Eyelash extensions when installed properly and well taken care of, can give you all the attention you want. It’s no secret that eye makeup is the accent of your overall makeup. Adding falsies to your original lashes is beautiful and it takes a degree of work for them to stay beautiful.
Caring for your eyelash extensions is not a complete vanity. To a large extent, how you care for your falsies has an effect on your original lashes and inadvertently, on the health of the skin around your lash line. Allowing dirt and oil to pile on your lash line could give you lash mites.
Eyelash extensions care includes what you should do, what you shouldn’t do, and how you should do what you should do. In this article, you’ll see a guide on how to care for your eyelash extensions and keep the originals looking healthy even after taking the falsies off.
How to Care For Eyelash Extensions Between Treatments
In between getting eyelash extensions installed, you need to take good care of your natural lashes and the falsies. This way you can get the best of either of them. While you have falsies on, you should wash them daily, especially after the day’s activities to remove dust, oil, and makeup build-up.
To clean your falsies, you need a foaming face cleanser, an oil-free face soap, or a shampoo formulated for washing falsies. You could also use micellar water since it’s quite mild. When you wash your falsies, use your fingertips or a clean q-tip.
In addition, be careful not to clean from side to side. Otherwise, the hold will loosen and the falsies will fall off. After washing, rinse with clean, cool water and gently dab with a lint-free towel.
After taking out the extensions, you should store them in a clean container, preferably the container they came in. These packs are shaped to keep the lashes in shape even after you have used them before.
How to Care For Eyelash Extensions When Sleeping
If you get worried about how to sleep when you have falsies on, you’re not alone. Sometimes you wake up with lashes on your bed and then you could get worried about ruining your extensions. The good news is that there is the right way to go about it.
Before you go to bed, use a clean spoolie or mascara brush to brush the lashes in upward and downward motions for the top and bottom lashes respectively. This will separate from each lash and prevent tangling.
The best fabric for your pillowcase is silk. When cotton pillowcases and extensions come in contact, it causes friction. Consequently, the lashes will begin to shed prematurely. Additionally, while you have falsies on, you should change your sleeping position.
Lay on your back or your side. You can also alternate between these positions while you sleep. Sleeping on your stomach or with your face in the pillow can lead to premature shedding of lashes.
Furthermore, you can try out cupped face masks to prevent the bedsheet or blanket from rubbing against your lashes while you sleep. Avoid rubbing your eyes with your hands when you wake up.
How to Care For Eyelash Extensions in the Shower
To start with, it is safe to bathe with eyelash extensions. It is how you do it that matters the most. Most importantly, always clean off your eye makeup before you go into the shower. This will prevent you from rubbing or scrubbing your eyes.
Eyelash extensions are held on your lash line with adhesive. Therefore, when you bathe, avoid getting your face directly under the shower. The force of the water can force off the extensions. Moreover, you should avoid having hot, steamy baths.
Although it could be tempting to have a bathe with goggles on, it’s not a good idea. Those falsies need some cleansing too. The best soap formula is an oil-free soap. Also, when you wash them with your hands, avoid excessive rubbing or scrubbing.
After a shower, use a clean towel to gently dab at your extensions to dry out the water. Additionally, you should moisturize lashes with baby oil or any available mild moisturizer to keep them hydrated and lush. Afterward, brush the lashes to smoothen them out.
How to Care For Eyelash Extensions After Crying
Normally, while you have eyelash extensions on, you should avoid getting into situations that put your waterworks into action. The salt content in tears can weaken the adhesive bond and make the lashes come off prematurely.
However, if it happens unplanned, there is something you can do to salvage the situation. The first thing you should do is to avoid rubbing your eyes while or after crying. Splashing cold water on your face after crying is a pro-tip that will quickly help to rinse off the salty tears.
Thereafter, you should dry your face with a towel. When you get to your eye area, use gentle dabs to dry the water. Avoid using cotton balls or a paper napkin to clean your lashes. These items can shed lint and snag at your falsies.
After drying your eyes, you can reapply the makeup your tears must have washed off while crying.
How to Brush Eyelash Extensions
The right brush and brushing the right way will not pull out your lashes. Brushing helps to remove dirt, dust, and whatever particle that can enter your eyes and cause bacteria infection. Moreover, you should do this daily to keep the lashes straight, smooth and fluffy.
Here’s how to go about it:
- Brush already washed lashes with a clean spoolie or mascara brush
- Start with an eye at a time. You can close one eye and leave the other open for ease
- Then, begin from your lash line and brush upwards in gentle motions
- While brushing, if you see any crisscrosses, do not pull at the lashes. Use the brush to detangle them
- There, you’re all set
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Pros of Eyelash Extensions
- With eyelash extensions, you can get all the attention you want on your eyes
- They enhance eye makeup
- They are lightweight and safe for the eyes
- Eyelash extensions save you the time you’d naturally spend on eye makeup
- Also, getting falsies cut out the chances of getting your eye makeup wrong and wiping it off
- They are water-proof
- Eyelash extensions show very rare cases of allergies
- Getting falsies installed is a painless experience
Cons of Eyelash Extensions
- Although there are few reports of allergies with extensions, some people still have red, itchy, or swollen eyes after getting falsies
- Eyelash extensions are not on the list of low-maintenance beauty routines
- To a great degree, getting falsies exposes your lash line to lash mites
- If not properly installed or maintained, eyelash extensions can ruin your natural lashes
Are eyelash extensions worth it?
Yes, they are. Eyelash extensions accentuate the eyes, making your natural lashes look thicker and bolder. Having falsies on can save you time and energy. With the extensions, you can go without eye makeup and many other details.
How long should lash extensions last?
Eyelash extensions can last up to an average of 3-4 weeks. With the utmost care and maintenance, your falsies may last up to six weeks. How long they last depend on how well you take care of them. More so, the longer they last, the better for the health of your natural lashes.
Can you wash eyelash extensions every day?
Yes, you can. You should wash your lash extensions every day to remove makeup, oil, and dust residues that must have built up during the day or while your skin secreted oil at night. This prevents worse cases like lash mites from happening.
Can you go on sunbeds after lash extensions?
One of the aftercare tips every lash artist would give is that you should avoid moisture and heat for the first 24-48 hours of getting lash extensions. So, a sunbed is a no-no until two days after you had the extensions installed.
A good beauty routine encompasses your products, how you use them, and aftercare, especially when you’re using extensions like artificial eyelashes. As inconsequential as it may sound, you need to care for your falsies as much as you do your natural lashes.
Some eyelash extensions are very durable and can last up to ten treatments. Therefore, you should take care of them when you take them off to protect your lash line from infections.
Also, it is cost-effective because you can always use it a few more times. While you have them on, proper care keeps them looking attractive.
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