If you’re like me, you probably love your new eyelash extensions! They add length and volume to your lashes, making you look and feel instantly more glamorous. But, just like with any other beauty treatment, it’s important to take care of your extensions so that they last as long as possible.
Here are four tips for taking care of your eyelash extensions:
1. Wash and Brush Your Lashes Before Bed
Cleaning and brushing your lashes before you go to bed is an important part of a good beauty routine that shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only will it help keep your lashes looking voluminous and bright during the day, but it also helps ensure that dirt and makeup don’t build up between them while you sleep. Taking five minutes each night to double check that your lashes are clean and tangle-free can really pay off in the long run. For extra fluffiness, give your brush a little wiggle to open up your volume fans as you brush!
2. Avoid Wetting Your Lashes For The First 24 Hours
Wearing lash extensions can be a great way to save time, since you don’t have to fuss with curlers, mascaras, and other products. But if you’re new to lash extensions, it’s important that you take some extra caution in the first few hours after application. Make sure that you avoid getting your lashes wet for at least 24 hours—that means no swimming or taking a shower, as the water can cause your glue bonds to become brittle, making them unable to form the strong but slightly flexible bonds they need to in order to last as long as they should.
3. Avoid Using Oily Products When Wearing Eyelash Extensions
When it comes to flaunting beautiful eyelash extensions, an important rule to follow is to avoid using oily products – this includes skincare and makeup. Something about oil and lash glue just don’t mix! Oil doesn’t break down lash extensions glue, but it can get in between the glue and the natural lash which causes the extensions to just slide off – nobody wants that! Instead, opt for oil-free or water-based primers, foundations and setting sprays, and try to avoid getting your skincare super close to the lash line – of course, not everything can be avoided which is why it’s important to properly cleanse our lashes every day.
4. Get a lash infill every 3-4 weeks
Having long, luscious lashes is one of the best ways to look and feel your absolute best, no matter the occasion! To keep the look of your eyelashes looking fresh and luxurious, you should be sure to get a lash infill every 2-4 weeks or so. After 2-4 weeks, you should go in for an infill so that your lashes still have fullness and length without any gaps that arise from natural lash growth. The procedure involved is quick and easy, so it won’t take much of your valuable time infills only take around half of the time of a full set as long as you have them regularly. The results are very rewarding and can give you a more glamorous look without any effort. Invest in lash infills to make sure that you always look your best!
So there you have it! Our top tips for keeping your eyelash extensions looking their best. Make sure to wash and brush them every night (yes, EVERY night), avoid getting them wet for the first 24 hours after application, and steer clear of oily products. Lastly, don’t forget to come back for a refill every 3-4 weeks!