Hygiene / Health and Safety
- I only use good quality professional face paints that are EU or FDA approved/compliant, and poly glitters that are safe for cosmetic use on the face. The paints are water-based, have anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic properties and are specifically for use on the face. If you are in any doubt about any allergic reaction, I can offer a patch test on the inside of the arm or behind the ear first.
- I cannot paint anyone who appears to have a skin complaint – active eczema, cold sores, chickenpox, conjunctivitis, open cuts, etc. In some cases, I will offer to paint an arm or hand as an alternative.
- Water is changed regularly throughout the painting session, and a clean sponge used for every person.
- Brushes are thoroughly cleaned after every session, and sponges are washed in a washing machine at 60 degrees using non-biological washing powder.
- As a general rule, face painting is more fun for children over the age of 3 years as by this age they are able to sit reasonably still and articulate their own requests. I will not paint any children under the age of 2 years. Children between 2 and 3 years may have an arm or hand design as an alternative to face painting.
- I request that children presented for painting have clean faces!
- Face paint can be removed with warm water and mild soap, (and an old flannel). Removal with baby wipes is NOT recommended.
- If a child is visibly uncomfortable or distressed having their face painted or wants me to stop for any reason, I will, of course, do so.
- Finally, I have Public Liability Insurance up to £6,000,000