It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We don’t mean Christmas. For many, Halloween is number one on their preferred holiday list. But let’s face it, who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s a day when you can dress up as whatever you want without looking ridiculous! And with this tradition, usually, there’s quite a bit of Halloween makeup involved, even for those who don’t regularly wear any. On this occasion, we're going to discuss how to get better skin with a Halloween skincare routine.
Whether you’re spending the holiday trick-or-treating at a safe distance, watching a spooky movie marathon with a friend, or just dressing up for yourself for fun, it’s always important you properly remove Halloween makeup from your skin. And for an event like Halloween when there’s typically way more makeup on our faces compared to a regular day, you’re probably going to need more than a cleanser. So here are some recommendations to follow before bed at the end of your spooktacular night, so that you can wake up to glowing and healthy-looking skin the next morning.
Make sure to prep your skin by moisturizing and hydrating before applying your makeup. Your skin will thank you at the end of the night, and long term too! Make sure to properly double-cleanse, especially after using waterproof makeup. This means using two cleansers on your face, one oil-based and the other water-based. It may take you longer than normal, but it’s worth it in the end! You can use wipes if you want to save time, but make sure to use a fresh one for each area of your face.
Take off your eye makeup first. Eye makeup consists of some of the most dangerous substances for our eyes, including dyes, perfumes, and alcohol. These ingredients are extremely irritating to the delicate skin around the eyes, which is why it’s important to take them off before giving yourself a full facial. We recommend using a cleanser that is oil-based for the most effective removal. Then, use a separate makeup remover for your face to cleanse away any excess residue from eye makeup.
No matter how tired you are after a night of Halloween festivities, it’s essential not to neglect those hard-to-reach areas. You might have to work a little harder at removing makeup from your nose, but the results will be worth it!
Follow up by hydrating and moisturizing. Treating your skin well on the night of Halloween is just as significant as before or after. The active ingredients in masks can be very harsh on dry and sensitive skin, so always remember to hydrate after using any products. And don’t forget to protect yourself throughout the night by applying sunscreen before you go out if you intend to wear makeup or not (it even helps with mascara that has built-in SPF).
Your pores are still open and more likely to absorb the dangerous chemicals that can be found in cosmetics. When you sleep, your body goes into repair mode, which is why it’s significant to give it what it needs (namely hydration and protection) to do its job of keeping you looking young and beautiful!
So those are some tips from the AETHEION® Team! We hope that this is helpful and that you have a safe and happy Halloween! Are you going out for Halloween? What’s your costume this year? Let us know in the comments below, and as always, don't forget to give it a share if you liked our article!