Can Lash Tinting Lead to a Chemical Burn?

Playing Are DIY Lash Tinting and Microneedling Patches Safe?

The Doctors weigh in on some of the latest beauty trends including DIY eyelash tinting. Is this at-home beauty treatment something you need to add to your beauty arsenal or something to skip?

Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra explains the treatment is meant to darken the lashes but warns the peroxide levels in this product are drastically high and says it should not be placed near the skin on this part of the body. She worries having this product near the eyes could make you susceptible to a chemical burn. “This to me is a recipe for disaster... please do not DIY this!“ says Dr. Batra.

She also notes this type of product is not regulated by the FDA and the laws for it vary state by state. In California, a product with this level of peroxide is outlawed.

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Next up The Doctors weigh in on micro-needling patches, which can be used for acne, wrinkles and dark spots, by delivering serums and hyaluronic acid just under the skin. Dr. Batra and her daughter tested out these products and she feels they are buzzworthy. She explains the microneedles feel more like Velcro and are not meant to traumatize the skin. She notes they should not be painful or uncomfortable or draw blood. She warns not to re-use these due to the possible presence of bacteria during a second use.

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As always The Doctors remind you if you’re going to try a new product to first do a small test before going overboard.


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