How Halloween Affects Your Skin

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Scary Truths of Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, so too is the perfect excuse to eat lots of sugary treats and dress up in your wackiest outfits and experiment with face paint and makeup. So that you don’t get a fright by your post Halloween skin, here is some scarily good info and tips that will help you to nourish and protect your skin this Halloween. 

Candy and Chocolate

With so many delicious varieties of treats available on Halloween it’s hard to resist the temptation. But never fear, here is all you need to know about what sweets commonly do to your skin and ways you can combat these undesirable outcomes!

Ingesting a lot of candy and chocolate oversupplies your body on sugar. This overload can trigger an inflammatory response from your body to produce certain enzymes that break down collagen and elastin. With collagen and elastin breaking down, it affects the firmness and elasticity of the skin. In other words: more wrinkles!

If that wasn’t scary enough, over doing it on the Halloween treats can also increase the amount of testosterone in the body, which increases oil production and pore size, commonly leading to breakouts.

To still enjoy yourself and have fun this Halloween, give these two tips a go!

  • Try only having naturally sweetened candy or dark chocolate as they contain less preservatives and sugar.
  • Have your Bohemian Skin Rejuvenating HY C Serum at the ready! Formulated with safe and natural key actives as well as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C & E, Celery Extract, Seabuckthorn Oil and Olive Leaf Extract; this heavenly serum will help fight against your sugar overload,  encouraging cell renewal, increasing collagen production, as well as hydrating and fighting bacterial and inflammatory properties.

Face Paint and Makeup

Getting creative with costume makeup and face paint is one of the best parts of Halloween, but have you thought about how damaging these products may be on your skin? We have outlined all you need to know to keep your skin looking its best pre and post Halloween.

Most products you’ll find to use on your face will come from party and costume stores. This type of product is similar to normal makeup but it’s a little on the heavier side which unfortunately can clog your pores. With clogged pores, your skin is more susceptible to breakouts as your skin has a harder time breathing.

So, don’t trick but treat your skin by looking out for party makeup and face paint that is suitable for sensitive skin as it will be hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and it washes off easily without the need for harsh scrubbing. 

Once you have chosen your face paint and costume makeup and had a blast this Halloween, we can take care of the rest! When you get home from your night trick or treating, take your makeup remover swipey, run it under lukewarm water, squeeze a small amount of our gel cleanser on the damp swipey and gently move in circular motions on your skin. This will gently but thoroughly remove your thick costume makeup or face paint without stripping the skin. After your thorough cleanse, apply our facial mask. The active ingredients of Kaolin Clay, Hempseed Oil and Lactic Acid in the Facial Mask hydrates the skin whilst drawing out imperfections and unclogging your pores. To finish and help your skin get back to its pre-Halloween state, treat your skin to some hydrating loving with our Rejuvenating HY C serum and light-weight moisture to lock in all that goodness.

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary on your skin. By listening to your skin and providing it with what it needs, you’ll be able to have fun this Halloween and have radiant skin while you do it!

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