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How to Protect Your Skin Under Halloween Makeup

Skincare is both a treat and a necessity. Clean, healthy-feeling skin is great. While regular makeup use may cause mild adverse effects, such as redness, acne, and irritation, Halloween makeup may exacerbate your skin, leading to greater reactions.

Halloween makeup can have a greater concentration of waxes, dyes, fragrances, and other ingredients that can cause discomfort for your skin. In some cases, there may be non-FDA-approved ingredients that can even cause allergic reactions.

Here’s how to protect your skin this Halloween.

Check the Ingredients

Before even applying the makeup, make sure the ingredients in the makeup are safe to use. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a list of approved makeup additives. While cosmetic companies are legally required to follow the list, sometimes manufacturers may not. In any case, proper vigilance on your part can help protect your skin.

Also, keep a look out for ingredients you have demonstrated sensitivity to. Halloween makeup is typically applied more heavily than everyday cosmetics, potentially increasing the risk of harming your skin with ingredients you have a sensitivity towards.

Apply Moisturizer Underneath

While true for everyday makeup, applying moisturizer underneath your makeup can help hydrate your skin and lengthen the time your makeup stays on.

Dry skin can lead to undesirable outcomes like flaking skin and discomfort and complications like infections and eczema.

Remove Makeup

Though it may seem obvious, removing your makeup at the end of the night is necessary. Because of the way Halloween makeup is utilized, going to sleep in heavy makeup may not only dry out your skin, but you run the risk of having some makeup go into your eyes. This can cause discomfort and may lead to infection.

Washing off the makeup, according to the guidelines provided on the container, and hydrating the skin afterward is a perfect way to ensure happy, healthy skin.

Skin Care in Miami, FL

Sometimes, you may not exactly follow your skincare routine, like leaving makeup on before bed. While taking care of your skin is possible by yourself, getting help can boost the health of your skin. Working with capable and caring professionals can improve your results while minimizing complications.

At Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center, a team of board-certified dermatologists and healthcare professionals is ready to provide comprehensive care, from rejuvenating chemical peels to acne treatments.

For more information on how they can help with your skincare and questions about keeping your skin healthy this Halloween and beyond, call the Greater Miami Skin and Laser Center at 305-532-4478 to schedule an appointment.

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