Halloween is only a few days away, and the children are getting excited; after all what could be better than a night of costumes, free candy, fun, and fright!
Use skin-safe cosmetics instead of a mask. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to any other day of the year, and more than 70 percent of accidents occur away from an intersection or crosswalk.
Wear bright colors and be sure to add reflective tape to costumes
The American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the FDA, pointed out that face paint may be SUPERIOR in safety when compared with plastic masks.
Face paint does not obscure a child’s full range of vision, resulting in fewer trips and falls as well as a lower likelihood of crossing the street without entirely viewing oncoming traffic.
Keep Costumes Toxin Free
In the United States, color additives must be approved by the FDA, but the non-color ingredients do not require FDA-approval. Look for face paints made in the USA that are water-based using fruit or vegetable natural pigment, free of fragrance, formaldehyde, parabens, and synthetic dyes.
Avoid Products That Don’t Explicitly State They Are FREE Of Lead
By the way parents, sharpies are NOT made for the SKIN! If you plan on using embellishments such as rhinestones, zippers, etc. Please make sure the adhesive is made for the skin (professional or cosmetic grade). Do your homework!
Safety Counts Be Cautious
Please accompany small children all the way to neighborhood doors and ALWAYS check your child’s candy before eating. Last of all, be sure to remove all face paint products before putting your little ones to bed.
Enjoy your night of fun and fright!