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.
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).