How to Keep Face Paint From Staining Skin

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How to Keep Face Paint From Staining Skin
Mom won't like it when this boy comes home with yellow cheeks. (maquillage 8 image by thierry planche from

Whether you are a skull-faced doll for the Day of the Dead or a pumpkin on Halloween, no one wants to wake up the next day with a stained face. There are a variety of ways to remove the paint, and taking a few minutes before you paint can save you from lengthy scrubbing and soaking.

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    Avoid using any paint that is not formulated or intended for use on the human body. Besides the annoying tendency of the pigments to stain, you may also expose yourself to toxic ingredients. Use only non-toxic face paints.

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    Use glycerine soap to wash the paint from your face. Baby wipes and nighttime moisturisers can also help remove the paints.

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    Invest in a white base, which will keep highly pigmented colours off your face, avoiding stains.

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