Summer Tips for Perfect Eyelash Extensions
Summer & Eyelash Extensions
Okay, so it summer and you are outdoors more and you are living your best life! You feel amazing and have woken up that morning with a perfect set off lashes ready to start the day. If you want your lashes to last along with the amazing feeling of I woke up like this, there is some advice you should follow. It is important you take extra care of your lashes during this season as the environment can be not so loving towards your extensions. However, there is no need to worry, with the correct care and after care your lashes will be kept in tip top condition. Continue reading to find out how you can keep those extensions looking gorgeous!
You should always wear sunscreen when you are exposed to the sun. However, when you have your extensions in, it is important to select the right one for you face. Many sunscreen lotions contain oil which is eyelash extensions worst enemy, however don’t worry there are sunscreens out there will little to no oils in. If you don’t have any oil free sunscreen just be super careful when applying any near your lashes!
Take Care after Swimming
If you have just had your eyelash extensions done ready for the summer, you should avoid any contact with water around your lashes for up to 24 – 48 hours. However, after the 48 hours have passed you can give your lashes a clean! Technically you are supposed to avoid swimming since this is either in a swimming pool or the sea, lake or ocean. This is because the chlorine in the pool is really bad for your eyelash extensions as it can affect the retention which lead to them falling out prematurely. Water than is not clean or salt water will also effect the retention so if you must go in follow this advice. After swimming, always make sure you rinse your eyelash extensions with clean water (you could keep a bottled water on hand) and pat them dry.
Avoid Direct/Extreme Heat Near Your Extensions
This is something that is hard to avoid in the summer months, however there is something you can do to protect your beloved lashes. We recommend that when you are out in the sun you pop on a pair of sun glasses or a hat. This will keep the sun of your lashes whilst you can still enjoy the hot sun!
Try to avoid getting hot and sweaty in the sun as this will damage the retention which leads to premature fall out. However, if you do get hot and sweaty you should keep your lashes dry, if sweat does come in contact with your extensions give them a little wash with some clean water and be sure to dry them.
Clean Them Lashes!
Since its summer and you are outside more, your lashes have a higher exposure to dirt from the outdoor environment. Your lashes are likely to get dirtier if you are doing outdoor activities or exercise that causes you to sweat. This is why it is important to clean your lashes on a regular basis, you can either you an eyelash cleanser or water to do this.
Eyelash Extensions Cleaning Does:
- Always wait up to 48 hours after you have got lash extensions before cleaning them. If you clean your extensions before this, you run the risk of damaging your lashes as you could break down the glue bond between your natural lashes and the extensions. This will result in a loss of lash extensions and leave them looking a hot mess.
- After you have waited up to 48 hours to clean your extensions, we recommend you keep cleaning your lashes at least 2 – 3 times a week to keep them in the best condition possible. Remember if you keep your extensions clean they will last longer resulting in longer gaps between infill appointments.
- Avoid using any makeup remover, cleansers or products that contain oil. This is because the oil in these products breaks down the glue bonds between your natural lashes and extensions. There are many products out there to buy that are made specifically for lash extensions. These products contain anti-bacteria solution to maintain the falsies and your eyes health. We recommend you use one of these for lash extension products, however if you don’t want to just make sure anything you use of your lashes is oil free.
Eyelash Extension Cleaning Don’ts:
- Don’t use products such as micellar water on your lash extensions. These products are not suited or designed for lash extensions and could damage your lashes and the glue bond between your natural lashes and extensions.
- Never use makeup remover wipes on your extensions. Makeup wipes usually contain oils, emollients and glycols. These oils will make your extensions fall out much earlier than they would do naturally. You will have to only leave 1 – 2 weeks before betting an infill and these costs add up pretty fast. Make up wipes also don’t get up all your makeup on your face let alone your falsies and this is very unhygienic.
- Don’t rub your eyes whist cleansing. The more you rub your eyes the quicker the extensions will fall out. You should avoid wearing as much eye makeup if you find you have to rub your eyes whilst cleaning to get all the product off. The rigorous rubbing on your extensions will not just damage your falsies but also your natural lashes as these are getting pulled out due to the friction.
- Avoid sponges, face clothes, makeup pads, rounds, balls and buds. These are not suitable to use with extensions in and all cause your lashes to fall out prematurely. This is because all of the above will tough and pull at your lashes.
We have a wide range of different styles and materials to make sure we can match everyone’s lash needs!
Luxury 3D Mink Lashes – can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Luxury 3D Faux Mink Lashes – vegan and can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Luxury 3D Faux Mink Multi Packs – vegan, three pairs of lashes and can be worn 20 – 25 wears if looked after
Synthetic Lashes – vegan and can be worn up to 20 wears if looked after.
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