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Post by Whacko on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:34 pm

Hi guys.

In new to all this and wonder is it ok to paint a face that has had sun lotion put in it?

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Post by LittleMonsters on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:04 pm

Absolutely - although not an expert... the only problem I see is that sometimes the paint will go on splotchy due to being put on over sun tan lotion.  Also this can be better as being out in the sun all day (without lotion) with paint on you can leave tan lines where the paint was (although this can be a cool side-affect!) Smile
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Post by Whacko on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:58 pm

I like it, a cool side effect.

I was thinking that an event would probably be a hot day (I'm in the UK) and so wonder how lotion would affect it.

While I'm on the subject, is there anything else I may come across that I shouodnt paint on? I'm new to this and don't charge as yet but want to know for now and the future

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Post by LittleMonsters on Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:32 pm

The other thing to consider is people who have skin conditions, open wounds, cold sores, acne, runny noses, lice, etc...

Some people will put up a sign saying who/what they absolutely can not paint on so people should consider this before standing in line so that when they sit in your chair it's not like they shouldn't have known they were going to get the boot before hand.

This is to protect your kit and your clients - keeping contamination to a minimal.
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Post by Whacko on Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:18 pm

Thanks for your advice so far folks!

If anyone thinks of anything else feel free to post and let me know.

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Post by Whacko on Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:18 pm

Thanks for your advice so far folks!

If anyone thinks of anything else feel free to post and let me know.

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Re: Painting on sun lotion

Post by jlirie on Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:01 pm

since sun lotion is usually oil based, it may prevent the face paint from adhering to the face or arm. you might try it on yourself first, i can't think of an instance i knew i was painting over sunscreen.

however, i have had several times when the kid i was painting had skin that was more oily than normal, and they weren't even teens yet. or maybe it was sunscreen, lol. it was a bit harder to get coverage.
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Post by LittleMonsters on Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:06 pm

This is one scenario you can actually test out on yourself if you want to know what's going to happen ^_^
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Re: Painting on sun lotion

Post by FairyWingsFacePainting on Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:21 am

I have painted on a handful of the rare sunny days we get up here in the north east of england, lol.

I did find that in some cases the paint was a bit patchy due to the slightly oily texture of the sunscreen, that was using Snazaroo paints. I am in the process of moving over to DFX and have an outdoor fayre on Saturday, so I am looking forward to seeing how much difference there is in comparison.
As LittleMonsters mentioned, to get a good idea you can do a self test to see the results Very Happy
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Post by Kal on Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:55 am

It's all different based on the makeup of the sunscreen, skin, etc. I have gotten into the habit of touching the child's face to see if they are sweaty, sticky, oily, etc. If I don't like the way the skin feels I dust them with baby powder before painting. It creates a barrier between the paint and the problem and also helps to set the paint. I haven't had any issues since I began doing this.
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Post by Whacko on Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:29 pm

That's fantastic guys! Some great advice so cheers for all your help

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Post by PaintedWingsandWishes on Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:36 pm

Do you worry about allergies or inhalation of the talc in the baby powder?
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Post by Hoodat Whatzit on Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:32 pm

Guess what link showed up on my Facebook newsfeed from our local news?

Sunburn art media trend driving dermatologists crazy

http://www.news4jax.com/news/us-world-news/sunburn-art-social-media-trend-driving-dermatologists-batty/34052442

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Post by anniel on Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:33 pm

Starblends help too, I borrowed some from a fellow artist next to me, as she said she could not get the hang of them. We (blessedly) live in a normally dry climate--but on the 4th it poured (as EVERY year). I blotted with her white SB & easily painted on top--(what a God-send--thanks Maria!)
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Post by FairyWingsFacePainting on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:15 am

[quote="Hoodat Whatzit"]Guess what link showed up on my Facebook newsfeed from our local news?

Sunburn art media trend driving dermatologists crazy

I saw that one Hoo.  I'm a little ashamed to say I thought the intricate design with the lotus flower looked quite beautiful in a not safe for the skin kinda way, lol Embarassed
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Re: Painting on sun lotion

Post by Sarieka on Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:52 pm

I live in Florida, and wipe each face before I paint it.  A few times I did paint over sunscreen the face paint melted off and didn't stay long.

If in doubt I'll ask the parents if it's okay to clean their child's face since the face paint will stay longer and to make sure their kids stay out of the sun so they don't burn.

Depending on the heat and age of the child I will use Starblends with ProAiir Dips, and will ask the parents if they want waterproof.  

It seems like the ProAiir Dips bother some peoples eyes for a short time until it dries even if it's not near the eyes.  That's why I don't like to use it on younger kids.
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Re: Painting on sun lotion

Post by jlirie on Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:01 pm

it's the alcohol fumes evaporating
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Re: Painting on sun lotion

Post by Forest-Fairy on Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:03 pm

If i notice it I try to wash the area with my soap and water spray on a cut paper towel square. If i don't notice it until after i start painting, then I just try my best. :/
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