DEAR Dr. Fritz,
Good day to you. I am Minda. I have heard about magnetic eyelashes. I am quite interested in it because I don’t need to use glue. The question is, is this not harmful? Are there other things that I am supposed to know?
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
Minda of Panabo City
Dear Minda of Panabo City,
The good thing about magnetic eyelashes is – you don’t need any more to use the glue, which is used in traditional fake eyelashes, which can cause allergy and irritation.
However, this is not fool proof – as you can still develop allergy and irritation, even without the use of glue – especially, if you don’t use them correctly and carefully.
Remember that these magnetic eyelashes can still make you lose your lashes – as you remove them. They can damage your natural lashes and make them grow in the wrong direction.
And when you touch your eyes, you can either irritate them, and lead them to eye infection and you might also develop a stye on the eyelid.
Here are some things you need to know if you decide to use these magnetic false eyelashes:
1. Don’t share them with others.
2. Keep them in a box – clean and closed.
3. Don’t store them in very hot places.
4. Don’t use them if you have any irritation on the skin around the eyes. Throw those which you used when you got the infection.
5. Wash your hands before touching your eyelids.
6. Don’t touch or scratch your eyeball.
7. Don’t put your eyelashes when riding on a vehicle as this might damage your eyes.
8. If you would have MRI, ask your physician if you can wear them.
(Dr. Fritz Legarde Espedilla is an aesthetic dermatologist and surgeon and a clinical sexologist. She is also trained in hypnotherapy and Medical Acupuncture. She is the anchor of Secrets of Dr. Fritz, of Hugyaw.com. She has been in the broadcast media for more than a decade and has written a book based on her 15 year stint with her radio program, “Healthy is Sexy Secrets ni Dr. Fritz.”. For your questions, you may e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t wish your letter to be published, we regret that we can not answer them. Thank you for your understanding.)