The news recently circulated news of a possible danger caused by false eyelashes, which would help the spread of lice and, consequently, would be risky to the health of the eyes.
With so much information going around, we set out to investigate the subject thoroughly, with experts to help us understand if, indeed, this beauty accessory could present a health risk.
Specialists in oculoplastic and reconstructive warn that eyelash extensions are usually made of silk, mink or synthetic materials, so they have no lice or demodex. The latter is a mite that is commonly found in the follicles and eyelids of the eyelashes and feeds on dead skin cells or oil from the sebaceous glands of the eyelids.
You won’t have to face these risks when selecting Tigress Beauty because our tabs do not contain silk or any materials coming from animals.
What precautions should we take when putting on eyelash extensions, to protect the eyes and the surrounding skin?
The application of eyelash extensions is a meticulous and delicate work that requires experience, because the eye area is very sensitive.
In addition, the expert advises:
- Wash your hands and use clean and disinfected tweezers.
- Check the labels of all the products you use to make sure they do not contain chemical compounds to which you are allergic.
- The adhesive you use must be pharmaceutical grade and safe to use around the eyes
- Rinse the area immediately after application to remove any adhesive residue.
Many complications have been spotted from using eyelash extensions, including scratches that threaten corneal vision, conjunctiva infections, allergic reactions on the eyelids and loss of the eyelashes themselves due to the stress caused by the extensions.
However, if you still choose to use them, the doctor recommends choosing ones that are light, since they exert less direct pressure on the natural eyelashes; and of shorter length, as you will have less chance of rubbing the eyeball directly.
Also, you should wash your eyelids thoroughly with a baby shampoo diluted with water, before putting on the eyelashes.
How to clean the eyelash extensions?
Wash your face with clean water and soap. You should avoid oil and alcohol to keep the eyelashes intact, but you can also use a diluted tea tree oil cleaner, for its antibacterial properties. A cotton swab dipped in micellar water can also be useful. Experts advise on using tea tree oil cleaner, it should be applied directly on the basis of eyelashes to kill mites.
5 tips to avoid risks with false eyelashes
Within the cosmetic resources of women has grown the use of eyelash extensions, which are applied on natural eyelashes with a semi-permanent glue. While this cosmetic method can be safe, certain considerations and precautions must be taken.
Eyelash extensions are made of synthetic fiber such as nylon, which a stylist sticks one by one, using long, pointed tweezers and an adhesive. That is why part of the risks are the erosion of the inner surface of the eyelids with the subsequent risk of infections.
It is common to see eyelashes fall, either by the irritation caused by the glue or by the excessive tension that is exerted on the flange. In extreme cases, the hair follicle can be affected by slowing the growth of the eyelashes, or even the definitive loss of the eyelash.
The ingredients in the glue can cause allergic reactions. An allergic reaction can trigger pain, itching, redness and swelling. It can even temporarily interfere with vision. It can be a cause of infectious conjunctivitis due to bacteria that can accumulate in the extensions, leading to serious infections.
That is why it is recommended …
- The easiest way to prevent the risk of infection or eye irritation is to simply avoid using eyelash extensions.
- Verify that the stylist has a valid certification and what type of training he has received regarding the use of eyelash extensions.
- Ask to see the list of ingredients in the adhesive used and check for potential allergens such as formaldehyde. Request an allergy test of the glue, applying it on the wrist to observe an allergic reaction, to do this wait at least 2 hours for any reaction.
- Make sure the stylist practices proper hygiene such as hand washing and the use of gloves.
- If you notice any signs of infection in the eyelid or eye, consult an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
So you should take care of your false eyelashes to avoid infections
False eyelashes came to make life easier in terms of make-up, it makes it easier for us to have dreamy eyelashes in just seconds, and they have become an essential in every professional makeup.
But not all have an affordable cost, this varies according to your quality and brand. But if you bought some good ones, you can clean them take care of them and use them again and here we tell you how to do it.
– Avoid applying mascara on false eyelashes, remember that it is not necessary. In that case, apply first on your own eyelashes and then you stick the false.
– When removing them do it carefully or make it an expert. Then you clean them very well because they accumulate bacteria that could cause us some infection. Clean them very carefully with a cotton pad.
– You can also soak them very carefully, in water with a little shampoo or make-up remover.
– Dry them very well and store them in a clean and safe place, that we have no makeup residue or dry paste
Make sure your lashes are vegan! A common mistake is not to read the list of makeup ingredients. And while it is true that the labels of the ingredients of makeup products can be very long, it is worth taking the time to check that there is no ingredient that can harm your health. Stop cruelty in the makeup industry by resorting to vegan eyelashes such as the one provided by Tigress Beauty.