One of the most common questions people ask when they have eyelashes that don’t look natural is “Why do my fake eyelashes itch?”
Eyelashes can become infected, irritated and even matted.
These factors all combine to create a barrier between the hair follicles and the eyelash itself.
This creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow-more and more infection, irritation and swelling occurs.
This can be very unattractive and can greatly affect the way an eyelash looks and feels.
Why do your fake eyelashes itch?
When this happens, you want to know how to get rid of eyelash itch and return your eyelashes to their former beautiful state.
Some people believe that treatment of eyelash fungal infections requires the expensive prescription drugs that only doctors can administer.
That can put a real damper on your evening.
You also may not want to use chemicals on your body or have them get absorbed into your skin and bloodstream.
How to get rid of eyelash itch for good
Eyelash cream is your answer.
OTC (over the counter) eyelash cream is widely available in drugstores and beauty supply stores.
It is safe, effective and most of the products are reasonably priced.
What’s more, many of the products have natural ingredients that help with eye irritation and itching.
Eyelash cream can provide an effective treatment for eyelash fungal infections
Just like any other cream, the active ingredient(s) in an eyelash cream will work best when they are applied to the eyelash itself.
For example, when you apply eye cream to your eyelashes you don’t want to rub it in or stroke it in.
Your eyes open wide and your vision is impeded if there is any contact with the cream at all.
Applying cream to the eyelash itself prevents irritation from occurring and makes it easier for you to apply the cream to your eyes.
The proper way to treat fake eyelash itch
The reason the eyelashes begin to itch is that the fungal infection has gotten so far under the skin that the cream has not been able to reach it.
Once the fungi gets under the skin, it can only be removed by attacking it directly.
If you leave the infection untreated it will continue to spread underneath the eyelashes and eyelids until it is gone.
If you apply a cream that contains anti-fungal agents, the fungus will be destroyed before it even has the chance to become active.
What should you do if you have an outbreak of eyelash fungal infection?
This is where OTC eyelash creams come into play.
Most of these products contain anti-fungal agents.
They attack the infection from the inside by destroying the enzymes which feed on the keratin in the hair.
This allows the cream to penetrate the infected area much more quickly and effectively.
With less irritation from the itching the entire eyelash will become smoother and less itchy.
How do eyelash irritations occur?
Eyelash irritations are caused by the over production of keratin proteins underneath the surface of the eyelashes.
These proteins are necessary for the strong attachment of the eyelash to the lower lashes.
When too many proteins are produced and the keratin is unable to attach properly, it causes irritation.
Can eyelash cream help with my eyelash itch?
Eye cream for eyelash irritation may be needed.
To determine if this is the case, ask yourself if the irritation is coming from the cream or from your eyes.
If it is from the cream, then the treatment is working and the problem lies with the production of excess keratin protein.
How do I stop my eyelash extensions from itching?
There are two main questions that women who want to have eyelash extensions ask:
How do I stop my eyelash extensions from itching?
And is laser hair removal safe for my eyelashes?
These two questions often go hand in hand, especially in the early days when there were not so many safe solutions for these extensions.
Women would run to their stylist, who would put in a few layers of fake eyelashes in hopes that this would help with the problem.
Of course, the longer the extensions the greater the temptation to pull at the extensions until they ripped.
The stylist would eventually have to cut them all off and replace them with thicker and stronger ones.
This led to yet another question:
How do I prevent eyelash itchiness?
This is almost as difficult as the extensions themselves.
First, the eyelashes are often glued tightly to the eyelid.
So, the first thing you need to do is figure out whether or not the glue has pulled at the eyelashes themselves and if so, how far and how long has it pulled.
If they have ripped your eyelashes off, this will be harder to treat than just the glue itself.
It is extremely difficult to remove the glue that holds the eyelash extensions to your eye, so this is an impossible problem to fix.
The best thing you can do is to avoid putting them in your eyes
This is virtually impossible for most women, and even if you somehow managed to do this you would immediately have to wash your face.
You could also try other methods like applying an unscented gel over your eyelashes to keep them moisturized.
These methods will not work as well.
Your makeup may be causing itchiness
Another possibility for causing itching is to use makeup that does not contain natural ingredients.
For instance, many mascara products contain harsh chemicals that can cause problems such as rubbing off the glue that holds eyelash extensions to your eye.
If the product contains ingredients such as alcohol, benzyl peroxide, or harsh fragrances, then you should avoid using it.
The best option for this is to use a water-based makeup that doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients.
How do I stop my eyelashes from being painful?
This is a common problem among women who regularly wear extensions.
They may get a little “bugged” when their extensions tug on their lashes.
The only way to prevent this from happening is to make sure you use combs that go all the way up your entire eyelashes, and to not pull your eyelashes tightly into your eye.
How do I stop my eyelash extensions from twitching?
Some women have experienced twitching of their extensions, but this usually happens after they have gone a few weeks without cleaning them.
The solution to this is to use a special conditioner or a product that contains an anti-twitching ingredient.
Just be sure to follow the direction on the product, so you don’t strip your lashes.
How do I stop my eyelash extensions from breaking off?
It’s a bit rare, but some people who have eyelash extensions break their own lashes off.
This often happens if they pull hard on their extensions, rub their eyes, or even run their fingers through their hair.
The best way to prevent this is to practice good care practices, like taking shorter naps during the day, and not pulling or tugging at your lashes.