Millions of Nigerian women adopted fixing eyelashes despite the mind-bugging consequences.

God gave us the natural lashes which have a way of preventing dirt, sweat, bacteria and other foreign materials from entering into the eye by trapping and keeping out anything that comes near but the presence of a foreign object such as fake lashes, does the opposite and causes more harm than good.

The use of harmful chemicals on the eyelashes can cause them to fall out quicker than they naturally would and it is also dangerous when tools to be used come in close proximity to the eye.

Artificially fixing eyelashes can cause trauma to the eye either through the glue and other materials used or unprofessional operators; there could be introduction of microbes into the eye causing conjunctivitis of all types. The lashes themselves can cause allergic conjunctivitis trapping and retaining dirt around the eye.

Putting emphasis to other adverse effects of the beauty trend include corneal abrasions or ulcers, damage of the natural eyelashes and eye sensitivity.

According to some studies, eyelash extensions can be dangerous due to bacteria and viruses that can get on them. Aside having to sit still and keep the eyes open till it is done, the beautician applies the lashes to the eye with a glue and often times, most of them make the lashes stick with the aid of a toothpick. Two reasons obviously make the idea of a toothpick appalling, first, it is a sharp object and secondly, the same toothpick is often used for all customers.

ladies should stay away from the ill-fashion and maintain the natural ones and find means to keep it healthy.


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