Crisp fall air, children’s laughter, pumpkins glowing, leaves falling and lots of candy spell Halloween! The best costumes usually are the creative ones and tend to involve makeup. The effects are awesome and spooky! But so can the damage done to your skin.
Costume makeup weighs heavy on your skin and is loaded with oils. For people who have skin problems such as acne prone, using costume makeup can cause damage that lasts for more than just a day. It is important to take steps to protect your skin before putting on the paint as well as after the party.
Before You Dress Up
Pre-treat your face with anti-acne treatments and ensure your face is clean when you go to apply the face paint. This will help prevent dirt and other irritants from getting into your pores, weighed down by the heavy costume makeup. Try TrueCider Serum to help prevent breakouts and other skin issues, as it is gentle on your skin.
Once you’ve applied your awesome paint and are decked out, be sure to stay hydrated. Halloween parties can be raging fun but you want to keep your skin supple. The makeup can also dry out your skin depending on what brand you use. If you plan to be drinking alcohol, mix it up with a glass of water in between each drink.
After the Party
This is the most critical step in protecting your skin from Halloween makeup! No matter how tired you are after the party, make sure you thoroughly clean your makeup off. Take your time using gentle cleansers like TrueCider Gentle Creamy Cleanser which will remove the makeup as well as protect your face from any further damage.
In the days following Halloween and your epic costume debut, let your skin rest. Do a modified routine where you leave out any exfoliants or harsh masks. Keep your makeup light or if you can, don’t use any at all. Your pores need to breath after having heavy duty makeup on them. Cleanse it with gentle skin care products and be sure to moisturize, restoring the natural pH and balance to your skin.
Halloween is a wild, fun holiday and whether you’re 10 or 50, dress up and enjoy the night! Just be sure to take good care of your skin the next day with Cheryl Lee M.D..