The Potential Effects of Halloween Makeup
Halloween is right around the corner—which means we are getting down to the wire with finalizing our costumes and figuring out how we are supposed to contour and highlight over our witchy green face paint. Speaking of face paint, we spoke with a top dermatologist to find out what potential effects Halloween makeup can have on our skin. See what all the fuss is about, below and how you can effectively remove it with a powerhouse device.
THE POTENTIAL DOWNSIDE OF THAT PARTY STORE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP
Though inexpensive and convenient, party store Halloween makeup can wreak havoc on your complexion. According to board-certified dermatologist and Skincare.com consultant, Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, party store makeup is similar to that of production makeup or face paint—which can unfortunately clog pores. In addition to making your skin susceptible to breakouts, party store Halloween makeup can be on the heavier side of the spectrum, which might make it harder for your skin to breathe throughout the night—and even harder to remove once All Hallows Eve is over.
HOW TO REMOVE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP
If you are dead set on wearing party store makeup, Dr. Bhanusali says that—fortunately—there are some things you can do to avoid breakouts. “Make sure to remove the makeup before hitting the sheets with a mild cleanser or oils,” he says. We recommend reaching for your favorite cleanser and a Clarisonic device, such as the new Mia Smart. Have you heard? A Clarisonic can clean your skin six times better than hands alone, giving your skin the deep pore-cleanse it will so desperately need after a night of rocking a ghoulish glam.
How to Remove Halloween Makeup with Clarisonic's Mia Smart
When it comes to innovative beauty devices, Clarisonic is always on the forefront. They debuted a next-level skin care device named Mia Smart, alongside a brand-new mobile app that syncs up with it directly. Not only can Mia Smart track your routine, it can connect to any Clarisonic brush heads to cleanse skin six times better than your hands alone. As you begin your cleansing session, the soft start function gently transitions your skin to high speed oscillations over the first two weeks of use.
Step One: Connect to the Clarisonic app and pair your device to sync custom skin care routines.
Step Two: Wet your face and brush head and apply your favorite cleanser.
Step Three: Turn on the Mia Smart and move the device over your facial contours in circular motions.
Step Four: Rinse skin and brush head, and gently pat your skin dry.
As always, use a moisturizer after washing your face. Cleansing without hydrating afterward can strip your skin of its necessary oils, dehydrating it in the process. When skin feels dehydrated, it can cause the sebaceous glands to overcompensate by producing an excess of oil. This can then combine with dead skin cells and any leftover makeup from Halloween and in turn clog your pores, which can lead to breakouts. So even if you’re exhausted, make sure you at least cleanse and hydrate your skin before bed.
Editor’s note: If you’re having second thoughts about that Halloween makeup kit you bought from your local party store, don’t worry, there are tons of other options available… even some with skin care benefits! Not sure where to begin? We share a full guide to Halloween makeup, here. The best part about using real makeup on Halloween is that you can find fun ways to incorporate these products into your regular beauty routine, too!