A common adhesive used in eyelash application is cyanoacrylate glue, or superglue, which is known to cause a wide range of eye problems, such as contact dermatitis, conjunctival and corneal abrasion, keratoconjunctivitis and point keratopathy, as well as systemic reactions such as asthma and rhinitis allergies. Most of the complications of eyelash extensions are due to a skin reaction or an allergy to the chemicals used in the adhesive adhesive. Unsanitary conditions can also cause complications. The FDA doesn't regulate eyelash glue or extensions.
Side effects usually go away on their own. However, sometimes the products can cause serious damage. The adhesive in eyelash glue and the solvents used to remove it can cause poisoning and serious injury. Side effects include allergic reactions and damage to the cornea.
In addition, eyelash extensions increase the risk of bacterial and fungal eye infections. It's ideal for clients who want a spectacular result or who want to add bolder, thicker extensions to sparse or thin lashes. Some adhesives used to apply temporary or semi-permanent eyelashes have ingredients that are known to cause allergic reactions. But if necessary, try to loosen the adhesive used for semi-permanent extensions with an oil-based eye makeup remover or another oily substance such as coconut oil.
Before applying extensions, always ask if a customer has had allergic reactions in the past and always have a skin patch test. After applying the glue for extensions, the product will activate and form a secure bond between existing eyelashes and extensions. To remove temporary eyelashes, scrub the top of the lashes with warm water, an eyelash remover, or eye makeup remover to loosen the adhesive. If you feel it sticking or pulling too much, stop pulling and continue rubbing more liquid onto your eyelashes.
Unlike temporary false eyelashes, which are attached to the eyelid in a single strip, eyelash extensions are individual eyelashes. If you are thinking about applying false eyelashes and you know that you have allergic reactions to one or more of these ingredients, read the ingredients in the eyelash glue carefully and let the makeup artist know. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are applied to each natural lash strand with a semi-permanent glue, usually a cyanoacrylate adhesive. After the first few days, you can take a shower, but you'll have to dry the extensions with a blow dryer, in a cold environment, while stroking them with a special scrub brush.
If you don't know if you're allergic and are considering applying temporary or semi-permanent eyelashes for the first time, try a skin patch to make sure there are no symptoms before using them around the eye. If you or someone you know is experiencing mild reactions to eyelash glue, you can do a few things at home to ease discomfort. Eyelash ornaments, such as attaching small glass beads or crystals to the eyelashes or, more importantly, attaching small charms to the cables that are placed on the eyelids, pose the same risks as eyelash extensions, not to mention an additional hazard. The FDA has an extensive list of safety tips for beauty treatments, including eyelash extensions, mascara, eye shadow, and other cosmetics.