mineral Face Powder. It contains zinc oxide — the white stuff that goes on your nose or around a cut — and titanium dioxide — which is in sunscreen.

Benefits of Using Sun Protection Mineral Face Powder

Mineral makeup is a great alternative to conventional products, particularly for those with sensitive skin. For the most part, it’s very natural, with most ingredients coming from the Earth.

Mineral makeup is also very safe. If you have read some of my other reviews, you’ll find that I can be extremely picky about the kind of cosmetics I use on and around my face (my sensitive skin isn’t having any of that phthalates and parabens stuff). On the other hand, I have never had a problem with natural ingredients in mineral makeup.

Sun protection, however, is different. I’m not sure of the exact levels of protection the powder provides (I’m good, but not that good) but I can tell you that it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth after application. Very smooth!

Side Effects and How to Use Sun Protection Mineral Face Powder

While this isn’t an all-natural product, it does contain titanium dioxide. Because of this, it’s best to limit its use. Here are some tips:

First of all, you can’t let it get into your eyes; I know that sounds obvious but this is a real problem for me and I’ve had no luck preventing it without chemical eye drops. If you’re going somewhere that it’s sunny out, I consider this an absolute necessity and strongly advise anyone with sensitive skin to do the same.

If you do get white flakes or a white cast, take a break, rinse your face and reapply. This can be avoided by staying out of the sun for a week or so. Titanium dioxide takes a few days to “set”.

How do I use it?

After cleansing my face (I use my cleansing method), apply sunscreen and then powder. Mix the two using a small powder brush to ensure that they’re evenly mixed. Make sure to use enough.