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The Scary Side Of Halloween Makeup

Halloween is a time of fun, creativity and self-expression. Many of us eagerly embrace the opportunity to transform into fantastical characters with the help of makeup. However, Halloween makeup can work wonders for our costumes, but it can be a real ‘trick’ for our skin.

Often, the cheap and low-quality makeup products associated with Halloween can contain harsh ingredients that may wreak havoc on your complexion. In this blog, we’ll delve into the spooky side of Halloween makeup and offer you some valuable ‘treats’ in the form of skincare tips to help you protect and rejuvenate your skin during the season of fright. Plus, discover post-Halloween skincare treatments to bring your skin back to life.

Prepping Your Skin For Halloween Glam

At La Fuente Clinic, we offer scientifically backed skincare from the innovators at Circadia. Before you begin your Halloween makeup transformation, consider these skincare tips to protect your skin, along with some product recommendations.

Cleanse Thoroughly
Start with a clean canvas by washing your face with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt and oils. This step ensures your makeup adheres properly. Ask our experts about Circadia’s Micro-Exfoliating Honey Cleanser!

Hydrate
Apply a lightweight moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated. Well-moisturised skin can help makeup go on smoothly. Try Moisture On Demand by Circadia.

Primer Is Your Friend
Consider using a makeup primer before applying your Halloween look. Primers create a barrier between your skin and makeup, reducing the risk of irritation.

Avoid Harsh Glues
If you’re using costume accessories like fake lashes or prosthetics, opt for medical-grade adhesive instead of harsh glues that can damage your skin.

Ingredients to Avoid In Halloween Makeup

Halloween makeup is notorious for its affordability, but this often comes at the cost of your skin’s health. Many inexpensive makeup products contain harmful ingredients and additives that can clog pores, irritate, and even trigger allergic reactions. It’s essential to be cautious when choosing your products to prevent unwanted skin issues.

When shopping for Halloween makeup, be on the lookout for these ingredients and avoid products that contain them.

Parabens
These preservatives can disrupt hormone function and irritate the skin.

Artificial Dyes
Synthetic dyes may cause skin reactions, especially in those with sensitive skin.

Fragrances
Fragrances in makeup can trigger allergies and irritate the skin.

Mineral Oils
These can clog pores and lead to breakouts.

Heavy Metals
Some inexpensive makeup may contain heavy metals like lead, which is harmful when absorbed through the skin.

Post-Halloween Skin Treatments

If your skin feels worse for wear after Halloween festivities, these are our favourite treatments to help rejuvenate your complexion.

Hydrafacial
This non-invasive treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection. It can help unclog pores and give your skin a healthy glow.

Profhilo
Profhilo is a revolutionary injectable that boosts hydration and collagen production, giving your skin a plump and youthful appearance. It’s an excellent choice to rejuvenate tired skin after the Halloween festivities, leaving you looking refreshed and revitalised.

Chemical Peels
A chemical peel can remove damaged skin layers, improving texture and tone. It’s excellent for addressing post-Halloween breakouts or uneven skin.

TheraClear
TheraClear is a cutting-edge skin cleansing treatment that combines vacuum and broadband light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. It’s ideal if you experience Halloween-related breakouts.

This Halloween, don’t let your skin become a victim of cheap and harmful Halloween makeup products. Protect your complexion by prepping your skin correctly and being mindful of the ingredients in your products. And if Halloween leaves your skin in need of some TLC, consider rejuvenating treatments like those we’ve recommended. With these skincare tricks and treats, you can enjoy the spooky season while keeping your skin radiant and healthy.

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