It’s almost Halloween, and if you’re going for the look Bill Skarsgard wore in “IT,” you may want to proceed with caution before the actual horror ends up being on your skin the morning after. Face paint is one of Halloween’s most popular costume enhancers, but if you don’t use them properly, they can irritate your skin.
By design, Halloween makeup is typically thicker and heavier than regular makeup. It is designed to adhere to the skin and stay on for long periods of time. Costume makeup contains ingredients that are harsher to the skin than regular makeup, which can cause breakouts, rashes and other forms of irritation.
Below are a few TRICKS for helping your skin survive All Hallows Eve:
- Skip heavy oil-based face paint in favor of a water-based foundation to prevent your pores from clogging.
- Wash your face thoroughly before and after applying makeup to rid your skin of the bacteria that may build up on your skin throughout the night. The Visha Skincare Advanced Purifying Cleanser provides a safe way to cleaning out those pores.
- Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to your face before applying makeup to act as a protective barrier.
- Never sleep in your Halloween makeup.
- Test the makeup you plan on using on your wrist or the inside of your elbow to ensure it is safe for your skin type.
- Gently remove the makeup with a warm, wet towel. Do not scrub your skin because your face is a very sensitive area.