Eyelash extensions are very fashionable, however, you need to take certain precautions to avoid some risks. It is true that these extensions offer long and thick eyelashes to those who were not born with them, and thus enhance their eyes.
But it turns out that are multiplying cases of problems that arise from the use, particularly in Japan, where it is very popular. The cases of infections caused by the use of this beauty tool have increased in the Asian country, which worries the Japanese Ministry of Health.
Many users have experienced an intense when applying eyelash extensions glue, which continued with significant inflammation of the eyelids of several days burning. In fact, the American actress Kristin Chenoweth, had to appear in the popular program The Late Show with David Letterman with dark glasses, in the year 2012. He explained that: "something bad has happened, I have extensions of eyelashes.
Here's the problem: the glue is formaldehyde and am allergic. It swelled and I'm sneezing. It seems that my lips are on my eyelids, "he explained.
Precautions with eyelash extensions
In fact, some adhesives for gluing this type of eyelashes contain formaldehyde, which could be causing allergic reactions in the eyes. Also, experts warn that solvents to remove the glue from these lashes would cause adverse reactions.
Also, eyelash enhancers - products that make the eyelash hairs grow in quantity and thickness - would carry the risk of infection by fungi and bacteria.
Hypersensitivity to substances used to fix the tabs to cause conjunctivitis or keratitis eyelid, which is inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea, respectively.
The College of Optometrists in the UK also reported that "repeated use of eyelash extensions can cause traction alopecia, ie hair loss due to excessive strain on the growth line.
As a result, this can damage the hair follicle, slow down and even stop hair production. " That is to say that prolonged use of false eyelashes, could make your natural eyelashes even scarce, so you need to use the extensions more, making a vicious circle.
If you are a user of false eyelashes, some specialist advice can be helpful. The main: do not apply the glue directly on the eyelid.
You should also avoid going to sleep with false eyelashes on. Do not use eyelash curlers with heat, because high temperatures are damaging to the eyelashes.
Do not share false eyelashes, glue or items that are applied to the eyes - even the eyelash mask - as it promotes the spread of bacteria, for example contagious conjunctivitis.
Ideally , go to beauty salons with trained and certified personnel to place these tabs, to ensure a good expertise in the application, as well as products of excellent quality.
Finally, specialists should consult with an ophthalmologist to know if they could have an allergic reaction to the product, or do not delay the consultation if they present symptoms such as irritation or burning of the eyelid after placement.