Caring for your Eyelash Extensions and Individual False Eyelashes

Here are some tips and tricks for extending the life of your individual false eyelashes and Eyelash Extensions. As mentioned earlier, Eyelash Extensions can last up to 8 weeks, which is much longer than the false eyelashes which last between 1 – 5 days. However, the tips below will help you to maximise the life of your lashes no matter which option you choose. For an assessment of the two options see Eyelash Extensions vs. Individual False Eyelashes.

  • Do not wash eyes or let them come in to contact with water for 10 hours after lash application
  • Do not swim, spa or use a sauna for 48 hours after lash application to allow adequate time for bonding.
  • Be gentle with your lashes and avoid rubbing your eyes. Do not touch them what so ever!
  • Sleep on your back if you are able to! If you sleep on your side, the lashes on your pillow side can tend to bend out of shape or may rub off.
  • Avoid rubbing them on clothes or towels. Put a cloth over your face before pulling on a top with a tight head hole, to avoid rubbing them off.
  • When drying your face, gently blot around your eyes.
  • Do keep the eye area clean. Avoiding proper hygiene can result in an eye infection whether wearing Eyelash Extensions or not.
  • Avoid oil-based and waterproof mascara. Water based mascara and water based mascara remover may be used.
  • Use mascara sparingly and gently remove mascara with water-based eye makeup remover. Apply mascara on the tips only.
  • Do not allow moisturises, eye creams or oily/creamy eye make up removers or creamy eyeshadows to come in contact with the false lashes or Eyelash Extensions.
  • Do not curl your lashes after application of the Eyelash Extensions or false eyelashes.
  • Cleanse the eye area use a cotton bud with a cleanser which does not contain any oils! The following products are recommended.
  • Luscious Lashes Oil Free Eye Make-up Remover
  • Johnsons Baby Wash
  • Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser Oil Free
  • Revlon Pure Skin Care Oil Free
  • Almay Clear Complexion Clarifying Cleanser Oil Free
  • Boots No.7 Purifying Gel Cleanser Oil Free