Summer Lashes: How to care for and make the most of your lash set
Summer is around the corner and with all the fun events, weekends and beach time you’ll want to look and feel your best! Eyelash Extensions are the perfect addition to your effortless summer look. With hot weather comes loads of SPF and sweat. Eeek! Think face oil and lotion in your lashes. Speaking of SPF always make sure you’re using oil free and avoiding contact with your lashes.
Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your lash set this upcoming season.
Beach or Pool Time:
As you know, lashes cannot get wet for the initial 24 hours post application but after that water is ok. With travel and swim time your fluffy set is bound to get a little rough around the edges. Chlorine and salt water can negatively impact how long your lashes last. The best way to preserve your lashes when swimming is to wear goggles. Yes, we know not the sexiest of looks but your lashes will still be flawless when you’re out of the water. Keep in mind that the goggles must fit comfortably so that the extensions don’t touch the lens. For those of you who like big dramatic lashes you may want a snorkel size goggle lens. Hehe… If you are brave enough to swim without goggles we suggest you keep a dry towel or lint free cloth nearby so you can gently dab underneath the extensions to dry them off. Do not wipe or rub your lashes. This is always a big NO NO. The best part of having lashes in summer is that you’ll never be the girl at the pool with mascara running down her face.
Hot yoga never. Skip it and do regular yoga or go outside for a workout. Heat and humidity will break the bond between the synthetic lash and your real lash causing them to fall right off. When exercising be sure to wear a headband to catch the sweat and you’re set to go!
Beach BBQ’s, bonfires, camp fires:
Rule of thumb, if it’s too hot for your real hair then it’s too hot for your lashes!
Let’s get back to OIL FREE! Not all products are created equal. We always recommend our clients use Simple skin care products. We do not recommend Neutrogena for lashes. Unfortunately we’ve learned first-hand that even the oil free products they carry can negatively impact your extensions.
Make up: Same rules apply. All must be oil free. Sephora is a great place to ask and get help when choosing the right liners, concealers and foundations that will not impact your lashes.
Professional Makeup Application: This is a tricky one! Most makeup artist will not carry the oil free product of your dreams. The one rule we recommend not to break when getting a professional makeup application is to NEVER add a strip lash or cluster lash on top of the existing eyelash extensions. Removing the temporary add on can rip your real lash out with the extension attached to it or cause your lash extensions to fall out.
Yup, like your hair sheds so do your lashes! It’s important to know that Eyelash extensions will fall out according to your natural lash growth cycle (as a natural lash falls, the extension will go with it). The average person has between 90-120 lashes per eye. Each eye will naturally shed 2-5 lashes per day. So if you break it down averaging 3 lashes per day it will look like this:
1 week: You will lose 21 lashes
2 weeks: You will lose 42 lashes
3 weeks: You will lose 63 lashes
This is why refills or membership new sets are recommended every 2-3 weeks.
Enjoy the summer and make the most of your play time with eyelash extensions. They’re a total game changer!