Halloween Skincare Recovery 101

As fun as Halloween can be, or how tired you feel from that sugar crash, we can’t stress the importance of your skincare routine enough. If your costume likely involves a bit of makeup, it’s important to remember that leaving that stuff on your face for longer than the length of a party is a recipe for disaster. After a long night of wearing extra makeup and winning the costume contest, your skin will be in the need of a little extra TLC. 

Your go-to evening regimen of cleanser and lotion just isn’t going to cut it, especially if you’ve globbed on children’s face paint from the local Halloween shop (which, let’s be real, you probably have). Don’t worry, we are here to teach you how exactly you can late-night refresh your skin and tend to any mishaps left behind.

Take it off!

First off, let’s get to removing all that makeup! Did your costume include any fake eyelashes? If so, fake eyelashes are super cute, but taking them off can be a pain! The best way to remove fake eyelashes without damaging your natural lashes is to use organic olive oil. Applying olive oil to a cotton ball and then dabbing your eyelid will loosen the glue so you can gently remove the fake lashes. Plus, your lashes will thank you for rehydrating them with rich nutrients found in olive oil, like vitamins E and K.

Glitter. Glitter. And more Glitter! Let’s be honest—removing glitter is a nightmare, but luckily I know a way you can take off heavy glitter without scraping your skin and eyes with tape! Start by looping a piece of scotch tape, sticky side out, and attaching it to itself at the ends, creating the perfect de-glittering device. Slip your fingers in the loop and begin lightly pressing the tape onto the glitter, removing it section by section. Repeat as many times as possible to remove as much as humanly possible, the rest will come off when you cleanse.

Deep Clean!

What is the best way to cleanse off Halloween makeup?

The best way to cleanse off heavy Halloween makeup is to use products that not only remove makeup effectively but also deep clean the pores to get rid of additional impurities to help prevent the skin’s pores from clogging. MintPear’s Clarifying Daily Facial Cleanser is the perfect product to cleanse the skin on Halloween night. This cleanser is the dirtiest looking, but cleanest-cleanser. Makes sense right? MintPear’s Clarifying Daily Facial Cleanser with Activated Charcoal is a deeply purifying cleanser that gently sweeps away pollutants and impurities whilst respecting the skin’s natural oils.

Now you may be wondering what benefit Activated Charcoal does for your skin. The fact is, it has multiple benefits! Activated Charcoal is a Charcoal that has been treated to increase its adsorptive capacity. This causes the Charcoal to act as a magnet for dirt, oil, and other impurities and stick to it. Activated charcoal, when used in a face cleanser, helps bind the oil and dirt in your pores and pulls them out. This clears your pores and makes them look smaller. helps pull out the excess oil from your skin, leaving it clean and smooth – PERFECT to remove all that stubborn Halloween makeup!

Pro Tip: I recommend doing a double cleanse (two one-minute washes) to really remove any leftover makeup on the skin. After the first cleanse, you can use a moist cotton pad to determine if a second wash is necessary. If the cotton pad has makeup on it, definitely give it a second wash. 

Tone and Moisturize! 

Use a toner on your skin after cleansing. MintPear’s GLOW (Rose Water + Aloe Vera) Facial Toner leaves your skin glowing and rejuvenated. Rose Water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis, and eczema. The terrific benefits from Rose Water along with Aloe Vera make this toner perfect for all skin types, but especially mature or sensitive skin due to its calming properties.

Mask it up!

After removing your Halloween makeup, your skin deserves a little extra attention. Stay in the Halloween spirit and try MintPear’s Pumpkin Enzyme Exfoliating Masque for some extra TLC. The MintPear Pumpkin Enzyme Exfoliating Masque is loaded with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) and 5% Glycolic Acid, promoting and increasing cell turnover, resulting in brighter and smoother skin! The Pumpkin Enzyme gently exfoliates your skin, helps even the appearance of skin tone, smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify to reveal skin that looks smoother, younger, radiant, and revitalized.

Last Step: Repair!

If your skin is red or slightly irritated after makeup removal, give yourself a little break and lay off exfoliating cleansers & devices for a few days. Switch to a gentle cleanser and toner, and apply a soothing mask to bring your skin back to its beautiful self. Adding a night serum can help replenish your skin while you sleep. MintPear’s Rosehip Night Serum is an all-natural, pure, and organic nighttime treatment to repair and heal your skin’s texture, and overall appearance. There is no better way to prepare your skin for sleep than Rosehip Night Serum. Use this serum as the last step in your nighttime routine with other MintPear skincare products for incredible skin.

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