Eyelash extensions were once exclusively worn by celebrities and movie stars, but now are practically a staple in every high-end salon and spa. Everyone loves the look of lustrous lashes. Eyelash extensions can shorten your daily beauty regime as the need for mascara and mascara removal is eliminated from your routine. Yet proper aftercare is important for the longevity of your extensions. With correct application and care, eyelash extensions can last for over a month, while also protecting your natural lashes. Below we outline everything you need to know about lengthening the life of your extensions while keeping your natural lashes healthy.
Aftercare Tips for Eyelash Extensions
Having excellent eyelashes does require maintenance to ensure health and longevity. These aftercare tips will help you maintain your lash extensions while keeping your skin and eye area protected.
Clean Lashes Everyday
Washing your eyelashes is crucial to preventing oil, eyeshadow and skin build-up. Using a mild soap or foaming lash cleanser with water will keep your lashes fresh while protecting your skin and eyes.
Don’t Rub Your Eyes
Some people are unaware of how often they touch their eyes. The friction of rubbing alongside the natural oils on your hands will break down the adhesive on the eyelash extensions and encourage fall out. Pulling or rubbing your eyes also strains the lash roots and can cause damage.
Throw Out Your Mascara
Your eyelash extensions don’t need extra mascara. In fact, mascara can cause unneeded residue build-up on your eyelashes. If you have to wear mascara, only apply it to the tips of your eyelashes, and only use a mascara that is specifically made for use with eyelash extensions.
Don’t Sleep on your Face
Some people sleep on their face, which means that one eye tends to lose more eyelashes than the other. This means eyelash extensions are in danger, too. If changing your sleep position is too difficult, a silk or satin pillowcase can help with lash retention.
Self-Removal is a No
Eyelash extension application includes a strong adhesive that bonds the fake eyelashes to your real eyelashes. When eyelash extensions are picked or pulled off, this removal can harm your natural eyelashes. Removal by a professional ensures that your natural eyelashes have the least chance of damage.
Maintain your Lashes with Regular Fills
Each eye has between 90-120 lashes and naturally sheds 2-3 lashes per day...that's about 21 lashes per week...63 every 3 weeks! Therefore to keep your lashes looking lush and full, an hour refill should happen about every 3 weeks.
Eyelash extension aftercare means a longer and healthier life span for your eyelashes. Invest time into their care and reap the benefits. Ready to schedule an appointment for your eyelash extensions? Contact us today at (352) 335-9920.