There’s a lot more to Halloween for us adults than handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. We’re just as entitled to have some ghoulish fun as they are, right? Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a good idea to drive around and egg houses around the neighborhood, but dressing up to attend a festive Halloween party with your friends, family or coworkers is a different story.
Even for us adults, there’s nothing better than taking a much-needed break from our regular lives to dress up as our favorite celebrities, superheroes or supervillains for a fun-filled Halloween party. There’s outlandish costumes, crazy looking hair and makeup, music, mingling and drinks. Who could resist?
There’s no doubt about it. Halloween parties are a blast! However, they can also be quite taxing on the skin, hair and body, which can make your return to the regular routine a surprisingly tough transition. So, if you’re planning on attending a big Halloween bash this year and don’t want to look and feel like a zombie the day after, be sure to prepare for more than just your costume! Try these three quick tips to keep your skin, hair and body feeling scary good.
Cleanse Your Skin of Evil
If you’re planning to go all-in with your Halloween costume this year, there’s a good chance that you’ll be sporting a thick layer of frightening face paint or morbid makeup to earn a few more oohs and ahhs from your friends during your grand entrance. Just don’t be surprised if your pores have something to say about it the next day.
If your imagination ran a little too wild with your Halloween makeup, a wet cloth simply won’t be enough to remove all of that gunk from your pores. So, to prevent any unwanted clogging and buildup, be sure to use a powerful facial cleanser that clears away everything your wet cloth left behind, while also getting rid of dirt, dead skin cells and other skin impurities. Make sure you choose a cleanser that contains nourishing essential oils to prevent your skin from drying out after application.
While you’re at it, you might want to consider picking up a specially formulated eye cream as well -- especially if you channeled your inner vampire by staying up all night long! Most professional grade eye creams feature a blend of ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, Plant Stem Cells and Peptide Complex to diminish eye bags and dark circles, so keep that in mind if you need a little boost to get your lively look back!
Tame Your Hair-Raisingly Scary Hairdo
Speaking of going the extra mile with Halloween costumes, yours might involve having to use a ton of hair spray or coloring to get the look you want. Whether it’s Beetlejuice or the bride of Frankenstein, you’ll be doing a number on your hair to look your scariest, so it’s crucial to have the appropriate products at your disposal when it’s time to bring your hair back to normal again.
In this case, the best course of action is to use a high-quality hair mask that’s enriched with botanical and organic ingredients to wash away all those colors and clumps. Specialized keratin hair masks are especially useful for getting hair back to its natural state, as are Argan Oil-based products. Simply leave them in your hair for 10-15 minutes and you have soft, sleek and stylish looking locks in no time!
Escape the Horrors of a Hangover
Although many people already have their go-to drinks or foods to alleviate hangover symptoms, no method is as effective as the Hangover Cure Smoothie, a delicious pharmacist recommended remedy for that ‘hit by a bus’ feeling the next day. Here’s what you’ll need:While you’re out shopping for your next great Halloween costume for the party, it might be a good idea to swing by your local grocery store to pick up a few things you’ll need to quickly recover from a possible hangover. After all, life will be back to normal the very next day, and it would stink to have to go into work with a nasty headache!
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
- 1 Cup of Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 Cup of Frozen Kale or Spinach
- 1/2 Cup of Blueberries
- A Dash of Honey & Cinnamon
- 3 Ice Cubes
From there, simply blend these ingredients together, pour, and drink at your own pace. Your stomach will settle, your mood will improve, your headache will fade, and your day will be a lot easier to get through!