Halloween is fast approaching, and if you’re the type to really get into the spirit of the holiday, you might be sporting some seriously intense makeup. Whether it’s a ghostly pallor, a witchy green tint or some spectacular cosplay, the makeup you use will be thick and mean serious business. But it can often even be rather tough to remove. Not only that, Halloween makeup can do a number on your skin. Once you’ve successfully scrubbed it all off, you’ll definitely want to pamper your skin to make sure it’s back to its plump, glowing self. Here are some ways to do that.
If your Halloween makeup is liquid or oil-based, it’s recommended that you remove it as soon as you can. This type of makeup is more likely to clog pores. Though Halloween often involves much revelry, don’t neglect removing your makeup and thoroughly cleansing your skin even when you’re mostly desperate to go to bed after a night of late partying. Use an oil-based cleanser, which will be especially effective at removing heavy makeup. Foam cleansers are also recommended. Rub the cleanser onto your skin in a circular motion and rinse off with plenty of water. You might even try double-cleansing (cleansing twice in a row) to make sure you have removed every last stitch of makeup.
Because Halloween makeup tends to be thick, it can seep into pores, mixing with dirt and oil and stretching out your pores to make them look bigger. You can combat this with thorough exfoliation. (Although, remember to always be gentle to prevent further irritation.) In fact, your skin might already be irritated (or even stained!) from makeup use, so you should approach exfoliation with some caution. Try the ILUMA Intense Exfoliating Powder — this product is gentle enough for everyday use and for all skin types. It’s a water-activated powder that polishes the skin to remove dead skin cells and help decongest pores. It can also effectively remove those last few remnants of your makeup that are not obvious to the naked eye.
All that heavy makeup can leave skin seriously parched and begging for hydration. As dry skin tends to look more aged and fatigued, replenishing moisture can help relieve this unwanted condition. Moisturizing also helps restore radiance and glow. Use an oil-free moisturizer to prevent further pore clogging, and always moisturize after exfoliation to ensure optimal absorption of the active ingredients in the products you use.
Apply a Mask
As a final step, try a face mask to fully rescue your skin from Halloween makeup. A hydrating mask will be your best bet to restore moisture in one fell swoop. The VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque packs a one-two punch, providing hydration and exfoliation in equal measure. As skin can be irritated and reddened by Halloween makeup, this mask is the perfect solution. Vitamins combine to give skin a nutritious boost to return it to its former glory, and even make it look better than ever. This mask further helps to bind moisture to skin to give it that beautifully youthful plump look, and gently removes dead skin cells to restore brightness. Key ingredients include vitamin C for brightening, retinyl palmitate for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, pineapple enzyme for exfoliation and hyaluronic acid for hydration. This mask is gentle enough for daily use or for whenever you need a burst of soothing hydration.