Face painting is a fun part of dressing up for Halloween. Many costumes require a mask or face paint of some kind. Here are easy, diy recipes to make your own face paint that is safe and non-toxic. These recipes should not cause skin irritation. Many face paints and cosmetics contains harmful chemicals or may cause a rash on a child’s skin. If they do, it’s likely that the child has extra sensitive skin or is allergic to one of the ingredients. If the child says that any face paint, temporary tattoo or skin product burns or itches, wash it off immediately and apply cool compresses to the affected area.
Basic face paint recipe:
1 teaspoon powdered corn starch
1/2 teaspoon cold cream (Pond’s, Avon)
1/2 teaspoon cold water
Blend to a creamy paste.
Face Paint Recipe Two:
Noxema Skin Cream (this kind is mentholated and can be more soothing than regular cold cream)
Natural Face Paint Recipe (safer for children prone to sensitive skin or skin allergies)
glycerin or colorless aloe vera gel
You can also use regular cosmetics for face paint. The safest non-allergenic brands are: Cover Girl Clean Make-Up, Bare Escentuals, Bare Minerals, Sephora, Burt’s Bees, Bonne Bell, Kiss My Face and Jasons. Child should wash all make-up off after use. Use a hypoallergenic baby wipe to remove all traces of make-up, especially around eye area. Follow with a gentle face wash. If the child’s face appears red or inflamed, apply cool compresses.
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