Face Paint Safety - Removal - General Information
Did you know that Face Paint is really not paint? It’s a cosmetic water based makeup. I only use professional, FDA compliant cosmetic paints and glitter approved for the face and skin for my designs. The brands I use are Kryolan, Snazaroo, Wolfe FX, and Paradise. I DO NOT USE acrylic, poster, or other craft paints or markers. Although labeled non-toxic (which only applies if you eat the paint), acrylic & craft paints are not approved for use on the skin.
If your child has sensitive skin, please let me know and I can do a “patch” test, or paint a design on their hand or arm where the skin is usually less sensitive. *No matter what face painter you hire, for the safety of your child and your guests, always make sure that they use products that are made for use on skin.
I use non-metallic, .008-size hex-cut cosmetic grade polyester glitter in my face painting and glitter tattoo designs. This is NOT the same type of glitter that can be purchased at craft stores. It is a professional quality glitter that is specifically made for application on the skin.
*Regular craft store glitter should never be used on the face or near the eyes as it can cause serious injury if it gets into the eyes!
I will not paint the face of anyone who appears to be sick, has a runny nose or swollen eyes, has a skin rash, has an open cut or sore on his or her face, or has an obvious illness. I am happy to paint a hand, arm, or leg instead. My brushes and sponges are cleaned in soap and hot water after every event.
How to remove your artwork
The best way to remove your face art is with soap, warm water, and a washcloth. ("no more tears" baby shampoo works great on kids so it won't sting their eyes) Lather, rinse, repeat -- no scrubbing needed! I do not use baby wipes as they are more likely to leave behind "trace stains" than a washcloth. If trace stains do remain, apply a good quality facial lotion, wait 30 minutes, and gently wash the area again with warm soap and water.
The best way to remove your glitter tattoo, is to simply use rubbing alcohol. This will take the adhesive as well as the glitter right off the skin. Removing the glitter tattoos after a shower is easiest, while your skin is still damp. Hair Color- Removing the spray-in hair color is easy, just use your regular shampoo, lather, rinse, repeat. Very light blonde hair may have a trace of color after one shampoo, so you may need to repeat the shampooing of your hair. If you are having trouble removing your art after following the above instructions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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