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How To Get Glitter Off Skin

How To Get Glitter Off Skin

, by Todd Foster, 4 min reading time

Sparkles and glitter can be a great addition to any craft, piece of clothing, DIY, or makeup look. Glitter accents come in all forms: hairspray, makeup, t-shirts, scarves, nail polish, etc.

But, as anyone who has used glitter knows, it can be a hassle to remove glitter from your skin. Not only does it get worn out, but it also doesn't come off with a simple wash.

If you want to add some sparkle to your life but don't want to see it everywhere for the next three weeks, here are some helpful tips that can make removing the glitter a lot easier.

Removing Last Night's Glitter

Glitter makeup and sparkle-covered clothing don't have to be a hassle that follows you around for days after your event. If you're a seasoned makeup artist, crafter, or fashion expert, you'll know that glitter can get everywhere.

While a lint roller can help remove glitter from your clothes and aerosol hairspray can be used to prevent glitter from falling off your clothes, getting rid of glitter from your skin is a different story.

Removing glitter can be easy and stress free with these four ways to remove glitter without losing your sanity.

1. Natural Oil

A common household product that also acts as a great remover is a natural oil like coconut oil or a premium grade olive oil. Simply dip clean fingers into the oil and gently rub it into your glitter-covered skin.

Baby and coconut oil

Coconut oil comes in a solid form, so rub it in your hands to make it more usable. Then, use some water and a cotton pad to wipe away the remaining oil and glitter. Not only will your skin feel silky smooth, but it won't be sparkling.

Another oil that can do the trick is baby oil. This method will require you to soak a cotton ball and lightly rub it onto the area in order to remove the glitter.

Coconut oil and your hair

Coconut oil is also extremely useful when it comes to removing glitter from your hair and scalp. If this is the case for you, run some of the sticky coconut oil into your hair and let it stand for about 10 minutes.

After this time, shampoo your hair as you normally would and wash everything out. Your hair will be left fresh and clean.

2. Gentle Makeup Remover

Another way to ensure your skin is glitter free is by using a standard makeup remover. Soak a cotton ball and, in small, circular motions, make sure to rub away all the glitter from your face or skin.

Rinse and repeat

When you're sure that the glitter is gone, rinse your face with some warm water and pat dry. If, after this, you spot some more glitter, simply repeat the process. You'll be blown away at how easy it is to get rid of the glitter from your face

3. Tape

If you're hoping to remove glitter without ruining the rest of your makeup look, there's a hack for you. A basic kitchen roll of masking tape or duct tape can solve your problem.

How to use tape to remove glitter

Cut a piece of your masking tape and wrap it around your index and middle finger, making sure the sticky side is accessible.

Then, gently press the tape onto your skin, making sure you let it stick in order to collect as much glitter as possible.

As the tape dulls and fills with glitter, you may find it helpful to discard that piece and cut a new piece to avoid allowing the glitter to fall back onto you.

4. Nail Polish Remover or Rubbing Alcohol

One of the products when it comes to removing glitter glue, nail polish, and other items from your skin and nails is rubbing alcohol.

Using rubbing alcohol

Soak cotton balls or a piece of paper towel with the remover and wipe away the glitter nail polish or glue from your fingers. For particularly stubborn glitter, leave the soaked cotton ball on the area for about a minute in order to let the area soak. Then, continue to remove the glitter by rubbing it away.

Be Aware of The Products You Use

Some skins will react differently to various products than others. For some people, all they need is some soap and water, while others might need a bit more elbow grease to remove glitter.

No matter what, be aware of how your skin reacts to products and avoid anything that causes a rash, harsh stinging, or redness.

Get Creative

Glitter can be an extremely fun way to boost an outfit or craft. If you do get glitter on your skin, don't stress! Try out some of these methods to remove the glitter from your skin and keep on creating!

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