Emulating the mother of little girls make-up The fact that he wants to play with his equipment is a situation that can be seen more than once, but the approaches and limits related to this bet are very valuable. In recent years, this desire has begun to lose some of its innocence. There are now make-up tools for little girls on the market. As Pudra.com, we focused on the dangers of these cosmetic products. children’s head gender We wanted to draw attention to this issue so that the perception of people would be correct and that they would not experience problems both at this age and in their later years. So what should parents do? What are the harms of cosmetics produced for children? Psychiatrist Deniz Arık Binbay discussed the issue in detail for Pudra.com.
Where does the curiosity of young girls to show themselves older and feminine come from?
Young children become aware of their own gender around the age of 3 years. They then compete with their same-sex parents and identify with their same-sex parents after a period of 1.5-2 years. This period culminates in adopting gender roles. Not your gender (i.e. male or female), but how womanand how male It is actually a process of learning how to be. This learning process is about the personalities of the parents, whether they are comfortable with their own gender identity, how they position themselves in society and in connection.
Another factor that interacts with all of these is the social view of gender roles. In other words, how a woman or a man is defined socially, which features are considered appropriate and which are inappropriate. These social acceptances and judgments vary from society to society and according to the time lived in it. For example, while in some countries in Western Europe it is considered normal for women to go to the pool or the sea without waxing, in our society it is considered strange, even disgusting by some, for women to walk “hairy” on the street or by the sea, even in their own homes.
mid 3-5,5 years oedipal period During the period of rivalry with their same-sex parent, which is defined as the motto, little girls tend to show themselves older and more feminine than their age, and this is natural. A girl of this age always wears dresses and skirts, to high heels There are long periods when he is curious and wants to use his mother’s make-up materials. We can explain this situation with the desire to emulate her mother, to be about her, or even to surpass her mother.
However, the real risk cluster in this bet is adolescents. to depressionscan cause.
What are the harms caused by the use of cosmetics in children?
Let’s list the physical losses as follows: Allergy, eczemaIn addition to diseases related to the skin, some chemicals absorbed from the skin hormone It can lead to early puberty by disrupting its regulation. Excessive use may have adverse effects on the liver. Especially BPAsome of the elements used in the cosmetic sector, including carcinogenic may have effects. It is known that the mixing of lead, which is found in cosmetic products, especially lipsticks, into the blood has great losses on human health. Bullet It negatively affects border systems, blood cells, and vitamin D and calcium metabolism. It reacts with the hemoglobin in the blood, such as learning difficulties, distraction, and behavioral disorders.
What are the psychological harms of using cosmetics in children?
Sexualization (sexualizing the child) and objectification (because make-up is done to look nice for one another to look at). Early sexualization may pose risks to the child within and outside the child orientation. Children who look more feminine to sexual harassmentthe risk of injury may increase.
Are cosmetic products that say “natural” or “organic” healthier?
The words “natural”, “organic” or “hypoallergenic” on it does not mean that the works are harmless. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), these words have no specific meaning other than the obvious market price that affects consumers’ purchases (FDA 2000b). Artifacts labeled “organic” or “natural” may contain petrochemicals and organic certified productsIt may have organic content of 10% by weight or volume (Certech 2008).
EWG (Environmental Working Group) is one of the addresses where you can question the reliability of the products you apply to yourself and your child’s skin. This non-profit organization’s Skin Deep database contains information about cosmetic products.
How should families approach their children about the use of cosmetics?
Children look at what parents do rather than what they say. Therefore, the most valuable point in the approach is the parents’ own attitudes. The interest of family members, especially the mother’s own body, is internalized by the child. Families should share their ideas with their children for reasons. For example, why make-up is not suitable for children, through the hero’s efforts to beautify himself while watching a cartoon or with the help of a book, naturalness and beauty themes can be discussed. It can be said that these works are not healthy and faithful for children, but it would be more truthful not to go into too much detail and not to scare the child too much. During these conversations, it is possible to learn what the child knows, what he thinks and what he is curious about, by first allowing him to express himself. Talking over a cartoon or fairy tale hero, not directly over the child himself, makes the child feel more comfortable. The best time is when the child asks a question about the issue.
Forbidding or blocking a random thing altogether arouses more curiosity in the child, and whatever is prohibited is valued in the eyes of the child. For this reason, exceptions should be defined after sharing general ideas and reasons with the child. For example, short-term use of a partially harmless, child-appropriate work on a special occasion may be permitted. Embarrassing, disparaging comments or punitive approaches are not necessarily appropriate for the child’s requests for admiration or make-up. It is very valuable for the child to feel loved for who he is. In this period, he also needs to be allowed to see, take care of, talk and try his wishes within the end. However, making sure that the child feels accepted for who he is will pave the way for him to love himself as he is and become a self-confident adult.
For older children and adolescents, we should teach them to use it faithfully, that is, not to share make-up materials, to clean their make-up completely before going to bed at night, and to stop using it quickly if allergies and irritation develop. The first thing he will use is to try on his arm first, rednessIt is also useful to say that if there is no swelling or burning sensation, you can apply it to your face after a while.