How to Show Your Skin Some TLC After Halloween
Halloween may look different this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean costumes or face paint are cancelled. If you do dress up, we can’t stress the importance of sticking to a skin-care routine enough to ensure that your complexion stays clear. Whether you plan on going as a disco queen or applying Scar-inspired lion eye makeup, follow this post-Halloween-makeup regimen to thoroughly reboot your skin and remove makeup when your festivities end.
STEP 1: Use a Micellar Water
Be sure to follow your initial cleanse with a swipe of micellar water, formulated for waterproof makeup to ensure every last trace is gone. We like the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Waterproof, which features dirt-encapsulating micelles for clean and comfortable skin without any harsh rubbing at your skin or eyes.
STEP 2: Follow With a Clarifying Cleanser
By now, you know that the first step of any skin-care routine is cleansing. When it comes to removing all of your Halloween makeup, instead of reaching for a run-of-the-mill cleanser, it’s time to bring out the big guns — in other words, a clarifying cleanser. This type of cleanser is beneficial because it can help purify pores and remove impurities. Try the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cream Cleanser, which helps purify the skin and remove excess dirt without overdrying.
STEP 3: Hydrate With a Facial Oil
Before applying your favorite hydrating cream, give your skin a little extra love with a well-formulated facial oil. Typically, oils (we like the Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixir) are formulated with a blend of complexion-boosting essentials and can help pump up the hydration.
STEP 4: Moisturize With a Rich Night Cream
Just because you applied facial oil doesn’t mean you’re exempt from using moisturizer. To really lock in moisture, layer on a nourishing moisturizer or night cream. TULA Beauty Sleep helps to replenish skin’s moisture levels and soothe your complexion before bed so you wake up feeling restored. We also love the IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream.
STEP 5: Show Your Eyes Some Love
Chances are your Halloween look included some form of a statement eye. Whether you rocked a super thick wing or went all out with zombie makeup, there’s no doubt the delicate skin surrounding your eyes could use some extra attention. To help de-puff and restore this sensitive area of the skin, try the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado.
STEP 6: Hydrate Your Lips
Along with heavy eye makeup, long-lasting lip colors are the next most prominent Halloween makeup accessory. As nourishing as some matte lipsticks can be, with multiple reapplications, there’s a good chance your lips are in need of some major moisture. To help revive your lips, be sure to apply a lip treatment like the Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask to calm, hydrate and plump the lips.
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