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Halloween Makeup – Trick or treat for your skin this year?

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Both planning and wearing Halloween makeup is a lot of fun! And these days, there are so many good makeup artists with videos on Youtube and other channels that make it easy for you to turn into a scary figure. From turning yourself into Dracula, Cruella de Vil, Pennywise the Clown or any other figure, the alternatives are endless. And Halloween makeup is an essential part of getting into that spooky Halloween spirit. Good to keep in mind, though, is that Halloween makeup can take its toll on our skin if you do not give it a little love and attention both before and after the spooky weekend. 

So let’s take a sneak peek at what you can do to treat your skin this Halloween!

Protect your skin this Halloween

Far scarier than what you might see during a Halloween party can be the face that you meet in the mirror the morning after. But what impact do stage makeup and fake blood have on our skin? 

For Halloween, buying makeup from party stores is often cheap, which is great when you just wear it once or twice. However, this makeup can be heavier than regular makeup and are more likely to clog the pores. A thick heavy makeup can be unforgiving and lead to blocked pores and breakouts of pimples and acne. So what can we do to have a lot of fun still and avoid repercussions on our skin?  Here are some tips on routines to take care of your skin:

  • Prepare your skin before Halloween. 
  • Avoid the temptation to use last years party makeup
  • If you have sensitive skin check what the makeup contains 
  • Use a primer before putting on makeup
  • Avoid wearing the makeup for long periods 
  • Wash off every single trace of makeup from your face 
  • Treat your skin after Halloween 

Like food, expired makeup can become a breeding ground for bacteria and should you still want to use last year’s party makeup, do a patch test on your hand before using it on your face. 

It is worth taking the time to check what ingredients the stage makeup or party make contains. Even though you would be wearing it only for one night, this is to avoid irritation or allergic reactions. All the oil and the waxes in the Halloween makeup can leave you looking really ghoulish if you are not careful enough.

If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, avoid products with the following ingredients:

  • artificial fragrance
  • diethanolamine
  • formaldehyde
  • oxybenzone
  • parabens
  • perfume
  • phthalates
  • polyethene glycols (PEGs)
  • toluene
  • triclosan
Halloween makeup

When it comes to cheap makeup, lead is a particular concern. The World Health Organization is stating that lead is a cumulative toxicant that affects multiple body systems. To protect your skin, you can use a primer that forms a protective barrier between your skin and the makeup to protect you from harmful ingredients. 

Moisturise your skin before applying the makeup. Not only will it give you more even Dracula makeup, especially if you have dry skin, but it also protects your skin. 

In the end, the best way to protect your skin from Halloween makeup is to take it off properly. Deep clean your skin to relax it and prepare it with moisture if your skin is dry.

Prepare your skin for Halloween Makeup.

There are ways to protect your skin from the harshness and effects of party makeup or stage makeup—no matter what type of skin you have. 

Oily skin

Having oily skin might make you even more vulnerable to clogged pores. If you are worried about breakouts, look out for makeup that is labelled non-comedogenic, this type of makeup will not block pores. 

It is essential to see that the skin is cleaned and prepared to get heavy makeup on with oily skin. xCential Cleanser Serum will prepare your skin in the way that is needed before the big event. 

Sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, you should be cautious when wearing party makeup or stage makeup for a more extended time. Read all the ingredients listed on the makeup to avoid allergens.

Prepare your skin before the event with the SQOOM treatment with the M2 Device and the xCential Cleanser Serum. It is fast, easy and gives your skin the protection it needs before applying thick and heavy makeup. 

Dry skin

Be careful to moisturise the skin before applying any products on your skin, and use a primer before applying the makeup. Afterwards, use the cleansing mode together with xCential Booster Serum to thoroughly prepare the skin and keep the skin moisturised while wearing heavy makeup. 

When the party’s over …

No matter how tempting it might be to get home, jump out of the Halloween costume and into the bed without washing the face. Do not fall for the temptation. Should you leave the makeup on while you sleep, you deprive your skin of the opportunity to renew itself. To let it breathe. You had your fun; now it is time to let your skin breathe by thoroughly washing your face before you get that well-deserved rest. Then, both you and your skin will be grateful for the next few days! 

A little bit of love after Halloween – That is all it takes

Take your time. It does not require more than 15 minutes to do the SQOOM treatments. This will balance out all the stress that the skin goes through during the heavy makeup. 

SQOOMs Facial Treatments is, with the help of the process, where Ionization and Sonophoresis merge to penetrate and nourish the dermis. This process is visibly reducing the skin aging process. The cleansing program works deeper, gently removing the old cells; meanwhile, the nutrition mode transports the active agents from the serums deep into the dermis. 

SQOOM’s Patented Synchronous Technology in the Q1 and M2 facial treatment devices, together with All-natural Vegan xCential Serums, works on the lower level of the skin, rejuvenating and regenerating the skin. 

An All-natural way to prepare your skin before the festive event and show your skin that little extra love and attention it needs after heavy makeup and lots of fun! 

We Witch You A Happy Halloween

Halloween isn’t just for candy anymore, there is so much more to it. Use these tips to celebrate your Halloween in style and with peace of mind. It is worth the time it takes to check the makeup products you use and prepare your skin before the festivities. And remember to give your skin that little bit of extra love and attention that it will need to get back into balance and peace after Halloween! 

We witch you a happy Halloween

Have a Frightfully Spooky Smooth-Skinned Halloween!

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