Face painting is a fun hobby that can be done all year round, but it must be done securely and safely so everyone may enjoy it.
As professional face painters with years of expertise in our field, we have compiled a list of the top ten safety and hygiene guidelines to keep in mind when using a New Orleans face painting kit or when being painted.
1 - Use The Appropriate Products
The most important thing is, to begin with, the appropriate products. Use only cosmetic-grade items that are compliant with your country's legislation. In the United States, we recommend using only FDA-approved face paints. Except for some UV/Neon paints, all of the face paints in our store are FDA compliant (which are still considered safe but not FDA compliant).
2. Use Clean Water.
When face painting, it is critical to remember that your water should be pure, safe to drink, or distilled. Never use water unsuitable for human consumption since it might contaminate your paints and endanger the person being painted. Ensure that you always utilize fresh water and that any old filthy water is properly disposed of.
3 - Keep All Of Your Tools Clean
You can have the nicest cosmetics in the world, but it won't matter if you don't maintain your application instruments (face painting brushes and sponges) in a clean manner. It is strongly advised that you only use one sponge per person and, if feasible, load the makeup once to avoid transferring bacteria from your face into your makeup. Although excellent face paints include antibacterial qualities to decrease the possibility of contamination, it is better to avoid repeated loading wherever feasible.
4 - Maintain Clean Hands
Keeping your hands clean is crucial for your health and the health of the people you are painting, but it also helps you present a more professional image than if your hands are coated in paint. Keep some baby wipes available to clean your hands when they get filthy or between customers, avoiding cross infection.
5 - Maintain Your Face Painting Kit Clean
Your face painting kit, as well as the kit of the person who will paint you or your child, should always be clean. A professional painter will have a neat kit and clean up between customers so that no dirt, bacteria, or filthy tissues contaminate their kit.
6 - Do Not Paint Over Wounds Or Damaged Skin.
It is never safe to apply face and body paint on skin that isn't in pristine condition. If there is a rash or a wound on the skin, it is recommended not to paint over it because this might infect the region and make it worse.
7 - Ensure That You Are Painting On Clean Skin.
If the individual being painted has a dirty face or the area you're going to paint over is soiled, then offer them a baby wipe so they can clean up. This will assist you in preventing having your equipment contaminated, which might contaminate your paints or the next person in line.
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