Halloween Mask Recovery

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Which mask are you wearing…

AFTER you take off all that Halloween makeup?

According to globalnews.ca – there’s tons of harmful chemicals in the cheap, yet fun, prosthetic make up purchased as an addition to your costume on Hallows Eve. Everything from lead, parabens, formaldehyde, toluene, and, ethoxylated ingredients – which has been linked to breast cancer!

“A recent study released by the Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) on toxic chemicals in kids’ makeup found that several banned and potentially harmful chemicals have been detected in Halloween makeup and face paints.”

SO – studies show Halloween makeup can be harmful in the long term… meaning it could certainly can be harmful in the SHORT TERM. No one is interested in breaking out or having dry, damaged skin after a fun night out!

What do we suggest?

WASH, EXFOLIATE, HYDRATE


WASH

…with warm water. As soon as you get home from your night out. Yes, take the time to WASH your face! I know, you’re tired and possibly tipsy – but make it a point to remove all the make up from your skin!

Not wearing makeup? Face masks + dancing all night also cause sweat and bacteria to build! At the very least.. be sure to cleanse before hitting the sheets.

Dermalogica – clearing skin wash

  • Clears away excess oil without stripping skin
  • Helps prevent future breakouts
  • Soothing botanicals help calm irritation

“Work a pea-sized amount into a lather in wet hands. Apply to dampened face and throat, massaging in circular motions while concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with Age Bright Clearing Serum, or your prescribed Active Clearing regimen.”

***A little goes a long way! 

CeraVe – Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser was developed with dermatologists to deeply cleanse.

  • Suitable for normal to oily skin
  • Refreshing gel foaming action
  • Cleanses and removes oil without disrupting the protective skin barrier
  • Ceramides: Help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier
  • Hyaluronic acid: Helps retain the skin’s natural moisture
  • Niacinamide: Helps calm the skin

“Remove excess oil and refresh the skin without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight and dry. Featuring three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, this gel-based foaming cleanser is an effective yet non-irritating way to cleanse and care for your normal to oily skin.”

EXFOLIATE

Are you wearing heavy make up or haven’t cleansed deeply this week? Take off the dead skin with these classics!

Dermalogica – daily microfoliant

“Dispense about a half-teaspoon of Daily Microfoliant® into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly. Follow with Multi-Active Toner or UltraCalming Mist and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.”

Mary Kay – Botanical Effects® Mask Formula 2

***Exfoliates and hydrates at the same time!

“Gently removes impurities as it revitalizes skin. Formulated with personalized botanicals for your skin type and contains an antioxidant-rich botanical complex.”

  • Deep cleans as it gently exfoliates and restores radiance.
  • Adapts to your skin’s needs, leaving it looking healthier and feeling nourished.
  • Normal skin is treated to the antioxidant powers of frangipani flower and water lily.
  • Formulated without synthetic dyes or added fragrance.

HYDRATE

If you find your skin is irritated after wearing heavy, chemical-filled makeup all night – try rehydrating and refueling with something soothing…

LANEIGE – Water Sleeping Mask

“Recharge your dehydrated skin while you sleep with this innovative mask. Formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver high doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin. Calming Sleepscent™, infused with orange flower, rose, and sandalwood provides a relaxing and comforting scent while apricot and evening primrose extracts helps visibly brighten and purify fatigued skin.”

 

SEPHORA COLLECTION – Vitamin E Mask

***NEW – and only $10!! Also available in Vitamin H,Vitamin C, and Vitamin B3, depending on your current needs! 

What it is: A line of lightweight, vitamin-enriched masks formulated with 93 percent of ingredients from natural origin.

“These face-and-body vitamin masks are full to the brim with vitamins, just like summer fruit. All contain a cocktail of plant-based super ingredients and a vitamin (selected for their natural richness and recognized skincare properties) for immediate and lasting beauty-boosting results. Each has an ultra-light texture that’s easy to apply to face, neck, décolleté, or any other areas that need it.”

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