Eyelash Extension Tips for Summer
November 6, 2017 by The Lash Professional.
Summer and lash extensions are two of our favorite things. With the opportunity to fully relax in the warm, bright sun, we think it’s safe to say that summer is finally in full swing!
We can’t get enough lash extensions and summer! To us, summertime means long sunny days, typically spent outside being active or lounging in or next to the pool, lake, or river. It means warm nights gathered around the grill, barbecue, or bonfire, and weekend camp-outs with friends. What’s not to love about summer?
The expert team at The Lash Professional believes that the invention and growing popularity of lash extensions is one of the best trends to grace the beauty industry that’s here to stay. One of the reasons that we, and our clients, love lashes so much is that it’s an overall low maintenance option to “get up and go” with little or no additional make-up needed. We have never been as happy to ditch that annoying, runny mascara as we are when the sun comes out and everything starts heating up!
It’s important to keep in mind that your lashes may require a new level of maintenance to handle the summer heat. You may have questions like, “How will the heat affect my lashes? or “Can you go swimming with lash extensions?” Let’s discuss a few extension tips that will answer these questions and help you maintain your luscious lash extensions all summer long.
5 Extension Tips For Fabulous Summer Lashes
While we love the summer, it can be difficult to know how to best maintain your lash extensions. We’ve compiled a list of the best extension tips to keep your lashes protected and looking glamorous for longer.
One of our favorite ways to cool off from the summer heat is to head to the pool! You may be wondering, “Can you swim with lash extensions?” The simple answer is yes! However, both chlorine and saltwater can affect lash retention time. So, whether you are swimming in a pool, lake, or the ocean, we recommend rinsing with fresh water post-swim and then combing through your lashes with a reusable lash wand or patting (not rubbing!) them dry to remove excess water. Keeping them clean and dry will extend the life of your luxurious lashes!
While we love to bask in the summer sun, the extreme heat it brings can be damaging to your lash extensions. Exposing your lashes to this extreme heat can “relax” the curl, or even worse, singe the lashes! When grilling or snuggling up next to that toasty campfire, make sure not to stand too close or directly over the heat to keep your lashes intact and looking beautiful!
It’s pretty impossible to run around in the sun and not sweat. Unfortunately, sweat carries natural oils from your skin that can run into your eyes and affect lash retention. Here at The Lash Professional, we strongly believe in the benefits of exercise and “sweating it out.” However, to combat the effects of that sweat on your lashes, we recommend using a towel or sweatband when hitting the gym. In extreme sweating situations (such as hot yoga), rinse lashes post-workout with fresh water.
Being outside more — camping, hiking, swimming, etc. — can lead to increased dirt and debris collecting in your lashes. We recommend keeping your extensions clean by rinsing them gently in the shower, allowing the water to pass through. For a deeper clean, consider using our foaming lash cleanser and super gentle eyelash extension brush regularly. This extension tip will have your lashes looking fresh and new for a longer time.
Our last but certainly not least extension tip is all about protecting your skin! We firmly believe in the use of sunscreen. It is an absolute must for all of your favorite summer activities. However, it is important to keep in mind that many sunscreen brands contain oils that can lead to excessive lash shedding. We recommend taking extra care when applying your SPF by avoiding the eye area and allowing it to fully soak in before swimming or sweating.
Thanks to lash extensions, it’s never been easier to stay active and enjoy an array of summer activities, all the while feeling gorgeous and photoshoot-ready at any moment! The Lash Professional wants you and your clients to enjoy the benefits of a stunning lash look this summer. Contact us today to learn more about how you can create and maintain the perfect lash look for long days in the sun!
From everyone here at The Lash Professional, we hope you have a fun and safe summer!