As burlesque performers, we light up the stage with our dazzling acts, stunning costumes, and, of course, fabulous stage makeup. But here’s the real backstage secret: taking care of your skin is just as important as your show-stopping performances! We know you rock those bold and dramatic makeup looks, but let’s face it – heavy stage makeup can take a toll on your skin. Fear not, fabulous darlings, because in this blog post, we’re spilling all the insider secrets on how to remove all that makeup like a pro and keep your skin glowing and radiant. Get ready to pamper your skin after those jaw-dropping performances, because we’ve got the inside scoop on burlesque skincare! Let’s dive in and uncover the secrets to keeping your skin flawless for your next enchanting act.
Why proper makeup removal and cleansing is so important
You should always be cleansing and removing your makeup before bed, but especially if you have been wearing heavy or waterproof makeup.
Your skin needs to breathe, so make sure you remove all traces of makeup before going to sleep. Without proper makeup removal and skincare after a performance, you risk damaging your skin’s protective barrier and clogging those gorgeous pores, causing breakouts and blemishes. We’ve got you covered, girl! Read ahead
1. Be gentle with your skin when taking off your makeup
Never pull your makeup off with just wipes or a cloth. It’s important to be gentle with your skin when taking off your stage makeup. Since stage makeup is built to last, it needs to be broken down using the right products, otherwise you’ll be pulling and dragging on your delicate skin. This is especially important if you have sensitive skin.
If you experience any redness or swelling when removing stage makeup, you can soothe any irritation by rinsing with cold water. Pat dry with a clean towel, then use a moisturising face cream or oil to reduce irritation.
2. Try double cleansing
Stage makeup is designed to be worn for long periods of time. It’s not uncommon for performers to have to perform in a show that lasts all day, or even longer! It’s also built to withstand things like sweat, oils, and the heat of standing under the stage lights. So when it comes to removing all that stage makeup at the end of the night, a standard makeup remover might not cut it!
The first thing you need to do is try double cleansing. Start by removing makeup with an oil cleaner, then follow with a foam cleanser for the skin underneath. This will help remove any impurities and unclog pores left behind by the makeup.
3. Wash your makeup brushes regularly
The most important thing you can do for your skin is to wash your brushes regularly! The bacteria that resides in your makeup brush can multiply and cause breakouts. They’ll also dry out, making them less effective at picking up makeup. Wash them with warm water and soap once every two weeks or so, and you’ll be able to keep all of your skin problems at bay. To further clean and sanitise, spritz with some sanitising alcohol, like isopropyl alcohol, then wipe onto a paper towel.
Leave them to dry upside down – that way the water won’t drip down into the glues holding the bristles together, which can lead to shedding and damage to your brushes.
4. Use a cleanser that’s right for your skin type
Using a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type is crucial. Different skin types have different needs, so it’s important to find a cleanser that caters to yours. For oily or acne-prone skin, opt for a cleanser with salicylic acid or tea tree oil to help control excess oil and prevent breakouts. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a gentle, hydrating cleansers without fragrances that won’t strip away natural oils. And for combination skin, a mild cleanser with balancing properties can work wonders. Finding the right cleanser will ensure a thorough removal of stage makeup without causing unnecessary irritation or dryness.
5. Don’t ignore slight makeup reactions.
As a burlesque performer, your skin is constantly subjected to heavy stage makeup. It’s essential to pay attention to any slight reactions your skin may have to certain products. Even minor symptoms like redness, itching, or irritation should not be ignored. If you notice any adverse reactions, discontinue the use of that particular product and switch to a more gentle alternative. Ignoring these signs can lead to more severe skin issues over time. Your skin’s health and well-being should always take priority, so listen to what it’s telling you and make adjustments accordingly.
After removing stage makeup, moisturising is a crucial step that should never be skipped. The heavy makeup and constant exposure to stage lights can deplete the natural moisture from your skin, leaving it feeling dry and dull. without a moisturiser, your skin will over compensate by over producing oils to protect your skin barrier, leading to breakouts and oiliness. Choose a moisturiser that suits your skin type and provides the necessary hydration. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which attract and retain moisture. Applying a good moisturiser not only restores moisture but also helps to improve the overall texture and elasticity of your skin.
7. Stay hydrated.
Hydration is key to maintaining healthy skin, both from the inside and outside. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and skin hydrated. Proper hydration helps flush out toxins, improves skin elasticity, and promotes a radiant complexion. Additionally, consider using a hydrating facial mist or spray throughout the day, especially during performances or in dry environments, to replenish moisture levels and refresh your skin. Remember, well-hydrated skin is more resilient and better equipped to withstand the demands of heavy stage makeup.
8. Get enough sleep.
Adequate sleep is an essential component of any skincare routine, especially for burlesque performers who often have late-night shows and demanding schedules. During sleep, your body goes into repair mode, and your skin has a chance to regenerate. Lack of sleep can lead to dark circles, dull complexion, and overall skin fatigue. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to give your skin the time it needs to rejuvenate. Establishing a relaxing bedtime routine and creating a sleep-friendly environment can help ensure you get the restful sleep necessary for healthy and glowing skin.
Takeaway: You can easily keep your skin healthy after wearing stage makeup by following a few simple steps. By using a cleanser suitable for your skin type, paying attention to any makeup reactions, and moisturising your skin, you can effectively remove makeup residue, prevent irritation, and restore hydration. Additionally, staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep are essential for maintaining overall skin health. By prioritising these skincare practices, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy and radiant even after wearing heavy stage makeup.
Looking after your skin when you wear heavy makeup is important. Stage makeup is often heavier and more intense than everyday makeup, and it can have a significant impact on your skin. Failing to properly care for your skin after wearing heavy makeup can lead to various issues such as clogged pores, breakouts, dryness, and overall skin fatigue. It’s crucial to be proactive in taking care of your skin by following a consistent skincare routine tailored to your needs. By giving your skin the attention it deserves and addressing any makeup reactions promptly, you can maintain a healthy and glowing complexion, even when wearing heavy makeup for your burlesque performances. Your skin is a canvas, and with the right care, it can remain vibrant and beautiful for years to come!