3 Products You Need to Beat that Post-Halloween Skin Hangover

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Post Halloween Skin Hangover

Ever woken up the day after Halloween, looked in the mirror and scared yourself with what’s staring back at you? No, unfortunately, I’m not talking about forgetting to take off a mask, or your Halloween makeup, but actually, waking to the state of your skin the morning after.

Halloween is an amazing time to get creative with your makeup, buy new products and really have fun with doing something extraordinary [Read more: 4 Incredible Halloween Inspired Highlighters]. On the night of All Hallow’s Eve, we apply several layers of brightly coloured face paint and a whole mix of other products in order to achieve that amazing film-inspired creation you found online - you look incredible, you’ve surpassed your own artistic expectations, but what you completely forget about, is what the products are actually doing to your skin, especially if they aren’t removed properly.

Boosting the skin’s natural glow and smoothness and keeping it hydrated is very important to us at My Beauty Matches, which is why our personalised beauty matchmaking machine has come up with 3 important products you need to prevent you suffering from a post-Halloween skin hangover.

Clogged Pores

Seeing enlarged pores and smears of mascara and face paint across your face is not the image you want to wake up to. When products aren’t removed thoroughly enough before going to bed, you leave your skin at risk of becoming clogged. This traps oils, debris and dirt deep in your pores and can lead to breakouts. The best way to prevent this is by using Kiehl’s Cantella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser to gently cleanse your skin every night before bed, making sure you capture all the dirt and makeup on a cotton pad. The trick is to keep cleansing until the cotton pad wipes clean . This guarantees your skin is cleaned fully and ready for any toners, moisturisers, serums or oils you apply at night. Repeating this cleansing step when you wake up will further wipe away any dirt that was hidden in your pores that is then pushed out by natural oils during your sleep. This will leave your face looking fresh and smooth every day.


If you’re cleansing every morning and evening, and you’re still seeing breakouts, it might be time to up your skincare game - particularly around times of the year you know you will be applying extra products to your face during the day or for a party. The morning after Halloween is most important, as it’s the one night of the year you can get away with wearing every makeup product you own (including those bright colours you’d been saving for the occasion!). Scrubbing deep with Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy will help clear away blackheads and prevent further breakouts. Be sure to target your T-zone where most spots tend to appear and wipe off using a hot muslin cloth to wipe away any impurities.


Dull skin is amongst our worst skin fears. Looking dry and washed out, tired and gloomy; our skin, post-Halloween is a sore sight. Once your skin is fully cleansed, exfoliated, toned and moisturised, add a few drops of L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Essence to your face, taking special care to circulate around the eyes, forehead, cheeks and around the nose. This illuminating serum will restore your skin’s natural glow and boost hydration tenfold, magically transforming your skin from post-Halloween skin hangover, to post-Halloween glow.

If you have any particular skin hangups or are worried that the products you’ve been buying aren’t right for you after all, we’ll give you a completely personalised, unbiased recommendation on what products to use based on YOUR skin type and YOUR skin concerns. Whether you have dry skin, a favourite scent or even frizzy hair, our hair, skincare, makeup and fragrance recommendations are tailored personally to you.

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