Lash extensions are very sensitive, like a baby. You need to be very careful with them, especially in the first 2-3 days. Everyone might tell you their own tips and tricks about maintaining lash extensions, you being a first-timer might get all jumbled up with various suggestions and advice. Here’s a full guide on how to maintain your lashes and protect them in every step.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR LASHES
Cleaning lash extensions is very important. Lack of timely cleaning can result in dust particles accumulating in your lashes. These dust particles can cause infection in your eyes causing pain and irritation. In a few simple steps, you can clean your lashes and keep them healthy.
Use a spoolie brush
Spray some water-based makeup remover on a spoolie brush and gently roll it over your eyelashes. All the dust particles will stick to the brush and you’ll have cleaner, healthier-looking lashes.
Use a sponge
After you lash appointment your beautician will provide you with a sponge or else you can buy it here. Simply soak the sponge stick in water and it opens up and becomes a circular pad. Take the soaked sponge and gently wipe your eyelash and the surrounding area. The dust particles will stick to the sponge and here you have clean pretty lashes.
Use cotton pads
Avoid using normal cotton to wipe your lash extensions. The fibres from the cotton will stick to your lashes and it’ll end up being very dirty and disturbing to the eye. Always use good quality cotton pads. Pour some water-based makeup remover on the cotton pads and gently wipe your eyelash and the surrounding area. The dirt particles will stick to the cotton pad giving you clean lashes.
Avoid cleaning your lashes when they’re wet
If you brush or wipe your lashes when they’re wet, the water adds extra pressure to your lashes. Putting too much pressure on the lashes can create irreversible damage. The adhesive in the extensions become weaker thus resulting in the lashes falling off earlier than expected.
HOW TO TAKE A SHOWER JUST AFTER GETTING EYELASH EXTENSIONS
It’s advised not to take a shower for a couple of days after getting an eyelash extension. Of course, that is unrealistic, hence it is best to prevent your face from getting wet. Here are a few tips on how to take a shower without getting your face wet. But remember it’s only for the first 1-2 days. After that you can take a shower however you want and there are no restrictions on getting your lashes wet.
Use a face shield
It might sound like a weirdly insane idea but using a face shield while taking a shower can prevent your face from getting wet. Just wear it and enter the shower, you don’t have to worry about anything.
Avoid bathing under a shower
The water pressure from the shower can damage the eyelash extensions. High water pressure is more likely to damage the adhesive than the moisture and water itself. When pressure hits the just applied glue, it weakens it making the lashes fall off. Trying using a hand shower or bucket to bathe for a couple of days.
How to clean your face with eyelash extensions on
Face cleansing is a part of our everyday routine, but when you have eyelash extensions on you might have to change a few products you’ve been applying to your face. It’s essential to adopt a new approach towards face cleaning when you’ve gotten eyelash extensions.
Avoid splashing water
Splashing water on your face with extensions on might be a bad idea. When we splash water on our face, it’s usually with some pressure. Pressure can be harmful to the adhesive used to stick the extensions. Instead of splashing water, try cleaning your face with a wet hand towel or soaked sponge.
Avoid oil-based products
Oil-based products are a big NO when it comes to lash extensions. The oil in these products weakens the adhesive used to attach lash extensions and can cause the lashes to fall off earlier than expected. Your lash extensions should never come in contact with any oil-based products. Therefore, stop using oil-based products or make sure you do not apply the product near your eye area. But products labelled as oil-free or ask your beautician for suggestions.
What precautions should you take while sleeping with lash extensions
This might not be a very hard and fast rule that you need to apply but following the below suggestions can help you manage your lash extensions better and make them last longer.
Try wearing an eye mask while sleeping
Eye masks are a great way to protect your lashes while sleeping. This way you can make sure that you don’t touch or rub your eyes while asleep. Rubbing the lash extensions can make them fall off very easily. You might be aware of this throughout the day, but at night while sleeping you might rub your eyes unintentionally. So, spare yourself some guilt and wear an eye mask while sleeping.
Use a silk pillowcase
If eye masks are not your thing, then the least you can do it use a silk pillowcase. Lash extensions won’t get stuck to the silk fabric and instead just flow on it. Your extensions might stick to fabrics like cotton and might fall off. Prevent lash damage by using silk pillowcases.
All these tips and suggestions might seem very overwhelming. But a little extra effort and awareness can make you a lash expert and help you maintain your lashes as well as make them last longer.
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