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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.
death of the walk-in
The Latest
Published Wednesday May 20, 2020 by Sara Lesher

When Salons Near Me Reopen: What To Expect From The First Visit Back

Beauty
Salon

Times are strange right now, as you all know. We’ve all heard the phrase “new normal” about a million times already, and all the while, things are still changing every day. If you asked me a few months ago what I’d be writing about right now, I would never have guessed I’d be interviewing someone about what it’s like to get a haircut

Nonetheless, we’re all doing our best to band together and help each other out right now. You may have noticed salons and spas offering messages of support, video tutorials for DIY beauty, and now, waitlists and announcements of reopening their doors. But as we all know, this isn’t the “old normal” anymore, and there will be changes. 

Here’s what you can expect to be different when you finally head back into the salon or spa:


Going the distance

As salons and spas begin to reopen, they’ll likely have to make changes due to new social distancing requirements. When you enter the space, you’ll probably see a complete rearrangement. Stations will be separated by at least six feet, and some might even be removed to allow for more space. Salons that don’t have that much space to spare are putting in temporary walls or partitions. 

On top of that, there may be fewer appointments scheduled at the same time (and definitely no walk-ins) to limit the number of people in the building. Say goodbye to waiting rooms and lobbies—you’ll likely be asked to wait outside or in your car until the exact start time of your appointment to prevent too many people crowding the front.


Keeping it clean

In addition to their increase in space, salons and spas will likely up their cleaning standards and procedures. We surveyed active consumers on the Mindbody app and learned that among the many changes beauty and wellness businesses can make upon reopening, following rigorous sanitization guidelines is the most important. You’ll probably see social posts or confirmation emails that outline new cleaning protocols, and you may notice some signage hanging around the building to reassure that the areas have been disinfected. Employees, and even guests, will be wearing masks and/or gloves, and you may even get a spritz of hand sanitizer at the door. According to Salon 124 Group, getting these supplies is turning out to be one of the largest obstacles for reopening.

In between each appointment, they’ll thoroughly disinfect the area before the next client arrives. Not only that, but each time you move to a new station (like from shampoo to haircut), they may also wipe down the station as soon as you get up to make sure it’s clean for the next guest. 
 

literally check ourselves out

Checking yourself out 

After a good haircut, we all want to check ourselves out. And now that we’re all more cautious of germs and bacteria, we also want to literally check ourselves out at the end of our appointments. Out of the various fitness, beauty, and wellness businesses on our platform, consumers feel most comfortable returning to hair salons, and 62.7% said hair cutting, coloring, styling, barbering, or blow-drying would be the first beauty service they book once restrictions are lifted. An extra, important layer of comfort can be added in the form of contactless payments.

Many salons and spas will likely be incorporating some sort of contactless checkout process to limit touch points. They may end up taking your payment information at check-in via text and removing the front desk, so you don’t have to interact with another person face-to-face.


Switching it up

All-in-all, you can expect changes—and lots of them. Whether it’s increased retail offerings, curbside pickups, virtual consultations, at-home appointments, or video tutorials, many salons and spas are getting creative with how they offer support to their clients. Above all, they want to help us feel beautiful, confident, and somewhat normal during this time—and for that, we’re so thankful.


Want to hear about a real salon experience firsthand? One of our own got her hair done at a reopened salon in Georgia—here’s how it went.

Are you a salon owner yourself? Check out the Reboot Kit for Salons, Spas, & Wellness Businesses for extensive info and advice on how to prepare for reopening.



MINDBODY. “COVID-19 APP USER SURVEY #5.” MAY 2020.
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).