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Skincare Ingredients to Avoid in Halloween Makeup for Acne-Prone Skin

Annelise Hillmann • Oct 16, 2023

Halloween makeup can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a nightmare for acne-prone skin. Certain skincare ingredients can clog pores and exacerbate breakouts, so it's important to be mindful of what you're putting on your face.

Ingredients to Avoid in Halloween Makeup

Here are some ingredients to avoid when choosing Halloween makeup for acne-prone skin:

  • Silicones: These are often used in makeup to create a smooth, even finish. However, they can also create a barrier on the skin that traps oil and bacteria, leading to breakouts. 

  • Fragrance: Fragrances can irritate the skin and cause inflammation, which can make acne worse.

  • Alcohol: Alcohol is often used as a preservative in makeup, but it can also be drying and irritating to the skin.

  • Heavy oils: Some oils, such as coconut oil and cocoa butter, are comedogenic, which means they can clog pores and cause breakouts.

  • Artificial dyes: These can cause irritation and inflammation in the skin, which can lead to breakouts.

Choose Non-comedogenic

When shopping for Halloween makeup, look for products that are labeled "non-comedogenic" or "oil-free." These are less likely to clog pores and cause breakouts.

Wash Thoroughly After Using

Make sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly after wearing makeup, especially if you're prone to acne, to prevent any bacteria buildup. You can use a convenient wipe that also has anti-breakout ingredients, like FRONTMAN Zit Wipes.

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By being mindful of the skincare ingredients in your Halloween makeup, you can enjoy the holiday without worrying about acne flare-ups.