Halloween is quickly approaching, and with it comes the desire to dress up and go out for a good time. The last thing you want is to suffer a serious skin problem due to applying Halloween makeup. Unfortunately, some of these products are known to have harsh ingredients that can irritate the skin. Thankfully, there are some skincare products and preparations that you can use to ensure your face is safe.
Preparing Your Skin for Halloween Makeup
When getting ready for Halloween makeup, there are various steps that you need to take to ensure you do not experience any problems.
Clean Your Face Well
The first thing you should do to prepare for Halloween makeup safely is to exfoliate your skin. With the right makeup products, you can remove all of the dirt, grease, and dead skin from your face. This will create a smooth and healthy surface for you to decorate. Use a resurfacing mask that combines AHAs and enzymes to replenish oil and rehydrate your skin.
Apply a Moisturizer
Although having a smooth and clean face is important, you should also moisturize. Adding a moisturizer to your face before applying Halloween makeup can help to create a protective barrier. This will help protect your face from anything you put on top. Moisturizer will limit the chances of an allergic reaction and will also help to keep your pores from getting clogged.
Check for Safe Ingredients
Although a lot of skincare products offered for sale are strictly regulated to ensure they have safe ingredients, stage makeup does not have to meet the same requirements. This makes it vital for you to check the ingredients on products before you make the purchase. Look for any red pigment, nickel, chromium, or cobalt.
Perform a Patch Test
Test the products that you purchase on your wrist. This can help to ensure you do not experience any allergic reactions once you apply the products to your face.
Get Skincare Help Now
If you want to explore skin care products or services that can help keep your skin healthy, contact Dr. Jacquelyn Medina at 902-247-4300 to schedule an appointment. Jacksonville Beach Dermatology has continued to provide exceptional skincare services for patients in the Jacksonville Beach area and across Northeast Florida, so you can trust that they will provide you with the best possible services.