You might not realize it, but the glue you use to put on false eyelashes can be harmful to your eyes. Eyelash glue contains a variety of chemicals that are toxic and irritating to the eye. In addition, some may contain allergens or other irritants which can trigger reactions like eye redness, itching, hives, and swelling.
Why should you care about the glue in your eye lashes?
If you were to think about the glue that holds your eyelashes together, you would probably think of it as something that is there and something essential to a clean look. But have you ever considered what would happen if you had an allergic reaction to this glue?
Eyelash glue contains one or more of these ingredients: acrylates copolymers, glycols, formaldehyde resins, and di-aminopropionyltriethoxysilane. These chemicals are known allergens. The adhesive is also linked to eye infections from contact with dirty hands.
There is a link between chemical exposure and cancer in different parts of the body. Deaths from lead exposure are reduced in children, and pregnant women are more vulnerable to miscarriages.
If you start developing redness in your eyes, irritation in the area around your eyes, or have a sting when using the product--you may be having an allergic reaction.
Understanding ophthalmic infections
Lash glue can cause eye infections and is often made of liquid or gel components. 97.5% of women who use lash glue experience dryness, itching, tearing, and purulent discharge (a sign of infection). This occurs when dirt and bacteria become entrapped in lash glue.
When you put on eyelashes, your natural lashes will be pulled out. Glue can also cause hair loss and traction alopecia from pulling too hard.
To prevent the risks associated with cheap eyelash glue, doctors recommend either getting your lashes done with reputable lash glue or avoid having extensions altogether.
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