10 Ways To Protect The Kids From The Toxic Halloween Face Paint
Posted Oct 31 2009 11:00pm
Halloween is here! Time to take your costume out of the closet and paint your face… Ooops! You should probably skip the face painting part.
Some children’s face paints contain toxic ingredients that are poisonous and known to cause health problems such as skin sensitivity and brain damage. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics conducted a testing program that showed face paints, which includes those that are used for the kids’ Halloween costume make up, contain heavy metals such as lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium.
Scary, isn’t it?
However, if the kids really want to have their face painted, the Daily Green shares with us FDA’s recommendations on how to protect yourself and your children from toxic and irritating substances present in Halloween costume makeup.
Follow all Halloween face paint directions carefully, including warnings against using around the eyes.
Don’t decorate your face with products, paints and colorings that aren’t intended for your skin.
If your Halloween face paint has a very bad smell, this could be a sign that it is contaminated. Throw it away and use another one.
Before using new Halloween costume makeup, perform a simple simple patch test, particularly if you or your child is prone to allergic reactions, a few days before Halloween.