It is very simple to remove face and body paint when one has been painted with high-quality products. Simply follow these easy steps:
- Gently rub your skin with a moisturizing agent. Popular choices are baby oil, coconut oil, olive oil, cold cream, etc. As long as it is safe and gentle on your skin, and highly moisturizing, it will work in your favor.
- Loosen up the face paint with your fingertips. The face paint will begin to lift up off of the skin.
- Wipe your skin very gently with a tissue or a warm damp washcloth.
- Now use a gentle cleaner to remove the rest. I wash my face with Cetaphil cleanser, warm water, and a wash rag when I have painted on myself. However, any very gentle cleanser will do.
- Pat your face dry.
- If there is any left-over staining of the skin, do not panic! Certain colors of face and body paint make-up can lightly discolor some people's skin. This is harmless, and will fade away as the skin creates its own natural oils. If you would like to speed this process along, try some additional lotion or coconut oil with a cotton ball.
The most important thing to remember is this: Be as gentle with your skin as possible. Do NOT wipe your face or your child's face with baby wipes! Baby wipes are not meant to be used on the face. Many brands contain Methylisothiazolinone, which is known to cause allergic reactions such as stinging, burning, redness, and more, when applied to the face. The safest method for cleaning off face paint is the one outlined above.
Be kind to your skin, and it will be kind to you!
Thank you and happy cleaning!