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What is the biggest dilemma in the month of October?
Choosing what to be for Halloween…of course!
We at Advanced Dermatology have compiled a list of tips and tricks to guarantee that both you and your skin have a Happy Halloween.
It appears that costumes requiring some sort of makeup have been an increasing trend in recent years. From full-faced skeleton face paint to gory special effects make-up, your skin can take quite a toll with all the wear and tear.
Your best choice would be selecting costume looks that regular every day makeup can be used for. But if you want to up the Halloween factor and go for a look that requires something a little more heavy duty, there are some things you need to know first.
The FDA has an entire section on their website dedicated to safety warnings on Novelty Makeup, which is a great place to start if you are considering using facial paint as part of your costume. Here are some tips:
Don’t be afraid to splurge!
If you are on a budget and are opting for the Halloween makeup found in your local drugstore, or party supply store, make sure to prep your skin! Not only will this give your makeup a more smooth and polished look, but it also creates a small barrier between your skin and the makeup. While shopping at your local drug store be on the look-out for these cost-effective face primers:
Removing your Halloween makeup is VERY important:
If you’ve followed all the rules and still find your skin is irritated, itchy, or have a rash, contacting a dermatologist might be the best option.
Halloween should be fun not dangerous, so be careful with the products you decide to use this year!