TeenVogue posted “How to Make Sure Your Halloween Makeup Doesn’t Cause Skin Issues” featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel.
If there’s an ideal day of the year to go all out with your makeup, it’s Halloween. When else can you slather your face in goop and red food coloring and call it a #lewk? But while face paint and fake blood can be 💯 for terrifying your friends, it isn’t exactly great for your skin.
Because a lot of Halloween costumes require something heavier than the usual foundation or tinted moisturizer your pores are used to, it can create some pretty frustrating face issues if you aren’t careful. “These heavier products can clog the pores and cause allergic reactions,” says dermatologist Dr. Purvisha Patel, creator of Visha Skincare. This can translate to pimples, blackheads and rashes… none of which will be fun to wake up to aside your candy stash on November 1st.