How to Care for Your Skin After Halloween
You know the drill: It’s Halloween night and you’re dressed to the nines, with a face full of makeup to boot. As much as we understand the desire to celebrate this oh-so-fun, never-too-old-for-it holiday, we also understand the importance of sticking to a daily (and nightly) skin care routine to ensure that your complexion stays in tip-top shape. Since you’ll likely forget this thought — being on a crazy sugar high, and all — we’re here to remind you how important it is to strip your skin down post-Halloween makeup.
Ready to revive your candy, cocktails and cosmetic-ridden complexion? Keep reading for seven tips to take your look from evil queen to squeaky clean.
Step 1: Use a Clarifying Cleanser
By now you know that the first step of any skin care routine is cleansing. Now, 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 especially beneficial because it can help purify pores and remove impurities. Your witch/mermaid/mouse/insert-costume-here makeup will finally meet its match. Try La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Facial Wash, which effectively cleanses and removes excess oil on the skin's surface.
Step 2: Follow It Up with Micellar Water
If you’re wearing more makeup on Halloween than you usually do daily, be sure to follow up your initial cleanse with a swipe of micellar water formulated for waterproof makeup to ensure every last trace is whisked away! Try La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Ultra, which features dirt-encapsulating micelles for clean and comfortable skin with just a few sweeps of a cotton pad.
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, these oils are formulated with a blend of complexion-boosting essential oils, and can help pump up the hydration.
Step 4: Moisturize, Too
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. If you're applying moisturizer on during the daytime, try La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer, which can help replenish skin's moisture levels and soothe the skin. If you're moisturizing before bed, reach for an overnight moisturizer like La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Night Face Moisturizer.
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 tip or went all out with zombie eyes, there’s no doubt the delicate skin surrounding your eyes could use some extra attention. To help de-puff this sensitive area of skin and prevent waking up looking like you’re still half dead, reach for a moisturizing eye cream like the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Eye Cream.
Step 6: Pamper Your Pout
You didn’t think we’d forget your lips, did you?! 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 reeling. To help revive your pout, be sure to apply a lip conditioner—like La Roche-Posay Nutritic Lip Balm—before bringing your skin care routine to a close and slipping into bed for some much-needed beauty sleep.
Step 7: Embrace the No Makeup Trend the Next Day
When you wake up the next day, before reaching for your favorite primer, foundation, bronzer and more, opt for a fresh-faced glow instead. Who knows, you might actually fall in love with your face sans makeup in the process.