Replace your mascara every three months. Never share mascara or add water to it, and stop using eye makeup totally if you notice signs of infection or irritation.
Remember, you only have two eyes. You don’t want to take any risk that could damage either of them. See an eye care professional right away if you notice any signs of irritation that do not quickly resolve, infection symptoms, eye pain or vision difficulties .
Eyelash extensions can pose health risks. The popular trend can cause allergic reactions, infections, and more. Consumer Reports.org. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
Eyelash Extension Adhesives May Cause Bad Reactions. Infections and allergies from cosmetic procedure can damage eyes or cause swelling, loss of eyelashes. Healthday.com. May 28, 2013.
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Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles
Edited by Jody Smith