How Halloween Costume Makeup Could Cause Breakouts/Acne


The Halloween season is a fun and exciting time of the year when many people are busy putting together the costumes they plan on wearing when out enjoying some frightfully good fun. If you’re planning your own epic Halloween costume that includes a full face of Halloween makeup, you should know that cheap costume makeup can play some not-so-fun tricks on your skin.

The Halloween makeup that many retailers sell during this time of the year is often not put through the same stringent testing that other makeup is subject to. This low quality makeup typically contains loads of artificial colors, fragrances, waxes and oils that can cause serious skin reactions and block pores.

Preventing Halloween Makeup Breakouts

Even if all this sounds frightening, there are some steps people can take to lessen their risk for developing skin problems when donning makeup for Halloween. One of the best ways to avoid problems is to go easy on the costume makeup and don’t apply it until you absolutely have to and then clean it all off before heading to bed.

Another way to avoid skin breakouts is to opt for theatrical makeup instead of the cheap makeup found at large discount department stores. This type of makeup is of far better quality and typically includes FDA-approved ingredients that are gentler on the skin.

If you do end up with a breakout or acne after Halloween, a chemical peel can help. When choosing a chemical peel, it’s important not to buy the cheapest product you can find because just like cheap Halloween makeup, low priced chemical peels are typically low quality and ineffective. It’s far better to spend a little more money on a good quality, medical-grade peel designed specifically to help with breakouts and acne.

When it comes to skin care products, you really do “get what you pay for”. You can achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful skin without paying a fortune as good quality chemical peels are affordable and highly effective at doing what they’re designed to do.  


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