How to Show Your Skin Some TLC After Halloween
As much as we understand the only Halloween thing on your mind right now is what costume you’re going to wear to what party, we can’t stress the importance of sticking to a skin-care routine to ensure that your complexion stays clear — despite the pounds of makeup caked on your face. Whether you plan on being a disco queen or Scar-inspired lion, you’re going to want to follow this post-Halloween-makeup regimen to thoroughly reboot your skin.
Step 1: Use a Micellar Water
Be sure to follow up your initial cleanse with a swipe of micellar water, formulated for waterproof makeup to ensure every last trace is gone. We like the Garnier 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 It Up 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 La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash, which effectively cleanses and removes excess oil on the skin's surface.
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 like, Vichy Neovadiol Magistral Elixi, are formulated with a blend of complexion-boosting essential oils 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. The Nuria Beauty Defend Overnight Recovery Cream helps to replenish skin’s moisture levels and sooth your complexion before bed so you wake up feeling restored.
Step 5: Give Your Eyes Some Love
Chances are your Halloween look included some form of a killer 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 long wear and 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 Sara Happ Lip Slip Balm before you go to sleep.
Step 7: Embrace the No-Makeup Trend the Next Day
When you wake up the next day, before reaching for your makeup bag, we encourage you to opt for a fresh-faced, no-makeup glow instead. This gives your skin a chance to breathe and calm down after the heavy makeup application the night before.