Are you ready for Halloween? Got your costume and makeup all planned out? Just make sure that when you are taking off all the extra makeup you don’t wreck your skin in the process! Here are some more do’s and don’ts of Halloween makeup removal.
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Tip No. 4: Avoid aggressive scrubbing
Gritty exfoliators can leave your skin feeling amazing, but this is one occasion where you might want to leave them for your to-do list for the next morning. After cleansing, if you still find traces of makeup or residue, follow up with a soft microfiber cloth or gentle remover wipes.
Tip No. 5: Go gentle on sensitive skin
Although this is a time where everyone loves to go all out, and grab anything off the shelves that will make their Halloween makeup pop, it’s important to read labels. Many products can include ingredients that may not agree with your skin — especially if you are acne-prone or have any other related skin issues, such as rosacea or dermatitis. “Avoid anything with isopropyl myristate, which is known to cause acne,” says Baumann. This ingredient is very common in cosmetics with pigments, like eyeliner, she says, because it helps the product glide onto the skin. “Since you’re likely applying these products beyond your eyes on Halloween, it’s best to steer clear — especially if you’re already prone to acne.”
Tip No. 6: Be easy on the eyes
Whether it is Halloween or not, the eyes are the most sensitive area of your face, and should be treated with caution as you remove your makeup. Most festive looks accentuate this feature, which is fun for the evening, but it also means you will have to pay special attention later. One wise move is to try a removal product formulated specifically for the eye area.
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