Beauty May 29, 2015

Post Cosplay Skin Care

Cosplay makeup is usually quite heavy, leaving your skin to fend for itself when the products are applied, and then trying to figure out what to do with itself when it’s removed. It can be a lot of fun to indulge in this type of makeup every once in a while, but it’s not something you want to do too often. To properly care for your skin afterward, you may need to treat your skin with a bit more TLC than usual. Lionesse has the best advice for you today on achieving the best skin post cosplay.

Woman removing her makeup using a makeup removing wipe.

Use Makeup Removal Wipes
Using makeup removal wipes will ensure that your cosmetics are removed completely, or at least better than with cleansing alone. These nifty wipes will help your skin be more beautiful and pave the way for a great cleansing experience. You could try Neutrogena makeup removal wipes, which provide a gentle makeup removing experience while keeping your skin free from irritation.

Woman cleansing her skin with a loofah.

Double Cleanse
Double cleansing the face after heavy makeup application is imperative to the health and appearance of your skin. The first cleanse will remove any residual makeup left behind that the removal wipes failed to grab, and the second cleanse should be massaged more deeply into the skin, ridding the pores of buildup, oil, and dirt stuck deep inside the pores. If you have a dermatological cleaning brush, such as a Clarisonic, now would be the time to use it.

Woman exfoliating her skin.

Exfoliate Gently
Even though you may have exfoliated your skin prior to the heavy makeup application, you should give yourself a light, gentle exfoliation at this point to remove any gross buildup atop the skin or dead skin, bringing fresh new skin front and center. Facial polishes, peels, and masks are great ways to exfoliate the skin. You should never use harsh or abrasive scrubs on facial skin to avoid causing damage to the skin.

Woman applying moisturizer on her neck.

Moisturizing your skin is an important step in post cosplay skin care. After all of that cleansing, wiping, and exfoliation, your skin is going to need a good dose of something hydrating to infuse the skin and keep it from drying out. Be sure to use a moisturizer that is made for all skin types, or one that is suited for your skin type. You should also remember to apply your moisturizer to your neck and chest area as well, for the optimal experience in hydration.

Other Tips
You should always cleanse and moisturize your face twice per day. Once in the morning and once at night. If you have worn a lot of makeup, you may want to repeat a double cleanse any time that occurs to ensure you have clean, fresh skin. Always opt for a gentle cleanser, and move in small circular motions across the face – never in up or down motions pulling against the skin. Avoid using heavy makeup on a consistent basis as this is undoubtedly bad for your skin. Choose mineral based cosmetic products when possible.

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