The Science of Skincare: Minerals for Your Skincare Routine

If you hear the word ‘mineral’ and immediately think of rocks embedded deep within the earth, you certainly aren’t alone. But the truth is that minerals have been the unsung hero of the beauty industry for many years. Mineral-based makeup has risen in popularity with aestheticians because it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. If you are looking for a struggling with complicated breakouts and are searching for a good foundation to try, we recommend the Original Loose Powder Foundation from bareMinerals. If you need a more personalized recommendation based on your skin type, be sure to ask Cassie, Kelly or Pamela for Skin MPLS approved products at your next appointment.


“For years, I used a tinted moisturizer thinking it was the lightest makeup possible and therefore the best choice for acne. But my breakouts were just an endless cycle, and I was so oily. Once I made the switch to mineral makeup, my skin stopped becoming so oily and best of all… no pimples.”

– Pamela, aesthetician at Skin MPLS


There are countless ways to use minerals for your skincare routine, and some might even surprise you.

 

Sulfur:

Sulfur is a natural mineral that fights bacteria and fungus. It also aids in shedding dead skin cells that can lead to unsightly breakouts. This trustworthy ingredient has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema and even rosacea thanks to its anti-inflammatory benefits. If you’re looking for a powerhouse mineral to help solve your skincare needs, start with Sulfur. We love the Sulfur Clay Mask from Vivant Skincare!

Products We Recommend: Sulfur Clay Mask

 

Zinc:

Zinc is one of our favorite anti-inflammatory minerals to slip into everyone’s acne regimen. It supports the fight against breakouts because it immediately goes into action to ward off the inflammatory response happening down in our pores when a pimple forms. This particular mineral also helps cells to function properly and boosts their immune response. To top things off, Zinc also improves wound repair, which means it can help your acne spots heal faster.

Products We Recommend: Day Treatment Lotion SPF15, Essence Toner

 

Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide:

We use Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide at the Skin MPLS studio because these minerals offer the broadest range of protection against the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Both minerals go above and beyond to protect us from visible rays as well as the damaging heat from infrared rays as well. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide work primarily by blocking, scattering and reflecting rays. 

Products We Recommend: TiZO Ultra Zinc Body and Face SPF40, TiZO2 Non-Tinted Facial Suncreen SPF40, TiZO3 Tinted Facial Sunscreen SPF40


“Our clients who prefer a more natural approach to skincare really love incorporating minerals into their routines because they still pack a punch when it comes to results.”

- Cassie, owner and aesthetician at Skin MPLS


Now, you’ve got a beauty routine backed by science. Of course, these products only work if you use them regularly and religiously, so be sure to stay on top of your routine. To get personalized recommendations on what is right for you, ask your aesthetician for a custom product package at your next appointment. If you know what you need, save time and order products online at SkinMPLS.com!

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