You’ve spent hours searching, shopping, and stepping out all to show off your amazing Halloween costume. But after the cocktails are gone and the selfies are snapped it’s time to wash up and face the real world once again. All of the pigments and glitter you’ve applied certainly won’t come off easily, so here are a few way to clean up and return to your normal self without sacrificing your skin in the process.
Face Off – No matter how sleepy you are, it’s never a good idea to sleep in your makeup. You can use an oil-based makeup remover like Lancôme’s Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover to tackle the tough stuff such as waterproof mascara and any glue from prosthetics. If you’re too tuckered out, Clearasil’s Daily Clear Hydra-Blast Facial Wipes are formulated with salicylic acid to keep pores open and reduce inflammation while cleaning them out.
Scrub-A-Dub-Dub – There’s nothing that powers through makeup, oil, and dirt in pores better than a good scrub. If you’re a bit of a beauty techy, Clarisonic’s Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution system can help deep clean, reduce dark spots, and revive your skin’s natural radiance. If you prefer to use your hands, St. Ives’s Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is a classic to deeply exfoliate and invigorate dull skin after wiping away your costume.
Maximize Moisture – After getting your complexion squeaky clean, it will definitely need a drink to rebalance itself. If your skin feels tight or rough, the avocado and apricot kernel oil in Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask can quench its thirst and repair the skin’s moisture barrier. If you need to keep it light, you can layer your regular moisturizer with a few drops of Josie Maran’s Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment. It pairs purified water with micro-droplets of Maran’s signature Argan oil to deeply hydrate.