Nowadays, it seems possible to get allergic reaction from anything. There are women who get allergies from a certain kind of makeup. With this increasing sensitivity about what we put into our body, women are trying to look for alternative cosmetics that would not provoke an allergic reaction. That is why most women are opting for mineral makeup.
But even if mineral makeup are chemical and preservative free, it does not mean that users are safe from any allergic reactions. It is true that there are dermatologists who recommend mineral-based makeup to their patients with skin problems acne, sensitive skin, rosacea and oiliness. But this is not an assurance that all patients would respond to mineral cosmetics well.
The reason why dermatologists recommend mineral makeup for those with sensitive skin is that is has zinc oxide which is a natural anti-inflammatory drug. This calms the skin making the skin look refreshed. Titanium dioxide is also present which protects the skin against the dangerous ultraviolet rays. Also mineral makeup contains than moisture in the skin, that is why it is talc-free. Keeping the moisture in makes the skin hydrated and maintain a healthy glow.
With all the benefits and good things you can get from mineral makeup you should still be conscious when picking out the cosmetic that you would use. When you are choosing mineral makeup, take notice of the ingredient list. If the label does not have this information, then research it by talking to a personnel or visiting the company website.
Common cases of allergies attributed to mineral makeup is almost always connected to bismuth oxycholoride. This mineral is a product of lead, copper and other metals. This kind mineral is uncommon. What is its purpose? They are included in the makeup because they provide a certain shine. Bismuth oxychloride is important since it can cover the fine lines and wrinkles customers are trying to hide.
The downside is that bismuth oxycloride tends to enter the skin pores and block these pores. This would cause skin irritation. That is why some women who use mineral makeup complains that they end up with itchy and blotchy red face. Since this mineral is similar to crystals it can be itchy whenever applied.
Carmine, which is also a mineral used in mineral based cosmetics, can also cause allergies. If you have sensitive skin and you noticed that carmine is a part of the ingredient list, then it would be better to consider another product. Carmine came from the shells of cochineal beetles. The shells are crushed and there would be red pigment. This red pigment is used to provide color in cosmetics.
When exposed to allergens, the skin breaks down. The outside skin gets injured resulting to allergic symptoms like itchy patch of skin, scaly skin, or sometimes even bumps on the skin. There are studies showing that there are 10 percent of the population showing allergic reactions to cosmetics. Allergic reaction to cosmetics often occurs in women, most likely because women use cosmetic products than men.
Once you have noticed that you have an allergic reaction, stop using all the mineral makeup that you have. Then after the allergy has subsided, try using them one by one. By doing this, you would identify which of your makeup is triggering the reaction. If the symptoms would not go away even if you have stopped using the product, then it would be for the best to consult a dermatologist or your doctor.