Are Eyelash- and Eyebrow-Tinting Services Safe

Eyebrow tinting

 

Tinting your brows and lashes is about as safe as drinking raw milk. Both aren’t officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact, a food scientist once told me drinking raw milk was like playing Russian Roulette. The same could be said by cosmetic chemists about lash and brow tinting.

What are the side effects of brow tinting?

Other than the possibility of getting dye in your eyes, you have to take the whole eye area into account. The skin of your eyelid is the thinnest on the whole body, making the area particularly susceptible to allergic reaction and irritation, Nava Greenfield, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City tells Allure. Preservatives and unapproved ingredients in the dyes pose the biggest risk in this situation. Add in the fact that there’s no standard for what is used for tinting (meaning each salon may use its own formulation), and you have cause for concern. Greenfield hasn’t seen any patients coming in specifically because of adverse reactions to tinting. However, she is well aware of the issues it may cause.

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Source: Allure – Are Eyelash- and Eyebrow-Tinting Services Safe By, Devon Abelman

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