Throwback to the days when you come home after a great night out, peel those lashes off and leave them on the bathroom sink for another few days. Remember them? But best believe there’s a better way to take care of these beauty favourites. The fact is your extensions will last longer if you take care of them properly.
Whether you apply them at home or have them professionally done, here are the lash care tips you need to know:
Avoid perms and tints: Do not perm or tint lashes after lash extension application.
You can forego the curlers: Do not use a regular eyelash curler to curl extensions.
Be careful when cleansing: Avoid rubbing your eyes or lashes when washing your face. When cleansing, clean around the eyes with a washcloth.
Remove with caution: Do not pull your lash extensions, as it will most likely take out your own lash as well (ouch!).
Avoid extremely high temperatures: For at least 48 hours, avoid going into a Sauna while wearing eyelash extensions.
Be careful when getting wet: To keep your lashes looking great, it’s advisable you do not get them wet at all for at least 24 hours.
Wearing mascara: If you choose to wear mascara, only apply to the tips and use water-based mascara that washes off easily.
Groom with caution: Brush and groom your lashes gently with a disposable mascara spoolie (the little mascara wand-style brush) or eye shadow brush.
Sleeping with lash extensions: Try to sleep on your back or side to avoid smashing your lashes completely as you sleep.
Touch with caution: When you touch your lashes, always use upward, sweeping motions – no side to side rubbing at the lash line. Also, remember to keep your fingers off your lashes; every time you touch them you are transferring natural oil and germs.
Happy lashes make a happy face!