Beautiful eyelash extensions are the perfect addition to any look. However, if you have never had any before, you might be wondering how you can take good care of them.
Here are 8 simple tips to help you take care of your brand new eyelash extensions so they will last longer and keep looking great.
1. Let the glue dry
A professional lash artist should take around 2 hours to install your eyelash extensions, but the glue holding each lash in place will take between 24 hours and 48 hours to fully dry. Don’t let any moisture touch your eyelash extensions during that time, and avoid touching them.
2. Avoid rubbing your eyes
Rubbing your eyes excessively is never a good idea. It can damage your natural eyelashes, and when you have eyelash extensions, it can make them fall out. Be gentle each time you have to touch your eyelids or your eyelashes.
3. Try to avoid hot baths
You might enjoy hot baths and hot showers, but your eyelash extensions will not. Heat and steam will damage the glue holding your extensions in place, and make them fall out more quickly. You should also avoid saunas for the same reason.
4. Rinse your lashes after swimming or sweating
Swimming in the sea or in a pool during a hot summer day is fine, but keep in mind that salt water and chlorine can damage your eyelash extensions. Sweating can damage them as well, so be sure to carefully rinse them off after swimming or exercising.
5. Don’t use oil-based products
Oil-based cosmetics and sunscreen can dissolve the glue of your eyelash extensions if they come in contact with them. It’s fine to use face cleansers and makeup when you have eyelash extensions on, but try to make sure your products don’t contain any oil, or other solvents such as glycol.
6. Don’t use an eyelash curler
If you regularly use an eyelash curler, you might want to avoid doing it while you have your eyelash extensions. Your new extensions should already have a perfect curl, and using your eyelash curler on them will only cause them some unnecessary stress.
7. Be careful if you need to separate your lashes
If your eyelash extensions are sticking together, don’t try to pull on them, and don’t use water to try to separate them as it will only make them stick even more. Instead, you should use tweezers or a bobby pin to gently pull them away from each other. You can also comb through them with a clean mascara wand.
8. Consider purchasing an after-care kit
Purchasing an after-care kit can be a great investment if you want to take good care of your brand new eyelash extensions. After-care kits can contain an extension conditioner, and water-based products that will be safe to use. If you are interested in an after-care kit, your lash artist will be able to recommend you the right one.