Thicker, more prominent eyebrows have become all the rage in the past few years. Many women have ditched the thin eyebrow look for a more natural style.
Many storesare following this trend, offering tons of eyebrow solutions for women, including eyebrow gels, pencils, dyes, and tints. If you’ve looked at any makeup aisle recently, you definitely will have seen a ton of products made primarily for eyebrows.
Eyebrow and eyelash tints are an easy way to make your lashes and brows look darker and fuller, which is why they’ve become quite popular, especially among young people.
However, a teen named Tylah Durie is warning womento double check the ingredients in their makeup products after she suffered a horrifying reaction to an eyebrow tint.
Tylah, who is a huge fan of makeup, was just trying to tint her lashes and brows when she noticed that the areas she had applied the tint to started burning.
Just minutes after applying the eyelash and brow dye, 16-year-old Tylah felt her eyebrows itching.
She thought it was strange, but when her face started swelling up, she knew something was seriously wrong.
Her eyelashes started falling out and the skin around her eyebrows was blistering.
Terrified, Tylah rushed to the hospital.
“I was hospitalized and I was terrified. The doctors have said that I have had a very unusual but severe allergic reaction and could’ve hada chance of going permantly [sic] blind. Luckily, I only have a few lumps of damage on my right eyeball,” Tylah wrote on her Facebookpage.
Tylah had no idea she was allergic to paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a chemical found in dyes. She was shocked when she started having a reaction immediately after putting it on.
She wrote, “I have been going through unexplainable pain just by tinting my eyelashes and eyebrows and I didn’t realize I was allergic to paraphenylenediamine (PPD). I did it myself and you don’t have to keep telling me how dumb I am, lol. I made a mistake and I’m trying to protect others.”
Although most beauty products tell consumers to test the product on a small patch of skin first, many people ignore that advice because they assume they’re not allergic.
That’s what Tylah did, and now she’s warning people of the consequences.
She wrote, “I have had puss and tears coming out of my eyes 24/7 and I’ve been in a lot of pain and unexplainable discomfort. I have chemical burns on bothe [sic] my eyebrows and I couldn’t see out of my eyes because of the swelling.”
She continued: “I’m on a lot of medication to heal this and would never wish to put this pain on anyone so PLEASE DO A PATCH TEST!!! SHARE IT AROUND PLEASE EVERONE [sic]..!!!!”
Most of the peoplewho haveread Tylah’s post have been nothing but supportive, telling her to get better soon and thanking her for her warning.
The company who manufactured the product responded to Tylah’s incident, wishing her a swift recovery and reiterating her point about doing patch tests.
I know I’ll definitely be heeding Tylah’s advice anytime I try a new beauty product in the future.
Read more: https://www.littlethings.com/teen-reaction-to-eyebrow-tint/