If your little princess is searching for cosmetics in your bag, it is an issue of concern. Generally, kids copy to their parents when parents get ready, put cream or foundation on their face. It is not easy to control your kid, but you need to remember that the cosmetics your young kids wear for makeup use harmful chemicals. Sometimes, mothers love to put makeup on their pretty little daughters which is very harmful too. So, you must know the health risks of wearing makeup for kids. Every parent must determine the bounds and restrictions before allowing the young children to come in contact with makeup and beautification products.
Why Makeup Is Harmful To Kids?
Your child should not use these makeup products at such a young age. Check out the reasons why:
Children have tender skin. Research has shown that child-skin’s absorption rate is 10% higher than adults because of their faster metabolism. So, whenever they apply lipstick or any other makeup products with dangerous chemicals, their skin will absorb those chemical products in a fast manner and ultimately the effects become evident in the future. Thus, your child becomes vulnerable to toxic materials and substances of the cosmetics products.
Studies have shown that children have thinner skin which has lower barrier functions than adults. As they have lower barrier function in their skin, they cannot protect the skin from harmful materials. Besides, children’s skin is not equipped enough to defend itself against irritants. So, application of makeup products can cause diverse skin problems in children.
Dryness And Itchiness
Continuous use of makeup products can cause dryness, itchiness, redness, and irritation to the tender skin of children. It ultimately harms the skin's barrier. Moreover, the structure of the skin can get damaged. As a result the skin can become highly sensitive and can even react to water.