Yikes! Do you know what goes into your skincare? –
You smartly keep all of your medicines and cleaning products tucked away in a cabinet, out of the reach of your curious children.But do you do the same with your nail, hair and skin care products?
Leaving cosmetic products out on the counter or in a drawer where young kids can reach could be an accident waiting to happen.
According to a new study, more than 4,300 children under the age of 5 are treated for cosmetic-related injuries in emergency departments across the country each year.
Most of these injuries are accidental poisonings or chemical burns on the skin or eyes, and the majority occur in kids under 2 years old, according to the study.
“These products are packaged and designed to be visually appealing, and they often smell good,” notes emergency medicine physician Thomas Waters, MD, who was not involved in the research. “We have a sense of comfort with these products, but we should really keep them up out of the reach of little hands.”