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Just because it is Halloween doesn’t mean you to need to scare your skin with horrible toxins. Save the drama from any post-Halloween trauma with a few easy tips from New York City-based dermatologist Dendy Engelman, M.D., of Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and derm with Clearasil.
Costume makeup is often not put through the stringent testing that many products are, so they may be comedogenic (acne-causing).
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Make sure to use a good face primer on your skin before applying heavier makeup. This provides a protective barrier between your delicate skin and the less-than-delicate costume makeup.
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Avoid using glues or other adhesives on your skin if you choose a costume involving prosthetics. These have the potential to cause irritation and allergic reactions.
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Wearing false lashes with your costume? Make sure to use baby oil, Vaseline, or profession eyelash glue adhesive remover to help release these lovely lashes without causing damage to your own natural ones!
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Heavy stage make-up can lead to breakouts, if not properly removed. "Too beat to go through a full cleansing routine, grab Clearasil's Daily Clear Hydra-Blast medicated facial wipes," says Dendy Engelman, M.D. "These help remove face make-up and contain 2% salicylic acid to keep pores open and calm inflammation."
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