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Lash lovers beware: tips for safety using eyelash extensions

By AFPRelaxnews | 2013-05-21 10:37:02.0 | COMMENTS [ 10 ]

For those wanting lush, fluttery lashes, cosmetic eyelash extensions, individual synthetic fibers glued onto the natural lashes one by one, can give you the Bambi effect. But eye experts warn that adhesive cosmetics can cause health problems, a topic that has been hot in the media in recent days.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warned that the synthetic eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them can cause infections of the cornea and eyelid, permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes, and eyelid swelling. Plus the organization cites a recent Consumer Reports magazine article that describes patients who suffered allergic reactions to formaldehyde-based adhesives used in the extensions.

In addition, false lashes can trap bacteria and cause eye irritation, and removing them also puts women at risk for thinning or loss of their natural lashes.

The AAO offered three tips to follow for those considering eyelash extensions:

• Be sure that the aesthetician is certified and working at a reputable establishment.

• Check that the aesthetician practices adequate hand washing and proper hygiene.

• Check the eyelash adhesive ingredients before use.

Anyone who develops an infection, allergic reaction or other irritation after using eyelash extensions or other eye products should immediately visit an ophthalmologist, the AAO noted.

The Association for Damage-Free Eyelash Extension reportedly issued a statement of its own, noting that hypoallergenic eyelash adhesive or those not containing formaldehyde are completely safe for use in extensions.


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fortunately I've got long and thick natural eyelashes & hairy eye-brows....i don't need 2 buy one !!!

2013-05-21 11:02:13.0 | 0 replies

Once tried them .............. jerr I had to pluck them out, reacted bad to the glue,....... my eyes were blood shot red, felt like I was carrying lead .......... blinking was a nightmare

2013-05-21 16:01:49.0 | 0 replies

i shall pass thank you very much - What people put themselves through all for looking hidious beats me. lets love and appreciate our flaws beautiful women of the soil...

2013-05-21 15:09:29.0 | 0 replies


fortunately I've got long and thick natural eyelashes & hairy eye-brows....i don't need 2 buy one !!!


good for u my DTC..LOL
I once did them 4yrs back and the following day they were off coz my eye lashes became itchy and i forgot m wearing those thing so one side was hanging lolest and I also last did my nail then coz they were painfull to do my washing with, considering m not rich i still do thing the old

2013-05-21 14:40:21.0 | 0 replies

jo,ke sharp as i am,with my bushy lashes and di tshwana le tsa ntataka.

2013-05-21 14:16:25.0 | 0 replies

Joh neva loved this kinda thang...kwamele siyeke ukuthanda izinto!

2013-05-21 13:47:32.0 | 0 replies

but some men find it attractive soo i guess beuty really is in the eye of the blind beholder

2013-05-21 13:28:52.0 | 0 replies

those long fake eye lashes make women look soo hideous,

daaaamn!! I feel like laughing every time I see that cr@p. and what even more sad they think they look cute with those bamboo shafts hanging off their faces

2013-05-21 13:28:12.0 | 0 replies


fortunately I've got long and thick natural eyelashes & hairy eye-brows....i don't need 2 buy one !!!
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2013-05-21 12:29:21.0 | 0 replies

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