Worried About Halloween Makeup Causing Breakouts? Keep These Products on Hand
You probably want your Halloween makeup to help you score the award for best costume — not a pimple. It's an understandable concern, though, especially if a face full of product has caused breakouts for you in the past.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help prevent your costume from getting the best of your skin — like making sure you take off every inch of makeup before going to bed (no matter how amazing it looks!), moisturizing your skin after cleansing, and using formulas infused with acne-fighting ingredients if needed.
Ahead, find a few beauty products that'll help keep Halloween feeling like a real treat and not a sticky skin-care situation.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Ghost Your Makeup Kit
No matter if you're spending your Halloween on the couch with a viewing of Hocus Pocus or dressed up at a party, the e.l.f. Cosmetics Ghost Your Makeup Kit ($26) will come in handy. The bundle includes the brand's Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm, Holy Hydration! Sleeping Mask, and Cleansing Cloud Duo, allowing you to thoroughly and easily remove your makeup and replenish your skin with essential moisture.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Putty Primer
Keep your foundation in place while preventing breakouts at the very same time by using a primer like the e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Putty Primer ($9). It's made with salicylic acid, an ingredient known to help unclog pores, and zinc, which is said to help reduce inflammation. This particular primer also helps reduce the appearance of pores.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Spot Gel
The e.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Spot Gel ($3) is perfect for treating existing zits before applying your costume makeup. The formula is made with acne-fighting ingredients, like tea tree oil, salicylic acid, and witch hazel, to shrink and prevent blemishes, as well as aloe to help soothe the irritated skin around the breakout.
e.l.f. Cosmetics SuperClarify Cleanser
After taking off your makeup, give your skin a thorough cleanse with a clarifying formula like the e.l.f. Cosmetics SuperClarify Cleanser ($6). Not only will it help you wash away any leftover makeup residue, but the product is also made with niacinamide, which is known to help reduce the size of pores and help your skin hold onto moisture.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Hydro Gel Moisturizer
Moisturizing after cleansing is key — even if you're dealing with breakouts. We love the e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Hydro Gel Moisturizer ($12) because it's lightweight, fast-absorbing, and made with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump up the skin.