What You Don’t Know About Your Eyelash Extensions
- Posted on: Mar 11 2016
Women have been enhancing their eyelashes for centuries. But a common new enhancement, eyelash extensions, may not be as safe as you think.
“Eyelash extensions—single synthetic fibers glued one by one to natural eyelashes—are usually fixed in place by formaldehyde-based adhesives or other biologic glues. The adhesives can cause allergic reactions, as can the solvents used to remove them. In addition, cosmetic eyelash enhancers carry a risk of bacterial and fungal infection.
Eyelash extensions have also been reported to cause irritation to the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis) or cornea (keratitis). The irritation can be caused by direct contact from the lashes themselves or hypersensitivity to the substances used to attach them.”
It is important to know and understand what is in the products that are applied so closely to your eyes! We recommend asking your extension specialist questions and being well informed of the risks associated with the procedure.
Learn more about eyelash extensions here: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/05/eyelash-extensions-can-pose-health-risks/index.htm
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