Lash Safety Concerns
25 Oct 2018 / Sacred /

Are Mink Eyelashes Safe To Use?

Are you wondering if Mink eyelashes are safe to use or not? False eyelash usage does pose certain safety concerns. Therefore, we encourage our Mink eyelash enthusiasts to explore resources on eyelash education. In this article, we explore false eyelash safety concerns and potential health risks associated with utilization.

Damaged Natural Lashes

Early detection of damaged lashes is very important. As damaged hair follicles become prone to breakage, a lack of early treatment may progress into bald spots. You may notice your lashes change texture or uneven at length. If a natural eyelash falls out due to damage or improper handling, it may take weeks to months for the hair follicle to transition, rest and reassemble new hair growth. Damaged lash follicles may permanently stunt hair growth or temporarily produce lashes that are unlike your usual lash development.

Natural lash damage is accompanied by many contributing factors beyond certain health conditions and medications. Improper lash care like poor hygiene, rubbing, tugging and yanking lashes may result in damage. Makeup, adhesive and lash curling tools may also cause natural lash damage. If you are experiencing natural lash damage, we recommend speaking with a health professional to address your concerns.

 

Thinning Natural Lashes

When a natural lash begins to thin, it is because the hair follicle is beginning to shred. The cuticles, which become shredded, grow back thinner than its original form, therefore causing a thinning appearance. While hair follicles are naturally going through a growth cycle, it is usual for hair to thin as the follicles transition. Improper eyelash use may cause unnatural hair follicle shredding. Singed eyelashes are shredded hair follicles which appear as thinning and usually grow back within a few weeks.

We recommend allowing your thinning lashes to recover in order to avoid extending further damage. While thinning natural lashes are part of a natural lash growth cycle, medical conditions and medications may cause abnormal thinning. Bad beauty habits and improper falsie handling may also contribute to thinning of your natural lashes. Beauty products, wear and tear from rubbing your eyes and tugging of lashes also cause lashes to abnormally thin. We advise seeking advice from a health professional if your natural lashes thin abnormally.

 

Eye Infection

False eyelashes may cause a buildup of bacteria underneath the eyelashes and adhesive. Avoid sleeping with your full strip lashes and regularize a proper facial cleansing routine to minimize the risk of eye infections. Expired makeup and mascara may also result in eye infections if worn in combination with falsies. Failure to patch test or mishandling of lash adhesive are possible ways to develop eye infections. Even rubbing your eyes causes lashes to become susceptible to infections. Also, eye infections may have underlying health conditions beyond false eyelash use.

  • Redness or swelling
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Itchy or burning eyes
  • Blurry or light sensitive vision

The listed symptoms above are common in the event of an eye infection. While some eye infections clear on their own, some bacterial infections require prompt treatment and we urge our lash enthusiasts experiencing any of these symptoms to seek a health professional for diagnosis and treatment.

 

Eye Irritation

Eye irritation has many causes beyond improper false eyelash use. Other causes of eye irritation include certain medical conditions, seasonal allergies, irritants, eye strains and dry eye conditions. Therefore, it is important to avoid improper eyelash use to minimize the risk of eye irritation. Eyelash irritation may be caused  lashes rubbing against the eyelid skin. Lash adhesive is also capable of irritating the eye so please patch test prior to wear.

Dirt and bacteria buildup under lash and glue may cause irritation and lead to eye infections. Do not sleep with your full strip lashes on. Eye rubbing can irritate your eyes. Eye irritation has similar symptoms to an infection. However irritation symptoms will usually subside over time, whereas an infection is persistent. Washing your face, clearing out your eyes and keeping them closed may aid in easing symptoms but we recommend seeking a professional for advice if the condition persists.

 

Allergic Reactions

Lash adhesive may cause allergic reactions if you are allergic chemicals it contains. We highly recommend patch testing your adhesive prior to wear to avoid to risk of an allergic reaction. Our lashes are crafted with authentic Mink materials and animal allergies may result in an allergic reaction upon wearing Mink lashes. If you have known animal allergies, we urge you to discover alternative lash materials that you are compatible with. Allergic reactions may also have underlying health concerns, such as seasonal allergies so it is important to be able to differentiate the cause of your allergies to address the allergy appropriately.

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