Why Eyelash Extensions
should NOT hinder you from properly cleaning your lashes…
Although the more you leave your
new lash extensions alone and refrain from
picking, pulling or rubbing, the better they will be maintained, you
must still be sure you are keeping them properly cleaned.
The little guy pictured left is an eyelash mite or a demodicid. Most
people carry this tiny mite that lives in your pores and hair follicles,
usually on the nose, forehead, cheek, and chin, and often in the roots of
your eyelashes. However, people with oily skin, or those who use
cosmetics heavily and don't wash thoroughly, have the heaviest
infestations. Inflammation and infection often result when large numbers of
these mites congregate in a single follicle. The mites live head-down in a
follicle, feeding on secretions and dead skin debris. Pictured
left, you can see
three demodicids buried in the follicle of a hair, and you can also see the
hair's shaft. If too many mites have buried
into the same follicle, it may cause the eyelash to fall out easily. Demodex
are harmless and don't transmit diseases, but large numbers of demodex mites
may cause itching and skin disorders, referred to as Demodicosis.
Please refer to the After Care
card given to you at the end of your first appointment for proper cleaning
techniques and recommended products.
As always don’t hesitate to ask should you have any other questions.