Embrace the Scary Season with Ease: 6 Tips for Removing Halloween Makeup

Halloween is that magical time of the year when you can completely transform yourself, from head to toe. Whether you're rocking extravagant costumes or getting creative with cool Halloween makeup, it's all about stepping out of your comfort zone and channeling a new persona. However, when the night draws to a close, and the fun is over, the last thing you want to worry about is taking off your makeup. Fear not, because we've got you covered with these 6 helpful tips for easily removing your Halloween makeup.

Tip #1: First Things First . . . Prep Your Skin

Before you apply any Halloween facial makeup, we recommend prepping your skin. This initial step sets the stage for flawless makeup that lasts all night. According to board-certified Dr. Erum Ilyas, begin by using a mild cleanser to eliminate dead skin cells and excess oils. Dr. Ilyas suggests, “[Use] a gentle soap cleanser, blot your face dry, and then apply a primer first so that you have something there as a barrier between your skin and the makeup. It creates a better canvas to start painting on but also serves as a protective layer for your skin in the process.”

Luckily, our glowshot supercharged hydrating serum and probiotics + triple peptide refreshing eye cream can double as light primers. The hydrating serum refines your skin, creating a smooth base for your makeup, while our refreshing eye cream soothes the delicate eye area, leaving it silky and ready for makeup application.

Tip #2: Remove Makeup with an Oil-Based Cleanser

Most Halloween makeup is designed to be worn for extended periods, often containing oils, waxes, pigments, and silicones. Unfortunately, your average facial cleanser may struggle to dissolve these stubborn substances. That's where an oil-based cleanser, like a cleansing balm, comes in handy. This type of cleanser is highly effective at breaking down long-lasting, thick Halloween makeup, such as face paint, fake blood, and glitter. 

Looking for one of the best cleansing balms this scary season? Try makeupmelt, our non-stripping, transformative cleansing balm that effortlessly melts away even the most stubborn Halloween makeup, leaving your skin clean, refreshed, and touchably soft.

Tip #3: Be Gentle on the Eye Area

Is any Halloween costume truly complete without some extensive eye makeup? We didn’t think so. But, when it’s time to remove this eye makeup at night, please be gentle. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and sensitive, so treat it with care. 

Dr. Illyas warns that she often sees an increase in rashes around the eyes and neck during Halloween-time, attributing this to “clients cleansing too harshly.” Dr. Illyas explains, “people get a little panicky, and they think this is not coming off. Their tendency is, ‘I’ve got to scrub it.’” Thankfully, our probiotics + moringa oil makeupmelt cleansing balm is a gentle cleansing option that dissolves eye makeup while replenishing moisture to help prevent and reduce any redness.

Tip #4: Follow Up with a Second Cleanse

We cannot stress enough the importance of double cleansing — especially on Halloween! This simple two-step method gets rid of any stubborn impurities that remain on the skin after just one wash. To learn more about double cleansing, read our “double cleansing 101: should you try it?” blog post here.

After cleansing with an oil-based cleanser, follow up with a water-based cleanser for your second cleanse. Double cleansing delivers a much deeper, more thorough cleanse, which is a must when you're sporting a heavy makeup look. Our cloudcleanse cloud-whipped foam cleanser is an ideal choice for your second cleanse. It’s a gentle foaming cleanser that lifts away dirt and impurities for a clean, fresh complexion. Unlike most traditional foam cleansers, cloudcleanse doesn’t strip the skin or leave behind a tight feeling. It provides the comfort your skin craves on Halloween night.

Tip #5: Say No to Makeup Wipes

No matter how tired you are by the end of the night, please resist the urge to use makeup wipes on your skin. But why are makeup wipes bad for your skin? They can be harsh and strip the skin of its natural oils. Dr. Ilyas says, “I see so many rashes due to makeup wipes. I’m not a huge fan of them because I think people almost overuse them.” This kind of rough treatment can leave your skin feeling raw and exacerbate redness. Stick to a double cleansing routine for makeup removal. It may add a bit more time to your cleansing routine, but your skin will ultimately thank you.

Tip #6: Restore Your Skin to Its Healthiest State

After double cleansing your skin with both an oil and water-based cleanser, make sure to show it some extra TLC. We suggest following up with your usual skincare routine — including a moisturizer. A moisturizer is a must for adding hydration back into the skin post-cleansing. Our probiotics + murumuru hydra surge moisturizer not only replenishes lost moisture but also protects the skin microbiome to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

Have No Fear, glowoasis is Here

If the thought of removing your Halloween makeup scares you, let us help! Whether you’re heading to a local Halloween party, enjoying a night in with your closest friends, or just experimenting with different looks using your Halloween makeup kits, we know these suggestions are exactly what your skin needs. There are no tricks here with glowoasis, only tips and skincare that serve as a real treat for your complexion.

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