Warning: Never Sneeze While Curling Your Lashes or THIS Can Happen…
OMG ALERT: What Happened When This Woman Sneezed While Curling Her Eyelashes Will Haunt You
There's only a select few charm tragedies that can evoke the type of psychological reaction that can send chills down our spinal columns, an allergy from our favorite makeup, a much-too-short haircut (which, is now easy to grow out with these pointers, FYI), finding concealed deposits of old makeup in your Beautyblender, and potentially the most cringe-worthy of all, inadvertently removing a few eyelashes with your eyelash curler.
While the unintentional pull of a lash curler is extremely scary, most of us usually only compromise a few tiny hairs from the corner of our eyes when that occurs. Unfortunately, that just wasn't the case for one lady, redditor Aub3912, who shared her terrible lash story via Reddit yesterday.
" I sneezed while curling my eyelashes," she describes, including, "I actually believed I ripped my eyelid in half."
At the threat of sounding dramatic, it's safe to state that this is formally what nightmares are made of.
I'll give you a minute to select your jaw up off the floor. Losing that many lashes not only majorly hurts, but is such discomfort to have to grow back. What's a woman to do to get better from such horror? Fortunately is, there are some options to assist accelerate the healing process.
David Shafer, M.D., a board-certified celebrity plastic surgeon based in New York City, says that although you wish to do your best not to dislodge or distress the lash roots when curling your lashes, mishaps do happen, so stock up on a few products to promote regrowth.
"If there is damage, then a product such as Elizabeth Arden's Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum can assist enhance lashes while Latisse can help promote lash regrowth in as little as two to four weeks of daily usage."
If you're looking for a more natural service, Dr. Shafer confirms that olive oil, castor oil or cold pushed coconut oil all include vitamins, proteins, and fats that can help reinforce and rebuild damaged eyelashes and eyebrows.
However, keep in mind that results will generally take much longer and using these oils won't grow back eyelashes, they'll just strengthen them.
In general, it's not the end of the world; although, easier said than to have it happen to you. A minimum of there's continuously false lashes, right?