Ahh, Halloween - our favoriting excuse to put on crazy disguises and binge on candy and scary movies. We love dressing up in crazy costumes as much as the next person, but we hate the cleanup that’s involved at the end of the night after wearing particularly elaborate face paint or makeup. Fortunately, after years of donning cat whiskers, clown faces, and other artfully applied paint jobs, we’ve perfected a cleanup routine that won’t leave your skin red and irritated at the end of the night.
Step One: Cleanse and Repeat
You may need several rounds of cleansing depending on how elaborate your makeup was, which is why it’s particularly important to use a gentle solution that doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients or exfoliators. Luckily, our Stay Clear! Nourishing Cleanser (https://palmettoderma.com/products/stay-clear-daily-nourishing-cleanser) is free from nasties like parabens and sulfates, and is loaded with botanicals to give your skin a refresh.
Step Two: Exfoliate
Now you’ll want to exfoliate to ensure that your pores are completely clear of any makeup or face paint residue from the night’s festivities. Opt for a gentle exfoliator rather than something rough - your skin has been through enough as it is. Our Renewing Facial Polish (https://palmettoderma.com/products/renewing-facial-polish) contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter - two ingredients that will give your skin a renewing burst of hydration.
Step Three: Eye Care
Eye care is always important, but on today of all days it’s especially critical. Think about it - you’ve just layered on the waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and whatever other paints and embellishments were necessary for your look, and removing it was no joke. The skin around your eyes is more delicate than the rest of your face - which means it needs an extra bit of love after all of the scrubbing that you inevitably will have to do. Loaded with Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe, our Replenishing Eye Gel (https://palmettoderma.com/products/replenishing-eye-gel) is sure to do the trick.
Step Four: Moisturize
End your routine with a healthy dose of moisturizing ingredients because you’ve just done a number on your skin’s upper layers. Plus, not that you need another reason to moisturize, but your skin loses twice as much moisture while you’re sleeping as it does when you’re awake - pretty scary, huh? We opt for a simple moisturizer like our Essential Moisturizing Cream (https://palmettoderma.com/collections/cream/products/essential-moisturizing-cream) - the perfect daily moisturizing cream that won’t clog up your pores or leave you feeling oily.