Many of us spend all year choosing and using the right cosmeceuticals for our skin only to throw everything we know about good skin care away when Halloween comes. Dressing up for Halloween can be a lot of fun and, sometimes, that transformation requires makeup. If you plan on transforming yourself this Halloween season, follow these basic tips to enjoy the holiday without undoing all of the progress you’ve made with your skin care this year.
Skin the Halloween Store and Use Real Cosmeceuticals
It’s easy to run to the Halloween store for a cheap makeup pallet when you are planning your costume but keep in mind that the makeup is cheap for a reason. The makeup found in costume stores is made with poorly made, synthetic materials that are likely to cause significant damage to your skin. With a bit of creative thinking, you can create the same look using real cosmeceuticals that are formulated for your skin type. Experiment with different shades of foundation, lip and eye liners, lip balm and eyeshadow in order to create your Halloween look without sacrificing your skin health.
Use the Same Stuff as The Pros
If you are trying to create a look that is especially fanciful and cannot achieve it with over the counter cosmeceuticals, look into purchasing high-quality theatrical makeup. Although theatrical makeup tends to be heavier and thicker than your average cosmeceuticals, it is made with high quality ingredients. Keep in mind that actors need to wear this makeup daily and still maintain their healthy, even skin tones. You can use theatrical makeup to create all kinds of different looks and even apply fake scars or bears without damaging your skin.
Protect Your Skin from The Start
No matter what kind of makeup you decide to use for your Halloween costume, start by applying a professional grade barrier cream to your face. Barrier cream does exactly what it sounds like. It creates a barrier between the heavy products that you are using and your skin. This prevents most of the product from seeping into your pores, minimizing the damage done and making it easier to remove your makeup at the end of the night.
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