As someone who’s had eyelash extensions for years, I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to maintaining your lashes.
Why do my eyelash extensions hurt
If your eyelash extensions are causing you pain, it’s likely due to one of two things: either the extensions are too heavy for your natural lashes, or the adhesive used to attach the extensions is irritating your skin. If you’re experiencing pain, redness, or swelling around your lash line, it’s important to see a professional to have the extensions removed. Continuing to wear them could cause further irritation and damage to your natural lashes.
Here are my top do’s and don’ts for keeping your lash extensions looking their best:
- Do brush your lashes daily with a clean, soft-bristled brush. This will help to keep them looking neat and tidy, and will also help to prevent any build-up of dirt or oil on the lashes.
- Do clean your lash line regularly with a mild cleanser. This will help to remove any makeup or other debris that could potentially clog your lash follicles and lead to lash loss.
- Do use a lash serum or growth treatment to keep your lashes healthy and strong. This will help to prevent breakage and will also encourage new lash growth.
- Don’t use oil-based products near your lash line. This includes makeup removers, cleansers, serums, etc. Oil can break down the bond of the lash extension adhesive, causing your lashes to fall out prematurely.
- Don’t use waterproof mascara on your lash extensions. Waterproof formulas are designed to be difficult to remove, and this can lead to tugging and pulling at your lashes which can cause them to fall out.
- Don’t use mechanical lash curlers on your lash extensions. The metal parts can snag and pull at the lashes, causing them to break or fall out. If you want to curl your lashes, opt for a heated lash curler instead.
Regularly cleansing and conditioning your eyelashes is key to keeping them healthy and frizz-free
Just like your hair, your lashes need to be kept clean in order to prevent build-up and breakage. Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser on your lash line every night, and follow up with a conditioning treatment to keep your lashes soft and hydrated. Over-the-counter lash serums can help to promote growth and prevent breakage
If you’re looking for a way to boost your lash growth and prevent breakage, consider using an over-the-counter lash serum. These serums typically contain active ingredients like biotin or peptides which can help to strengthen and condition the lashes. Just be sure to read the directions carefully and avoid getting the serum in your eyes, as some of the ingredients can be irritating.
Consider professional lash extensions if you want longer, fuller lashes
If you’re interested in having longer, fuller lashes, professional lash extensions may be right for you. Lash extensions are applied individually to each natural lash, and can last anywhere from four to six weeks with proper care. Keep in mind that lash extensions require regular upkeep, and you may need to have them replaced every few weeks to maintain the desired look.