Makeup for Halloween, the advice of the dermatologist

Vampires, witches, zombies. These are some of the characters to which the night of Halloween gives life, transforming children, adolescents and beyond, with gorgeous and bizarre make-up. But, layers and layers of makeup can affect the health of our skin.

“The tricks used for Halloween or for fancy dress parties, especially the low-cost ones or those that do not meet the parameters indicated by the Ministry of Health, may contain substances that are not very suitable for the skin, causing hypersensitivity and allergies” he recalls Rosa Maria Strangidermatologa di Humanitas Mater Domini

“It is necessary to pay attention to the composition of the make-up which, at times, can contain highly allergenic and toxic substances for the skin such as emulsifiers, perfumed essences, dyes, preservatives, lanolin alcohols, paraphenylenediamine, nickel, mercury and cobalt”.

It is recommended to avoid the use of these substances especially on the most delicate and sensitive skins or those suffering from atopic dermatitis. If the make-up is left on the face for a long time, in fact, it could cause hypersensitivity, redness, eczema (dermatitis) and swelling around the eye or mouth, irritative or allergic contact dermatitis, itching, flaking or the appearance of blisters. Natural or vegetable cosmetics, hypoallergenic and tested, can be a solution for these occasions. Before using them, the advice is to apply a small amount behind the ear or in other hidden parts, wait about 15 minutes and make sure that no reactions, such as burning or redness, appear.

And once the party is over – it’s obvious, but too often underestimated – you have to remove your makeup. In fact, there is no worse habit than sleeping with makeup on. Even after using hypoallergenic products it is important to remove make-up: not only on Halloween, but every day. “To remove make-up, it is better to use hypoallergenic, soothing and, if possible, also anti-redness micellar water – concludes Dr. Strangi – After removing make-up, it is important to apply a layer of specific moisturizer: for combination skin, opt for a non-comedogenic cream, that is, one that does not clog the pores and cause impurities, while for very dry ones you can use a rich moisturizer ».

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