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Halloween Skincare Recovery - MINDBODY
Beauty
Published Friday Sep 27, 2019 by Celeste Thomas

Your Halloween Skincare Recovery Guide

Skincare
Beauty
Expert Advice

One of the most beloved seasons is here – fall! Not only is fall the best because of pumpkin-flavored everything, but it’s also the only time of year that you can dress up in crazy costumes and attempt to pull off awesome makeup like on HBO’s Euphoria
 
Dressing up, eating sweets, and drinking a skinny margarita is so fun, but coming home and taking off layers of makeup is totally not. So, today I'm going to give you some tips on how to take off your Halloween makeup and nourish your skin post-party. 
 

A better way to remove fake eyelashes.

Fake eyelashes are super cute, but taking them off can be a pain! The best way to remove fake eyelashes without damaging your natural lashes is to use organic olive oil. Applying olive oil to a cotton ball and then dabbing your eyelid will loosen the glue so you can gently remove the fake lashes. Plus, your lashes will thank you for rehydrating them with rich nutrients found in olive oil, like vitamins E and K.
 

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A better way to remove fake eyelashes.

Fake eyelashes are super cute, but taking them off can be a pain! The best way to remove fake eyelashes without damaging your natural lashes is to use organic olive oil. Applying olive oil to a cotton ball and then dabbing your eyelid will loosen the glue so you can gently remove the fake lashes. Plus, your lashes will thank you for rehydrating them with rich nutrients found in olive oil, like vitamins E and K.
 

Remove glitter, smarter.

Let’s be honest—removing glitter is a nightmare, but luckily I know a way you can take off heavy glitter without scraping your skin and eyes with tape! Start by looping a piece of scotch tape, sticky side out, and attaching it to itself at the ends, creating the perfect de-glittering device. Slip your fingers in the loop and begin lightly pressing the tape onto the glitter, removing it section by section. Repeat as many times as possible to remove as much as humanly possible, the rest will come off when you cleanse.

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Remove glitter, smarter.

Let’s be honest—removing glitter is a nightmare, but luckily I know a way you can take off heavy glitter without scraping your skin and eyes with tape! Start by looping a piece of scotch tape, sticky side out, and attaching it to itself at the ends, creating the perfect de-glittering device. Slip your fingers in the loop and begin lightly pressing the tape onto the glitter, removing it section by section. Repeat as many times as possible to remove as much as humanly possible, the rest will come off when you cleanse.

Cleanse and moisturize. 

At this point, it’s time to give your skin a thorough wash. I recommend doing a double cleanse (two one minute washes) to really remove any leftover makeup on the skin. After the first cleanse, you can use a moist cotton pad to determine if a second wash is necessary. If the cotton pad has makeup on it, definitely give it a second wash. Once your face is free from all that Halloween makeup, it’s essential to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer—especially after exposing your skin to irritating products like toxic paints, sprays, and glue. I love moisturizers that have Squalane Oil, an olive oil derivative that hydrates without clogging pores.
 
And that’s how to enjoy Halloween night without waking up with a skin hangover! For more fall-ish blog posts, check out my fall skin savers, or my simple fall nontoxic makeup look
 
Want more seasonal skincare tips? Follow @thetruespoon and check out The True Spoon for skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more! 
 

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Cleanse and moisturize. 

At this point, it’s time to give your skin a thorough wash. I recommend doing a double cleanse (two one minute washes) to really remove any leftover makeup on the skin. After the first cleanse, you can use a moist cotton pad to determine if a second wash is necessary. If the cotton pad has makeup on it, definitely give it a second wash. Once your face is free from all that Halloween makeup, it’s essential to hydrate your skin with a good moisturizer—especially after exposing your skin to irritating products like toxic paints, sprays, and glue. I love moisturizers that have Squalane Oil, an olive oil derivative that hydrates without clogging pores.
 
And that’s how to enjoy Halloween night without waking up with a skin hangover! For more fall-ish blog posts, check out my fall skin savers, or my simple fall nontoxic makeup look
 
Want more seasonal skincare tips? Follow @thetruespoon and check out The True Spoon for skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more! 
 

Celeste Thomas
Written by
Celeste Thomas
Holistic Skincare Expert
About the author
Celeste Thomas is a registered nurse and holistic skincare expert. Her genetically acne-prone skin is the vehicle for her devout exploration into the ever-evolving skincare industry. Celeste utilizes her medical expertise, passion for holistic wellness, and her constant quest for knowledge to meticulously comb through the noise to find what truly works. Celeste aims to inspire unconditional skin confidence on her instagram @thetruespoon and blog The True Spoon through skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more.
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Beauty
Published Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 by Sara Lesher

What Do We Expect from Beauty Salons Reopening Now?

Beauty
Salon
COVID-19

Things are weird. Times are changing. It seems like just when we’re starting to get a grip, there’s another surprise. When it comes to beauty, we've had to adapt on our own due to salon closures, keep an eye on preparations and protocol changes during those closures, try to know what we’re doing before booking an appointment once they reopened, and maybe even brave the journey back to the salon. Whether you live in a place where salons are open, you’ve experienced a second shutdown, or you straight up haven’t had a haircut since March, we can all probably agree that we’re expecting some differences in the salon and spa world thanks to COVID. 
We wanted to gauge how everyone is thinking and feeling about all this, so we put out a poll on our Instagram, asking you all what you expect from beauty salons right now.  

Here’s what you had to say... 


1.    You’re about 50/50 when it comes to heading back 
 


53% of you have returned to the hair salon by now, while 47% of you have not. This makes sense, because every area of the country is different when it comes to cases, closures, and mandates, and every person is different when it comes to risk and safety.  

2.    But if you are going back, you want the "normal" experience

While many hair salons have begun operating outdoors due to government regulations, 58% of you said you’re fine with getting your haircut indoors, while the other 42% are more comfortable keeping it outside.

3.    You aren’t quite comfortable with others in your home 


58% of you said you’d rather go to your hair salon than have your stylist come to you. I get it, home is a safe space, probably shouldn’t let any outsiders in.

4.    You really appreciate your stylists

69% of you said you’re “totally!” going to tip more for services once you start receiving them again. During this time without our stylists and aestheticians, I think we all realized how much we need them and appreciate them, and many of us are willing to show them a little extra gratitude to make up for the time we spent apart.

5.    Some of you are willing to take risks... 


But, most of you aren’t. 56% of you said you have not cut or colored your own or a friend’s hair, because it was too risky, while the other 44% just “had to!”  


6.    Nail salons are a lot less trafficked 


Only 29% of you have returned to nail salons, while the rest are sticking to at-home manicures. Maybe we’re all just getting really good at it? But probably, it’s because a lot of them are still closed down, or because it’s a little more difficult to get a pedicure outdoors (we need our massage chairs!).  


7.   We’ve all noticed (and embraced) the changes

Our last poll question asked about what differences you’ve all noticed when heading back to the salon, and you all had a lot to say...


chat bubbles with salon differences


It’s a beautiful thing to see how the salon and spa community has come together, taken precautions, and adjustments, all so they can continue to help us look and feel our best. If you haven’t spoken to your stylist lately (or even if you have), don’t forget to shoot them a thank you and let them know you appreciate them. 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).