As the spooky evening winds down, all you can think about is some warm tea and comfy pj’s. Don’t neglect to take off your Halloween makeup properly! You and your skin deserve a proper makeup meltdown after a long night of - trick or treating - or partying.
Don’t: Rely only on makeup wipes.
Makeup wipes may appear to take off your thick layer of makeup, but they generally do not do a good job of cleaning out all the excess gunk left in your skin.
Do: A double (or triple) cleanse with an appropriate cleanser and exfoliator.
We recommend our Face Foam + Aloe Milk Cleanser to help dig deep into your pores and pull out any leftover makeup. Face Foam will provide a gentle natural exfoliation while the Aloe Milk will help to soothe your skin from any unwanted irritation caused by your makeup.
With the double cleanse, you’ll mostly be using your hands to cleanse. With a triple cleanse, you’ll incorporate a cleansing tool into the mix. It could be any tool of your own choosing, ranging from cleansing brushes like those from Clarisonic or Foreo, to microfibre cloths.
At Graydon Skincare, we choose our Bamboo Charcoal Sponge as it provides the perfect texture to remove dirt and grime from your face in a very gentle way. In fact, it’s SO gentle that even if you have sensitive skin, you can still use it.
Apply 2-3 pumps of cleanser onto the moistened sponge and massage it into your face. We recommend using the sponge in conjunction with your second cleanser. Do this for about 30-45 seconds to really work the cleanser into your skin. Finish by rinsing your face (and your sponge) with lukewarm water. And you’re set!!
Don’t: Use scalding hot water!
Hot water will strip your skin's natural oils and actually leave it feeling much more dry. Even though the chilly weather leaves you gasping for heated water, try to opt out for cozy bunny slippers instead. Let your skin keep it’s beautiful oils!
Do: Wash with luke-warm water.
Opt-out for the hot, opt-in for the luke-warm. This way you can cleanse effectively, without stripping your skin too bare. Face Foam's pH balancing ingredients, like apple cider vinegar, can help your skin feel its healthiest! Combined with our Bamboo Charcoal Sponge - you won't even miss the hot water!
Don’t: Leave Your Skin Hangin'
Remember that the cooler weather also means drier skin. This is especially true after a night out, with a full face of spooky makeup on! Don’t just leave your skin bare or hung out to dry - literally.
Do: Tone and Hydrate.
Don’t forget to rebalance your skins pH with our Face Food Mineral Mist Spray - not only will you feel refreshed, it will also reset your skin’s balance to rehydrate. Face Food works best with Fullmoon Serum to absorb nutrients and minerals deep into your skin, helping it feel buoyant and hydrated.
Don’t: Forget to Moisturize
What’s a cake without it’s icing (what's your face without moisturizer)? - you tell me!
Put on a thick layer of uber moisturizing cream, such as our Berry Rich Cream. Not only does this cream double as a face + eye cream (ie. can be used all over your face in one step), it will also help your skin lock in moisture, and rejuvenate it overnight. You will feel Berry fresh the morning after!
Now you have all that candy to deal with - watch out for that sugar ! ;)