Updated: Mar 4, 2021
Why it's so important to clean your lash extensions!!!
We naturally have teeny little bugs living in our lashes & pores called Demodex Mites who love to feed on oils & dead skin cells. Gross Right!?!
A build up of these mites can be one of the causes of Blepharitis
Signs of blepharitis are:
* Flaking or Crusting
* Red eyes &/or eyelids
* Eyes are sticky when you wake up
What this means for your lash extensions
* If you are experiencing a crusty build up on your lashes they will become weak & pop out prematurely, which means you will not have lashes to glue an extension to.
* If there's any crusting present this will cause poor lash extension retention as the glue will stick to this debris & not the hair, so make sure your lashes are squeaky clean before your appointment.
* If you don't keep up with your lash extension aftercare your optometrist/ophthalmologist will recommend you remove your lashes......Now that's a scary thought!!!
Tips to prevent these little fallas from causing Blepharitis
* If you wear makeup or find you have oily eyelids you must cleanse daily, otherwise every other day is normally sufficient.
* Wash your pillow case & sheets on a weekly basis using hot water, dry in the sun or on a hot dryer cycle
*If you think you have signs of Blepharitis make sure you cleanse & use eyedrops daily - I recommend Optimel eye drops https://www.manukahoneyeyedrops.com.au/about they sting like anything but worth the results!
* If your symptoms persist or get worse it is best to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist who will diagnose and treat you accordingly.