3 Things to Know Before Dyeing Eyelashes
Nowadays, most people are looking for ways to change their physical appearance to improve how they look. Improving your outward looks leads to increased morale and self-esteem. People try many ways and methods to change their looks from natural ways to the use of beauty products. As the saying goes, everything has a price. Incorporating these beauty products into your daily routine to improve your general outward looks can be beneficial and damaging as well.
Most women with light colored or blond eyelashes often dye their lashes to improve their looks. Instead of applying mascara on your lashes, dyeing them is an alternative. The dye remains on the lashes until the eyelashes naturally fall out and are replaced by others. Before you choose which beauty product to use to dye your lashes, proceed with great caution because there is an increase in counterfeit goods and products flocking the global market and using some for your eyelashes may result in dire consequences. Eyelashes are very close to the eyes; some of the most delicate organs in the body so you should always be sure to use the safest products for dyeing your lashes.
1. It is not recommended to use eyelash dyes
As much as you want to accentuate your eyelashes, it is always best to avoid dyeing them. There are many reasons why people are advised to avoid using dyes. Although some salons and spas advocate dyes, it is always advisable to avoid them as much as possible. One of the severest side effects of eyelash dyes is blindness. As much as you want to improve the looks of your eyelashes, it is not worth the high risk of not seeing the improvements after you go blind.
Also, most of the commonly used products to dye eyelashes can cause eye inflammation, infection or swelling of the eyes. This can add more cost as you have to see an ophthalmologist for the eye infection and may need antibiotics to help clear it up. Most doctors and specialists highly discourage the use of eyelash dyes.
Also, there are no proven organic or natural eyelashe dyes. Since these dyes are used to change the color of the eyelashes, the products that are used to dye hair may also be used for eyelash tinting and dyeing. Some of the products used to dye hair are not approved to be used for eyelashes, posing a great danger to your eyes’ health. You should also read the instructions on hair dyes to determine their side effects.
2. Is it possible to carefully dye your eyelashes?
Although highly discouraged, it is possible to dye your eyelashes carefully. Most spas and salons offer eyelash dyeing as one of their services. Most salon workers quickly explain the precautions and side effects of eyelash dyeing. Although they might take high levels of precaution, mistakes happen during the dyeing process. It is discouraged because it increases the chances of contracting eye diseases while undergoing the procedure. Most specialists advocate the use of mascara for its limited negative side effects. Also, the use of eyelash dye increases the negative side effects of eyelash extensions.
3. The safest alternative to having longer and darker eyelashes
Mascara is the safest alternative to having longer and darker eyelashes. For effective results, ensure you apply mascara every morning and remove it in the evening. To prevent the mascara from getting into the eyes, ensure you remove it before going to sleep. If mascara gets into the eyes during application, it may cause mild irritation or infection in the eyes. Dyeing eyelashes is not a one-time thing, and it must be repeated because the lashes naturally fall out. Instead, use alternative make-up products to achieve the same results. Also, it is advisable to keep in mind that dyeing the eyelashes will only make them darker and not make them thicker, longer or curlier.
Most people with light or blond eyelashes think that dyeing them will make them more defined and noticeable. Make-up alternatives can achieve the same results and avoid the negative side effects of dyeing your eyelashes such as blindness, swelling and inflammation, and eye infection. The eyes are among the most delicate organs in the body, and it is important to protect them. If you must use the eyelash dyes, take the appropriate precautions.
Article by Adonia Dennis (@adoniadennis), a health, beauty and skincare adviser. She provides solutions related to beauty and skin care problems such as skin hyperpigmentation, eye skin aging, sensitive skin, etc. She is an independent researcher who researches all type of skin related problems. She is a passionate blogger who loves to write and share her views on health, fitness and diet. To know more about Dennis, follow her on Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.