Face & Body Art by Larissa

To Maintain Your Art Longer or Remove It More Quickly

Contact Face & Body Art by Larissa today at njfacepainter@gmail.com or 201-218-4741

Face Paints

Removal of the face paints used by us is really easy, because it's not actually "paint."  It's makeup!  So... baby shampoo, makeup remover, or soap and water will all work to remove it easily.  You won't need to scrub at all.

While children have been heard saying, "I'm going to leave my face painting on and wear it to school tomorrow!" that's not suggested.  It shouldn't cause harm, but while the makeup is hypoallergenic and safe, just like mom should wash her makeup off before going to bed, the kiddos probably should too.

Temporary Tattoos & Henna Lace

Temporary tattoos and henna lace can last anywhere from a day to a week, depending on several factors, including the part of the body, the model's skin type, other skin products used, and how much they're rubbed.  To maintain a temporary tattoo or henna lace for the maximum length of time, your best bet is to have it done on a body part that doesn't move a lot.  One on the back of a hand will fade a lot faster than one on a bicep.  Dry skin will maintain them longer than oily skin.  And lotions decrease the retention time.

If you want to keep them on, do your best to avoid moisturizers and oils on the area, and when you wash and dry, don't scrub or rub the area, just blot.

The opposite is true if you want to remove a temporary tattoo or henna lace, of course.  Baby oil will assist in removal, as will lotions or rubbing alcohol, especially alcohol with a higher concentration than 70%.

For temporary tattoos on the face, all you need is a gentle soap and water, just like face paints.


To maximize the longevity of your henna tattoo, you'll want it placed on thicker skin, like the palms of your hands or soles of your feet.  On one person, a henna tattoo on an ankle can last three weeks while the same person's henna tattoo on a bicep could fade in one week.  Once you've got the henna tattoo, moisturizing, especially with shea or cocoa butter, will actually help maintain it.  Exfoliation is the enemy of henna.

There's no real way to remove henna; it just needs to fade.  You can speed up the process, though, by exfoliating regularly.