Minimize adverse reactions and eliminate irritation by using Silicone Under Eye Patches during your eyelash extensions application. Our hypoallergenic Silicone Under Eye Patches are highly suggested for clients with sensitivities; however, they are also great for all clients.
Misconception about Irritation during and following a Lash Extensions Application
The truth is, many factors play a part in causing or eliminating undesirable reactions. Nevertheless, it’s a common misconception that eyelash extension adhesives are the root reason for irritation or adverse reactions in the eye region. However, it is in our unique experience that lots of adverse reactions during (or sometimes even following ) a eyelash application effect from the beneath eye patch or the tape being used to pay the lower eyelashes. When in doubt about the amount of sensitivity your client has hit for Silicone Under Eye Patches.
Irritation Beneath Eye Patch
Irritation or undesirable reactions results from either the improper positioning of the under-eye patch or even, from the ingredients in the under-eye patch or tape being used to pay the lashes if the patch or tape was put correctly. The below eye patches or tape can contain ingredients that your client is irritated by (irritants) or is allergic to (allergens).
As Xtreme Lashes® CEO, Jo Mousselli, RN, states, “While ingredients in the Xtreme Lashes Hydrating Under Eye Gel Patches and Lint-Free Under Eye Gel Patches have been researched and developed to hydrate, rejuvenate, and/or combat the signs of aging of the delicate under-eye area, some clients may not be able to tolerate these ingredients.”
Jo Mousselli goes on to explain
“For eyelash wearers who have sensitive skin, or for those who are prone to allergies, active ingredients found in under-eye patches or tape may cause irritation or a allergic reaction as evidenced by signs and symptoms ranging from mild redness, some tearing, and/or a sensation of burning and itching to a more serious case of inflammation as evidenced by moderate to severe redness and swelling of the eyes and eyelid in addition to pain, burning, and itching. These reactions may be immediate — during the eyelash application. Or, they may be delayed — presenting themselves after the application is wrap-up — within hrs. Or a day or 2. Even clients who do not have sensitive skin and/or are not prone to allergies will have adverse reactions IF ingredients from the under-eye patch or tape used to cover the lower eyelashes enter the eye. The reason is simple; while the ingredients in our Hydrating Under Eye Gel Patches and/or Lint-Free Under Eye Gel Patches provide hydration and anti-aging benefits, these ingredients are NOT supposed to enter the eye. They are irritating to the inner eye.”
How to Minimize Potential Irritation and Adverse Reactions (and retain Clients Contented!)
- During your Pre-Application Consultation, if your client shows that they have sensitive skin and/or allergies to cosmetics, make sure to use only the hypoallergenic Xtreme Lashes Silicone Under
- Eye Patches and the Xtreme Lashes FlexFusion® Adhesive — the two products are clinically examined and validated as hypoallergenic. And, ensure you are applying the Silicone Under Eye Patches correctly, click here to watch our presentation video.
- Maintain your eyelash area’s humidity in the middle of 45 percent –60 percent or well-ventilated with the help of the Xtreme Lashes Application Environment System. To find out why 45%-60% humidity is crucial, the usefulness of the Application Environment System, and/or application techniques to combat too low and too high humidity.