Health & Fitness
Avoid Scary Skin: Halloween Makeup Removal Tips
Got the itch to get in on the Halloween dress up fun this year? My daughter is so enamored with dress up right now that it’s hard not to indulge in a whim and join in the fun. And the choices abound this year; from transforming into a blue Smurf, Lady Gaga or getting my husband in on the action with an Angry Bird and Green Pigs combo, these are ideas that have been swirling in my head. So I’ve definitely got that itch. But what I don’t want is to keep itching past Halloween.
It’s a treat to enjoy all that Halloween has to offer, including dressing up, but the trick is to ensure that you and your skin look just as good in the days following. Itchy looking skin and bumps should only be a part of your Halloween getup. I’ve had scary skin before from the ghosts of Halloween past. You can avoid scary skin by following a few simple steps to remove your Halloween makeup.
- Be sure to clean your face before you go to bed. Otherwise, you run the risk of clogging your pores. Breakouts develop when the skin can’t exchange air.
- Use either makeup remover or good old soap and water to remove makeup. Soap and water is especially a good choice when removing makeup from children or even your hubby. Apply several times rinsing with water in between for heavy makeup applications. I often use Dove Sensitive Skin to remove makeup and cleanse my skin.
- Use a cotton ball around your eye area and do not to rub hard which can cause irritation. Rubbing and harsh pressure to the skin hard can often cause more irritation than the makeup you are trying to remove. It is important to remove it gently and repeatedly wash versus scrub.
- Mineral oil or petroleum jelly can be used for heavy makeup applications. Use a cotton ball and rinse with soap and water after makeup has been removed.
- Latex makeup can generally be removed by peeling off. Once you’ve removed all makeup completely, follow with a gentle soap wash and moisturize the skin.