Skin Care Tips for Halloween

Cosmetic Dermatology Phoenix, AZOne of the scariest thing for Dr. Toni Stockton is Halloween and not just because there are ghosts lurking behind every corner but because it’s the time of year when patients tend to see more and more acne. But why? Costume makeup. Costume makeup contains a lot of oils in it which are notorious for clogging pores and resulting in acne breakouts. If, however, your costume demands that you dress up your face with some costume makeup, then this article is just for you. Let’s take a closer look at some skin care tips that you should use this Halloween.

Don’t Do a Peel Beforehand

Usually, we encourage patients to avoid wearing a lot of makeup directly after a chemical peel because it can prevent you from getting as good of results. After a chemical peel, your skin needs about 24 hours to breathe and heal itself, but if you apply a lot of makeup over the top, you aren’t giving your skin the time that it needs. If you’re going to be wearing a lot of Halloween makeup, it’s best to wait to schedule to have our chemical peel done afterward.

Seal Your Pores With a Primer

One of the things to know about costume makeup is that it is known for clogging your pores and if you already have acne prone skin, then it may do worse for it. As a helpful hint, try applying a makeup primer to your skin before you apply the costume makeup. Makeup primer helps seal your pores and prevents them from getting clogged; making it less likely that you will wake up with acne the next day.

Wash Your Face Afterward

No matter how tired you are after your Halloween party, make sure that you wash all of the makeup off your face before you hit the hay. If you plan on staying out really late on Halloween, then invest in some cleansing facial wipes so that you can get the makeup off your face but so that you don’t have to wash your face over the sink.

If you want to learn more about how you can take better care of your skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Toni Stockton at our Phoenix office today and give us a call at (480) 610-6366.

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