What should I be aware of when trying mineral makeup?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Mineral makeup is a big trend. Made from minerals such as mica, which are used for industrial purposes as well, these tiny particles are a thousand times smaller than predecessors from even 10 years ago. Their small size makes for a smoother, more flawless look, but it has one serious unintended consequence. The particles are so tiny, they fall quickly through the air and can be inhaled easily into your lungs. When construction workers use mica in products such as Spackle, they wear masks to protect their lungs from scarring over time. Though there are no studies showing damage from this makeup use to date, experts say the long-term use and inhalation of minerals in makeup can lead to inflammation, irritation, and lung disease in women and girls.
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