Choose the right sun protection for your skin

April 29, 2008 5:11:19 PM PDT
Audrey Mansfield gets skin-deep with a mineral alternative for sunscreen.

Advice About mineral makeup from Mary The:

Q. Many people have sensitive skin and their skin needs sun protection the most. What type of sun protection should they choose that will not irritate their skin?

A. This is a really important issue, as most people with sensitive skin often do not use enough sun protection. I have learned that mineral powder sun protection is absolutely the safest and the most effective sun protection for all sensitive skin and is good for you, too. But beware, not all mineral powder sun protection products are created equal!

Here is the best way to verify the purity of your mineral powder sun protection. Stir some of the mineral powder into a clear glass filled with water. If the powder stays on top and does not mix with the water, you have pure mineral.

My favorite mineral powder sun protection product is from Colorescience which provides one of the highest grade minerals and it come in a brush applicator, which can easily be put in a purse for touch-up later when needed. It is a physical sun protection, like an umbrella or a roof over your head, not a chemical one.

Here are some other reasons you may want to consider mineral powder sun protection:

  • One of the main ingredients is zinc oxide, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It won't clog your pores, which is great for skin that tends to break-out
  • Very water-resistant, great for outdoor activities.
  • It cools the skin, as it reflects heat.
  • With a natural color from iron oxide, it helps all of us look good while protecting our skin from the sun.

    It is important to learn how to use and apply mineral powder sun protection properly. It takes some practice, but is not complicated. Once you know, you can't go out without it.

    For more information:

    MaryThé Skin Care
    Beauty with Integrity
    188 South Park, #1
    San Francisco, CA. 94107
    Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Phone: 415-777-4188
    1-888-MARY-THE (1-888-627-9843)
    www.marythe.com


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