Before you get all excited to put face paint all over your child’s cute little face…
Consider yourself warned…
Halloween face paint has been found to have LEAD in it.
The stuff that gets put in paint for your walls. The stuff you don’t want your kids sucking on if it’s in the paint on their toys…
And now it’s the stuff you definitely don’t want on your sweet child’s skin and near their eyes, noses, and mouths.
Just take a look at the risks that come if your child is exposed to lead:
Lead exposures early in life can lead to hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, IQ deficits, reduced school performance, aggression and delinquent behavior. It can also impact fertility, including increasing risk for miscarriage and reducing sperm quality. Early-life lead exposure can even increase risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Even the labeling that says FDA compliant or hypoallergenic have been found to be misleading.
Don’t risk it.
Don’t put face paint on your kids this Halloween.
But if you need some face paint to complete the Halloween costume, click through to the full article to get some recipe ideas for natural face paint you can make at home with food ingredients…totally lead free.
Pretty Scary: Heavy Metals In Face Paint [Campaign for Safe Cosmetics]