I see many people in the industry today going on about how important it is to clean your eyes and lashes correctly in order to have longer lasting extensions and healthy eyelashes. And I, being in the business for 7 years now, also whole-heartedly believe in that and I can go on and on about the benefits of keeping your lashes clean on a daily basis.
But I’m here today to talk about something that I have yet to see many point out. That is the fact that having clean eyelashes when you come into your lash extension appointment can make or break your whole eyelash extension experience. This effects of this range from how long the extensions will last to how healthy your eyelashes will remain.
Lets begin with extension longevity. For eyelash extensions to last as long as possible, the “canvas” that the technician will be working on must be completely clean. This “canvas” being the eyelash extensions and eyelids. If there is anything from residual makeup to dead skin in between your natural eyelash and the extension with adhesive during application, the bonding of the extension to the lash will not be as strong as if there was direct contact all the way through between eyelash and extension with adhesive. It is important to have the eyelids clean because it will help the technician see more clearly. Remember they are working in millimeters worth of space, and having black or dark eyeliner can make it more difficult to provide proper spacing between the bottom of the extension and the eyelid or root of the lash.
As far as the issue eyelash health, let’s start by explaining that if anything is between the natural eyelash and the eyelash extension with adhesive during application, it will stay in between until that extension comes off. With that being said, if any makeup, dead skin, or allergen is caught in your lashes for an extended period, it has the chance of causing irritation or an allergic reaction.
So all in all we must remember that constant lash cleanliness is very important to eyelash health and extension longevity, and it all begins before application. The cleaner the eyelashes are before application, the longer the eyelash extensions will last, the healthier your lashes will be, and the lower the chances of any sort of irritation will be. Your lashes will thank you!