Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How To Avoid Halloween Makeup Skin Hazards

Thick, colorful Halloween makeup looks incredible with a costume, but if you don't do it right, your skin may not look so incredible the next day.  The best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips for you to make sure that you don't end up with scary skin after the holiday.  Follow these guidelines and you should be able to do to the fancy makeup job without ruining your complexion.


Clean & moisturize your skin before applying makeup. 

Do not steam or exfoliate your skin right before using a costume makeup.  That will open your pores, allowing the makeup to get in, block them, and cause blemishes.  Simply use your regular daily facial cleanser and moisturizer.  Save the exfoliation for after Halloween.  

Look for quality, not a bargain.

Much of the cheap Halloween makeup that appears at the local drug store with the costumes every season is not noncomedogenic, meaning it will clog up your pores.  Saving a few dollars is not worth the damage that it can cause to your skin.  Stage or theatrical makeup made specifically to be used for costume use will contain FDA approved ingredients that are a lot easier on your pores.   

Test a small patch of skin before you dress up.

You don't want to be surprised with an allergic reaction after covering your entire face with a product.  If you have never used it before, test a little bit on a small patch of hidden skin.  After washing it off, keep an eye on it for a day in case of any delayed reaction.  If you are using last year's makeup, check the expiration date.  If there isn't one, be wary of any makeup that has an unpleasant odor or if it doesn't look or feel the way it did when you first bought it.  

Skip the fake lashes.

They are usually very difficult to put on and often end up in your eye instead of on your lid.  Cheap glue and the ever-present glitter that go with many Halloween fake lashes can really do a number on your eyes, too.  If you have your heart set on long, gorgeous lashes, a better solution is to choose our NovaLash Eyelash Extensions.     

Don't put it on any earlier than you absolutely have to.

The longer your skin is exposed to a thick makeup, the longer it has to soak it up. Block your pores as little as possible, and take it off as soon as you can.

Do NOT go to sleep without washing it off. 

One of the absolute worst things that you can do is to go to sleep with regular, everyday makeup on, and Halloween makeup is 100 times worse!  No matter how tired you are or how late you get in, wash your face!  It will be well worth the few minutes of lost sleep to keep your skin fresh.     

Visit us for a luxurious facial. 

After Halloween is over and you've scrubbed away the remnants of whatever character you decided to be for a day, it's the perfect time to have a facial.  Our HydraFacials are excellent for cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin. You can set up your appointment today and know that you have that to look forward to after all of the excitement.  

Even if you choose to wear a mask instead of makeup, keep a close watch on your skin.  If the mask is made from a thick rubber or it's very tight-fitting, sweat and dirt will clog your pores just as easily.  And don't forget about all of those treats!  The extra candy and desserts that are enjoyed over this particular holiday can do a number on your skin too.  Drinking lots of water will help tremendously, plus it's a great habit to have on a daily basis.  

We aren't saying to skip the Halloween makeup.  Design away!  Just make sure that you take the proper steps so that your skin is as beautiful after the holiday as it was before.  The best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you both before and after.  Have a fun, festive, and safe Halloween weekend from all of us here at Serenity Medical Spa!  

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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