Avoid Skin Problems with These Halloween Makeup Tips

It’s the spookiest time of year! Halloween is just around the corner, and, you want to put your best face forward—before and after Halloween.

Of course, your makeup is going to complete your look, whether you’re going for sexy kitten or something a little scarier. The problem is that Halloween makeup isn’t exactly great for your skin. Its super-pigmented formula could have harsh ingredients and heavy oils that cling to your skin. And we know what that means—clogged pores, breakouts and unwanted shine.

So let’s take a look at some skincare tips for keeping your skin healthy—no tricks!

Prep Your Skin

Halloween makeup is similar to regular makeup in one big way: you’ll want to prep your skin before you apply it. Using a rich moisturizer or a primer will create a barrier that will not only help your makeup go on smoothly, but will also protect it from the makeup.

Look at the Ingredients

Some of the cheaper Halloween makeup products can contain ingredients almost guaranteed to irritate your skin. Look for red pigment, which can cause rashes, and keep fluorescent dyes away from your eyes. You’ll also want to watch out for the glues used in fake skin or the ingredients in fake blood. A good rule of thumb is to test any product you buy in advance to make sure you don’t have any unknown allergies.

Try Making Your Own Look

Speaking of fake blood, did you know you can make your own with ingredients you can easily find at the grocery store? Some red food coloring, flour and corn syrup will do the trick and you won’t have to worry about unnatural dyes.

Remove Your Makeup Immediately After

This should go without saying, but make sure to remove your makeup and wash your face as soon as you call it a night. You never want to sleep in your makeup anyways, but also, just think about what you might look like in the morning if you do—so scary!

Read Directions & Use the Right Products

Most Halloween makeup you buy will come with directions on the best way to remove it. You should definitely pay attention to these instructions and make sure you have the right makeup removing products on hand. Over-scrubbing with the wrong products will only cause skin irritation.

Revitalize Your Skin with a Facial

What’s the ultimate way to rejuvenate your skin after the round of Halloween events? With a facial at Ella Bliss! There’s no better way to cleanse, hydrate and moisturize your skin for a beautiful post-Halloween, mid-autumn glow. Book your appointment today online or through our mobile app.

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