Posted February 05, 2019 06:33:53A skincare guru in Sydney is now using a mineral pigmentation to help her skin glow, and says it’s the first time she’s tried the product.
Key points:Kerry Mathers, who teaches skin care at St Mary’s Hospital in Sydney, says she can now use mineral makeup to give her a brighter complexionIt’s a trend that has caught the attention of beauty experts around the world, but what exactly is it?
Why do we need to use minerals?
What are the pros and cons?
The key to a healthy skin is knowing what you need to make your skin glow.
Mineral makeup is often used to give your skin a natural glow, so if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s easy to overlook the benefits.
Kerry has been using mineral pigmented products for many years.
“I’ve seen a lot of things that are done to the skin that aren’t really good for you, but I don’t think I have seen anything that is not good for me,” she said.
“It’s all natural, so it’s really good and it’s just the right thing to do.”
Kerry started using mineral makeup as a child and she says she feels she’s progressed since then.
“The beauty industry is such a big part of my life, I’ve been doing it for over 10 years,” she says.
“So I just find it so fascinating, and I don´t want to look back at it as something that has just gone away.”
Kerrance’s skin was described as “tough” when she was younger and she has had to learn how to apply mineral makeup.
“We have to be strong, resilient, resilient people to not be crushed in the work we do, so when I used to wear makeup I was so tired and I was stressed out.”
But as I started getting older and older I just learned to control it and just get on with it,” she explains.
Kerrances skin was “tougher” when Kerrances parents were worried about her skin.”
My mum always told me, ‘You can’t make it tough’,” she says, referring to the parents’ belief that the “tendrils of the skin” are too thin.”
That’s just not true, because it’s not really thick at all.
“Your skin is like a little tube with a few tubes and they are all pretty thin.”
Keri’s parents worried about Kerrie when she first started using minerals.
“They said, ‘you’re a skin-loving, vitamin-d-dealing little girl, what are you doing with that stuff?'” she recalls.
“And I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t use it because it hurts my skin, it doesn’t feel good, it won’t work’.”
But it was a constant struggle to keep up with the changes, so she turned to using mineral products.
“When I was a teenager I used mineral makeup, and it was great, but it wasn’t as easy to use as it is now,” she recalls, adding that the results have been “phenomenal”.
“The first few times I used it, I thought I was getting the perfect amount, but now I’m very pleased with how my skin has responded.”
She now uses her own products regularly and is confident in her use of mineral makeup because it has made a difference to her skin’s appearance.
Keri says she has to wear mineral makeup for a few days to ensure her skin doesn´t dry out, but that she doesn’t want to be using it for too long.
“At the end of the day, it is not going to make my skin better or any different,” she explained.
“However, it does give me a boost in my skin tone and it helps with the hydration of my skin.
It gives my skin a more youthful appearance.”