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You know how important it is to keep your skin healthy through gentle cleansing and effective moisturizing, but have you ever thought about the effects of makeup on your skin?

Just like your cleanser and moisturizer, the makeup you use on your face affects your skin deeply. The right kind of makeup can be an excellent addition to your healthy skin care routine, but the wrong kind can have disastrous consequences.

The Potential Dangers of Makeup

Using the wrong makeup can be extremely harmful to your skin and your overall health. Heavy, chemically laden products can clog pores, irritate skin, and exacerbate acne. Unhealthy makeup can also feel uncomfortable.

Consider the case of Just Shine Shimmer Powder from Justice Stores, a product sold nationwide and marketed to teens and tweens. During a scientific analysis to determine the exact chemical makeup of the powder, four different heavy metals were found, along with asbestos, which is especially dangerous to children. Inhaling asbestos can lead to severe lung diseases, and children who inhale it can still suffer the effects decades later.

It appears the asbestos had contaminated the talc powder used in the makeup. Because talc forms in nature along with other minerals, including asbestos, the talc powder used in other makeup brands could contain asbestos as well, or even other harmful minerals. Choosing healthy, high-quality makeup is a safer choice for you and your teens.

Finding a Healthy Alternative

You want to protect your children and set a good example for them, especially when your children are teenagers who are developing habits they'll keep for a lifetime.

If you want to keep your own skin healthy and help your teen do the same, it's extremely important to choose a makeup without dangerous chemicals. It's even better to choose products that can have positive effects on the skin.

Here at Helendale Dermatology, we offer a better option: Colorescience® and Jane Iredale makeup products. Dr. Arthur, our board-certified dermatologist, recommends these clean and healthy makeup lines to enhance your natural beauty and improve the overall health of your skin. Some of the benefits include:

  • Quality-assured through rigorous medical trials
  • Non-chemical sunscreen protectants
  • Antioxidants and vitamins
  • SPF 20 and SPF 30 foundations
  • Loose, pressed, or liquid foundation options
  • Numerous shades to match every skin tone
  • Primer to reduce fine lines and pore size
  • Mineral pigments to provide gorgeous, breathable color

Better Makeup, Healthy Skin Care

If you're ready to choose a light, airy, and healthy makeup to complement healthy skin care, we highly recommend the Colorescience and Jane Iredale makeup product lines. You can browse all the unique products on our online shop to find the perfect shade, tone, and accent colors to match your style.