The beauty market has always been a lucrative business and is continuing its reign with an ever-increasing individual false lashes mania. The market is booming with new lengthening mascaras, eyelash growth serums, eyelash conditioners, eyeliners with growth serums, eyelash extensions, and false lashes. Beauty blogs are raving about the new products and techniques to enhance the look of your lashes to make them the mile-long lash-look of the Hollywood stars that made falsies a household name. No longer is simple mascara enough. Trend or no trend, it is important to use these products with the idea of eye safety first.
Most eyelash-obsessed consumers believe that a product must be safe because it is available; though there are safety guides in place, the products should be used with close reliance on the directions to reduce the risk of injury. Truth is, much of the merchandise runs a long lists of cautions, side effects, etc. To be safe, most products are specified to use with guidance of an ophthalmologist or optometrist, yet most women rarely consult with a professional before the use of such products.
Why should you be careful? Because if not used correctly, these types of products have the potential to create temporary and permanent eye problems.
Just off the top four individual false lashes serums, including the ever popular Latisse, the list of side effects include redness of the eye, irritation, headaches, permanent eyelid and iris pigment pigmentation, change in eye pressure, vision blurriness, and the list continues. The products are safest when used with an ophthalmologist as suggested.
Beyond smnta the serums, the false lashes and extensions use toxic glue that could produce permanent vision blurriness if contacted to the eye. Also the threat for eye infection is great because of the foreign item near the eye, and the technician who applies the false eyelashes. Hygiene plays a factor because the false eyelashes trap dirt and bacteria on the eyelids. Contact lens wearers must remain careful during false individual false lashes application, because temporary adhesive used will devastate their lenses.
The risks for most side effects are doubled for those who already suffer from glaucoma and other eye conditions.
Should you not use the products to achieve the mile-long-lash look? Yes you can, but the key is to remember eye care and eye health is the most important. When used correctly, mascara is a less permanent and less harmful way to achieve the mile-long-lash-look with minimal risk to eye health. With mascara, remember to change the tube every for 6 weeks for reduce the risk of eye infection.
Most important tip to guide through the maze of individual false lashes extending products- consult with your eye doctor. Regardless of the product side effect list; make sure you check with you optometrists to make sure there are no infections, and that you learn to use the products in the safest way to ensure optimum eye health.
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Courtesy of Dr. Charles Simon of Simon Eye Associates, who served Delaware with their eye care needs for 27 years. We are one of the largest group optometric practices in DE. We provide quality family eyecare to the Hockessin/Pike Creek, Bear, Wilmington, Newark, and Middletown DE.