Halloween Skin Hangover

Halloween SkinI have to confess I love dressing up for Halloween.  One year I was the Wicked Witch complete with green foundation.  Another  year   I painted my face  like a tiger  as in the poem by  Yeats ( Tyger, tyger burning bright).  My least successful Halloween  look was a clown costume complete with blue circles around my eyes and a bright red nose.   While all three were very different  looks they shared a common characteristic–  they left my skin a train wreck.  The next day my eyes were tearing and  my skin was red and blotchy.  Then it only got worse with breakouts and bumps that lasted for weeks.

What Causes Halloween Skin Hangover?

How could one night of fright  make-up linger on?  Easy! The greasy  pigmented base gets trapped in the pores and  sets  up home.  Irritation from the fragrance and pigments tigger  … Continue Reading…