Strong Work Ethics
I take all aspects of my work very seriously.
As I mostly work with children, I am very serious about health and safety and general cleanliness.
I Hold A Public Liability
I adhere to a strict professional hygiene code & hold full RAMS (risk assesment and method documentation) documentation covering all procedures. These are available on request.
I allways make sure that:
- To avoid cross-contamination, I use a clean sponge per person.
- All equipment is thoroughly cleaned & disinfected between events.
- Brush water is changed regularly during a session.
- It’s best to remove paint with warm water, and soap.
- Children always are the responsibility of the parent, guardian or host.
Be assured, allergic reactions to face paint are incredibly rare.
I use only professional, high quality face paints like: Mehron – Paradise – Kryolan – Fardel – Grimas – Diamond FX – Snazaroo. All of them are hypo-allergenic and contain anti-bacterial ingredients. Besides I make my own paint cakes!
HOWEVER – if you or your child is or has been allergic to cosmetic makeup, but still want to be painted, you have to do a patch test. It’s very simple – put a dab of paint to the inside of the elbow and wait for 20 minutes to see if there is any reaction.
Anyone who appears to have skin conditions like:
- Cold sores
will not be painted.
All of these are contagious skin conditions and can be passed on to other people easily. For thet reason, anyone who looks as if they are suffering from these conditions will not be painted.
To avoid infection I can not paint over open wounds, cuts, grazes and scabs.
Eczema and psoriasis are not contagious, but can become irritated by being painted on. Once the paint is on the skin, it dries out and draws moisture away from the skin. Usually this is not a problem, but people with dry, sensitive skin may have a reaction.
Painting is always undertaken at the participants risk.