Are You Allergic to Eyelash Glue? Here’s What to Do!
If you are allergic to eyelash glue, you know how frustrating it can be. You may feel like you can’t wear false lashes at all! Luckily, there are some things that you can do to make the experience a little more tolerable and still be able to wear the lashes you love. In this blog post, we will discuss what causes an allergic reaction to eyelash glue and how to deal with it, as well as the best applications to avoid reactions. We will also provide a few tips for finding the right type of lash adhesive for your needs.
What is happening?
An allergic reaction to eyelash glue is caused by an ingredient in the glue being used. Whether it’s for lash extensions and it’s the cyanoacrylate or strip lashes and its a protein that is found in latex or formaldehyde. When that ingredient comes into contact with your skin, or even close to your skin, it can cause redness, swelling, and itching. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to anything else, like latex gloves or Band-Aids, then you are more likely to be allergic to eyelash glue. There are a few things that you can do if you find yourself allergic to the glue.
Yes, you can still wear lashes!
For starters, switch to a hypoallergenic adhesive. This type of glue is made without the common allergic reaction-causing ingredients. You can find this type of glue from our True Glue shop. We specialize in all-natural, hypoallergenic versions of eyelash glues. On top of this we also add calming ingredients like chamomile and aloe vera.
Before You Lash
Before getting lashes applied, or putting on your own strip lashes, always do a test first. Dab a small amount of glue on the inside of your wrist and wait 24 hours to see if there is any reaction. If not, then you can go ahead with try a small amount of lashes, or if you’re confident, a full set. Make sure if a tech is applying them that you communicate your concerns upfront and ask what they do incase of a delayed reaction.
Why did this suddenly occur?
If you are allergic to the glue that likely means you have sensitive eyes and skin. Make sure you’re using quality products, such as lash serums, to help strengthen and fortify your own lashes. This will help them to be less likely to fall out and cause you irritation.
Treating A reaction
If you have experienced an allergic reaction, immediately remove the lashes and wash your eyelids with a gentle cleanser. If they’ve been professionally applied, call the lash tech. Do not try to remove the lash glue with anything oily like makeup remover as this will only make the reaction worse. A cold compress, some Benadryl, and a soothing eye mask can all help. If you have any swelling, redness, or itchiness that lasts longer than a day, we recommend that you consult with a doctor.
There are a few things to keep in mind when allergic to eyelash glue, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up your love for falsies! By using our hypoallergenic adhesives and being cautious when applying them, you can still enjoy the beauty of false lashes without the worry of an allergic reaction.
Do you have any tips for those allergic to eyelash glue? Let us know in the comments below!