Whether they want to look like a princess or a wild animal, the little ones will want to play with your makeup. Boys and girls alike love to pretend and make believe and what better way than to color their faces with moms makeup.
One of the best things we can do as parents is to check the labels and keep your kids away from makeup items that can cause them harm. Below are a list of items that you need to carefully look at before letting you little ones use to color themselves pretty.
Powders & Blushes: They can be easily inhaled and can damage little lungs.
Fragrances: They are common allergens and contain phthalates, which has been linked to cancer, hormone disruption and allergies.
Lipstick: They contain lead, and no amount of lead is good for you; as kids tend to eat almost as much lipstick as they put on.
Eyeliner and Mascara: Most kids (and some adults) end up poking themselves in the eye.
Nail Polish: Also containing phthalates and toluene’s. SafeNailPolish.com offers strong, odorless, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, truly water based and safe for the environment nail polish.
For alternative play makeup, check out the play makeup kit called Earth’s Beauty at All Natural Cosmetics. Or try your hand at homemade lip balm, find the recipe at care2.com. Another good alternative would be letting the little ones use cream-based blushers or eye shadows.