The Best Mineral Makeup for Problem Skin

Mineral makeup can be a godsend for people who have sensitive or problem skin. Mineral makeup comprises all natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals and dyes. It sits on the surface of your skin, rather than being absorbed, so it is less likely to irritate your skin, clog your pores, or settle into fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet.

Dermatologists often recommend mineral makeup to patients who have rosacea, eczema, and acne. The best part about mineral makeup is that is helps your skin to improve over time while covering up any blemishes or redness. But which mineral makeup is best for each skin condition? The following is a guide to help you decide the best kind of mineral makeup for your skin problem.


Mineral makeup is oil free so it's great for acne prone users. If your acne is occasional, regular mineral makeup should work beautifully for your skin. If your acne is a constant companion, mineral foundation that contains salicylic acid could work wonders for you. Pair the foundation with a mineral concealer that has a green tint. The green will cancel out the redness in your skin.


Rosacea is sometimes mistaken for acne but it is a separate skin condition. It usually appears in a person's thirties, and shows up mainly on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. Like acne-prone skin, rosacea is exacerbated by products containing oil. Skin that is prone to rosacea is also very sensitive. While you may be tempted to use mineral makeup that is made for acne, this could further irritate your rosacea and cause it to break out even more. Rosacea may also appear as flushed cheeks or red spider veins on the nose and cheeks. To soothe your inflamed skin, choose a mineral makeup that has probiotics, green tea, or aloe. These ingredients are a soothing balm for angry skin. If your face is pink most of the time, purchase a mineral powder with a yellow base to color correct your complexion. Rosacea is also irritated by sun exposure, so make sure that your makeup has an SPF of at least 15.


Eczema sufferers often have skin that is dry, inflamed, and itchy. Mineral makeup can help to cover and soothe this condition. Because this type of skin is prone to dryness, the makeup you choose should be intensely moisturizing. Choose a liquid mineral foundation with emollients and soothing ingredients like aloe.

For help choosing the right mineral makeup for you, talk to a specialist like Sheer Miracle.