Post-Halloween Skin Care Survival Guide
Halloween might be a good excuse for junk food and an identity crisis but it is no reason to sacrifice your skin care. Ahead, we share seven post-Halloween skin care survival tips that are sure to revive your skin after a night of fright.
SURVIVAL TIP #1: PURIFY WITH A DEEP CLEANSING CLAY MASK
Because goblins and ghouls have nothing on waking up to a scream-worthy breakout, treat your complexion to a purifying clay mask, like Biotherm’s Skin Best Wonder Mud Beautifying Soothing Mask. This three-minute face mask, formulated with mineral clay, feels like a foam upon application. It helps to give your skin a deep cleanse by purifying your pores and promotes a healthy-looking glow post-Halloween makeup, junk food, and scares!
SURVIVAL TIP #2: FACIAL OIL IS YOUR BFF
Whether you used Halloween store makeup or the real stuff, chances are you caked on more makeup than usual this Halloween— how else are you going to pull off “goth princess?!” After you’ve removed your Halloween makeup and cleansed your complexion, treat your skin to a nourishing facial oil, like L’Oréal Paris’ Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil. Formulated with a unique blend of eight essential oils, this lightweight nourishing facial oil can replenish and renew dull, dry skin—and promotes a youthful-looking glow! Use it on its own or under your favorite moisturizing night cream for added hydration.
SURVIVAL TIP #3:
TRICK OR TREAT YOURSELF TO AN OVERNIGHT MASK
Replenish your skin while you sleep with a nourishing overnight mask—we recommend Vichy’s Quenching Mineral Face Mask. Formulated with rare minerals and vitamin B3, this overnight mask can give your complexion a boost of hydration, leaving it feeling soft and moisturized post-Halloween festivities. To use, simply apply the face mask to your skin and let it sit for about five minutes. Once your time is up, massage the excess face mask into your skin and hit the hay!
SURVIVAL TIP #4: STAY HYDRATED
Whether you’re spending the 31st munching on popcorn balls and candy or enjoying a few Halloween-themed cocktails, keep your skin— and your body— hydrated with water. Drinking the recommended amount of water throughout the day—and night. If you can’t stomach another glass of plain water, try making a pitcher of spa-inspired fruit water and refill your glass regularly. We share three fruit water recipes that are sure to quench your thirst, here.
SURVIVAL TIP # 5: MIST-IFY YOUR SKIN
Treat your skin to a spritz of soothing hydration with Shu Uemura’s Depsea Water Facial Mist. Formulated with the brand’s Depsea Water, this mineral-rich facial mist can hydrate and replenish the skin before, during, and after your holiday festivities. And with six scents to choose from—rose, mint, chamomile, lavender, bergamot, and fragrance-free—there’s one for everyone!
SURVIVAL TIP #6: LET YOUR SKIN BREATHE
After a night of Halloween makeup, give your skin the day off and go au natural. And if you can’t bear the thought of showing up to work with bare skin, try using a lightweight, skin-benefiting BB cream. Need a rec? We share some of our favorite BB creams, here!
SURVIVAL TIP #7: MASK YOUR LIPS
Ditch your scary witch mask for a moisturizing lip mask using raw honey, plain yogurt, and cucumber juice— we share the recipe, here. Lip masks are a great way to provide the delicate skin on your pout with extra hydration—especially in the drier fall and winter months or when wearing drying party store makeup on Halloween. Before you mask, exfoliate your lips with your favorite facial scrub, or a DIY lip scrub using 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of honey.