Halloween season is a time when young trick-or-treaters like to don face paint as they go out as their favorite animal, superhero, ghoul or princess. You’ll want to make sure that face paint won’t cause a serious allergic reaction, however.
While some parents have learned about this potential hazard the hard way, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to help Halloween celebrants prevent skin irritation. Stating in a new guide with the CDC,
Face paint allergies can cause injuries that haunt you long after Halloween. Test the makeup you plan to use in advance. Put a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that’s a sign of a possible allergy.