How to safely paint your face for the world cup games?

 How to safely paint your face for the world cup games?

Lena Fisher

The green and yellow colors are everywhere and also on the faces of the fans that are painting themselves to get in the mood. But after all, how to paint your face for the world cup games in a safe way? Dr. Adriana Vilarinho, dermatologist, warns about the paints that are not recommended for use on the face, what they can cause and how to do it safely. Understand.

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After all, how to safely paint your face for the cup?

"Products that are not specific for face painting and not dermatologically tested can generate allergies and irritations on the skin and eyes. Signs such as burning, redness, and dryness, for example, can appear from the first moment of application or even hours afterwards. Thus, if the necessary care is not taken, some paints can cause stains or even scars", he warns.

According to the doctor, acne-prone skin can even aggravate the appearance of pimples. In addition, skin oiliness can worsen, depending on the product used.

The good news is that there are specific products for this purpose that are dermatologically tested for face painting, including hypoallergenic versions, i.e., that can be used on people with sensitive skin and even children. "They are the water-based paints that are less aggressive and more easily removed, so they are a safer option," he warns.

Skin Care

For those who don't give up cheering with their faces painted, the dermatologist gives some tips that can literally save your skin during these days of cheering:

  • The skin must be prepared before the paintings are applied, so it is essential to clean it and apply sunscreen;
  • The application of the paints must be done with sponges, brushes, and soft pencils, thus preventing them from hurting the skin. The areas near the eyes must also be avoided;
  • The shelf life of products needs to be checked;
  • The removal must be done with makeup removers without alcohol in the composition with the aid of a cotton pad, always with gentle movements and without rubbing in excess in order not to injure the skin;
  • After removal, it is important to wash with a mild facial soap and moisturize the skin;
  • Finally, after any sign of irritation, redness, or the appearance of blisters on the skin, the use of the product should be discontinued, and a dermatologist should be consulted.

Source: Dr. Adriana Vilarinho, dermatologist, member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.