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Who doesn't want to go a bit overboard with makeup on Halloween?
Though this is the time to get away with it, you still may want to do it in a
way that does not exasperate your acne.
Here are some Halloween tips to look crazy-good but let your
acne-prone skin survive the night.
Acne is a result of your pores being stuffed with too much sebum
(skin oil) mixed with dirt, sweat, dead skin cells and, of course, bacteria.
The heavy and often not very high-quality makeup we tend to use for Halloween
is a really bad addition to this mix.
Use your well-tested, non-comedogenic makeup but allow yourself
to play with colors. Exaggerate with too-light foundation, strong blush,
overstated lips, and lighter or darker shades of your regular well-tested
powder. It will go a long way to make you look scary or made-up without a risk
of additional breakouts.
Use your usual eye makeup to the extreme. Long and thick black
eyeliner will make you look mysterious; if you do it in green or blue, you'll
look like a fairy queen. Add on extra-long black or colored artificial lashes
(simple and inexpensive ones that you just glue on). You will look special and
your skin will feel like it too.
Adding some sparkle (sparkling powder or eye shadow) to your eye
makeup or even regular makeup goes a long way to change your looks. Apply a
generous smudge of sparkle on the apples of your cheeks and your de'colletage.
Sprinkle it on the outside corners of your upper eyelids and on both sides of
your forehead. It will give you a fairy look but will NOT give you pimples.
Halloween is a magical night, so do not forget to extend this
magic at the end of the evening by removing your makeup and cleaning your skin
before you hit the sack. Even if your Halloween night is short, sleeping with
your makeup on will add to the clogging of your pores and exasperate acne
breakouts. Use chamomile astringent to calm down any redness from the
extra rubbing you do to remove the makeup, and use a mild, light moisturizer to
keep your skin supple.
After you dance with goblins and trick-or-trick with monsters,
DO NOT FORGET your daily dose of AcnEase® to keep your skin healthy - and not scary - all
With a Promise of Clear Skin,