I have been wearing lash extensions for four years. About six months ago, my eyes started bothering me. I didn't think too much of it until I saw my opthamologist yesterday. She said the pours in my eyelids were clogged and she diagnosed me with blepharitis. I asked if I should have my lashes removed and she said yes, it's a start. Has anyone else developed blepharitis after wearing lash extensions? The woman who does my lashes is extremely professional and is considered the best in my area. I'm hoping I can remove my lashes for a month or so, develop a regime that clears things up, then go back to having lashes. I appreciate any feedback.
That is the exact same thing that happened to me. I've been continuously wearing lash extensions for 5 years. This past year, I got blepharitis. I took my lashes off. However, I tried a few times to get them put back on but my bleph flares up really bad. I can't even wear eye makeup now without it flaring up. I'm so bummed
I don’t know about eyelash extensions but as a Blepharitis sufferer I know that you need to keep your eyelids completely clean and shouldn’t even wear makeup or contacts until you get it under control. I know it’s hard enough without feeling like you don’t look your best.
I think my Bleph was caused by using old mascara. I now buy a new one each month. I was able to kill it by using Wet Ones from the US. I have said before the ones in the Red Box but the formula seems to have changed so I looked and the yellow box is the one that is similar to the original that used.
Mine was a itching on the eyelashes. It seems to be a Staph infection. The wipes killed it for me but it did take over 3 months. The last two months it was only 2 times a day.
Jill, who has posted on this site, used the wipes and her lashes grew back. She had Bleph for 20 years.
Someone who does lashes can transfer Bleph from one person to another if not careful.
I did use mascara and makeup but it involved throw away wands and new makeup. If you want that info let me know.
Hope this helps,
First I don't understand:lash extensions is the same as falsies, that is fake lashes that are worn on the top of our natural lashes?
I am working right now on falsies. I have worn them at home just to check how I will feel with my bleh-s.
Seems like they don't bother me. But I will wear them only for a couple of hours anyway.
Your doctor told you to remove eyelashes. I have read so MANY inputs on this site but never heard about removing lashes. They might not grow back. I would never do it. There are many ways to manage bleh-s.
Its not curable but could be managed. Stay on this site you will learn a lot.
HI Susan, there is no rhyme nor reason why bleph starts for some people and it’s a waste of time trying to think of the how/whys etc. I know I’ve spent a lot of time coming to terms with the fact that I have bleph and stuck with it. It’s not terminal and I’ve got mine under control at the moment though it’ll bubble up for no reason sometimes. Over the years I’ve developed an arsenal of options to use under different circumstances. In time you will too so take heart. All the best, Pamela
HI , sadly, any my am maje up that as been used before with contaminated brushes must be discarded. When you feel the time I see right but reasonably priced hypoallergenic makeup, disposable mascara wands and eyeshadow applicators. Once the wand and eyeshadow applicators have been in contact with your eyes they should be discarded. X
I have the same problem, noticed it about a month ago but unfortunately couldn’t get my lash extensions removed until yesterday. I started wearing extensions about 5 or 6 months ago & cleaned them well because I wore makeup everyday. I’m still trying to figure out how severe my case is though, because I only have a couple symptoms, mostly only on my left eye. Currently the only symptoms I have are some slight puffiness, a little redness on my left eye, & the crusties. I never got the dry eyes, teary eyes, or sore eyes.
It started with my eyelids getting really itchy, then I saw the crusties around the roots of my lashes & started googling. I started using hot compresses & hardcore cleaning with baby shampoo like 4-6 times a day (basically removing most of the extensions myself). Went to urgent care, got some ointment that I used in the morning & over night until it started irritating my skin more (I think) so I stopped using it. Started using the Wet Ones, those help a lot but can really dry out your skin, so I just bought some Manuka honey 24+ from Whole Foods yesterday. Put some on over night, left eye is unchanged but my right eye seemed to only be a little puffy today, no crusties or anything..
Also I’ve been wearing makeup almost everyday (for work & stuff) but not directly on the puffy spots & red spots, just the very ends of my eyes because I used to wing my liner everyday. I figured since it hasn’t spread over my entire eye by now that wearing slight makeup isn’t a big problem. I really want to continue to wing my eyeliner everyday though so I’m determined to get rid of it but it’s definitely taking a while.
I’m having my lash extensions taken off today I wasn’t sure what was wrong until I started reading this site I’m sure that I have blepharitis. I feel the same way I love my lashes so much I hope that I can just heal my Eyes and get them put back on in a few months I’m 60 years old and literally have no eyelashes hardly at all but it’s better that my eyes are healthy ! I have an appointment with the ophthalmologist today I hope you can give me a quick fix but maybe an anabiotic for my eyes or something!!!