It’s always fun being able to see the amazing efforts that people put into their spooky decorations, carving life into pumpkins and handing out candy to all those children.
Even if you’re not dressing up, if you’re a parent there’s a guarantee that you’ll be involved in the preparation, perhaps by painting someone’s something! Thankfully nobody expects you to be an artist when it comes to face or body painting at Halloween.
If you’re taking your child out trick or treating, your night will go something like this - dress them in their costumes, paint their faces, take them by every single house in the neighbourhood, go home and wrestle them out of their costumes whilst they work their way through all their candy. Sound familiar?
But what about all that face paint?
The last thing a child wants to do on Halloween night is jump in the bath and scrub themselves clean. But taking all that paint off doesn’t have to be a complete chore - we promise!
How to remove face paint/makeup from young children (and the young at heart):
Wipes: These handy little helpers save the day again! Most households tend to have some sort of wet wipes on hand, whether they are baby or makeup, but using the correct one for the correct occasion is important. Facial wipes will contain similar ingredients to make up remover, so will be particularly useful. Remember to fold the wipe on the longer length and then in half again (so it’s a square), this way you have more ‘give’ when removing the caked-on paint!
Baby oil: Did you know you can get baby oil wipes? These dry feeling wipes will really help cut through that face paint. If you don’t have any to hand, you can always use a cotton ball coated in baby oil. However you will need to rewash when finished if there's an excessive amount of oil still left.
Soap and water: An old favourite, however it’s effectiveness will depend on the type of face paint used. Some make up will come off with a good rinse and a scrub, but others may need something like a wipe to get rid of it.
It’s important to remove paint from the face or body otherwise it could lead to small consequences like acne or wrinkling of the skin.
Like sleeping in makeup, having layers of paint or grease on your skin will result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment which grease will hold onto. These radicals can cause the breakdown in healthy collagen which results in fine lines on the skin. Having a mask of grease on the skin will additionally clog up the pores resulting in the development of acne which we want to avoid until later on in their age or ideally, never.
That’s why it’s also a really good idea to rehydrate your skin the night of or even the day after using a nice facial mask. Your skin has been through a lot this Halloween. Pamper it!
We hope that your Halloween is filled with a lot of spooks, smiling children and a serious amount of candy - just don’t forget to wipe off all that paint at the end with your trusty wet wipe.
We Love Wipes wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!