Lashes are one of a woman’s biggest allies in completing the “look”; they not only help your eyes and eye makeup seem better, but they are also a game changer on how a woman looks and feels. And if you don’t have lengthy lashes like other people do, extensions are one of the quick fixes you might use. But there are discomforts to getting lash extensions and keeping them for weeks and months at a time. Here are a few of those discomforts to consider before getting your new set of lash extensions.
Fake Lash Discomforts
First on the list is Bloodshot eyes. One of the reasons why a white region of your eye gets red or “bloodshot” after getting eyelash extensions is typically due to the work that can happen from improperly isolating the lower eyelashes. It can irritate the mucosa and result in symptoms like bloodshot eyes if the pad is applied too closely to the mucosa.
False eyelashes can also lead to eye allergies as a side effect. Additionally, if you are having an allergic reaction, you will experience discomfort, eyelid swelling, irritation, and tears in addition to having bloodshot eyes.
This is typically brought on by an irritant found in the lash adhesive used to attach the eyelash extensions. The reaction often lasts for 24 hours and worsens over time.
Bacteria buildup on the fake eyelash itself and under the eyelash adhesive can result in infections. There is a chance that dangerous bacteria and dirt will get into your eyes if you store and reuse your false eyelashes or drop your eyelash before attaching it to a surface.
Additionally, exchanging artificial lashes with a friend or forgetting to wipe your eyelids after removing them might result in cross-contamination, which can result in styes or conjunctivitis.
Chemical burn is yet another unfavorable side effect of eyelash extensions. If the eyelash stylist does not completely cover the lower eyelash row or vigorously elevates the upper eyelid during the treatment, adhesive fumes may come into touch with the mucous membrane and cause this.
A person may experience pain, irritability, stinging, or a tearing feeling if lash adhesive enters the eye during a lash treatment, which frequently results in chemical burn.
Damage your Natural Eyelashes
Last but not least, one of the most serious side effects of using eyelash extensions is damage to your natural lashes.
The removal of synthetic eyelashes may cause your natural lashes to break and even damage the hair follicle. This can cause temporary or permanent loss of your natural eyelashes.