Staying on top of the latest beauty trends can be a little tough, it seems like there is always something new; one week it’s eyelash extensions, now its eyelash tinting.
If your not hip to what eyelash tinting is, don’t feel bad. This is one beauty trend you may want to skip out on. It can have some serious dangers. It sent one woman to the ER, thinking she may never be able to see again.
What exactly is Eyelash tinting?
Eyelash tinting is the process in which your eyelashes are dyed. It’s basically like having permanent mascara on. Dyed lashes enhance your eyes making them appear more noticeable.
However, the FDA states tha There is no dye on the market that is approved for eyelashes. Putting any type of dye near, or around the eyes can cause blindness! Chemical burns can also occur on the skin around the eyes due to this tinting process. Hair follicles may not grow back as well, and you are at high risk of getting a bacteria infection.
Dr. Oz, a well-known Surgeon and TV host says no one should ever get near your eyeballs with any dyes, tweezers or glue.
Both, eyelash tinting and eyelash extensions are illegal in New York and six other states, yet salons there still provide those services.
Here’s one womans horror story when her eyes were accidentally glued shut by a salon;
“It was absolutely terrifying, I thought I was going blind. It was getting worse and worse–by Monday I couldn’t see anything and I couldn’t open my eyes at all. People said I looked like a monster. My eyes were really itchy and I looked like I had been crying.”
It took steroids, antibiotics and two weeks for this women to heal from this horror eyelash tinting experience.
A lot of women are going to great lengths to enhance their eyes with both eyelash tinting, and eyelash extensions without first considering the consequences. Warning ladies! Ask yourselves, is it worth possibly compromising your eyesight over?