The only part of dressing up for Halloween that’s not fun is the state of your skin once your zombie makeup has done its damage. The good news is that your Halloween makeup doesn’t have to scare away your healthy, clear skin. Follow these simple tips this fall to save your skin from the horrors of clogged pores and breakouts.
1. Upgrade Your Makeup
Costume stores pop up everywhere this time of year, and cheap Halloween makeup is a staple in every one. Before you spring for the cheapest option, you might want to consider looking elsewhere for your makeup this season.
You really do get what you pay for when it comes to skin care, and most inexpensive costume makeup will be low in quality. Sub-par brands are not likely to be non-comedogenic, which can potentially lead to clogged pores and acne.
2. Moisturize First
Applying a non-comedogenic moisturizer prior to your makeup will keep your skin hydrated and can act as a barrier. This is especially important if you’re going as the Hulk or other colorfully pigmented character.
3. Wash Your Face Before Bed
After all the Halloween excitement, you might come home exhausted and want to hit the hay as soon as possible. Taking a few extra minutes to thoroughly wash off your makeup before going to sleep can make a world of difference for your skin in the morning.