Halloween Makeup Removal Tips

Hollywood Makeup/Spirit Gum Remover,1 Oz.You don’t necessarily have to limit yourself to Halloween makeup that can be removed solely with soap and water. But what you use and how you apply it can make the job ultra-easy or absurdly difficult. To make your after-Halloween chore closer to the former rather than the latter, follow some of the methods used by the Hollywood pros.

Soap and water will work for some types of makeup, but for many a real makeup remover is best. Not only does it get rid of all the makeup, but it cleanses the skin and leaves the pores open.

Removing all Halloween makeup after the evening’s festivities is a must. Leaving it on for hours is hard enough on the skin. Sleeping in it keeps it on for hours longer and grinds it into the pores, almost guaranteeing problems. The skin has to exchange air, in and out, to stimulate healthy reactions and minimize acne. Clogged pores are the major factor in creating pimples and other problems.

Also, be sure to use a remover that is appropriate to the type of makeup you’re trying to get off.

Non-oil based makeup is used for eye shadow, blush and powders. Here, soap and water may be enough. But specially formulated remover will do a more thorough job and leave pores in the best condition afterward. Naturally, you’ll want to be especially careful around the eyes, just as you would with everyday makeup.

Oil-based makeup types are used to apply lip covering, mascara and other heavy coatings. Because they contain various fat derivatives, a distinct remover is needed. This second type of makeup will also take a bit more effort to remove completely, which is even more important for this category.

Thick makeup left on for long periods clogs pores even more than non-oil based types. Nevertheless, avoid excessive scrubbing. Irritating the skin via harsh pressure with a washcloth or sponge is just as likely to produce skin problems as the makeup itself.

Mineral oil can work with eye makeup that comes off easily. A cotton ball is best whenever it is enough to do the job. Heavy eye makeup can often be removed with petroleum jelly and a damp washcloth. Use warm water and be patient. Cold cream is another option.

Stubborn eye makeup requires a solvent. Using it, even thick mascara will come off easily without scrubbing. A gentle rub, taking care to avoid the eyeball itself of course, is all that’s needed. It also rinses cleanly, where mineral oil will take quite a while to wash off.

Once you’ve removed all makeup completely, follow with a gentle soap and wash as you would at the end of a regular day. Pat dry and allow the skin to recover a while before pressing or covering any part with a pillow. A little moisturizer is a good idea, but don’t overdo it. Some people swear by toners, but pros know they can be drying. Proceed with care.

Monitor the skin closely the next couple of days for dry patches, redness or other signs of allergic reaction.

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