Beauty Trends come and go, rise in popularity and then disappear. One of the new trends to hit the market are eye lash extensions. Are Lash Extensions Safe?
What Are Eye Lash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are applied by technicians who glue synthetic fibers one by one to natural lashes. They look has been gaining popularity in recent years. It has a natural look that lasts a lot longer than the regular glue on lashes.
How are they applied?
The technician will use long, pointed tweezer and s/he will brush a single synthetic lash in a dab of adhesive. Then, with another pair of tweezers, s/he separates the natural lashes to isolate just one. She places the synthetic lash on the natural lash, holding it for a few seconds while the glue bonds. The tech repeats the process, one lash at a time, attaching 40 to 100 lashes per eye. The tech will use several lengths of lashes, attaching the longest artificial lashes to your longest natural lashes. These lashes will last a few weeks up to 2 months and will fall out naturally.
But are the things we are doing for beauty harmful?
Consumers may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk for health problems from these fake eye lashes. Some adhesives, for example, contain formaldehyde, which can cause allergic reactions. If you have an allergic reaction a variety of things can occur from puffy eyes and swelling to tearing or worse. Bacteria can also grow in fake lashes, leading to infections. In addition, some customers can lose their real lashes from repetitive treatments.
Be careful with choosing the right technician and make sure that you are not allergic to the glue and remember to take care of your eyes.
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