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Lash Lift Aftercare: Do’s and Don’ts

 

If you’re planning on trying out lash lifts as an addition to your beauty regimen, these aftercare tips will come in handy. Your enhanced lashes will surely last longer than the average 8 weeks if you apply the proper aftercare measures.

 

Whether it’s merely a supplement for your beautified brows, you’ll be getting the most bang for your buck after taking these simple crucial steps.

 

But before all that, what exactly is a lash lift and what’s with all the buzz about it these days? 

What exactly is a lash lift?

A lash lift, in simple terms, is basically a perm for your eyelashes. It keeps the eyelashes curled and defined for up to 8 weeks. That’s nearly 2 months of curled eyelashes with no need to DIY it every morning. Another plus, it is significantly more affordable than eyelash extensions.

 

Unlike lash extensions, the lash lift modifies and solidifies the shape as well as the color of your eyelashes. It is said to have a more natural look than lash extensions.

 

Aside from curling your eyelashes upwards, it also has the option to tint your eyelashes with dye. When applied with proper aftercare, this will make your eyelashes look longer and more solid.

The Do’s and Don’ts

The first 24 hours

  • Make sure to avoid rubbing or wetting your eyelashes for the next 24 hours
  • Avoid applying makeup, synthetic cream, or conditioning oils on or near your eyelashes
  • Avoid exposing your face to intense steam such as that which is found in saunas

The second day

  • Avoid rubbing your eyelashes
  • Avoid exposing your face to intense steam such as that which is found in saunas

The third day and days after

  • Avoid rubbing your eyelashes
  • Avoid using oil-based products such as castor, coconut, and jojoba
  • Avoid using waterproof mascara
  • Opt for gentle facial cleansers
  • Opt for oil-free products and serums
  • Gently brush your eyelashes every now and then

General tips

  1. It is key to avoid any kind of moisture

This is on top of the list since this is the most crucial of all. Even after the first 24 to 48 hours, it is important to steer clear from moisture since this will prevent the biochemical elements from properly settling into your eyelashes.

 

Here are specific scenarios to avoid:

  • Saunas or steam rooms
  • Sunbeds
  • Steamy yoga classes
  • High intensity workout sessions

 

  1. Overexposure to heat should also be avoided

Similar to the effects of exposure to moisture, heat can dismantle the biochemical elements needed to sustain your lash lift. Make sure to move that sunbed appointment more than 48 hours following the treatment. 

 

  1. Avoid harsh chemicals and cosmetic products

This is one of the more major adjustments needed after every lash lift procedure. It is an absolute must to avoid any cosmetic product or skincare product that may contain harsh chemicals so as to prevent the contamination of the chemicals settling in your eyelashes. 

 

Cosmetic products that have Alpha-hydroxy acids or AHAs and exfoliating cleansers may have a negative effect on lash lift aftercare. So, if your skincare regimen has products containing these and are absolute non-negotiables, make sure to keep them far away from your eyelashes.

 

  1. Go gentle on makeup

One of the major no-can-dos after a lash lift procedure is the usage of oil-based makeup such as waterproof mascara. Instead, use more natural products to enhance your eyelashes and keep them in shape.

 

Oil-based products should be avoided since oil can straighten out your eyelashes, which will just ultimately reverse the effects of a lash lift. If the mascara is absolutely necessary, opt for a mineral mascara with natural fibers.

 

  1. Opt for a gentler makeup remover

 

  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes

Discipline is key when you want to look your best! As with any beauty procedure, avoid tampering with your eyelashes after a lash lift since this can cause your eyelashes to straighten out or alter the shape of your eyelashes.

 

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