So, how should you care for your skin post-Halloween? How should you even prepare yourself for all of the Halloween skin, so it is in the best shape for the day?
Here, you will find out everything you should know about Halloween skincare, including skin preparations before it, tips for coddling your skin post-Halloween, and our top proven care recommendations for your skin.
Prepping Your Skin for Halloween
If you are like many, you’ve probably had a skincare routine before Halloween. And with Halloween just days away, you would want to provide your skin with all of the loving it needs before the heavy Halloween makeup.
If on the other hand, you haven’t had a regular skincare regimen until now, this can be a good time to start.
Thankfully, like regular skincare routines, your pre-Halloween skincare regimen can be easy. Here are some of the simplest and most effective routines for pre-Halloween that you may also continue after the season.
Exfoliating – Exfoliating remains an integral part of any skincare routine. For one, not many skincare products will penetrate skin that is full of dead skin cells.
Also, exfoliation can help diminish the appearance of conditions, such as acne scar, hyperpigmentation, and skin dullness and dryness.
Your makeup is also significantly smoother with no dead skin hanging underneath the foundation.
With exfoliation; however, you have to find a product most suitable for your skin type. You can either do this by checking the label or requesting the service of a skincare expert at your purchase store if new to exfoliating products.
When applying the product, remember to be gentle as you do not want to irritate your skin but instead remove only dead skin cells. Using the tip of your fingers, go in light circles on each area of your face for a session that will fully help eliminate the dry, dead skin. When done right, you should feel your face become smoother, cleaner, and generally healthier-looking.
Hydrating – Hydrate your skin. Poor hydration remains one of the biggest causes of skin dullness/dryness and premature aging signs, such as fine lines, sagginess, and wrinkles among others. Poorly hydrated skin is also more prone to photodamage and hyperpigmentation, especially if left unchecked for a long period.
Like exfoliating products, there are tons of hydrating products suitable for all skin types made with proven ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, aloe, and rosewater, that can help increase skin moisture levels and trap the much-needed moisture from the environment. Some good-quality moisturizers may also help tone and tighten the skin for a smoother, more supple texture and appearance.
Facial Oil – Facial oils are just as important as the others in any pre-Halloween skincare routine. Without a good quality oil, your skin may lose some of the earlier-applied products like moisturizers, cream, or toner, if you have dry skin.
By topping with a facial oil, you lock in the much-needed moisture and keep your pre-Halloween skin protected from dryness. Again, like the earlier products, there are quality and affordable facial oils you can opt for, including plants extracts and serums fortified with skin-improving compounds and ingredients, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, Lavender, Jojoba, and Avocado oil.
- Priming – You want your face primed after the cleaning, hydrating, and oiling for better skin protection before the makeup on Halloween. A good quality primer provides the extra barrier needed between your skin and the makeup and while this is usually not given much thought before Halloween, it plays a huge role in how your face turns out post-Halloween.
7 Helpful Post-Halloween Skincare Tips
After the Halloween party, you would need an effective removal method for the often waterproof makeup. Not just that, your skin will also need some coddling for enduring the not-so-mild makeup or the Halloween skin mask.
1. Micellar Water
Every skincare enthusiast knows that a good quality micellar water should break down stubborn waterproof makeup and eliminate both makeup and dirt without the harshness of some regular makeup removal.
Good-quality waterproof makeup removers consist of dirt-encapsulating micelles that work by capturing grime and makeup gently but effectively. While some are pricey, there are moderately-priced micellar water products in stores online and offline.
Plus, they are usually suitable for all skin types and fortified with other beneficial compounds for cleaning and complete protection.
2. Use a cleanser
After wiping off all of the Halloween makeup with your preferred micellar water, the next thing you want to do is give it a thorough clean with a quality cleanser, preferably a foaming product.
Most quality cleansers will completely rid the skin of leftover makeup and grime without stripping it of essential skin oils. You want a good quality product that is effective and gentle enough to fully eliminate makeup and dirt. These types of products usually contain ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, peptides, and retinol, known to help replenish, rebuild, and strengthen the skin.
3. Moisturize with a quality night cream
Just like the morning moisturizer, a good quality night cream can offer protection and work as a Halloween skin mask.
With it, you should notice your skin appear more radiant, nourished, and supple. It will also be a welcome relief for your skin after a night of heavy makeup coverage, sweat, and dirt.
Highly-rated night creams contain ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid for moisture, niacinamide for skin-strengthening, retinol, aloe vera, and botanical extracts for their skin-improving qualities.
4. Take care of your eyes
If your Halloween costume required any particular eye makeup, then the eyes should be included in all of the post-Halloween face tender care.
This is because the stress on the eyes may worsen conditions, such as dark circles, eye redness, and puffiness if you already have them.
To help restore the area, an eye product is essential. There are many of them out there made up of hyaluronic acid to attract moisture to the area and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, peptides to strengthen and brighten, retinol to reduce hyperpigmentation, and vitamin C to brighten discoloration and boost skin health.
5. Finish off with a facial oil
Again, like in the pre-Halloween skincare routine, you want the products to be locked in with quality facial oil.
While there are varieties of facial oils designed for all skin types, we recommend opting for lightweight formulations made with extracts, like lavender, jojoba, and tea tree, and fortified with ingredients, such as vitamins C and E, peptides, and others, which are essential for smoothening, softening, and strengthening the skin. Facial oil can be a great Halloween skin mask, softening the outer layers of your skin.
6. Keep lips hydrated
Usually, Halloween costumes require lip makeup, and as such, the area will also need some post-Halloween face coddling. The lips can easily after some heavy Halloween makeup.
There is a wide range of products designed to moisturize and heal the lips, which contain ingredients like natural butter, aloe, vitamins, and sometimes for a gentle smell, formulated with natural fragrances, and cheap enough for quick and easy purchase.
7. A spa/DIY Home Spa post-Halloween coddling
Yes, you’ve cleansed your face, applied a moisturizer, and topped it off with quality facial oil. The next thing you want to do after Halloween is to give your skin a little extra love with a facial at a spa and free you from overwatch Halloween skins.
A professional facial will have your skin looking supple, rejuvenated, and healthier. However, while many skincare experts recommend it for its many benefits, it may not be possible for everyone. You can have a DIY Halloween skin mask/home spa. These are usually hydrating, easy, and affordable for many as they require mostly cheap and easy-to-get items.
Effective Long-Term Skin Maintenance Tips
You want your skin in the best state possible, and only a consistent skincare routine will do just that for you, alongside a healthy diet and lifestyle.
- Keep skin hydrated – Ensure that your skin is kept hydrated at all times. Poor hydration has been linked with a number of skin conditions and aging signs, including dullness, dryness, fine lines, sagginess, and itchiness. There are several products designed specifically to improve skin moisture levels and they should provide the desired results when used as directed.
- Take makeup removal seriously – It’s all too easy to want to go to bed after an exhausting day, but try not to until you remove your makeup. To make this process easier, opt for quality makeup removers, such as those containing oil or micellar water, and always ensure that you apply enough to fully coat the skin. Then remove after some time to ensure complete removal before cleansing.
Avoid direct sun exposure – While we need sunlight, direct sun exposure can be harmful to the skin, causing premature aging. To prevent sun damage, use sunscreens and when possible, opt for an SPF 30 or higher to maximize the effects.
Also, unless you need to, avoid going out under direct sunlight even with solid sunscreen protection as you still want minimal exposure to cut down your risk for sun-related conditions
With Halloween comes the endless tricks and treats, parties, costumes, makeups, and of course, the Halloween Minecraft skins for Minecraft lovers. With so many fun activities lined up for most, it is all too easy to forget skincare or simply treat the skin as before despite all the stress and strain it will have to undergo from the heavy and frequent makeups.