Another Reason I Don’t Like Halloween

Another Reason I Don’t Like Halloween

If you’re planning to paint your face for Halloween you’ll want to listen up. Recent data shows that five percent of Halloween-related injuries in 2017 were due to allergic reactions and rashes from makeup. Dermatologist Dr. Alan Levy tells Daily Mail the first thing you should do when shopping for face paint is read the ingredient list. He says, “Look for paints with natural pigments from fruits, vegetables, flowers. You [then] almost completely eliminate the risk of contaminants from heavy metals.” He also says to look for products marked as “non-comedogenic,” which means they won’t clog pores. Also, you should toss out any face paint you used last Halloween, as it could contain bacteria, and be sure to test any makeup you buy on your inner arm before actually using it on your face. A few other tips: don’t use your fingers to apply face paint, remember ‘less is more’ when it comes to applying it, take special care when applying paint around the sensitive parts of your face, such as your eyelids and lips, and be sure to remove it as soon as you get home.

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