Flonase for Eyelash Extensions: Relief or Risk? ️‍️

Flonase for Eyelash Extensions: Relief or Risk? ️‍️

Have you ever dreamt of waking up with long, luscious lashes that flutter effortlessly? Eyelash extensions can make that dream a reality! But what happens if those dream lashes turn into an itchy, puffy nightmare?

If you've been experiencing sensitivity or eye irritation after getting eyelash extensions, you might have stumbled upon some advice to use Flonase, a remedy trending now on the internet. Some lash technicians and clients have been using this nasal spray to avoid eyelash extension allergies from the lash adhesive. Some clients claimed that it made their eyelash extension allergies go away. But hold on a second! While quick relief sounds tempting, let's explore this a bit further.

Is it safe to put Flonase on your eyelids?

Flonase, a popular allergy medication, is often used as a nasal spray to treat nose and eye symptoms. It can be tempting for some lash technicians and clients to try Flonase on the eyes because it relieves itchy and watery eyes, a common symptom of lash glue reactions.

However, there's a crucial point to consider.

There is no scientific evidence or medical tests conducted to support using Flonase for eyelash extension reactions, sensitivities, or allergies. Flonase is for your nose; it should not get any of it in your eyes or skin. Using it directly on your eyelids could be dangerous, and long-term use of it could lead to stinging, burning, and, even worse, glaucoma, a severe eye condition.

While Flonase may seem like a quick fix, and while it works for some, we can’t dismiss the possibility that it can also make things far worse. The best action is to consider your eye health first and get professional advice.

Identifying an Allergic Reaction to Eyelash Extensions

The aim is to assess the condition of your eyes accurately. A slight discomfort may resolve independently, but a severe allergic reaction requires immediate action to prevent lash or eye damage. Here's how you can recognize the signs:

  • Severity: The critical difference is the severity of the reaction. Redness, swelling, and inflammation will be much more pronounced in an allergic reaction compared to a minor irritation.
  • Onset and Persistence: Allergic reactions typically appear within a few minutes to 48 hours after application and won't subside independently. Sensitivity or slight discomfort, on the other hand, may be immediate but usually fades quickly.
  • Location: Allergic reactions often affect both eyelids and potentially the entire eye area. Irritation can be limited to the lash line or specific areas.

Here are some specific signs to look out for:

  1. Intense redness and inflammation of the eyelids and eyes
  2. Significant swelling of the eyelids may make it difficult to open your eyes.
  3. Extreme itching and burning feeling
  4. Watery eyes
  5. sensitivity to light.

Remember: If you experience any of these symptoms after getting eyelash extensions, it's crucial to remove them immediately and seek professional medical attention.

A qualified lash technician can help you safely remove the lash extensions or an experienced eye doctor can check your eyes, diagnose your condition, and advise you on future actions.

Remember that early action is essential. You can reduce discomfort and maintain the health of your eyes by dealing with allergic reactions as soon as they arise.

Best Way to Prevent Sensitive Reaction from Eyelash Extensions

Don't lose hope if you're sensitive to eyelash extensions! Here are a few options you may try to get lash extensions while avoiding sensitivity:

  • Patch Testing: Before you commit to a complete set of extensions, get a patch test. A qualified lash technician will use their chosen lash adhesive to put 5 to 10 lash extensions on each eye. They may apply them to the outer part of the lashes of both eyes. This is to see whether any extension procedures or products will cause reactions or sensitivity for you. Based on the patch test result, you may get the procedure that will work for you.
  •  Sensitive-Friendly Lash Adhesives: These lash adhesives are designed specifically for sensitive eyes and relieve clients who experience irritation, burning, or allergies to traditional glues. You may suggest that your lash artist use either Forabeli's Diamond Clear, Semi-Sensitive, or Pure Sensitive eyelash extension glues as traditional glue alternatives. These delicate formulations are meant to reduce discomfort with features like:
  1. Reduced irritation: Gentler formulation helps lessen the sensitive reactions caused by standard lash glues.
  2. Low fumes or no fumes: Fumes can cause sensitivity or trigger allergies. However, with changes in formulation, sensitive lash adhesives may become lesser in fumes, or be fume-free, which can lessen the likelihood of unwanted reactions.
  3. Clear Formula: Traditional lash adhesives containing black carbon may cause allergic reactions to some. Clear adhesives are formulated lash glues without carbon black, which eliminates this possible allergen, making them an ideal choice for those with sensitivities.

A patch test is highly recommended for ultimate safety, even with sensitive lash adhesives.

Additionally, other lash products like primers or bonders can also cause reactions. Discuss these concerns with your lash technician, and if needed, explore alternative options to achieve your desired lash look.

Remember, prioritizing your eye health is essential. So use these alternatives to get gorgeous lashes without the risk of adverse reactions.

Alternatives to Flonase for Allergies with Eyelash Extensions

While Flonase might not be ideal for everyone with sensitive eyes and lash extensions, and some mild allergic reactions can be managed with other solutions, let's explore alternative options to combat those pesky sniffles and itchy eyes.

Oral antihistamines: These allergy medications work by suppressing histamine, produced by the body during an allergic reaction. This helps to avoid symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. Oral antihistamines are available both over the counter and by prescription. Here are a few popular options:

  • Loratadine (Claritin): This medication is an over-the-counter, non-drowsy treatment for allergies that typically starts working within an hour.
  • Cetirizine (Zyrtec): Cetirizine is another non-drowsy alternative that helps treat various allergy symptoms. It is available over the counter and with a prescription.

Important Note: It is important to consult with your doctor before taking any new medication, even over-the-counter ones, particularly if you have underlying health issues or are already taking other prescriptions. Your doctor can help you determine the best course of treatment for your situation.

In addition to oral antihistamines, consider these alternatives:

  • Eye Drops: Look for drops designed explicitly for delicate eyes. These drops are typically gentle and can relieve inflammation without leading to more discomfort.

Disclaimers: The information presented here is solely educational and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult a doctor or a licensed healthcare professional before starting new treatments or medications, especially if you have any underlying health conditions.


Alright, beauties! Here's the deal: those envy-inducing lashes shouldn't come at the expense of your beautiful eyes! Get a patch test, look for gentle lash adhesives like Forabeli's, and don't be afraid to seek professional help if things go wrong.

Remember, healthy eyes are the foundation for beautiful lashes. Take care of your eyes, and specifically your natural lashes, and develop healthy habits, and you'll be wearing lovely, long-lasting extensions in no time!

Follow these tips, and for lovely lashes and beautiful life in general, use Forabeli's gentle lash aftercare products, including our best-selling Lash Shampoo! Regularly using a lash shampoo can extend the life of your lash extensions, keep your natural lashes healthy, and avoid any uncomfortable irritation, for a beautiful life.

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