Daily care is super important to not only have beautiful lashes but to keep the eyelid healthy as well. Jessica, the lash extension technician at Red Lotus in Beaverton, Oregon has some information on how to keep everything in good shape!
"Most people are afraid of cleansing their lashes or avoid them at all costs during the facial cleansing process. Well I am here to tell you that it is okay to get some cleanser on your extensions! We want to gently cleanse them at the root especially because there is a little space between the extension and the eyelid. So if we don't keep the area clean, makeup and dirt can work its way into that little space and when you go to get your fill, the extension will stick to the debris that is on the lash rather than the clean eyelash.Another thing that can happen is Blepharitis, which is flaky skin around the root of the lash and is caused by not cleaning the lashes thoroughly. Another thing is lash mites, which can happen, but normally happen to those with really poor hygiene so let's just not go there!
So now, how do i avoid all these bad things?! Cleaning!
Step 1. Splash eyes with water.
Step 2. Rub oil free cleanser or baby shampoo into your fingers, creating a light lather.
Step 3. Using your fingers, massage the product into the roots of your lashes. Using your ring finger and moving back and forth is a good technique.
Step 4. After cleansing well, splash eyes until all product is gone.
Step 5. Pat them dry by pressing once down with town on lashes and once up under lashes with towel, than gently brush into place with lash brush, allowing them to air dry the rest of the way.
Don't be concerned if there are a couple lashes in your sink! We lose anywhere from 1-5 lashes per day and it's better that the lashes are clean!
You can incorporate cleansing your lashes in your daily cleansing routine so it takes no extra time. It is also very important to remove all makeup every day to avoid any eye irritation. If you use mascara, ( don't recommend this) apply to the tips only! If you apply as you would with no extensions, the mascara can clump up at the root and become very difficult to remove. Do not use a waterproof formula, use a gentle one.