Tuesday, May 22, 2018

ON THE SUBJECT OF POWDERS

The world of beauty and beauty products is not complete without powders. Powders, just like salt in a meal, are crucial ingredients that make beautification processes and makeup come together. By definition, powder in makeup terms is “a cosmetic in the form of powder, applied to a person's face with a brush or soft pad.” Virtually all ladies apply powder to their faces, but it’s not exclusive to ladies only. Babies are probably second on the list of those that have their faces dabbed with powder. There is a certain satisfaction that comes after applying powder to a baby’s face.
 




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Categories of Powder

There are different classifications of powders used in makeup and skin problems. These are based on the particle size and form of the powder, how much coverage you want, the time of application of the powder, etc.
  • Loose and Pressed Powders
Loose powders have small fine particles and are usually packaged in jars. They are used for light makeup. Pressed powders, on the other hand, are compact and occur in semi-solid forms, such as silicones or waxes. The particles of pressed powders are slightly bigger than loose powder particles.
  • Setting and Finishing Powders
Setting powders are applied to the foundation to set it in place and prevent it from rubbing off. As a result, the foundation has a long-lasting effect. Conversely, finishing powders are applied after the setting powder has been applied. Finishing powders work on the appearance of lines and pores for a much better look.
Setting powders are a part of everyday makeup and are essential for you if you want to look your best on a daily basis. As a result, you should have the best setting powders you can get. Finishing powders, on the other hand, are only needed when you require additional blurring effects in your makeup. The setting and finishing powders can either be translucent or tinted, depending on how you want them to match your skin.
A particular type of setting powder is high-definition (HD) powder which prepares and perfects the skin in a way that all the details of the face are ready for use on high definition cameras. The HD powders ensure that camera lenses and films don’t pick up any imperfections in the skin.
  • Medicated Powders
Medicated powders are either anti-fungal, anti-bacterial or a mixture of both. Anti-bacterial powders are mostly used for bacterial infections such as skin itching problems, while anti-fungal powders are used for bacterial infections such as rashes. These medicated powders are used based on prescriptions by medical personnel.

Benefits of using powder
Besides the beautification benefits we derive from using powders, some other benefits of using are;
  • Powders help to reduce the level of oiliness of the skin and remove skin patches
  • Powders reduce sweat production by the skin
  • Powders help in preventing body odor
  • Powders are useful in preventing and treating fungal and bacterial infections
The constituent of powder
The major ingredient in powder is talc. The white, talc-based powder is the powder usually applied to the skin. However, there are some other mica-based powders in use.

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