How to Remove Body Paint

Save

Body paint is used in many different situations. Children's parties, sporting events, Halloween, family events, dances, art expos, theater performances and many other venues require the use of body paint. This paint is usually designed to stay on the skin even with rubbing and sweating. This makes it much harder to remove the paint at the end of the day. Many body paint manufacturers sell paint removal products that are safe for use on even the most sensitive skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Makeup remover
  • Paint cleansing cream or gel
  • Foaming cleanser
  • Cotton balls or cotton pads
  • Washcloth
  • Bar of soap
  • Cotton swabs
  • Olive oil
  • Milk
  • Cucumber

Commercial Cleaners

  • Squeeze a small amount of paint cleaning cream over a small section of your body. If your whole body is covered in body paint, then work in small sections. If it is just on your face, you can clean your face in two sections--first the face and then the eye area.

  • Rub the cleansing cream over the painted section. The paint should start to smear and the cream will turn the color of the paint. Rinse the area with warm water. Apply an additional cleansing coat if necessary.

  • Continue to apply cleanser in small sections until your entire body is mostly paint-free.

  • Get into the shower and turn the water on. Do not step under the shower head yet. Rub a foaming cleanser into a washcloth and rub over your entire body. The washcloth will remove any paint that is deep inside the skin.

  • Step under the shower head and cleanse your entire body with a bar of soap, just like you normally would. Towel off when finished.

  • Pour a small amount of makeup remover onto a cotton pad or cotton ball. Wipe the makeup remover over your entire face, avoiding the eye area for now.

  • Wipe the inside of the ears with makeup remover. Dip a cotton swab in makeup remover and use it to clean the inner sections of the ear that you cannot reach with your fingers.

  • Continue to apply makeup remover until the cotton pad starts to stay white.

  • Apply makeup remover to the eye area in the same manner. Wash your entire face with your normal facial regimen. Pat your skin dry, and moisturize.

  • Apply moisturizer to the rest of your body, especially if you plan to use body paint again in the near future. Well moistened skin provides a better canvas for body paint.

Homemade Cleaners

  • Peel a cucumber and cut it into thin circles. Place the cucumber in a small pot on the stove. Add a cup of milk. Heat the milk until it starts to simmer, stir to keep the milk from burning and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.

  • Dip a cotton ball or soft cloth in the milky mixture and rub over the body paint. The body paint will come right off, leaving silky skin behind.

  • Place a few drops of olive oil onto a cotton ball and wipe over the eye area. Olive oil will not cause problems for even the most sensitive eyes and is an effective body paint remover.

References

  • Photo Credit body painting in process. image by starush from Fotolia.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • Types of Body Paint

    Before using body paint, it is important to know which ones last the longest and look the best. And for anyone who...

  • Painting on Glass With Paint That Will Wash Off

    Window painting is a versatile activity that is often done for advertising purposes, festive holiday displays, school projects or plain old fun....

  • How to Remove Paint on Clothes

    Stains are almost inevitable when you are doing any type of painting, whether you are painting a house or creating a portrait....

  • How to Make Body Paint

    You can save money by making homemade body paint from ingredients that are already staple items in most homes. Handcrafted body paints...

  • How to Remove Spray Paint From Skin

    Spray paint is a convenient and inexpensive way to paint just about any object. Due to it’s design, it can also be...

  • How to Get Paint Off Clothing

    An unfortunate byproduct of painting is paint-stained clothes. While it is advisable to wear clothes you care nothing about while working with...

  • How to Remove Liquid Latex

    Liquid latex can be compared to body paint. It is used as special effects makeup to simulate skin. It can be used...

  • How to Remove Tempera Paint From Your Hands

    Well before the invention of oil-based paints, a much more simple and organic type of paint was used to create numerous famous...

  • How to Get Body Paint Out of a Costume

    Costumes often get dirty or damaged through the course of a party or a performance. A costume can get torn or stained...

  • The Best Ways to Remove Paint

    Before you can repaint furniture or walls, you may need to remove the original paint. Removing paint on older homes, such as...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Build and Grow a Salad Garden On Your Balcony

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!