Are there any health risks associated with wearing fake lashes?
In order to understand why these false eyelashes are sometimes a bad idea, you need to understand first the purpose of natural lashes.
Eyelashes is one important part of our face. This helps control the airflow pass directly to the eyeball. Your natural lashes are designed to reduce airflow into your eyes, keep excess moisture out, and filter sunlight. Your eyelashes’ curved shape and position are what helps protect your eyes from both excess moisture and sunlight.
Before we go to the health risks, let’s proceed first to why we wear those false lashes and what satisfaction those lashes are giving to us. False eyelashes are popular among women as they enhance looks. Usually, false eyelashes are made from synthetic material while some are made from natural human hair but the worst part of that is the dangerous glue. They are ingredients in order to make a glue that can cause us harm. The eyelashes may look good but they are not good for the health of the eyes especially when you’re using them every day and not taking care of them well.
A lot of women don’t need those lash extensions anymore, but there are still a lot of women out there who have natural short and thin lashes and they really need this thing. Admit it or not, we all want to always look presentable wherever we are. We buy products that will enhance our facial features more. One of the products we are using are the false eyelashes. These false eyelashes enhance and define your eyes as well as your makeup look.
Yes, you can capture the attention of many people when crossing the street while using them, but those fake eyelashes can also give problems to you. Anything that we put on or face especially on our eyes may always affect them. The most common problems associated with wearing fake lashes include: eye injuries and infections, allergic reactions, and damage to your natural lashes.
- Eye infections can get when bacteria collect under the eyelash glue and on the false eyelash itself. Also, if you accidentally drop your eyelash somewhere before putting it on your eyes, there is a high risk of getting harmful bacteria and dirt that might enter the eye. Infections can also get from not cleaning your eyelids after using and removing the fake eyelashes or sharing them with a friend.
- Allergic reactions are typically the result of the glue used to stick the fake eyelashes in place, as they often contain chemicals. Other people may actually get allergies from the fiber used to make the fake eyelashes themselves. Allergic reactions to lashes can cause burning, swelling, or sometimes a rash.
- Most people tend to wear false lashes to enhance and define their eyes. Sadly, wearing those fake lashes regularly and removing them harshly might rip out and cause breakage of your real ones. Wearing fake eyelashes may also cause temporary or permanent loss of your own natural lashes. When that happens, your own lashes may never grow back to its natural direction.
- More serious eye injuries can happen if fake eyelashes irritate the cornea or if the glue hardens and falls into your eye scratching the cornea.
Symptoms of eye infection
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
Tips to keep your eyes safe from infections and damages
- Limit the amount of glue used.
- Avoid lashes with glitters or jewels.
- Be gentle when removing the lashes.
- Clean your eyelids after using the fake lashes.
- Avoid glue that contains formaldehyde.
- Don’t share your lashes with others.
- Use alternatives. Instead of using the traditional false eyelashes, it’s better to use the trending magnetic lashes and eyeliner.
Unlike the traditional false eyelashes that can be attached with the use of glue, this Arishine Magnetic Lashes can be attached with the use of magnetic eyeliner only! No glue needed! You don’t get any infections and chemicals that glue has given to us. You can also use our magnetic eyeliner as your normal eyeliner to complete your eye makeup look!