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Staying Boo-Tiful this Halloween: A Guide to Skin Care

October 19, 2016 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Fashion, Inspiration

Halloween Skin Care

Halloween is almost here and most of us are getting our costumes together. A lot of us are also getting together a makeup look to bring the whole thing together. Although we may perfect a look, a whole night of heavy makeup wear can really take a toll on your skin and clog your pores. Here are some tips to help keep your skin feeling fresh even after sweating all night looking like a zombie.

Before you Paint

Before you go ahead and pile on the layers of makeup and fake blood, you’re going to want to prep your skin first. You want to make sure that you avoid any sort of peels and exfoliants when you wash your face before. These leave your skin fresh and your pores open, welcoming any dirt and oils that you layer on with makeup. To help your existing acne from getting worse, apply an anti-acne gel to those spots. Then use a primer to seal your pores and prevent further clogging.

Removing Prosthetics

Between face paint and liquid latex, removing them can be quite tricky. Some paints tend to leave a tint of color on your skin while latex can just stick. Some swear that using glue to remove it will help avoid these issues, but glue also tends to tear at your skin. Instead, try using a baby oil or toothpaste to gently remove any excess paint or latex from your skin. These products are gentle and won’t damage.

Keep it Cool

Taking off all those layers are going to wear out and irritate your skin. Using a cooling face cleanser helps reduce any irritation and redness. After you take off most of the makeup, feel free to reach for your regular makeup remover to take off the rest. Always remember to wash and tone your face after to restore your PH balance and keep your skin from getting too dry and damaged.

Detox, Detox, Detox!

The next morning, your skin is going to feel worn. You’ve just piled on a mask and took it off without any warning and your skin is less than pleased. To help rejuvenate yourself, exfoliate your face with a gentle exfoliate and then use a light, calming face mask to bring some life back into your face.

As always, remember to be safe with whatever you do this Halloween season. Be responsible and have fun. Happy Halloween!

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