How to Remove Grease Paint

By Nikki Jardin

Getting dressed up in costume, painting your face and inhabiting another character can be great fun for a party, street fair or Halloween. After the fun is over, you'll have to get all that grease paint off your face and go back to being you. Luckily, while it may feel a little yucky for a few minutes, grease paint comes off relatively easily and without a bunch of expensive products. Clowns, who might just live in face paint more than anyone else, have mastered the art of removing it.

Apply cold cream to your face and begin wiping away the paint with a cloth or paper towel. Get as much of the paint off as you can. You can also use baby wipes, vegetable oil or a commercial make-up remover.

Wash your face with a mild shampoo. Shampoo works very well at cutting grease, which is why it is used instead of regular soap. Using a baby shampoo is best since you will be washing around your eyes, ears, nose and mouth. You don't want to use anything that could irritate those areas.

Rinse thoroughly. You may need to wash a couple of times to get all of it off. Pay special attention to your eyes; any remaining make-up could irritate them and cause infection.

Rub some moisturizer on your face. After all that washing, you've likely removed a great deal of natural oil from your skin.

About the Author

Nikki Jardin began freelance writing in 2009 and focuses on food and travel articles. She has been a professional cook and caterer for more than 20 years. She holds a degree in environmental science from Humboldt State University.