Eyelash extensions have been popular over the past few years, with celebrities and social media fueling the trend. If you use eyelash extensions and have noticed some eye irritation, it could be a buildup of microscopic organisms eating your skin known as eyelash lice.
Yes, you read that right: eating away your skin.
The tiny lice can survive an eye hair follicles as well as on the scalp. Doctors are encouraging those who use eyelash extensions to be careful of the makeup and other chemicals you put on or around your eyelashes, as well as how long you leave them on there.
Preventing the itching, redness, and other symptoms associated with a mite buildup is simple: Establish a daily routine of washing around the eyes with warm, soapy water.
Washing is an important — often neglected — part of hygiene for people who wear