- A Nigerian doctor at Mushin General Hospital, Dr Ayopo Adeyemi has revealed the dangers of wearing faux lashes
- The new trend of fixing lashes has been widely adopted by many Nigerian ladies as a beauty enhancer and fashion necessity
- It turns out the fashion is more dangerous than perceived to its subscribers
Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr Ayopo Adeyemi has warned women on the dangers of fixing faux lashes. Dr Adeyemi revealed the harmful effects while speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on May 27. According to her, the fashion trend has been adopted by millions of women in Nigeria despite the mind-bugging consequences.
Speaking on the health implications, Adeyemi shared that some of the adverse effects of the beauty trend include corneal abrasions or ulcers, damage of the natural eyelashes and eye sensitivity.
Ayopo revealed that the natural lashes have a way of preventing dirt, sweat, bacteria and other foreign materials from entering into the eye by trapping and keeping out anything that comes near but the presence of a foreign object such as fake lashes, does the opposite and causes more harm than good.
Many Nigerian celebrities are also guilty for adopting the proven harmful style. BBNaija's Cee C is well known for her love for the feather eye shade.
Dr adeyemi who works with Mushin General Hospital in Lagos said: " The use of harmful chemicals on the eyelashes can cause them to fall out quicker than they naturally would and it is also dangerous when tools to be used come in close proximity to the eye.
“Artificial eyelashes can cause trauma to the eye either through the glue and other materials used or unprofessional operators; there could be introduction of microbes into the eye causing conjunctivitis of all types. The lashes themselves can cause allergic conjunctivitis trapping and retaining dirt around the eye.”
She further advised ladies to stay away from the ill-fashion and stated they retain their natural ones and find means to keep it healthy.
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