If you're considering eyelash extensions, you're probably thinking about how long they'll last, how much they cost, and what kind of maintenance they require. But did you know that there's a lot more to consider when it comes to maintaining your lash extensions? If not, then you might be surprised by these tips:
Your eyelashes are delicate and require special care in order to stay healthy and beautiful. It's important that you follow these tips so your lashes don't fall out or get damaged!
Avoid picking or peeling off the extensions
When you pick at your eyelashes, you can damage the extension glue and irritate your natural lashes. You may also end up with bald spots on your natural lashes, which will make it difficult for them to grow back.
Picking at an eyelash extension is similar to picking at a scab: it's going to hurt! If you do manage to get through all of those layers of glue and remove some of the excess adhesive from one or two individual extensions, then congratulations--you've just created more work for yourself in terms of recovery time (and probably some very sore eyes).
Take care when wearing glasses
If you wear glasses, be careful when putting them on or taking them off. The glasses should not come in contact with the eyelashes as this will damage them. If you have to remove your glasses, do so slowly and gently so that the delicate extensions do not get damaged.
Avoid swimming and sauna
- Avoid swimming and sauna. Water can damage the glue, while saunas may cause the glue to melt.
- Don't get your extensions wet. Showering with eyelash extensions is fine as long as you don't use soap on them or scrub too hard, which can loosen or damage the lashes--and that's bad news for everyone involved! Also, avoid getting them wet if possible (e.g., by wearing a raincoat during inclement weather). Remember: there's no point in having waterproof makeup if it doesn't stay put when it rains!
- Don't use oil-based products near your eyes (or anywhere else). Oil will break down adhesive and make it harder for your lashes to hold onto their shape over time.
Avoid mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow
The glue that holds your eyelash extensions in place can be damaged by makeup products. The same is true for oil-based products. Water also causes damage to the glue, as does heat from blow dryers and curling irons.
Use a special brush for cleaning your extensions
If you've ever had eyelash extensions, you know that they look amazing. They're a great way to add length and volume to your lashes, and they make your eyes pop. But they're not permanent — so how do you care for them?
Use a special brush for cleaning your extensions.
Eyelash extensions are applied using adhesive. This adhesive can sometimes cause irritation, so it's important to clean off any excess glue that might be on your eyelids or lashes after each application.
The best way to do this is with a special brush meant specifically for this purpose. You'll find these brushes at most beauty supply stores or online retailers (they're often sold together with eyelash extension kits).
Do not apply too much mascara on your eyelashes
This will cause the extension to come off, which can be very frustrating.
If you want to apply more mascara, try using an eyelash curler and then applying mascara with a very thin brush.
Always use a waterproof mascara or eyeliner on your upper lids. Waterproof mascara is ideal because it will not run off when you sweat or cry, which can happen during exercise or physical activity. This will help prevent the glue from being washed away by tears, sweat and even water!
Use only oil-free makeup products on your lash extensions
Not all makeup products are created equal. Some of them can be too thick and heavy for lash extensions, causing smudging or staining. And if you're using an oil-free product, it's less likely to cause eye irritation as well.
If you're looking for a new mascara, try one with a waterproof formula--but make sure it doesn't contain oils!
Avoid rubbing your eyes
Your lash extensions are delicate and can be damaged if you rub your eyes. You may also get mascara and other makeup products on your natural lashes, which can cause irritation. If you rub your eyes after removing makeup, it could cause infection or make the glue holding the extensions in place to loosen prematurely. It's best to use a cotton pad soaked with eye drops when removing makeup so that you don't have to rub as hard around your eyes, which could damage them further!
Do not sleep with makeup
Makeup clogs pores and attracts dirt which leads to breakouts and infections. If you want healthy looking lashes then don't sleep in makeup unless absolutely necessary (like if you have a wedding or formal event).
Moisturizing your eyelashes
The first thing that you need is a moisturizing gel or oil that helps maintain healthy skin around the eyes and prevents dryness. This can be used on a daily basis or after washing your face at night before going to sleep. You should apply it with a cotton swab in small amounts on each eye until absorbed by the skin, then wipe away any excess with a tissue. This will keep your lashes looking beautiful without breaking them down too much.
If you want to keep your eyelashes looking beautiful, then you need to take good care of them. The best way to do this is by following these tips and keeping an eye on how they're holding up. If they start falling out or looking damaged (which may happen over time), then it's time for a new set!