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Post by Lynnie on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:42 pm

So we talk about skin issues of the people we are painting all the time BUT what about those of the artist?

I've noticed there are a couple people who say they don't paint their own faces because of sensitivity to the paints. I know there are some painters with Rosacea (sp?). I am allergic to the sun so will, during the summer, often have hives from it and as a side effect, my skin doesn't exfoliate naturally so I get splotches or flaky patches. The splotches have gotten worse over the summer and while I'm undergoing treatment, I am worried about these turning off clients in the summer if I can't get it under control. None of these are contagious but people don't know that.

How do you, or would you, handle such things?
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:49 pm

Wow, wierd! Me and my husband also stay out of the sun for the same reason. (won't EVER catch us near a beach or pool outdoors) So rarely have this issue, but it is a great question! I do have to admit that it is worse on my arms in the summer and the henna hides it well as well as soothing it down. I'm interested to see if anyone has some ideas on this one!
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Post by anramire2 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:02 pm

I have Rosacea and the sun aggravates it alot. I once had to get a steriod shot because of the swelling and itching. I was gardening for a couple of hours and my face started get this fine rash and stared to feel so itchy. I thought perhaps messing around with the dirt had something to do with it (I seriously thought I was allergic to something I planted). Went to the MD 2 days later b/c I couldn't take it anymore. Turned out after some follow ups I had rosacea. My MD told me its not contagious. Gave me a topical RX and told me I would have to avoid a few things, chocolate, the sun, alchohol, sharp cheese, air...kidding.
My face always looks flush esp. in the summer. But with the use of makeup it tones down the redness alot.
My advice the sun is evil..lol Avoid it at all costs... harder said then done Twisted Evil My friends and family make fun of me all the time. I like to walk and garden so its hard to aviod the sun. I always have a fishing hat and big sun glasses on. THey get so embarrased. But if you ever felt like you wanted to rip your skin off you face you'd understand why I do it. I make fun back, by telling them if they keep making fun of me I'm gonna buy a big mexican sombrero and wear that instead. What a Face
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Just tell them that when your 50 you'll still be a yummy mummy and they'll look like an aligator handbag! LOL
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Post by Lynnie on Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:07 pm

I love to garden too! I have a beach umbrella that I move around the yard with me so that I am always in the shade when I'm working. The neighbors laugh at me but it works! lol I've always wanted one of those massive, floppy sunhats so a friend of mine in Orlando said there is a great shop down there for them, so she and I are going to go when I'm down there for Fabaic and pick one up. :-D We don't have them in the cold north. lol

I get the hives/patches on my skin but I also have the full on allergic head reaction with stuffed up nose/sneezing and horrible headache/migraine.
My husband had skin cancer (a basal cell carcinoma- which actually is a very localized, easy to treat cancer) 4 years ago in his early 30's so we're very anti-sun, it's evil. I totally agree with you, Angela!

When I'm at the Ren/Pirate Faires and street fests, I have a parasol that I use when I need to use the booth. I think you should threaten your family with that too. It would be especially wonderful with a sombrero, Angela! Wink

Problem is, my ppf booths (I have 3) go out every weekend in the summer. When I can, I send my girls out and I take the indoor parties but that's not always possible.

Do any of you find that parents won't let their kids get painted or do they not even notice?
Angela, do the paints aggravate your Rosacea?

Thank you so much! :-)
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:50 pm

I'm "allergic" to the sun too! As soon as I am exposed to direct sunlight I get tiny blisters all over the exposed skin. The backs of my hands are the main problem as I generally keep the rest covered! It looks sort of like lizard skin - bumpy but not too obvious to the casual observer. When it is bad it itches too.

I wear long sleeved UV protection built in shirts, hats, long pants - no matter what the temp, and have on very hot sunny days worn fingerless cotton gloves...

My worst experience was in Grand Cayman... it was 43C, no shade, I was covered head to toe BUT still blistered over my entire body... stood in a cold shower for an hour trying to get some relief.

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Post by Lynnie on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:27 pm

Shannon, do you have PMLE? That's what I have, and yes the little blisters itch like MAD! I admire that you can wear long clothes. I blister through them as well (not jeans) and I get heat sickness pretty easily (symptom of PMLE) so the long clothes drive me nuts. I *wish* I had the fortitude to do it though.
That is so cruddy about Grand Cayman. I hope it didn't ruin your trip!?

Does calamine or anything help yours? The closest I come is benedryl. Nothing topical helps the itching that I've found, and tea tree oil does help them go away faster, if you can handle the smell.
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:55 pm

I use tea tree in my henna so that helps my arms, but when I scratch I have a horrible time stopping and end up bursting the bitty blisters more often than not which makes it worse. I find it odd that there would be this many people here that are in facepaint that have the same condition!
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Post by LoneWolf on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:06 am

But it started before you started using facepaint?
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:01 am

PMLE? I googled it... I didn't know my condition HAD a name! Go figure.

I've always been sensitive to the sun... I get heat sick, I get migraines from bright light, and the rash thing from direct exposure. First time I was violently ill from exposure to the sun, that I remember, was when I was around 6 or 7... I remember being horribly sick.

The backs of my hands are already reacting to the sun from driving - snow isn't even gone yet!

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Post by anramire2 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:49 pm

Lynnie wrote:

When I'm at the Ren/Pirate Faires and street fests, I have a parasol that I use when I need to use the booth. I think you should threaten your family with that too. It would be especially wonderful with a sombrero, Angela! Wink
Do any of you find that parents won't let their kids get painted or do they not even notice?
Angela, do the paints aggravate your Rosacea?
OOOOOHHH I like the idea of the parasol! My husband and son would Shocked LOL
I usually paint neighbor hood kids so I know all the parents and they know my condition. In fact when I visit them, they always have a designated shaded area for me Very Happy lucky me.... I do find that FP does tend to make my face a little more flush than usual. Definately not as bad as the sun though. The sun gives me a rash, that itches like heck and my face turns really red, almost like sunburn. I use SPF80 and it still doesn't help Crying or Very sad
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Post by Lynnie on Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:40 pm

Shannon, you might have something different than PMLE, as normally it's something that develops in the late 20's. Mine kicked in around 27 after a lifetime of being in the sun in summer. It was nuts. Unless you're one of the really rare ones who has it from birth. Lucky you? :/ Your description matches mine, except it sounds like you might have some more severity to it, which I feel so bad for you for.

LoneWolf, for mine it has no connection to the paints or henna. It came on before I took up fp heavily and during a time when I wasn't using henna. I ended up going to a dermatologist who diagnosed mine.

Angela, it's nice that your neighbors are so understanding. That helps me feel a bit better. I agree that it seems the higher sunscreens work so little. I talked with my derm and have read several articles that said beyond 50spf, it makes almost no difference so I just stop there. Not that it helps a lot but I've no real evidence to the contrary and I don't want to go without to test the theory. Smile
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Post by LillyW on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:18 pm

Me too! Roscea and very sensitive skin.

I keep suncreen everywhere in my life.

In my contract I say they must supply an pop-up of some type, an actual COVERED area (trees won't do). If they don't want to supply one, I give them the name of a local rental company who will deliver, set-up, and take away, for only $85.

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Post by Kate318 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:45 pm

My daughter has severe skin conditions. Summer is bad... I load her face up with sun screen for "baby's faces" (the one that twists up) then I put aloe on her when she comes in. The aloe really seems to help.
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Post by Mehndi Masala on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:44 pm

I've had mine since just before puberty. And I also have a 'covered area' requirement for any outdoor events. Won't do it if I'm going to be exposed to the sun but I can still get burned in a pop up tent and rash the heck right up. Those little bitty blisters are just horrid. Through most of my teen years and up to my 20's I simply lived at night. Night shifts and luckily Goth look was cool so being so pale I'm almost clear was not a problem. But one thing that sucks is I can see so much of my veins and the face flushing is icky too.
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:03 am

It is not fun, that's for sure. I've lived my all summers fully clothed, hatted, and slathered in 70 SPF (which doesn't always work BTW).

I do require in my contract that the client provide shelter from the sun/wind/rain... and won't set-up unless it is provided

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Post by Lynnie on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:38 pm

I bring my own cover, that way I can be sure it's adequate for what I want. I have 10x10 commercial ez-ups and a 9ft across market umbrella to choose from, depending on the place. I hate to say it but I don't always trust the clients judgments in such things.
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