Allergic Reaction to Mink
We highly recommend that you allergy test your Mink lashes prior to use. Allergy testing is a great precautionary method in avoiding potential allergic reactions to your Mink lashes. The material used to manufacture our lashes is authentic Mink fur. It is crucial to know whether the Mink material is compatible with your skin type. If you have any known animal allergies, Mink eyelashes would not be an ideal choice for you and you may want to opt in for an alternative material, like faux Mink for example.
Allergy testing is necessary in the event of unknown animal allergies. We recommend using Patch Testing for your lashes. However, we advise you to explore various testing methods for additional precaution purposes. PhenomenalEntity.com is not responsible for allergic reactions you may experience from the products in our store. We emphasize to our lash fanatics with no known allergies to promptly test for animal allergies before wearing mink lashes regularly. Also, Mink lashes should not be worn by individuals with known animal allergies.
What is Eyelash Patch Testing?
Patch Testing in other words, is testing your immune system tolerance to the eyelash. The test consists of applying lash material against your natural lash in small areas. Allergy testing is effective in detecting allergies which may develop after a delayed time frame upon initial application. Other than the Mink eyelash itself and your trusted sensitive adhesive, there are no tools, needles, chemicals nor additional materials that are required for patch testing.
We advise against wearing Mink Lashes if you have known animal allergies, as the Mink may contribute towards undesired side effects. Before we get into it, we emphasize the significance in patch testing your Mink lashes prior to use. If your body rejects the eyelash upon patch testing, you may have an allergy. We urge discontinued use if you suspect allergies as a result of patch testing. You may explore alternative lash materials to find your compatible lash, if you choose to do so.
How To Patch Test:
Patch testing your Mink lashes may be conducted in various ways. PhenomenalEntity.com favorite way to conduct patch testing requires 3 strands of Mink lashes and your sensitive adhesive. We suggest you place 3 false lashes with adhesive to the corner of your outer lashes. The lash does not require contact with the skin around your eye. Leave the lashes in place for 24 hours and remove. Check the results of the patch test by examining your eye and surrounding eye area for possible allergy reactions. If there are no signs of an allergy reaction, allow an additional 24 hours clearance as this will ensure there are no delayed reactions upon testing.
Please note that any immediate symptoms which subside over time, is probably the result of an irritation. It is important to be able to differentiate irritation symptoms from an allergy reaction in order to prevent further potential health hazards.
How To Identify Possible Allergies:
A possible allergy may take as long as 48 hours before symptoms such as watery, itchy, swollen, burning or red eyes develop. Within that time frame, it may be a sign of an allergy. We encourage you to explore patch testing techniques to find which works best for you. If you experience symptoms of an allergy, please discontinue use and disregard product as it may yield a hazard to your health.
Note: If you do not have a trusted adhesive, please refer to our Adhesive Patch Testing article PRIOR to patch testing your Mink lashes. All adhesives contain a chemical called Cyanoacrylate. Cyanoacrylate may produce an allergic reaction if you are allergic to the chemical. If you are uncertain whether you are allergic to Cyanoacrylate, it may interfere with your Mink Lash Patch Test results (especially if you are not allergic to Mink but Cyanoacrylate instead). For your convenience, we discuss Cyanoacrylate in the article as well patch testing.