How to Take Care of Your Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions instantly elevate your look. Compared to mascara or falsies, extensions from The Lash Lounge offer a long-lasting lash alternative and are an easy choice for beautiful lashes. Follow our aftercare tips for eyelash extension care to keep yours looking full and flawless!
Get the deets on how to care for eyelash extensions so you can keep loving them…and loving YOU!
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS
While we encourage you to follow lash extension aftercare instructions, there are some general recommendations all extension wearers should be familiar with when it comes to caring for eyelash extensions.
Take note of these 5 lash tips that will help you maintain that full lash line between refills:
1. Wash Your Face and Keep Your Lashes Clean
Yes, even with lash extensions, it’s essential to wash your face—not just for your skincare routine, but for your lash line too! A build-up of makeup, oil, skin cells, and other debris can collect along your lash line, causing your lashes to look clumpy and dirty. Not washing your lashes may even contribute to premature shedding. (And we know you don’t want that!!)
Start your skincare routine with an Eye Makeup Remover. This product needs to be oil and alcohol-free, eyelash extension safe, and gentle enough to use daily as an all-over makeup remover. (Gotta love double-duty products!)
For cleaning your eyelash extensions, you’ll want to choose a specific cleanser for daily use.
2. Always Choose Lash-Friendly Makeup
For many, the beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear a stitch of mascara or eye makeup! But that doesn’t mean you can’t. Both mascara and eyeliner can be worn with your eyelash extensions as long as you select a lash extension-friendly product.
For fans of eyeliner, we recommend choosing a water-based eyeliner. Why? Makeup products that are water-based are safe for lash extension adhesive AND you’ll find it much easier to remove with a gentle cleanser. (Hooray for less scrubbing!)
3. Apply a Lash Sealant
When it comes to adding an extra layer of protection to your lash extensions, have we got just the thing for you: a lash sealant! This works as a protective topcoat for your extensions and is designed for daily use to protect, seal and strengthen the adhesive bond between your extensions and your natural lashes.
4. Avoid Friction and Irritation
Did you know that itching, rubbing, or tugging on your lashes may loosen the extension adhesive? It’s a lash fact! Similarly, it’s possible that a windy speedboat ride or even a saltwater dip may reduce your adhesive’s effectiveness.
However, we do firmly believe that your lash extensions should NOT keep you from normal activities. The solution is simple! Include a slight tweak to your routine to reduce friction and buildup on the lash line as much as possible.
Easy examples of HOW to do this include:
- wear a lash-safe sleep mask (check out our 3D Contoured Sleep Mask!)
- switch to a silk pillowcase (great for hair health, too)
- use lash-safe goggles anywhere you swim (pool, ocean, lake, you name it!)
5. Schedule Regular Refills
Of all the tips we’ve shared, this one is the big kahuna!
Here’s the deal: your lash line should be filled every two weeks to maintain your desired look. This is essential to keeping your bi-weekly appointments so that you can maintain a full, luscious lash line that turns heads!
The hard truth (yes, we gotta go there): the longer you wait for a fill, the more your natural lashes are likely to shed. This means more gaps in your lash line. Worse—waiting too long between refills may mean you require a new full set. And we know you don’t want that!
MORE LASH EXTENSION TIPS
But wait, there’s always more to learn about your extensions. Snag these quick eyelash extension tips so YOU can get the very most out of your new look:
- When your lashes are wet and need drying, don’t rub them—pat them dry.
- Use a lash wand to gently brush your lashes once a day (in the morning, after bathing or washing your face).
- Choose lotions and body washes carefully, as they may contain ingredients harmful to your lash adhesive.
MAINTAIN YOUR EXTENSIONS WITH HELP FROM BOTANICA DAY SPA
Whether you’re new to lashes or looking to learn more about maintaining your beloved lash look, we’re here to help! Our stylists are experts in their field and have a wealth of information to share. Schedule a lash appointment at Botanica Day Spa for a new full set or refill!