Are eyelash extensions supposed to be glued to your skin?

If you stick your eyelash extension to your skin instead of your natural eyelash, you run the risk of causing an allergic reaction. This can cause redness, itching, swelling, and blurred vision for your client. Not only is this application completely wrong, but it is also unsafe and dangerous. False eyelashes can damage your real lashes.

Temporary lashes are placed above natural lashes, while semi-permanent eyelashes are attached to the eye's natural lashes. Many semi-permanent eyelash adhesives use chemicals found in Super Glue, such as cyanoacrylate. Adhesives can remove natural lashes or cause them to fall out. If this happens, it can take up to eight weeks for natural lashes to grow back.

The artificial eyelash extension is dipped in a medical-grade adhesive and then placed over the natural eyelash. Rather, reactions occur when the adhesive is not cured (it is not dry) and develop in response to the carbon black used to pigment the adhesive or, more commonly, to the cyanoacrylate base used in almost all eyelash glues on the market. Customers who develop an allergic reaction to their eyelash extension adhesives often experience swelling and itchy eyelids. 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.

Not only that, when you stick eyelash extensions to your skin, you run the risk of creating an allergic reaction to glue for eyelash extensions. Excessive weight on a natural eyelash over a long period of time can cause permanent damage to the growth of natural lashes. Placing an eyelash extension that is too long for your client's eyelashes can also cause the extension to rub against the skin above the eye, the eyebrow, or along the cavity area, causing itching, redness or swelling in the area due to irritation. Some adhesives used to apply temporary or semi-permanent eyelashes have ingredients that are known to cause allergic reactions.

Appropriate care is taken to avoid inadvertently gluing the lower lashes to the upper lashes. But if necessary, try loosening the adhesive used for semi-permanent extensions with an oil-based eye makeup remover or another oily substance such as coconut oil. Adding too much length is like adding too much weight, since natural lashes can't comfortably hold the extension in place. First, if the eyelash extension is attached to the skin, the glue can block the hair follicles in the eyelash line, which can cause infection and permanent damage to eyelash growth.

If an eyelash artist places a 13 or 14 mm eyelash extension on this natural eyelash, it can cause twists, falls and long-term damage to natural lashes.

Briana Amass
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