If you have acne-prone skin, doing your Halloween makeup can be tricky. On the one hand, putting on a thick layer of pancake makeup will cover up any acne breakouts or blemishes. However, using that kind of makeup can interfere with even the most effective acne treatment program. How can you join in the Halloween fun and still stay acne-free? Here are three tips to help you do both.
Acne Treatment Tip #1:
Test Your Halloween Makeup Before You Use It
Whether you’re painting your entire face for Halloween or just adding a few extra touches to your normal makeup routine, chances are you’ll be using products you haven’t tried before. A few days in advance, do a patch test of your Halloween makeup to make sure it doesn’t aggravate your skin. If a product triggers an allergic skin reaction or acne cosmetica (acne breakouts caused by makeup), don’t use it. A night of clown makeup isn’t worth a major acne breakout and the acne treatment products you’ll need to get rid of it!
Acne Treatment Tip #2: Don’t Be Scared by Acne Scars
Around Halloween, many people create fake scars on their skin. However, if you’re actually dealing with acne scars or post acne marks, your own marks or scars aren’t so funny. The good news is there are a variety of post acne mark and acne scar treatment solutions. If you have post acne marks, or dark spots from past breakouts, try Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel. For acne scars, which affect the texture of your skin, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
Acne Treatment Tip #3: Wash Your Face! No Excuses!
Many Halloween parties end late at night. And while you may be tempted to go to bed without washing your face, that can trigger more breakouts. To prevent new breakouts, wash your face and remove your makeup with a gentle acne cleanser at the end of the night.
Dressing up for Halloween is fun, but dealing with acne breakouts afterward isn’t! For clear, healthy skin, choose your Halloween makeup carefully and remember to use your acne treatment regimen twice daily.