There’s no question that eyelash extensions are a popular way to enhance the natural thickness and quality of your own lashes. While this is true, if you don’t properly care for these lashes, you may find that don’t last, or that they don’t look very good for very long.
There is good news. With a few basic care tips, you can keep your lash extensions looking great for as long as possible. Keep reading to learn more.
Keep Your Lashes Clean
While you may hear different words of advice regarding cleaning your lash extensions, the best option is to use a lash extension cleanser. These cleansers are specially formulated to keep extensions looking great, while minimizing potential issues. You can find an array of options that are designed to clean your extensions.
It’s best to find a product that is both oil-free and alcohol free to provide the best results. By doing this, you can feel confident that the product has the same pH balance as your natural tears. You can find these cleansers on a gel or liquid formula, so choose the one that best suits your needs.
When you are cleaning your eye area to remove eyeshadow and other eye makeup, it’s a good idea to apply the product using a cotton pad. You need to fully saturate the cotton before trying to use it. If it is dry, it may get caught on your lashes. Rub the surface of your eyelid gently and avoid rubbing your eyelashes. When you need to clean your lashes, use the lash wand to brush through them gently.
Don’t Use Oil-Based Products
Any type of skincare products, both cosmetics and creams, that are oil based are a no-go when it comes to caring for your lash extensions. Make sure you find products that have been labeled as being “oil free” to make sure your lashes last. If you aren’t sure if a product is oil-free, read the ingredients label to ensure what you are going to use is really oil free.
Don’t Use Mascara
One of the biggest benefits offered by lash extensions is that you get long, full, and beautiful looking lashes without having to put on mascara. While you may still want to wear mascara from time to time, just make sure it’s designed particularly for lash extensions. However, it’s better to wear no mascara if you want to extend the life of your lashes.
If you are one of those people who must wear mascara, make sure that you only choose a water-based option. This isn’t the same thing as a waterproof product, so be sure you look very closely at the labels. When you apply this mascara, be sure you only apply one coat and that it’s only put on the very tips of your lashes.
When you know how to properly care for your eyelashes, you can make them last longer and enjoy the beauty and benefits they offer. If you aren’t sure what to do, or still have questions, be sure to speak with your stylist, as they can provide even more information about this.