Posted on January 31, 2017
Eyelash extensions are a favorite among beauty enthusiasts. They’re simple, they’re adaptable, they’re relatively inexpensive and the difference they make to your face can be astounding. Many people have gotten eyelash extensions from Lash Up and found them to be a lot of fun, and a satisfying addition to their beauty routine. So how do you keep your extensions clean and free from unnecessary wear and tear? Rather than let the myths of fragile lash extensions and time-consuming cleaning routines put you off of trying our eyelash extensions, let’s look at what you have to do to properly clean your extensions and keep them in good condition.
Myths and Realities of Properly Cleaning Your Extensions
First, the Myths
There is a lot of unreliable information floating around out there when it comes to eyelash extension care. One of the first things that people worry about when they consider getting extensions is that they won’t be able to get them wet. Don’t worry, this is nonsense. When you have lash extensions, you don’t have to refrain from basic, everyday needs like washing your face, taking a shower, or working up a sweat from your fitness routine. You can go for a swim or a jog without fear of losing your lashes. You may also have heard that mascara is a no-no. This is mostly untrue, but read on…
Here’s What You Do Need to Worry About
The one thing that can be detrimental to the lifespan and appearance of your lash extensions is oil. This means that while many mascaras are fine, oil-based mascara is off the table for as long as you have extensions. Most waterproof mascara is oil-based, so read the label carefully before applying! Do not use oil-based facial cleansers, and if your moisturizer contains oil, keep it well away from your lashes. If you have any kind of oil product on your hands, wash them thoroughly before touching your face.
Proper Cleaning, Without Oil
So if many major brands of cleansers are out of bounds, how do you keep those beautiful extensions in place? Avoiding oil is a great start, but because your skin actually produces oil, you can’t avoid it completely. Ask your Lash Up beauty specialist for recommendations for oil-free lash shampoos. Don’t worry, they won’t hurt your eyes! Try to avoid applying thick layers of mascara, as well. Even if it isn’t oil-based, it can be difficult to remove completely and can lead to clumping and accumulated skin particles. Keep up with your usual skin hygiene routine and you’re off to a good start.
Don’t Forget To Top Up!
Because your skin produces oil, and your lashes will always have a natural shedding pattern, your lash extensions are only semi-permanent. Even with perfect care, you will need to come in every few weeks so that we can replace missing lash extensions and perform any maintenance you might need. Take that time to ask us any questions you might have about your extensions. At Lash Up, we’re happy to help you keep your lashes looking luscious!