Have you ever stopped and wondered about the purpose of your eyelashes, beyond just enhancing your appearance? As it turns out, those little hairs above your eyes serve a functional purpose in protecting your eyes from dust and debris. That's why it's important to take care when using cosmetic products like eyelash glue and false lashes.
When it comes to eyelash glue, it's generally safe to use on your skin as long as you avoid getting it in your eyes. Rinse with lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes if this happens. If you accidentally glue your eyelids shut, seek medical attention or contact poison control rather than trying to pry them open yourself.
It's also important to be aware of potential allergic reactions to the ingredients in eyelash glue, which can include latex, cyanoacrylates, parabens, and formaldehyde. Check the ingredients and consider doing a patch test if you're unsure. Many brands offer latex-free and cruelty-free options.
When applying false lashes, make sure to place the lash band as close as possible to your natural lashes without getting any glue in your eyes. Use tweezers or an applicator to carefully place the lashes from above. Once they're in place, you can use eyeliner to fill in any gaps.
When it's time to remove your lashes, start by using warm water and makeup remover. Coconut oil can also help break down the glue, but avoid it if you plan to reuse your lashes as it may prevent the glue from sticking properly in the future.
In short, while eyelashes may seem like just another beauty accessory, they play an important role in protecting our eyes. So the next time you reach for your eyelash glue, remember to use it with care and attention.