Halloween is a great time for dress up, which often times requires a fair amount of makeup to be applied in order to bring your costume to life. However, there are many makeup brands that will often leave its users itching to wash it off as soon as they can. Your Beverly Hills dermatologist gives you a few pointers this Halloween in order to help prevent skin damage from makeup application.
Label Reading is Key
Many cosmetic products are cheap and tempting to purchase, but cheap is not always the best. When you’re looking for various cosmetic products, make sure you are reading the labels on the back. The emotional distress from cheap products may not be worth the price tag despite the fact that you will only be using most of these products for one day/night.
Specifically you should be searching for cosmetic products that are FDA approved, made in the United States, and contain organic ingredients. This often times denotes a product of quality.
After you’ve made your purchase on a product you believe seems to be of high quality, then you are going to want to test it out on a separate area before applying it to your face.
Products may be FDA-approved, made in the US, and contain all organic ingredients, but this doesn’t mean your face will approve of it. Our best advice is to simply apply the makeup to your arm and see if there is any reaction that occurs. If there is, then you know it’s time to return that product and search for a new one.
Did You Moisturize Your Skin?
Both your body and skin need hydration. Before applying your fancy Halloween makeup, you are going to want to apply a layer of moisturizer to your face as your base. This will help your skin stay fresh and hydrated throughout the night.
Don’t Forget to Wash It Off
It’s sounds incredibly obvious, but believe it or not people will go to bed with all of their makeup on which inevitably leads to clogged pores. Clogged pores often result in nasty breakouts of acne that could have been avoided had you washed the makeup off the night before. Our advice is to set an alarm at midnight reminding you to wash it off.
We hope these tips keep you from skin damage this Halloween so that you can enjoy your time and have fun with your friends and family.
Happy Halloween from the team at Rexford Surgical Institute!