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How to Make Your Lash Extensions Last Longer

2021 is the year of the eyes - including big bold lashes! After a year of wearing face masks to protect ourselves and each other from Covid-19, it is clear that they will be around a while longer and beauty trends indicate that the eye’s as the focus will be staying longer than we thought!

At Caryl Baker Visages, our Lash Stylists are trained and certified to cater to every client's preferences, from a natural enhancement to a dramatic look - and if you want to keep your lash look in tip-top shape, lash extension maintenance is a must after application! To get our facts right, we spoke with Anna Koniaris, our National Face Expert, and asked how we can make our extensions last just a little bit longer between touch-ups. Here are her essential lash extension longevity tips:

Post Lash Service
During the first 24-48 hours after the application, avoid steam, excessive heat, cosmetics (skincare, mascara, etc.), and eyes tearing for extended longevity and flexibility of the lash extensions. "Due to mandatory mask-wearing, 2021 is the year of everything eyes. The focus is length, fullness and lift. Caryl Baker Visage offers a variety of lash saervices to achieve every desired trend/look." Says Anna.

Avoid Water
Avoid wearing contact lenses for at least 3 hours following the service; also avoid excessive swimming, sauna, steam rooms, and pulling on lashes.
The following two days after application are the most crucial period when it comes to ensuring the longevity of your lashes because it is when the glue is still setting. You can still take showers, but keep your face out of the water.

Avoid Oil Based Skin Care & Cosmetics
If you use heavy eye creams and moisturizers; the oils from the cream will break up the glue and cause your lashes to fall out prematurely. Apply moisturizers sparingly and avoid the eye area. Also, avoid using oil-based cosmetics as they will also break down the bond. See our range of Xtreme Lashes products that are specially made for Lash Extensions!

Don't Use Waterproof Mascara
You don't have to wear mascara once you have extensions, but you might sometimes want to add extra drama to your look. In that case, avoid waterproof formulas as they are much harder to remove. Also, avoid using mechanical lash curlers or crimping the lashes in any way.

Sleep on Your Back
Sleeping with your face into your pillow can cause your extensions to fall quickly. Instead, try to rest on your back for ultimate eyelash extension maintenance.

Brush Your Lashes
Use a clean brush or mascara wand to comb out your lashes. Gently run the brush through your eyelashes, being careful not to pull on them. Combing out your lashes day and night will help keep them from crisscrossing and clumping together so you can maintain a complete, voluminous look. There are plenty of types of lash extensions, so talk to your Caryl Baker Visage lash technicians about the best way to care for yours.