“Siri removes my makeup” – We wish it was that easy!
So the Halloween party is over, and you’re exhausted from the night’s festivities. Peeling off your costume layer by layer, thinking “I will never wear this again”. Your bed looks oh so inviting but there’s one problem – your Halloween makeup stubbornly remains on your face!
It’s all fun and games when you are curating beautifully scary makeup looks, but it’s the universal Halloween topic no one seems to be talking about: safely removing makeup and caring for your skin thereafter.
When it comes to Halloween makeup, you tend to use more makeup and products with a heavier consistency. Removing it the same way you would remove a daytime look just won’t cut it.
As someone who jumps at any and every opportunity to dress up, I’ve used my fair share of latex, fake blood and cream paints to create the most realistic yet slightly scary looks but, are these products skin friendly? The answer is simply no!
Products like fake blood, party face paint creams, and sprays are often cheaply manufactured and contain harsh chemicals and dyes that can irritate the skin. It is often so difficult to remove that we end up scrubbing our faces which in turn can cause more harm than good. A breakout is scarier than a horror movie!
Here are a few tips to remember when removing Halloween makeup:
- For stubborn makeup/ paints try using a cleansing oil. Oil helps to break down the adhesive properties and soften any cakey paint. Sometimes pure coconut oil works wonders.
- I personally opt to use micellar water to remove eye makeup. The eye skin is extremely sensitive. Micellar water removes eye makeup effectively and is gentle on the skin. You always want to double cleanse
- Use an all-rounder skin serum like a hyaluronic acid serum. This helps to help to restore moisture to the skin. Helping it to repair itself, feel clean, and boosts collagen production.
- Refresh the skin with a cooling mist
- Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise! This is a very important step to lock in all the products you just used. Your skin repair’s itself while sleeping so a moisturiser will not only prevent the skin from drying out but also allow the product you just used to work its magic.
Yes, one night might not be a big deal, but caring for your skin no matter what the occasion is, always has its benefits. Halloween makeup products are not always kind to your skin even if for just a night. Your skin might be a little sensitive for a few days so tread with kindness.
Your skin is an investment, not an expense.
Written by: Zeenat Khan
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