Halloween is almost upon us! While it’s fun to get made up as your favorite character, you want to be careful what products you use on your face, especially in your eyes and mouth.
A big part of Halloween makeup is color and sometimes color additives can irritate the skin. Some Halloween makeup products are made for use on the body, but are not recommended for use on the face. Others you can use on your face, but not near your eyes or mouth. Always read the label before applying any Halloween makeup.
Day 26: 10 Tips for Halloween makeup safety
- Wash hands thoroughly before applying makeup, especially to the eye area.
- Not all grease makeup colors are safe for use around the eye area (like some reds and greens). Always check the label before applying
- Never put fake blood directly in your mouth, unless it is labeled as safe for the mouth.
- Halloween contact lenses are fun, but should never be shared. You will be sharing bacteria and possible infection. Don’t risk the health of your eyes!
- Be careful not to get liquid latex in your hair. Dried latex will pull your hair out when removed. If it does get in your hair, soak with warm soapy water to help with removal.
- Don’t share fake teeth/fangs, it’s an easy way to spread germs and infection.
- Don’t use craft glitter near the eyes. Use cosmetic grade glitter. Craft glitter can have sharp edges, which can be harmful to the eyes.
- Not all fake blood is safe to use directly in the eyes. There is special eye blood made for that purpose.
- If you are prone to allergic reactions and you are using a new Halloween makeup, perform a simple patch test a few days before Halloween.
- Don’t sleep in your Halloween makeup. Sleeping in makeup can cause clogged pores, acne and even eye cyst.
Always use common sense when it comes to Halloween makeup. If you are unsure that a product is safe, it’s best to error on the side of caution and use something else. I can’t stress this enough: Always read the label!
Have a safe & happy Halloween!
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