Updated: Jun 19
With summer in full swing, it's time to enjoy the sunshine, beach days, and outdoor adventures.
But if you're one of the many who adore their eyelash extensions, it's essential to take extra care during this season. The combination of heat, humidity, and sun exposure can affect your lash extensions, potentially leading to premature fallout or damage.
To ensure your lashes remain beautiful and long-lasting throughout the summer, here are some crucial tips and tricks to follow.
1. Shield Your Eyelash Extensions From Harmful UV Rays in Summer
Just like your skin, your eyelash extensions can also be susceptible to sun damage.
Protect them by wearing sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat when spending time outdoors.
Additionally, you can opt for lash-friendly sunscreen formulated for eyelash extensions.
Apply it gently with a disposable mascara wand, making sure to avoid contact with the adhesive.
2. Minimize Exposure to Excessive, Summer Heat
Extended exposure to extreme heat can compromise the bond between your natural lashes and the eyelash extensions.
To prevent this, avoid activities that involve direct exposure to intense heat sources, such as saunas, hot tubs, and tanning beds.
If you're planning a vacation or spending time at the beach, try to limit your time in direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day.
3. Control Excess Moisture and Humidity
Humidity can cause eyelash extensions to lose their shape and flatten, leading to a less voluminous look. To combat this, gently pat your lashes dry with a clean, lint-free cloth if they become excessively moist or damp.
Avoid rubbing or tugging at them, as this can cause damage and premature fallout. Additionally, consider using a lash sealer or coating designed to protect extensions from moisture and humidity.
4. Adjust Your Skincare Routine
During the summer, it's crucial to review and adapt your skincare products to prevent any adverse effects on your eyelash extensions.
Avoid oil-based cleansers, moisturizers, and makeup removers, as these can break down the lash adhesive and cause premature shedding.
Instead, opt for oil-free and water-based products that are gentle on your extensions.
When removing eye makeup, use a cotton pad or swab and work carefully around your lash line.
5. Stay Away from Waterproof Mascara & Heavy Eye Makeup
While you might be tempted to intensify your eye makeup for summer events, it's best to avoid waterproof mascaras and heavy eye makeup products that can be difficult to remove.
These formulas often require vigorous rubbing and tugging, which can weaken the lash bond and lead to damage. If you still desire more dramatic lashes for special occasions, consult with your lash technician for safe alternatives like a lash lift or a volume lash fill.
6. Regularly Cleanse and Brush Your Lashes
Maintaining good lash hygiene is essential, especially during the summer months. Use a gentle lash cleanser, such as our After Shock Lash & Face Cleanser, to remove dirt, oils, and makeup residue. Cleanse your lashes by gently rubbing them with a clean, soft brush or a lint-free applicator. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and pat them dry afterward. Regular brushing with a clean spoolie brush will help to keep your lashes neat and prevent any tangling or clumping.
With a little extra care, your eyelash extensions can withstand the seasonal heat and stay beautiful all summer long. Shielding them from the sun, controlling excess moisture, adjusting your skincare routine, avoiding heavy eye makeup, and maintaining proper hygiene are key steps to follow.
By incorporating these tips into your summer lash care routine, you can confidently enjoy the sunny days while flaunting your fabulous, fluttery lashes.