Despite everything going on, Halloween isn’t cancelled. You can still get dressed up, take lots of pictures and eat candy while you Zoom your family and friends. If you went heavy with the makeup for your costume this year, we’re thinking of you and we’re here to help! We wouldn’t encourage you not to go all-out with your costume, of course, but now that the revelries are over, it’s time to detox your skin. Detoxing from your Halloween “hangover” can also be very relaxing and fun – think of it like a mini spa day!
Unclog Your Pores
Heavy makeup seeps into pores and can result in blackheads. Even if you rub away all of your makeup with wipes followed by a foaming cleanser, the truth is that it may not quite decongest your skin thoroughly enough.
The cleanser you use is so important in this case, as it can make all the difference. We recommend a salicylic acid cleanser that will remove impurities (including dirt and grime) and actively work to unclog pores. Salicylic acid is one of the most popular anti-acne ingredients on the market and has been for a long time. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid that works by encouraging cell turnover and helps to “unglue” the dead skin cells, sebum (oil), and other impurities that become stuck together and cause plugs inside pores. These clogged pores are at risk of becoming infected and turning into inflamed lesions. Our Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser removes excess oil while helping to clarify skin without stripping away the skin’s natural moisture. Thus, it will undo the damage caused by heavy makeup, but won’t dry out skin. Many acne-fighting products can leave skin feeling tight and dry. This cleanser works its magic without those uncomfortable effects.
Slough Off the Grime
Once you’ve cleansed skin and removed every last stitch of makeup, it’s time to exfoliate. Exfoliation is essential in keeping skin refined, improving texture, unclogging pores and allowing key ingredients in masks and moisturizers to absorb more readily.
The ORMEDIC Balancing Gel Polisher contains pomegranate fruit extract, olive pit powder and exfoliating bamboo spheres as ingredients that help polish and refine skin. Skin looks more radiant and far healthier as a result of regular use. Following heavy makeup application, exfoliation is key in making pores appear smaller and smoothing out rough texture. Skin feels and looks more nourished even after only one use. This product also contains alpha hydroxy acids to further smooth and polish skin so it can look its luminous best.
Mask On, Worries Gone
The next step in curing that Halloween hangover is to purify skin with a mask. The I MASK Purifying Probiotic Mask is just the ticket. It contains yogurt-based probiotics and nourishing superfruits as well as essential vitamins and antioxidants. Probiotics are important in balancing the skin’s natural flora. This helps skin resist dehydration and helps protect the crucial skin barrier. Dermatologists recommend probiotics as a way to shield against the visible signs of premature aging. This mask will help purify skin and fortify it against environmental stressors. After heavy makeup use, skin especially needs some tender treatment, and this mask can help provide that.
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
Even though the cleanser and mask previously mentioned are hydrating, it’s essential to give your skin a bigger burst of hydration after putting it through such heavy makeup use. Heavy makeup in particular can be very dehydrating on the skin. You might even notice it drying out your skin after cleansing and seeing rougher texture than usual.
Hydrating with a strong moisturizer can help smooth out rough texture, plump up the appearance of fine lines and increase radiance. The Vital C Hydrating Antioxidant A C E Serum is extremely hydrating and nourishing. Packed with vitamins A, C and E, it not only hydrates but also addresses common skin concerns like the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, roughness and dullness. Vitamin A (or retinol) helps soften the look of fine lines, vitamin C reduces the appearance of dark spots and other discoloration, and vitamin E works as an antioxidant to fight free radical damage that can have a strong negative impact on skin. Vitamins A and C also help improve the look of collagen-deprived skin to make it appear firmer. Use this serum daily to ensure skin is getting all its vitamins and has the proper hydration.