Trick or Treat? How to Prep Your Skin for a Safe-Skin Halloween

The day is finally near. Ever since last Halloween, you’ve had the costume idea that will stop people in their tracks. Strangers will either smile, cringe, or burst into the most glorious laughter. This is not just a costume. This is a total transformation for one evening. You’ve been watching YouTube videos to learn the right technique to pull off your new identity. It takes precision and finesse–and lots of costume makeup.

The only risk in all the fun is to your skin. Cellulitis, for example, is a mild form of staph that usually clears up quickly, but not in every case. Just this summer, a woman by the name of Katie Wright found herself in the emergency room for a severe case of Cellulitis that was potentially life-threatening after using dirty makeup brushes.

Costume makeup is fun, infections and irritation are not. CLn Skin Care is here to keep you and your skin safe this Halloween. Never fear, all you need to do is adopt a few healthy practices to prevent a real-life horror show on that face of yours.

A Day Before the Party…

Clean Makeup Brushes.

Learn from Katie and clean all of your brushes before you get started. Add a drop of CLn BodyWash to a cup of water, and mix. Wet your brushes in the solution and massage thoroughly into the bristles and handles of your brushes. Pat the excess water out with a clean towel, reshape the brush head, then leave in a well-ventilated area until completely dry.

Test for Allergies

Especially if your skin is prone to irritation and rash, be wise and test a small surface area with the makeup you’ve purchased. Makeup artists recommend testing on an area that is less visible and least prone to irritation. Once you’re all clear, brace yourself and create your masterpiece.

The Day of the Party

Start with a Clean Canvas

Your face is soon to be a Halloween masterpiece–don’t get started without proper cleansing. Wet your face and neck with warm water and dispense a small amount of CLn Facial Cleanser onto your hands. Lather onto your skin for 30 seconds. Rinse and follow with CLn Facial Moisturizer to prime your skin.

Don’t Share Makeup or Brushes

Makeup is one of the few things in life best kept only to yourself. Choosing not to pass along a tube of fake blood or a wand of mascara may be the difference between good and bad Halloween memories. Microbes are easily spread from person to person, so remember, only you can control the sanitation of your makeup.

After the Party

Erase the Day (or Night)

Halloween is fun—but can be exhausting. No matter how tired you are at the end of a party, remember to remove ALL of your makeup. Costume makeup can be of varying quality, and some thicker formulas can clog pores or trap bacteria overnight. Washing it all off ensures you don’t wake up to a post-party nightmare.

When in Doubt, Toss it Out

Not sure when you’ll next use your Frankenstein costume makeup? Don’t hold onto it. Skin condition causing microbes can quickly multiply in makeup, and mold can even grow in cosmetics like cake foundation, face paint and lipsticks. Most cosmetics should be replaced every 6-12 months, and Halloween makeup is no exception.

With these simple safety tips, you and your littles can now enjoy trick-or-treating, fun parties, and all the candy you can stomach. The best news is, the healthy makeup habits you’ve adopted for Halloween are useful all year-round.

And don’t forget to subscribe to CLn Skin Care’s blog. We’ll cover a bunch of new topics in November, and want you all to end the year with healthy, happy skin!

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