By Erica Metzger
It's time to tap into mineral makeup, now available in everything from foundations to lip sheens. Though the amounts and types of minerals vary among brands, all mineral makeup is gentler on your skin than traditional counterparts. "They don't contain dyes and fragrances," reports Jeannette Graf, MD, a dermatologist based in Great Neck, New York," so women with sensitive skin can use them." Another skin-friendly bonus? Two commonly used minerals, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, also shield skin from the sun, turning that midday touch-up into a protection boost. And there's more! "Minerals offer great coverage without it looking as if you're wearing a mask of makeup," says Molly R. Stern, celebrity makeup artist, who recommends CoverGirl Trublend Minerals Pressed Mineral Foundation. Dig in!