Save your skin from blemishes the morning after a great night of tricks and treats with these tips.
If you already have blemishes, make sure to treat them with an acne spot treatment before applying any other products. This should help reduce the chances of Halloween makeup aggravating your skin. If we had to pick, Murad’s Acne Spot Fast Fix does wonders!
Keeping in mind that clogged pores is one of the main causes of breakouts, use non-comedogenic makeup and avoid any oil based makeup or paint. We also suggest avoiding any facial treatments this week like skin peels, heavy exfoliants, or steam treatments. These tend to leave your pores open. Leave it for after Halloween.
We already swear by the rule of primer before concealer and foundation but in this case, let’s make it a priority. Primers help to seal pores before makeup application reducing the likelihood of pores becoming clogged or congested. Two of our current favorites are Jane Iredale Absence Oil Control Primer and Dr. Brandt Pores No More Refiner.
And let’s emphasize this point – avoid any products not safe for skin. Glue being one of them. If you need to make sure something stays on, bring out the clear lip gloss.
The best way to ensure your killer Halloween makeup doesn’t lead to a catastrophic breakout? Remove all of it once your night ends. Many of our friends in the beauty business suggest removing first with a cold cream cleanser, then following up with a makeup remover, and cleansing your face. The morning after, exfoliate and use a mask to help remove any leftover residue. We would even suggest an additional step – using micellar water after using a makeup remover. Ideal for sensitive skin it won’t dry skin even if following with a facial cleanser.
Are you following this regime this Halloween? #WeWantToKnow!