Autumn is here, the days and nights are getting colder, drier and harsher. Usually around this time we start thinking about what we are going to be and do for Halloween. I want to prepare you for the season. As the climate shifts, so should our skincare. For a lot of my clients I recommend that a person switch to using a richer moisturizer than you use in the summer months. I also think that exfoliating at least once a week is great if you are noticing that your skin is starting to look a little dull. If you are ever unsure what your skin is telling you, please make an appointment to see your skin therapist! After a facial she will have a wealth of knowledge for you on your skin’s particular needs. Some people tend to forget about sun protection as we move closer to the winter months. Please remember that it is always time to protect your skin from the sun.
Now that we have dealt with the drying effects of October in Canada, we are ready to get into some Halloween Makeup!! Always look into the types of makeup or face paint you might choose to buy this year. There are so many different kinds to choose from like latex, creams, wax, adhesive appliances, oil based, cheap-o dollar store and professional brands that are becoming more readily available. If you can, always go for quality.
Another thing to consider with your Halloween makeup is, to actually remember to remove it at the end of the night. Not all makeup and removers are created equally, some will need different products to get it off and some can’t be done with just soap and water. Depending on type and brand, you might find yourself needing cold cream, coconut oil, baby oil or even good old fashioned makeup remover to look like yourself again. Especially for the little ones, you want to remove the face paint easily. This could effect what you choose to buy.
So…on the big day, wash off all of the debris from your day. Whether it be school or work or whatever your normal day throws at you. Gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin so that you are super clean and refreshed. Moisturizing your face will prevent your face paint from flaking off during the night’s adventures. If you are going out before the sun goes down please make sure not to miss the sunscreen. My favorite is the Physical Fusion from SkinCeuticals. (For the little trick-or-treater’s, simply wash, moisturize and SPF.) Once this has fully absorbed you are ready for your ghoulish design!!!
I hope that you have so much fun and don’t eat too much candy!!
Vanessa Oakley is an internationally certified Esthetician and an instructor at Delmar College. In her past career experience she worked in the theater industry, and has a love of theatrical makeup and costuming.
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