Non-toxic homemade face paint for Halloween and dress up

Face painting is a fun part of dressing up for Halloween. Many costumes for children require a mask or face paint of some kind. Here are easy, homemade non-toxic fact paint recipes for kids' costumes. Commercial face paint and cosmetics often contain harmful chemicals. Some may cause a rash on a child's sensitive skin.

Use these DIY recipes to make Halloween face painting safe, non-toxic and non-allergenic. The ingredients in these recipes should not cause skin irritation. If they do, it's likely that the child has extra sensitive skin or is allergic to that specific one of the ingredients. If any face paint, temporary tattoo or skin product burns or itches, wash it off immediately and apply cool compresses to the affected area. You should not apply Halloween face paint to children with eczema, psoriasis, acne or rashes.

Basic homemade face paint recipes for children:
1 teaspoon powdered corn starch 1/2 teaspoon cold cream (Pond's, Avon) 1/2 teaspoon cold water food coloring
Blend to a creamy paste.

Homemade sensitive skin Halloween face paint recipes
Noxema Skin Cream (this kind is mentholated and can be more soothing for children than regular cold cream) corn starch food coloring
Blend.

Natural homemade face paint recipes (safer for children for extra sensitive skin, skin allergies)
glycerin or clear aloe vera gel, olive oil and natural food coloring: cold tea or coffee (brown), juice
from carrots, purple cabbage, beets or blueberries or onion skins (yellow). Blend for green.

You can also use regular cosmetics for homemade face painting The safest non-allergenic brands are: Cover Girl Clean Make-Up, Bare Escentuals, Bare Minerals, Burt's Bees
, Kiss My Face and Jasons. Avoid makeup with mineral oil or alcohol. Children should wash all makeup off after Halloween trick-or-treating. Use fragrance-free, alcohol-free hypoallergenic baby wipes to remove all traces of make-up, especially around eye area. Follow with a gentle face wash like Ceravue. If the child's face appears red or inflamed, apply cool compresses

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