With Halloween upon us, zombies, witches, and clowns aren’t the only things keeping us spooked! Some Halloween costumes require elaborate face painting, and what truly has us scared is how harmful such face paints can be on our skin.

Many of the convenient face paints in the seasonal Halloween aisle are very irritating and toxic for your skin, especially if you’re living with more skin sensitivity. With toxic metals and harsh chemicals, standard face paints cause breakouts, redness, and severe irritation.

There’s no need to give up face paint all together, though. This year, instead of the convenient face paints readily available in the Halloween section of your store, opt for face paints for sensitive skin that use safer, natural ingredients. When looking for the best face paint for sensitive skin, check for these common  characteristics:

Ingredients for face paint







Trick or treat, you ask? These top four skin-friendly face paint picks are all treat and use safe, non-toxic ingredients!

  1. Snazaroo Face Paintsa wide variety of palettes and kits to create any look and design, all sensitive-skin friendly, fragrance-free, easy to remove, and cruelty free!
  2. Mehron Face & Body Makeupan impressive professional collection of sensitive-skin-friendly face paints, glitters, and creams that are long lasting and richly opaque in color pay off; many are all natural, cruelty free, and vegan friendly!
  3. Blue Squid Pro Palettea sophisticated option for kids of all ages, offering highly-pigmented colors that are safe for sensitive skin and easy to clean.
  4. Tag Face & Body Paintsa wide range of palettes and individual color options that are all hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and kid friendly.

Need Some Recovery After a Face Paint Scare?

Standard face paints can be harsh on your skin, leaving it feeling irritated. After such a spooky Halloween night, your skin may need a little recovery. Depending on how your skin may react to face paints, there are some treatments that may help soothe, revive, and brighten your complexion:

how to save your skinExperiencing textural irregularities or staining from face paints? A microdermabrasion treatment uses micro-crystals to exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells and leaving you with a natural glow.

Noticing clogged pores or congested skin? A salicylic acid chemical peel has natural antiseptic properties that allow deep exfoliation, purifying pores for clearer, healthier skin.

Post-face-paint skin causing signs of premature aging? Gentle injections like Botox or dermal fillers can help restore your natural contour and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, providing fresher, more youthful-looking skin.

Don’t Let Post-Halloween Skin Haunt You

At Pinnacle Dermatology, our team of dedicated skin specialists will work with you to create a recovery treatment plan that’s tailored to address your unique skin concerns, using medical-grade skincare products and effective cosmetic dermatology treatments.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation, or visit our Pinnacle Dermatology Spa M.D. in Edina for a same-day appointment, where we’ll evaluate your skin health, discuss any of your skin concerns, and create your unique treatment plan to help you achieve your skin goals.

  • October 28, 2019