With summer fast approaching, it’s time to think about changing up your beauty look with eyelash extensions. Lash extensions are perfect for summer time, as they’re an effortless beauty look, giving you more time to get outside and soak up the sun! No longer worry about your mascara sweating off or turning into a mess in the pool. Eyelash extensions make it easy to enjoy your favourite summer activities while looking fabulous.
Swim Without Worrying
Ever wanted to jump into the pool but hesitated for fear of ruining your makeup? Never hesitate again with eyelash extensions! Lash extensions allow you to do away with mascara, as you won’t need it for stunning, defined eyes. Gone are the days of looking like a raccoon when you emerge from the water. Lash extensions are the perfect for summer because they do away with many of the hassles that mascara can bring in the hot weather. Spend hours outdoors without your makeup melting off and leaving you bare. No matter the place or temperature, eyelash extensions always look good.
Save Time and Effort
Summer involves a lot of outdoor activities. The last thing you want to be doing is applying makeup when you could be outside having fun with friends. Things like camping or boating are instantly made simpler with eyelash extensions. You can always look your best without spending valuable time applying eye makeup. Vacations are also made easier-save packing space by leaving the makeup at home!
Taking Care of Your Eyelash Extensions
Although lash extensions are the perfect summer accessory, they do require some extra care during the hot months. Here are a few tips to keeping your lash extensions fabulous all summer long.
- Keep fresh lashes away from water for the first 24 hours
Don’t get your lashes wet within 24 hours of having them applied, as the glue needs time to fully dry. During the first day after your eyelash application, the adhesive creates a bond between your natural lash and the synthetic lash. Any contact with moisture can damage the glue, disrupting the process and causing the eyelash extensions to fall out prematurely. To avoid this, book your appointment at least three days before your beach getaway or pool party.
- Rinse your lashes and pat them dry after swimming
Once the 24 hours have passed, you can enjoy all of the water activities to your heart’s content. However, you should take extra care to wash your lashes after swimming, especially if you’ve been in a chlorinated pool. The chlorine can eat away at the bonds, causing your lashes to shed prematurely.
Additionally, be careful to not rub your eyes with a towel after washing them. The friction can loosen the extensions at the root and cause them to fall off. Instead, gently pat them dry or use a lash wand to remove the excess water.
- Use oil-free products
Sunscreen is an absolute summer must-have but if you want your lashes to last long, make sure your sunscreen is oil free! Oils cause the bonds to break down, so take extra care to keep oils away from your eye area. This rule also applies to any oil-based skin care products, make-up and creams that you put on your face.
- Avoid direct or extreme heat near your lashes
Eyelash extensions can be great in hot weather, so long as you take the steps to keep them looking great! Exposing your lashes to direct heat will relax the curl or cause your lashes to become brittle. When warming up next to a toasty campfire or manning the grill during a BBQ party, make sure to not sit or stand too close to the heat.
- Protect your lashes from sweat
It’s pretty much impossible not to sweat in the summer, especially if you have regular workout sessions. However, sweat carries natural oils from your skin that can run into your eyelash extensions and affect their retention. To protect your lashes from sweat, wear a sweatband when hitting the gym and rinse your lashes after a workout with fresh water.
Let Eye Design help you get the most out of summer! We have eyelash courses in Sydney, with enhancements that come in a selection of curls, lengths and thickness to suit your natural lash and beauty preferences. Contact us today to set up an appointment for eyelash extensions and see how much fun they’ll make your summer!