How to Take off Halloween Makeup the Right Way

Woman with mermaid makeup

Whether you’re dressing as a classic ghoul or goblin or something trendy like Carole Baskin or Joe Exotic this Halloween, one thing is for sure: you’ll want to make sure you properly remove your makeup before hitting the hay. Otherwise, you might wake up with scary skin problems that are better left for your Halloween costume. 

Take a look at our top ticks and tricks for removing your Halloween makeup the right way and how to nip pesky pimples in the bud before they become a bigger problem.

1. Use Makeup Remover Made for Eyes and Lips

The eyes and lips are often two of the most difficult areas to cleanse after wearing heavy makeup. Resist the urge to scrub your eyes and lips raw, though, so you don’t end up with thin lashes and cracked, uncomfortable lips. 

Instead, use makeup removing products that are designed specifically for eye and lip makeup. These are usually oil-based or gel-based products that work by loosening makeup before gently wiping them away. 

2. Use a Face Oil before Cleansing 

You can also help to loosen heavy foundation and costume makeup on your face by using a face oil before your regular cleanser. Not only will this help to cleanse away waterproof makeup without harming your skin, but it will also impart soothing and moisturizing ingredients on your skin. Just make sure you’re using a non-comedogenic face oil that won’t clog pores.

3. Don’t Rely on Makeup Wipes Alone to Get the Job Done 

The trouble with makeup wipes is that you almost always need to use more than one to completely remove your makeup, and this is especially true if you’re wearing heavy Halloween makeup. Instead of using wipes, wait until you have access to a sink and your beauty bag so you can double- or even triple-cleanse with the right cleanser for your skin type. 

4. Spot-Treat Pimples 

If you notice a pimple or two after taking off your makeup, you can spot treat them with salicylic acid or another professional-grade skincare product that works for your skin type to kill acne-causing bacteria and get rid of pimples quickly. If you’re still struggling with acne after Halloween, talk to your aesthetician about the best acne treatment options to get your clear skin back in time for the holidays.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation with one of our highly-trained skincare experts to discuss the best acne treatment or skin rejuvenating treatments for you, contact us online or call our Boca Raton office at 561-886-0970.

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