• Trick or Treat: Beautiful Skin after Halloween Night.



    It’s Halloween, you’ve been planning and designing your costume for weeks. Well, this is the big night when you get to finally put it on. Is makeup part of your costume this year?  We hope the photos turn out great, but we also hope you don’t get any unsightly souvenirs on your skin because of the makeup.

    So here’s what you can do to prevent post-Halloween skin problems:

    1. Apply your makeup on the clean and moisturized skin. Don’t treat your skin differently than you would with regular makeup application, the same skincare rules apply. And since your Halloween makeup is thicker, make sure your skin is well hydrated underneath that layer or face paint!  Use your regular moisturizer and don’t forget a hydrating eye cream.
    2. Don’t use cheap makeup. Specialized stores have better quality makeup that lasts longer and is designed to prevent side-effects you’d see with cheap makeup. Another option is to find organic Halloween makeup at select stores.  If you have very sensitive skin, it is best if you skip the face makeup altogether and only use minimal designs.
    3. Enjoy the night! In moderation…  Avoid eating too much refined sugars and get some healthier treats when possible.  Sugar has been shown to contribute to acne flare-ups by increasing your insulin levels and triggering hormonal responses that can affect your skin as well.
    4. Remove makeup before sleep! As always, this piece of advice is a beauty imperative. Wash your face well to remove any residue and avoid rubbing too hard as this can cause damage to the outer skin layer.
    5. Exfoliate and hydrate! Use a gentle exfoliator to unclog those paint-clogged pores. To treat your skin to a deep cleanse, apply a clay mask on your face for 10 minutes then wash it off and apply a nourishing moisturizer.
    6. Treat. If you are acne prone, don’t forget to apply an overnight acne treatment lotion on your skin to prevent breakouts the next day.  Apply your treatment before moisturizer and enjoy a good night’s sleep that will help your skin regenerate and look beautiful in the morning!

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