Protecting Your Lash Extensions In The Summer
Summer and lash extensions are two of my favorite things. However, the summer heat and your lash extension may not get along so well. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind that will help you maintain your lash extensions all summer long.
You may be wondering, “is it okay to swim with lash extensions?” The simple answer is, yes! However, both chlorine and saltwater can affect lash retention. I recommend wearing goggles when possible and rinsing with fresh water post-swim. Keeping them clean and dry will extend the life of your lashes!
Avoid Direct Heat
Fire and Lash Extensions do not mix! Exposing your lashes to this extreme heat can “relax” the curl, or even worse, singe the lashes! When grilling or sitting next to a campfire, make sure to keep a safe distance.
Having a professional background in skincare, I strongly believe in the use of sunscreen every day! It is an absolute must for the summer. However, when it comes to your lash extensions it is equally important to keep sunscreen off them. Many sunscreens contain oil, and that sunscreen oil can breakdown the adhesive bonds causing excessive lash shedding. Take extra care when applying your SPF and avoid the eye area, allowing the sunscreen to be fully absorbed into the skin before swimming or sweating.
Wash your Lashes
While this applies year-round, our skin produces more oil in the summer. Therefore, it becomes all the more important to keep your lashes clean. Cleansing your lashes with a lash shampoo daily will remove buildup from sweat and tears. Clean lashes will prevent premature lash shedding and keep retention strong.
Follow these important tips for keeping your lashes healthy and looking absolutely fabulous! Visit our services page to book your appointment today!