By Lisa Gorman-Medical Esthetician
What’s all the buzz about mineral makeup? Perhaps you’ve seen it on the Home Shopping Network, or heard some of the celebrity gossip columnists talk about mineral makeup as being the stars’ secret to escape the scrutiny of high-definition TV that shows every little blemish, wrinkle and scar. Today our kids take more photos than you could ever believe possible. Photos of their food, their friends, themselves… and their family. If one of your grandkids has his or her cell phone out when spending time with you, do not be surprised to discover yourself playing a starring role in an Instagram feed! This means that it isn’t just your immediate family who could see the photos, it means that everyone on the internet can view them. With that kind of exposure, you definitely want to look your best, but how can you be prepared whenever your grandkids pull out their phones? Easy, you use Minerale Makeup from Trilogy Laboratories!
A lot has been written about the rapid rise of mineral makeup in the cosmetic world, and for good reason. It is an absolutely fantastic product that is free of chemical dyes, artificial fragrances and preservatives that can cause skin irritation. For people with sensitive skin it is an absolute godsend, as the zinc oxide in it has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect. As an added bonus to anyone who lives in Florida, it works as a built-in sunscreen, the minerals naturally assisting to block the sun’s rays from your skin.
But how can mineral makeup actually make you look younger, both in photos and in real life? Unlike traditional powders, mineral makeup is light-reflective. That means, when under bright light, it can actually reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other skin imperfections. You can imagine the benefits of this when someone takes your photo using a bright flash. The mineral makeup will reflect some of that light, and your face in the photo will appear youthful and more natural!
If you want an extra edge for photo perfection, you want to take a look at Trilogy Laboratories’ Soft Focus Finishing Powder. It was actually originally designed for photography, as it fills in pores and wonderfully reflects light away from your wrinkles.
When it comes to mineral makeup, we think the gold standard are the products that come out of Trilogy Laboratories. Azul Beauty has a special relationship with this company, and Dr. Flaharty himself has a hand in creating the best makeup possible. Trilogy Laboratories’ products are the perfect complement to any Azul Beauty cosmetic treatment. After an intense facial treatment (like INFINI Skin Tightening), your skin needs time to recover. Regular makeup can be just too irritating for your sensitive skin during this time, but mineral makeup might just do the trick. Just to be safe, after treatment, always ask Dr. Flaharty or your beauty technician about when you will be allowed to use makeup again.
If you are interested in learning more about Minerale Makeup, you can check out the Trilogy Laboratories website or give our practice a call at (239) 415-7576. We are always happy to answer all of your questions and help you on your quest to look and feel your very best!