|photo from Washington DC Metro Area Face Painters on Facebook|
|(c) Justine MagicalMehendi -- used with permission.|
OTHER IMPORTANT INFO:
OUR CODE OF PRACTICE:
1. Always use professional, cosmetic-grade, make-up quality face paints, never art or craft paints. Non-toxic does Not mean skin-safe!
2. Do not paint a child with a cold sore, skin rash, runny nose, etc.
3. Use clean supplies: Wash containers, brushes and sponges thoroughly after each session, and keep them clean and rinsed often during the session.
4. Change brush water frequently.
5. Be extra careful when painting near the eyes, especially on very young children and those unable to keep still. Many painters will not paint a child under age 3.
6. Wipe dirt, food, mucous from a child (preferably have parent or the child do so) before painting.
7. Do not add disinfectant to the water as the paint already contains agents which act against yeast, mold and bacteria.
8. Children must be Supervised at all times by parent, caregiver, or host. Face Painter is not responsible for babysitting children, though painter will do utmost to keep child being painted as safe as possible. Painter can only watch the one child being painted.
9. For the safety and well-being of painter and child being painted, painter reserves right to refuse service to anyone deemed rude or threatening in any way, or to refuse to paint any body part that they are not comfortable painting.
10. Be kind, cheerful, friendly and wear a smile as much as possible.
The PROFESSIONAL balloon supplies and skin-safe Face Paints TRICIA uses HERE.
Letter from craft paints manufacturer (they say Not to use on skin even if non-toxic!)
VIDEO DEMO ON HOW TO REMOVE FACE PAINTS the right way. There are several ways to remove paints, this is one good/easy example. If you prefer not to watch a video, there are great instructions here, from a fellow face painter FacesbyGina. She says:
- Face Paint Removal Instructions:
For lingering color around the eyes, use eye make-up remover. For lingering color after the wash or if you have already tried to remove the paint with another method, apply a moisturizing lotion, wait at least 30 minutes, and wash again.' [Thanks to FacesByGina for these helpful tips!]
CRAFT GLITTER VS COSMETIC GRADE MAKEUP GLITTER, by Tricia the Children's Face Painter.
Danger/Caution: NEVER LET YOUR CHILD GET A BLACK HENNA temporary tattoo! (see image):
HOW TO KEEP YOUR PAINTS, BRUSHES, KIT AND TABLE CLEAN! from Heather at Silly Farm's Paint Pal blog.
4 REASONS NOT TO USE BABY WIPES for Face Painting. Wipes are really not meant for skin, but wait, there are even more reasons in this article.
HYGIENE AND SAFETY GUIDE FOR FACE PAINTERS, by Marcela Mama Clown Murad.