Face Paint Safety

Don’t let someone paint your child using craft paints, tempura paints or acrylics! Even if they say “non-toxic” that does NOT mean approved for use on children nor on skin!

Rash caused by acrylic paints

photo from Washington DC Metro Area Face Painters on Facebook

This is a picture of a child who had a bad reaction to acrylic craft paints (non-toxic does not mean skin-safe!) on her cheek. She was painted by a church group using acrylics on skin. Washington DC Metro Area Face Painters on Facebook said this:

Terra Fender snapped this photo of the rash when the child was brought to her booth to get a “good” face painting from her. There just so happened to be a doctor in her booth getting his child painted. He noted that this was called “contact dermatitis” and that the reaction could have been much worse. You can see where she scratched the Ladybug design after it dried & got flaky.Imagine what her face would look like if the acrylic paint was on all day instead of a few minutes! Special thanks Terra for sharing this photo of what using craft paints can do.
~ Washington DC Metro Area Face Painters on facebook.

Don’t let someone paint your child using craft paints, tempura paints or acrylics! Even if they say “non-toxic” that does Not mean approved for use on children nor on skin! Even the craft manufacturers of those paint products say Not to use on skin. It just means they are non-toxic if accidentally ingested in a small dose, Not non-toxic on skin.

Faces by Gina uses only top quality professional water-based face paint/make-up (not the face paint packages you can buy in the store, and never arts and crafts paints or glitter, Never acrylics!)

Acrylic paints on skin