Costume Inspiration & Skincare Tips for a Masked Halloween 2020
Halloween is going to look quite different this year. With a pandemic still lurking about, we will have to be extra cautious as we costume up for festivities.
Luckily, mask creators have come prepared. There are tons of options for your masked Halloween available online and in stores near you.
But before we get into the looks, first let's talk safety.
Halloween 2020 Guidelines
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has issued some Halloween Guidelines to keep us safe this year. They recommend attending parties held outside where protective masks are worn and you can remain more than 6 feet apart from others.
The CDC cautions that costume masks are not a substitute for a cloth mask. To be protected use a mask that, "is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face."
Wearing a costume mask over a protective cloth mask can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. So consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
Take Care of Your Skin
Wearing a mask all night can wreak havoc on your skin if you don't come prepared. In order to save your face from a Halloween hangover of blemishes and irritation, follow these steps:
- Prime your skin with Oxygenetix Hydro-Matrix, or upgrade to Acne Control Hydro-Matrix for extra 'maskne' protection. These soothing topicals create a silica mesh barrier to keep pollutants and bacteria out while moisturizing and healing your skin.
- Use Oxygenating Foundation or Acne Control Foundation as your makeup base for an added layer of protection, or "second skin". Oxygenetix Foundations are transfer and sweat resistant, staying put and off your mask.
- If you're reusing your Halloween mask for different occasions, wash it in between wears. A clean mask everytime keeps bacteria at bay and maintains a pleasant breathing experience for you.
- Wash your face thoroughly when the night is through. Especially if you have caked on more makeup than usual. Wash twice, tone, and hydrate before drifting into dreamland.
Inspiration for a Masked Halloween
Have a safe and spooky Halloween!