Safety Tips for Face Painting

Nowadays face painting has gained immense popularity with children and adults alike. A variety of face painting designs are available that help in making every event or celebration fun and memorable.

Painting your face can be a big part of the fun and merry making on special occasions. But it is important to follow the safety measures both by the painter and the receiver to avoid unnecessary allergic reactions and problems.

Here are some safety tips to help keep your fun from leaving you with any sort of grief:

  • Follow all face painting directions carefully.
  • Don’t use paints that are not approved by FDA.Try to know the details and safety about the paint before use.
  • Don’t decorate your face with things that are not meant for skin.
  • Be careful to keep makeup from getting into your eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
  • If you’re using paint for the first time, then test it first on your arm to check for an allergic reaction.
  • Don’t go to bed with your makeup on. Wearing it for a long time might irritate your skin, and bits of makeup can flake off or smear and get into your eyes.
  • Follow the removal procedures carefully as mentioned on the label.
  • Gently remove the makeup around your eyes, as the skin here is delicate.
  • Don’t use metallic craft glitter for face painting. The only safe glitters for face painting are made of polyester, and should be .008 microns in size or smaller. That is the size that the FDA classifies as “cosmetic size” and safe for use on skin.
  • Avoid using alcohol as a sanitizer for brushes and sponges. It promotes bacterial growth. Any traces of the alcohol left on the brush or sponge can cause pain to sensitive tissue area like the eye area.
  • Avoid painting on contagious skin, sores or wounds, acne and infected skin.