Trick or treat your exposed skin by giving yourself healthy good good-looking skin! A spooky night of costumes, makeup, and candy, Halloween is almost here! This Halloween, it’s time to trick or treat yourself to good skin care tips and beware of products to ensure that you will keep your skin healthy before, during, and after the spooky night of Halloween.
Tricks to help treat your skin – Prepping your skin before applying thick costume makeup or face paint is one of the most important things you can do to prevent makeup breakouts. Before applying your makeup, first cleanse and exfoliate your skin thoroughly. Exfoliating not only provides a smooth canvas for applying makeup, but it also eliminates dead skin cells and opens clogged pores. After cleaning and exfoliating, moisturize your skin with a layer of moisturizer. Using a moisturizer helps with dry and sensitive skin. The thicker the moisturizer is applied to your skin, the better it works. Creams generally work better than lotions. Then apply a primer before applying makeup. The primer will act as a barrier between the makeup and your skin. This is an important barrier that will help shield your skin against any damage the costume makeup may cause.
Don’t live a Halloween nightmare – Removing your Halloween makeup is very important. Be sure to completely wash your face and hair before going to bed. Use a gentle facial cleanser to remove all the layers of makeup. Most Halloween makeup will most likely contain heavy oils and therefore may need an oil-based cleanser for removal. While cleansing may remove the majority of makeup from the surface of your skin, exfoliation will clear out any product that has made its way deeper into your pores. This will help your skin guard against breakouts, unclog your pores, and calm inflammation. Then moisturize again. If you’ve applied any false eyelashes or any type of stick-ons to your face it is best to invest in adhesive remover. Never pull anything off your skin without using an appropriate cleansing aid or adhesive remover to help with the process of removing the stick-ons from your face.
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