ALLERGIES AND EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Do you have seasonal allergies?
Did you know that seasonal allergies can affect eyelash extensions?
our Eyelashes are meant to catch irritants, preventing them from getting into the eyes. Eyelash extensions act as a bigger net, catching more irritants and causing more allergens to be trapped near the eye. Just because you have seasonal allergies does not mean you can't have eyelash extensions. you may just have to be more diligent with your after care.
The following will be helpful for you to know how to manage seasonal allergies without sacrificing your beautiful eyelash extensions.
Seasonal allergy symptoms:
-"goopy" or "crusty"
-scratchy (feeling of sand in your eye)
How to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies
-avoid contact or limit contact with allergens you are sensitive to.
-thoroughly wash lashes twice daily with a microfiber or silk cloth to rinse away any trapped irritants stuck in them. (don't use cotton balls/rounds or even washcloths as they have fibers that may also get stuck in lashes).
-USE A COLD COMPRESS DAILY TO REDUCE SWELLING AND TO HELP THIN AND REDUCE MUCUS ("CRUSTIES"/"GOOPIES").
-wear sunglasses when outdoors to avoid exposure to irritants.
-don't rub your eyes (this will cause the histamine levels to increase causing symptoms to be worse).
-avoid wearing contacts.
-use a silk pillowcase as it reduces bacteria and irritants.
-use over the counter eye drops, antihistamines and allergy medication
What to do if you experience any issues
-contact your lash artist right away.
-Take an over the counter allergy medication.
-if matters worsen or become unbearable, contact an ophthalmologist to diagnose and create a custom treatment plan.
-Schedule fills every 2-3 weeks. You may notice an increase of shedding in Spring or Fall as a result of the allergies.
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