Updated: Nov 6, 2018
LASH CLEANSING DO'S:
NOTE: Always wait 24 hours after your appointment before cleansing!
1. Cleanse lash extensions at least 2-3 times a week or every night if you're oily or a regular eye makeup wearer.
2. Use Lashes of Atlanta Cleansing Foam to ensure you're getting an anti bacterial solution on your lashes to maintain eye and lash health. Using a lash specific cleanser will avoid potential glycol, oils and other no-no's for lash extensions that are often found in regular facial cleansers.
3. Avoid using products containing oils around or on your eye area. These include cleansers, moisturizers, cleansing oils, aromatherapy oils, spray toners, coconut/rose hip oils, eye creams, etc. If you use cleansers that aren't safe for extensions you must take care to wipe the cleanser off your face rather than rinse, as residual product will wash into your lashes.
LASH CLEANSING DON'TS:
1. Do NOT use makeup remover wipes while wearing lash extensions. They're full of nasty oils, glycol and emollients that lash extensions do not like which cause your extensions to fall off prematurely. Very prematurely! They won't last long at all when using makeup wipes. Makeup wipes are not an ideal way to cleanse your face in general as they leave residual makeup on your skin and tend to dry out your skin.
2. Do NOT use cleansing water. These products are not safe for extensions.
3. Do NOT use face cloths, sponges, makeup pads, cotton buds or other items on or near your lash extensions. These will tug at your lashes causing damage and premature lash loss.
3. Do NOT rub your eyes vigorously while cleansing - clean your lash extensions with light fingertip pressure only. I recommend using a Cleansing Brush like the ones we sell to our clients. Rigorous rubbing will cause premature lash loss as well as roughed up/damaged natural lashes that are short and frail and won't be able to hold extensions safely. It doesn't take much to cause damage to your lashes, so always be gentle!
When should you clean your lash extensions?
Clean your lash extensions at least every other day - or every day if you're an eye makeup wearer or have oily skin or eyelids.I recommend cleaning lash extensions at night to remove the days worth of facial oils, dust and makeup. Clean lash extensions after activities such as swimming, working out/gym, wearing sunscreen (make sure your sunscreen is oil-free). Chlorine, salt, sweat and oils should be removed immediately from lash extensions to maintain the integrity of your lash adhesive.
How to clean your lash extensions:
Please watch the below video for how to clean your lash extensions correctly. I think this video really explains everything well. It's helpful to watch how it's done rather than guess how to do it.