Are you shampooing your lashes daily? If not, please start. Shampooing your lashes seems kinda strange, right?? Well I’m here to tell you, extensions or no extensions, it’s very important to maintain good lash hygiene just as much as any other personal hygiene needs.
I want to chat with y’all today about a little thing called lash mites. Ewwww, right!! Go ahead, take a moment to be thoroughly disgusted.
What are lash mites??
Eyelash mites are caused by two types of Demodex mites. The two types are called Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. Both types of mites are microscopic, so you can’t see them with the naked eye.
D. folliculorum is the most likely to affect eyelashes. These types of mites feed on the dead skin cells around the lashes as well as other areas of the eye, such as your lids.
How do you know if you may potentially have lash mites??
Symptoms of mites on the eyelashes may include:
• Itchiness in the eyelashes and surrounding skin
• scaly, rough patches of skin
• redness around the eyes
• burning sensation in your eyes
• worsening skin symptoms or flare-ups, such as in rosacea and eczema (dermatitis)
Are they contagious??
These mites can be contagious. Eyelash mites may spread from contact with others who have them. This can be a result of having close contact with someone else who has a mite infestation in their eyelashes or skin.
You’ve also likely been told to never share eye makeup. Such advice is especially relevant with eyelash mites, as they may be spread through mascara, eyelash brushes, and other cosmetics used around the eyelash area.
How do I prevent lash mites??
Eyelash mites can become problematic, leading to other eye issues if the infestation gets out of control. Good hygiene and eye care health can go a long way to help avoid the mites in the first place.
At Lash house FWTX we always disinfect and sterilize our tools in between each and every client to ensure we are doing our part to keep your lashes healthy. Our professional recommendation for your at home care is Borboleta Lash Bath and clean swoop brush! Paired together your lashes will be squeaky clean and you can sleep well at night knowing there aren’t any creepy little critters taking up residence on your lash line.
Well there you have it. Lash mites are not something you want to mess around with. Take care of that lash line and if you ever need products or advice on how to care for your extensions or natural lashes then we are always here to help!!
The more you know!