|photo from Washington DC Metro Area Face Painters on Facebook|
The second photo is a picture of a child who had a bad reaction to acrylic craft paints (non-toxic does not mean skin-safe!) on her cheek. She was painted by a church group using acrylics on skin. Washington DC Metro Area Face Painters on Facebook said this:
|(c) Justine MagicalMehendi -- used with permission|
|This poor little girl had a painful face painting experience from someone using acrylics.|
This is a combination of skin rash, welts, and leftover acrylics paints that did not come off from the day before.
Carmen Tellez of Charm and Happy explained to the mom that someone used unsafe paints not meant for skin.
Non-toxic does not mean skin-safe! Acrylics are Not skin-safe!
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:
MAN PAINTS SELF AS HULK WITH BALLISTIC MISSILE PAINT, won't wash off! (Just one more reason to educate people about what is skin-safe for face painting and what isn't!
Is ANY non-toxic acrylic paint safe for face painting? NO. Read Paintertainment's article for details.