Whether you have short eyelashes or want to add volume, eyelash extensions are an excellent method to bring attention to your lovely eyes – without using mascara.
However, they represent an investment. The application of eyelash extensions takes time and can be expensive, depending on where you get them done, your eye shape, and the length of your lashes.
After all that, you will want to take excellent care of them.
Why is aftercare so crucial?
As with any worthwhile purchase, eyelash extensions require upkeep. If you are attentive with the aftercare, it can:
- Maintain your eyelash hygiene
- You’ll save money since you won’t have to fix or replace your glasses as frequently
- Prevent eye infection
- Extend their aesthetic appeal
What does aftercare for eyelash extensions entail?
You should do a few things to keep your eyelash extensions in good condition.
- Do not wet them for 48 hours following application.
Avoid showering, cleaning your eyes, and getting your eyelash extensions wet for the first 48 hours following application.
The presence of water might cause the adhesive to become brittle and easily broken.
- After that, routinely wash them.
If you don’t wash your eyelash extensions after 48 hours, residue will begin to accumulate around the lash line. This may result in eye infections and other ocular complications.
Instead, you will need to clean your lash extensions every three days. You may accomplish this by following these steps:
- Use a soft bristle brush on them: Use an eyelash extension cleaner or distilled water to clean them. Allow the shower water to flow down your face and across your eyes.
- Brush them as well: You will need to brush your eyelash tips every morning to maintain their appearance.
- It is ideal to use a clean, dry spoolie (also known as a mascara brush) and to support your lashes with a clean finger while you brush.
- Use products carefully.
You should not use any items containing oil near your eyelash extensions. Therefore, inspect your items before use, especially eye creams and makeup removers.
- Use cosmetics with caution.
You should also avoid mascara, even if it is advertised as “safe for extensions”. Waterproof cosmetics, such as waterproof mascara, might weaken the adhesive on your eyelash extensions.
If you wear eyeliner, choose a water-based, non-waterproof formulation, and be careful while removing your makeup at night.
Rubbing your eyes is detrimental to your eyelash extensions. It may harm them and your natural lashes.
Powdery eyeshadow may not be the best choice since the powder might adhere to the adhesive and accumulate over time.
What are some things you should avoid?
- Avoid picking at them.
Initially, your extensions will feel strange, but you should become accustomed to them after a few days. However, you should not pick at them or attempt to remove them alone. You will just rip or break your natural lashes.
- Sleep face down or on your side.
If you sleep on your stomach or side, you risk crushing your eyelashes and shortening their lifespan. Instead, if you sleep on your back, they will last longer.
- Avoid eyelash clusters.
Cluster lashes are comprised of three hairs bonded together to create the appearance of fuller lashes, but they are also heavier, which causes them to strain on your natural lashes. This might cause permanent harm to your natural lashes.
- Avoid using eyelash curlers.
They might harm or pull out your extensions.