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Your Go-To Post-Halloween Makeup Skincare Routine

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What’s scarier than the epic costume makeup you have planned for Halloween this year? Forgetting to take care of your skin after the night is over! While COVID-19 may have thrown a wrench in your original plans, that doesn’t mean you’re not getting dolled up for the occasion. If you are, make sure you make time for your skincare regimen when the night comes to an end.

Here are a few tips to inspire your post-Halloween makeup skincare routine:

#1 Thoroughly cleanse your face. This may require a two-step approach if your Halloween look involves heavy makeup application - think Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Halloween costumes. If this is your case, start with an oil-based cleanser or makeup wipe that will help break down heavy makeup layers. Follow with a soap cleanser like one of our best-selling cleansing bars or our LacticGlow Micropolish Gentle Cleansing Gel to exfoliate away dead skin along with the makeup left behind by your oil cleanser.

#2 Tone it up. Even after cleansing twice, small traces of dirt, oil and makeup may remain. Take this opportunity to let your favorite toner shine. A liquid toner will penetrate your skin fast, delivering hydration while removing dead skin cells along with those last stubborn traces of costume makeup. Not to mention, toners lay the foundation for the rest of your skincare routine.

#3 Mask the night away. If you have spare time, put on a mask - no not a Halloween mask - your favorite skincare mask. If you suffer from blemish-prone skin, your skin may be reeling after being trapped under layers of makeup. Try our Acne and Blemish Control Mask powered by 5% Sulfur to deep clean your pores and prevent future breakouts. Or our glowgetter™ fave, the Purifying 2-in-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask. The aroma of pumpkin will remind you of your Halloween adventures while this dual-action mask and scrub deep cleans your pores and smooths skin texture to reveal more radiant-looking skin.

#4 Apply nighttime treatments and serums. Rise and shine with glowing skin when you apply your go-to brightening and anti-aging serums before bed. These products will help restore the necessary ingredients you need to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines and blemishes.

#5 Prevent dark circles when you wake up. Long nights, lack of sleep and partying can take a toll on the undereye area. Firm, smooth and hydrate the area beneath your eyes by applying your favorite undereye treatments before you call it a night.

#6 Apply a nighttime moisturizer. After any skincare routine, you mustn’t forget the most important step - moisturize. Pull out your favorite nighttime moisturizer, seal in all of the work you’ve just done, protect and hydrate your skin while you get your beauty sleep!

Don’t wake up to a monster the morning after Halloween. Follow these tips and plan out your post-festivity skincare regimen and come home prepared to shed your makeup and put the monsters to sleep!

For other information, education and resources on how to maintain your melanin-rich glow, check back on The Glow-Up Guide often!