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Halloween is almost here, and with it arrives spooky messes. But, Halloween messes are special and unique in that some can be pretty bad to handle. Going all-in with your costume selection at Halloween and becoming something hilarious, magical, or simply terrifying is what this is about. However, waking up on November 1st to your pillow and bedsheets stained with fake blood is what nightmares are made of. Oh, the horror!
If you were accessorizing your Halloween costume with fake blood, you know how challenging it can be to eliminate after the fun is over. Not only is the entire process arduous, but it also tends to leave a significant stain that may stay on the surface for some days.
Even though at times, it can be an excruciating task to remove fake blood from the skin, there are several methods that work quite well. Keep reading to learn how to remove fake blood stains from the skin post-Halloween.Becoming someone spooky for Halloween is a lot of fun, but it can take a ton of tools to accomplish and to cleanup. Here's how to remove fake blood from your skin! Click To Tweet
What Do You Need to Remove Fake Blood?
Cotton Balls or Rounds
Cotton balls or pads will be useful in the steps mentioned below. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to have q-tips as well to get into any tight crevices.
So, make sure you have some on hand. You can simply look for them on Amazon or your closest store.
Guess what? You can use makeup removing wipes or liquid remover to get the first layer of fake blood off your skin.
Besides, if you have a massive amount of blood to remove from the skin, a lot of makeup remover is what you need.
Vasoline or Olive Oil
Don’t forget, any oil-based product can be used for removing fake bloodstains. It helps break up fake blood particles, which, in turn, makes them easier to remove.
If you are covered in fake blood from head to toe, you’ll need a lot of microfiber cleaning cloths, rags, or old towels to remove it from your skin.
And, after that’s done, make sure they’re transferred directly to the washing machine to avoid further messes!
Face and Body Cleansers
Depending on where the blood is located, a variety of cleansers will do just fine. Just match them to the location (i.e. face wash for face, bar soap for body, etc.)
If they are oil-based, even better!
Step By Step Instructions to Remove Fake Blood
Use Makeup Remover to Remove the Fake Blood
To start with, use as much makeup remover and pads as it takes to remove fake blood stains from your skin. Alternatively, you can use makeup-removing wipes to get the same results.
There is no need to scratch your scrub at this moment. Scrubbing, in the beginning, will only irritate your skin and will not clean off the stain.
Makeup remover can remove just about all of the blood on the surface of the skin, leaving you with just stained skin.
Wash Your Skin
After you have successfully removed the fake blood, all that remains on the skin is the stain. Wash the entire area to eliminate any leftover residue.
You can scrub the skin gently if need be, but be careful to avoid irritation. We suggest using a silicone back scrubber.
Use Vasoline or Baby Oil
For any remaining fake blood particles or stains, cover with petroleum jelly or olive oil and gently scrub away. Repeat as many times as necessary until the stain is quite faded.
Wash And Dry
Gently wash the skin with soap to remove any oil residue. If you still see bothersome stains on the skin, repeat the above steps again.
However, with time, these stains will disappear as our bodies will naturally replace stained skin cells with new ones.
If this is your first time celebrating Halloween with fake blood, you have come to the right place.
Fake blood is fun to experiment with but can leave dark and irritating spots behind. And, if you have something important the next morning, things may continue to be frightening without some help.
So, stock up on products that can help remove fake blood stains from the skin now, and save the spooky look for Halloween—not after!
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.