Most women are stunned when they see how gorgeous their eyelashes look once they’ve started wearing lash extensions. If you’re a recent convert to these beauty enhancements, chances are that you probably experienced that same sense of awe and wonder why you didn’t try them years before. Of course, it’s not enough to just get lash extensions, and then ignore them. They’re a beauty investment that need to be enjoyed for the life of your lashes. But how can you get the most out of your new lash extensions and ensure that you look your best for as long as possible? We have the tips you need!
Remember Your Aftercare
Aftercare is critical for getting the most out of your new lash extensions. The good news is that your lash artist will provide you with instructions to make sure that you do all the right things with your beauty investment. Naturally, that includes avoiding water, heat, and steam for the first twenty-four hours after the application so that the adhesive can properly set. But it also includes techniques for daily care throughout your lash experience. Pay attention to those instructions and follow them to the letter.
Daily Cleansings are a Must
Even after that first twenty-four hours passes, aftercare is something that still needs to be addressed. Part of that process will include daily cleansings with a mild cleanser to gently wash and rinse your lashes. That’s vital to ensure that bacteria, debris, and oils don’t collect at the lash line and create infection or weaken the adhesive. You should then brush through them carefully, to remove any lingering debris.
Be Mindful of Your Lashes
You also need to change the way you treat your lashes. If you’re in the habit of pulling at your eyelashes or idly playing with them, you should work on keeping your hands away from your eyes. One wrong tug or twist could result in a lost lash! You’ll also need to avoid sleeping on your face and stay away from chlorinated pools unless you’re wearing goggles to protect your lashes. Yes, they’re small lifestyle changes, but they’re important alterations to ensure that your extensions last as long as they should.
Don’t Forget the Refills
Finally, you should also consider refills. Your natural lash shedding cycle will result in several lashes falling out each day. It happens to everyone. Over the course of a few weeks, that could create noticeable gaps in your lashes, which could mar your overall lash look. Refills are a great way to keep your lashes looking great on a long-term basis by applying new extensions to the lashes that emerge to replace those that you’ve shed.
The fact is that you have some control over how long your eyelash extensions last and how they look. With proper care and attention, it is possible to keep those extensions looking great throughout your lashes’ life cycle. And with refills, you can maintain that full set of perfect lashes for as long as you’d like.