Whether you love a spooky Halloween dress-up or are a lover of the season’s sweet treats, you’re skin isn’t likely to thank you for the onslaught of thick, pore-clogging make-up and baskets upon baskets of sugar-laden sweets.
Combined with the blustery autumn winds and cooler conditions, our skin is subject to quite an assault at this time of year.
To survive the season and come out the other side free from break outs and inflamed, parched skin, take note of our top 4 tips.
- Super make-up remover
While you will need something powerful to remove any trace of thick, costume make-up, and don’t be tempted to use products with astringents and surfactants as they can aggravate and inflame the skin. Coconut oil is our number one make-up removal life hack and is well known for its ability to remove the most persistent make-up, even waterproof mascara. Coconut oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it ideal for people prone to eczema and acne. It is also a gentle cleanser that maintains the skin’s PH balance to avoid irritation.
- Unblock clogged pores
Even once removed from the surface of the skin thick make up can still block pores and cause irritation and break outs. The most effective and economical method for unclogging blocked pores is with steam. Simply fill a round pot of high mixing bowl with boiling water and lean carefully over the water with a towel over your head. Some common sense is needed else you run the risk of burning yourself so do take care. After ten minutes pat your skin dry with a clean towel and move to step three.
- Calm redness
As far as remedies go for red, irritated skin, the soothing nature of an oatmeal mask is second to none. Research shows that oatmeal offers moisturising, soothing, protective and anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin and rarely induces allergic reactions. Making an oatmeal mask at home is easy; simply scoop up a handful of pulverised oats and blend with a little water. Apply to your skin and leave it set for ten minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
- Restore moisture to the skin
You’ve worked hard to remove your make-up without stripping your skin, unblocked your pores with the gentle effect of steam, and calmed inflammation with a soothing oatmeal mask. Don’t let moisturising be an afterthought and let unnatural, chemical-laden products undo all your good work. Synthetics such as parabens, phthalates and synthetic musks that are commonly used in skincare products are known to cause allergic reactions, skin rashes and are thought to be linked to cancer and toxicity. Natural skincare products that are synthetic and chemical free are gentle on skin and free from toxins that can create long term effects on your health. Bee Loved’s face creams for men and women are loaded with aloe juice, omega 3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants and are especially gentle on skin that has endured the Halloween season, leaving skin feel soft, supple and rejuvenated. Check them out here.
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