Blocked follicles can also form a stye, which can develop into a bacterial infection, Yu says. If your eye is infected, you may experience symptoms similar to those of dry eyes, in addition to photosensitivity, swelling of the eyelids, and pus discharge. If you have “conjunctivitis”, a corneal abrasion, blepharitis, a stye or mites in your eyes, you are currently NOT a candidate for eyelash extensions. When the infection is gone, you can discuss extensions at that time.
An allergic reaction to glue. It's crucial to find an accredited and licensed salon that has performed many eyelash extension procedures. This means that dirt or bacteria that are trapped in eyelash extensions may not be removed as they normally would, making it easier to access the eyes. Eyelash technicians, who require a license, recommend the extension that best suits you, balancing the desired look with the capacity of your natural eyelashes and choosing the length, width and degree of curvature accordingly.
Since eyelashes keep dust and dirt out of the eyes, it's reasonable to assume that a longer eyelash length would be even better at keeping dirt away. But if you opt for the advanced eyelash technique known as “Russian Volume”, your technician will apply a range of eyelash extensions to each eyelash. During the procedure, each extension is applied individually to the lash line and is “plugged in” once the natural eyelash falls off (usually within a few weeks), taking the extension with you. We recommend that you use a safe mascara for eyelash extensions and that you avoid a waterproof mascara.
And while it's not common, sometimes an eyelash extension is embedded in the transparent membrane that covers the eyeshadow. Eyelash extensions (individual false eyelashes that are semi-permanently attached to the lash line) are gaining in popularity. Not only are eyelash extensions likely to protect your eyes worse, but they can also present other problems.