If you use eyelash extensions, doctors want you to check for lash lice

And you believed you couldn’t think of a new, terrifying thing that can happen to the human body.


While lash extensions have become a popular option among many beauty fanatics — many don’t talk enough about the hygiene risks.

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Many optometrists have reported an uptick in lash life, or as they are medically known as, Demodex.

Those who use eyelash extensions daily have been urged to clean them consistently.

If you are concerned you may have Demodex, symptoms include itchiness, redness and inflammation — and fun fact: they live only on the oily hair follicle and can be transferred by jumping.

Ah, lovely.