Eyelash extensions are a wonderful investment; however, if you don’t care for them appropriately, you might find that your extensions don’t stand the test of time. Before you hit the streets to show off your new lash extensions take note of these aftercare tips. After all, your lashes will only look as good as you allow them. Here are a few tips on how to care for eyelash extensions.
Extension Aftercare Tips
Keep Extensions Clean
This one is pretty obvious but you would be surprised to find out how many people fail to do this! Remove your makeup and gently cleanse your extensions with an oil-free liquid makeup remover or face wash. Take extra care to wipe the extensions with a wet cotton pad as a dry pad could catch onto your lashes. In addition, lash wands are a handy tool to brush away any excess dirt or oils. Keep in mind, your eyelash extension boutique may have a recommended cleanser either sold or offered in-house. If you do nothing else, lash babes, remember this one tip – clean your lashes!
Avoid Excess Oils
Did you know that excess oils can reduce the lifespan of your lashes? It is true that our skin produces natural oils that can aggravate the extension; however, these oils are easily wiped away in your daily face washing routine. So, why are we including this tip? Common makeup products like mascara that contain oils can dissolve the eyelash glue. You don’t have to put down the mascara wand forever! There are mascara products made exclusively for eyelash extensions that won’t affect your extensions. Take care to apply this specially-made mascara only to the tips of your lashes and rock your glam girl look.
Reduce Exposure to Moisture
Similar to excess oils, too much moisture may break down the eyelash glue. No, your lashes won’t fall out excessively in the shower or droop from a light rain; however, it can affect the overall look of the lashes. The best practice is to avoid any excess moisture. Now isn’t the time for sauna trips or facial steam treatments!
Schedule Lash Refills
The more time that passes, the harder it is to keep your lashes voluminous. One of the best methods to keep your eyelash extensions fresh and full is to schedule regular refills with your lash tech. This may seem like a money drain; however, it is less expensive than the latter. If you wait too long, your lash tech might require you to purchase a full set to restore them to their former glory. Book a meeting with your lash tech and see what their recommendations are when it comes to scheduling refills.
Enjoy Your Lashes
Eyelash extensions are a worthwhile investment for ladies who want to speed up their morning routine and achieve the effortlessly flawless look. Learn how to care for your extensions, but also enjoy those beauties while they last! It’s a rough world out there if you have eyelash extension, but with these tips, you can learn to care and enjoy them.