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Lash Lift Aftercare: Your Ultimate Guide

You just got a lash lift, and your eyes are fluttering with newfound confidence! Those gorgeous, curled lashes make you look wide awake and put together, but now what? Here’s the thing: to keep those lifted lashes looking their best, you need purposeful lash lift aftercare.

If you follow these simple steps your lash lift should last about 6-8 weeks and keep your natural lashes healthy.

Avoiding Moisture: The Key to Long-Lasting Lifts

For the first 24 to 48 hours after your lash lift, water is your enemy (at least for your lashes). Here’s why: moisture can break down the adhesive that keeps your lash extensions curled. Follow these steps:

  • Skip the steam room.
  • Hold off on washing your face.
  • Try to avoid the rain (we know, not ideal!).

If you absolutely must wash your face, use a gentle cleanser and be careful around your eyes. Pat your face dry instead of rubbing, and avoid using a washcloth near your lashes. 

High heat can also loosen the adhesive around your lash lines. So, take a break from those hot showers and saunas for a few days. Be mindful when blow-drying your hair — use a cool setting and keep the dryer pointed away from your face.

Stay Away from Harsh Products: Treat Your Lashes with TLC

Avoid skincare products that may contain oils or harmful chemicals. Skip makeup removers with oil, waterproof mascara, and products with strong scents or alcohol. Some face washes and skin care products have ingredients that can affect the adhesive used in your eyelash lift. These ingredients can break down the adhesive and irritate your eyes.

For an extra layer of protection, consider applying a nightly coat of a lash conditioner. Nourishing ingredients like biotin and peptides can keep your lashes healthy and strong. The Bright Side says a diet rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals can also contribute to healthy lashes.

Be Careful with Make-Up: Less is More

While you can still wear makeup after a lash lift, avoid putting mascara on your lashes for the first 24 hours. Afterward, opt for a gentle, water-based mascara that’s easy to remove. Don’t use eyelash curlers as they can damage your lashes and compromise the lift.

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    Resist the Temptation to Rub!

    This might be the hardest part, but avoid rubbing your eyes! Friction can cause your lashes to lose their curl and can even lead to breakage. If you feel an itch, try gently blinking or using artificial tears.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some frequently asked questions about lash lift aftercare:

    Can I sleep on my stomach after a lash lift? 

    Sleeping on your back is ideal for the first few nights to prevent your lashes from rubbing against your pillow.

    Can I wear eye makeup after a lash lift? 

    Yes, but avoid eyeliner for the first 24 hours and stick to gentle, water-based products.

    What happens if I get water on my lashes after a lash lift? 

    If your lashes get wet within the first 24 to 48 hours, gently pat them dry with a tissue. Avoid rubbing.

    Can I wear contacts after a lash lift? 

    Yes, you can wear contacts after a lash lift, but be extra careful when inserting and removing your contacts.

    Is it normal for lashes to fall out after a lash lift? 

    Natural lash shedding is normal. Getting a lash lift does not mean your lashes will fall out sooner.

    Can I use eyelash curlers after a lash lift? 

    Avoid using mechanical eyelash curlers after a lash lift. They can crease or damage your lashes.

    Ready to Flutter Your Way to Gorgeous Lashes?

    Now that you know all about lash lift aftercare, you’re well on your way to enjoying weeks of beautiful, lifted lashes. Visit Kelsey Marie Artistry in Bucks County, PA, for the best eyelash lift ever! We’ll make your lashes look amazing so you feel confident and glamorous.

    Our experienced lash technicians will treat you with utmost care! We use high-quality products and gentle techniques to create stunning, long-lasting lash lifts.Contact us today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference a professional lash lift can make!

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