How Do I Remove Clown Makeup?

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It's important to remove your clown makeup after every gig. It's not a good idea to go to sleep with makeup still on because it could irritate or stain the skin or rub off on pillows and sheets. Good grease makeup removal can help keep skin healthy and clear.

Different clowns recommend different methods of removing makeup, but the basic method is the same. The first thing you need is some kind of agent that will help you to simply wipe away the face paint. You might not need to buy anything special for this; it's likely that you can find what you need in your own cabinets. In fact, it might be in your cooking cabinets!

How to Remove Clown Makeup

How to Remove Clown Makeup

So I'm using just regular makeup remover wipes. I like to use them because they have vitamin E in them, and some of them even have vitamin C or D, so that's just good for your skin. Oil Base Grease paint is a little bit hard to take off, so I use the assistance of baby oil. A

ny oil base will do - you can use coconut oil, olive oil, depending on how greasy you want your skin to be after. But baby oil seems to work pretty well and it doesn't leave me with blemishes.

Warm water really helps with this as well. If you find that you don't have access to an oil based remover, most makeup removers do contain a little bit of oil. When you get to the end of taking it all off, you'll wash your face with warm water, and then close your pores with cold water. You'll finish with cold water so that the pores don't remain open and gather dirst and dust. After removing all of your clown makeup, wash your face with a little bit of warm water and soap and finish off with cold water.

Best Ways to Remove Clown Makeup

Baby oil - Because it is oil, it attaches to the face paint, and because it is designed for babies, it is not harsh for the skin. Baby oil can easily be purchased from anywhere, and it's also inexpensive. Simply massage baby oil into the skin, using slow, circular movement. Grab a warm, wet washcloth and gently wipe away the makeup. Then, wash off the excess with a facial cleanser and pat dry.

Makeup Remover - The removers that women use on their everyday makeup are usually successful with face paint, too. Plus, they're formulated for facial skin so usually won't irritate that skin, even on children. Choose makeup removers that are gentle on the skin, and that also contain a vitamin, such as Vitamin E or C. This way, your skin gets a little extra TLC. 

Cold cream - This is designed to be gentle on skin while removing makeup including face paint. Cold cream can be purchased anywhere where moisturizers and face creams are sold, and is also fairly inexpensive. Simply massage the cold cream onto the skin and remove with a washcloth. Wash off any excess makup using a mild facial cleanser.

Olive oil - Use only for hard-to-remove colors, such as red. Just warm a little bit in the microwave for 20 seconds or so, rub in and let soak a few moments before wiping off. Alternatively, if you don't have olive oil, you can also use any other type of carrior oil such as coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, and others. Be sure to wash off any excess makeup using a mild facial cleanser.

The second step toward removing a clown makeup is to wash your face. Use a product that is gentle on the skin but clears away the remaining oil and grease makeup so that it doesn't clog your pores. Remember the inside of your ears and back of your neck!

Cleanser Suggestions:

Facial cleanser - Use a facial cleanser that's designed for your skin type. You can usually find these are your local drug store, or anywhere beauty supplies and makeup are sold. For example, for someone with dry skin, we recommend you use a facial cleanser that's designed for dry skin. Same goes for those with oily skin - there are oil free and acne prone skin facial cleansers that are targeted for that type of skin.

Face soap - Whatever daily face cleanser you use. Be sure that you're actually using a soap that's made for the face. Regular hand soaps can actually dry out the skin, leaving it flaky and patchy.

Body soap - This will usually get the face quite clean, but be aware that it can also dry out the skin. It's a good idea to follow it up with a moisturizer for sensitive skin. 

Baby shampoo - Since most babies don't have a lot of hair, baby shampoo is designed to be gentle on skin, while still getting the baby clean. It can do the same for kids' faces.

Baby wipes - Instead of soap and water, just take a few of these and wipe the child's face paint off. These use both soap and moisturizer, and will cleanse and remove all traces of makeup and oil while still being gentle on a child's skin. These are especially convenient if you're not taking the child right home, but perhaps going out to dinner or a movie.

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