Treat Your Skin this Halloween
When you think of Halloween, is your first thought of kids running around the neighborhood in search of epic candy glory? Actually, All Hallows' Eve is the ultimate invitation to express your kindred, juvenile spirit within - whether dressing to the nines for Hollywood glamour or stripping down into fearless ensemble to free your inner goddess.
Halloween sounds like a spooktacular time, doesn't it?
(cue the thunder and escalating earie music)
Unfortunately, Halloween celebrations cause havoc to the natural moisture of your skin. The day after caking on pounds of wonderful colored foundation and consuming tens of mini chocolate bars, your skin will need some TLC. But do not fret, Mirada de Provence has some skin tips to help you remain BOOtiful this Halloween... and ever after!
- Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! - The dry, cool fall weather is already a nightmare for your skin. Add pounds of makeup on top of that and you're asking for double trouble. A great way to prevent a personal horror show is to apply moisturizer and body lotion before and immediately after the big night. Moisturized skin will provide a base for your make up to stick to and help prevent it from flaking.
- Don't buy makeup at a Halloween Store - Those cheap palettes at the Halloween store may be hypoallergenic, but manufacturers are not concerned with them being noncomedogenic (not clogging pores). Paying a little more for professional or theater makeup will not only look better, but feel better too.
- Give it a Test Run - Do not wait until the last minute to try out your spooky get up. The last thing you want is skin irritation or a break out the night of. Test a small amount of your makeup on the inside of your elbow the day before. Keep some of your best cream nearby just in case you had a bad reaction and ALWAYS be cautious when applying Halloween makeup around your eyes.
- Remove All of It - After a long night of festivities you might be exhausted, but the last thing you should do is fall asleep with all that gunk on your skin. Be thorough yet gentle when removing Halloween makeup. Before you wet your skin, massage your face with a cold cream then wipe it off with a wash cloth, and follow with your regular cleansers and lotions. Use cream before you wet your skin so the water interrupts the cream from breaking down the molecules of oil-based makeup.
- Candy Control - we all have a sweet tooth, especially when you can buy bundles of candy at half off, but self-control is key this Halloween to prevent skin breakouts. The excess consumption of sugar causes the body to rev up insulin, which leads to inflammation of the skin. This inflammation causes elevated levels of oil, which clog pores. Moderation is the best trick when you are faced with so many treats.
We hope you found these helpful tricks useful. We at Mirada de Provence wish you a Happy Halloween!!