If you're considering getting eyelash extensions, there are a few things you should know before you go in for your appointment. To ensure that your eyelash extensions look their best and last as long as possible, it's important to take the necessary steps before your appointment. First and foremost, remove all eye makeup. This includes mascara, eyeliner, and any other eye makeup.
Although the eyelash stylist will have an eye cleaner on hand, it's best to remove your makeup beforehand to save time. Additionally, avoid curling your lashes as they should come in their natural state. It's also important to avoid certain activities after getting eyelash extensions. For the first 24-48 hours after application, avoid showers, steam, saunas, and crying.
Additionally, don't use mascara at the appointment or use any oil-based makeup products around the eyes. This will help the adhesive adhere better and make the application process smoother. It's also important to avoid drinking caffeine before your appointment. Caffeine can cause your eyes to twitch, making it difficult for the stylist to work with them.
People of all ages can wear eyelash extensions, but those with certain medical conditions such as alopecia areata, eyelid dermatitis, trichotillomania, and blepharitis should not do so. Rubbing your eyes hard with your hands is also not good for eyelash extensions as you can accidentally tear them out during the process. Oils that contain many moisturizers and sunscreens can prevent eyelash glue from adhering properly to natural lashes, reducing the longevity of the extensions. Anything abrasive such as cotton pads or wipes is also not good for cleaning eyelashes when using false eyelashes. When showering with eyelash extensions, make sure that hot or cold water does not fall on them.
Additionally, it's best to remove contact lenses during the application process so that your eyes are comfortable in a natural and rested state. Finally, be sure to wash your eyelashes with a safe cleanser after exercising, swimming, bathing, and cleaning every day. If you experience any discomfort when using eyelash extensions, contact your technician right away.