It’s Day 8 of the Circuit Breaker and it’s still three more weeks until any of us can make an appointment to touch up on their eyelash extensions. Here are some tips on how you can help your eyelash extensions stay on longer.
Whether you have to use an oil cleanser because you put on makeup for your Zoom meetings, or oil-based serums and face oils, avoid using these products near your eye area. The glue used on the eyelash extensions may break down with oils, weakening the bonds and increasing the likelihood of them falling off.
It can be tempting to rub your eyes, especially when you’re spending long hours in front of the computer. But rubbing your eyes can cause your eyelash extensions to dislodge and any seasoned eyelash extension wearer can tell you that having a fake eyelash fall into your eye is like setting your eyeballs on fire. Plus, you’re not supposed to be touching your face anyway, so don’t do it okay?
We like to keep an old mascara wand (clean one, of course) to brush out any debris on the eyelashes. Eyelash extensions can trap dirt, sebum and other nasties within it, and brushing it helps to keep them clean. As your own eyelashes grow out, they can cause your extensions to kink or bend in weird directions, so brushing them also ensures that they remain fluffy.
As eyelash extensions are bonded to your own lashes, strengthening it can help them stay on longer. An eyelash serum like the Advanced Eyelash Conditioner, $237, from Revitalash can protect against breakage and fallout, so extensions stay on longer.
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