Every woman has an innate desire to be both pretty and attractive, and the pivotal role of the eyes in leaving a lasting impression is undeniable. T o make the eyes sparkle, lash extensions emerge as a top choice in the beauty circuit, offering a way to achieve beautiful and captivating eyes. Although the merits of getting eyelash extensions are far too many, there are often many doubts regarding their maintenance and the impact of the changing weather.
Maintaining the condition of your coveted eyelash extensions during winter can pose unique challenges. As the frosty and chilly winter months, characterized by cozy moments with hot beverages and snug blankets, unfold, embracing a more laid-back approach becomes tempting.
However, if you have adorned beautiful extensions, then you must look closer at your lash care routine to make your extensions last longer. After all, if you wish to wake up each morning effortlessly fresh and ready for the day, it definitely requires some special winter lash care.
In this blog, we’ll delve into the depth of winter lash care, providing tips to care for your lashes even amidst the chilly winds and frosty mornings.
8 Effective Winter Lash Care Tips
Condition Your Lashes
In the winter months, the drop in humidity can render our hair, including our lashes, more brittle and susceptible to damage. Unlike other body parts, lashes are exposed to the elements without the option of cover. Therefore, it becomes essential to moisturize your lashes for their health and vitality.
While oils like castor or linseed oil promote natural lash growth, the same applies to tour lash extensions. Oils are foe to lash extension bonds, weakening them and causing premature lash fall. Thus, choosing the right moisturizers that do not contain oils, glycerin, and wax is paramount.
Professional eyelash extension artists recommend using specialized serums formulated for lash extensions enriched with plant or herbal extracts. These serums offer a safe way to moisturize your lashes and promote growth. While it’s generally advised to use lash serum a few times a week to maintain your desired lash look, increasing its frequency during the winter months may be necessary. Applying lash serum daily, or even twice a day, can effectively prevent lash breakage and maintain a fuller lash line, especially in winter.
Hot Treats With Caution
Who would want to miss a chance to step into hot steam and saunas to escape from the chilly winters? Indulging in saunas and hot tubs during winter is rejuvenating but requires mindful care for your eyelash extensions. Steer clear of rubbing your eyes during the process as the hot air softens adhesive bonds, risking lash extensions to fall.
While these warm escapes are heavenly, sweat-inducing activities can lead to build-up on the lash line, potentially causing irritation or infection. Once you leave these blissful retreats, don’t forget to cleanse your lashes with a lash-safe cleanser to keep your lashes healthy. Lash extensions don’t stop you from enjoying something so dear to you, but practicing caution is necessary to keep them lasting longer.
Schedule Regular Refills
Ensuring the year-round brilliance of your eyelash extensions demands regular attention, with a recommended visit to a lash technician every 2-3 weeks. Keeping a consistent fill schedule becomes imperative, given the natural loss of 2 to 5 lashes daily. Booking your refill sessions with lash experts on a regular basis will keep your natural lashes and extensions immaculate.
During these appointments, your lash artist undertakes tasks such as removing or replacing overgrown or twisted extensions. So, regular visits will ensure that the lash artist evaluates the health of your natural lashes, identifying and addressing any other issues, such as unusual loss of artificial lashes.
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Nourish From Within
Ensuring the vibrancy of your lashes involves more than external care; it begins with a wholesome diet rich in vital nutrients. Silica, a crucial mineral promoting hair and nail growth, takes center stage, complemented by the inclusion of Vitamins B, D, and E. Consulting with a doctor or nutritionist can guide you on integrating these elements into your diet, along with recommended dosages. A diet packed with these vital nutrients greatly impacts your skin, hair, and eyelashes and contributes to overall well-being.
Amid winter’s tempting gastronomic delights, incorporating vegetables and fruits becomes imperative to balance out indulgences. While savoring hot beverages and festive dishes, maintaining a healthy routine ensures you receive vitamins and minerals essential for lash health.
Shielding Your Lashes
Whether you’re skiing, mountaineering, or ice skating in winter, it’s crucial to exercise caution with your lash extensions. Natural elements like wind and snow can be harsh on your lash extensions, hampering their longevity. Exposure to cold weather and strong winds can also lead to dry eyes, tempting you to rub them. This can result in premature lash shedding, leading to a thinning lash line.
Equip yourself with lash goggles to safeguard your lashes from environmental elements like wind and snow. However, ensure the goggles fit properly; they shouldn’t be too tight or close to your lashes. Opt for a larger size to prevent your lash extensions from getting pressed or rubbed against the glasses.
If skiing is on your winter agenda, choose goggles with a slightly larger frame or bring your goggles or glasses to your next lash-fill appointment to ensure a perfect fit and avoid any interference with your lash extensions.
Hydrate Your Lashes
Are you equipped with a skincare regimen tailored for the cold weather? The constant exposure to indoor heating, icy winds, frosty snow, and a lack of warmth can stress and dry out your skin. Ensuring well-hydrated skin is crucial, as dryness may lead to dead skin cells settling on your lashes, fostering lash mite colonies and potentially causing severe eye conditions and premature lash fall. Using an effective cleanser specifically designed for lash extensions is highly recommended, avoiding over-the-counter products not formulated for lash cleansing. Proper hydration of eyelash extensions is essential for maintaining a full, lush appearance.
Like the hair on your head, lashes become brittle and prone to breakage when they lack hydration. Combat lash dehydration during the cold winter by ensuring your body stays well-hydrated. Keep a water bottle within reach to meet your daily requirement of 8 ounces. Also, sipping tea, particularly green tea, can enhance lash hydration.
Protection from Winter Heat
Extreme heat and lash extensions are incompatible; exposing your eyelash extensions to extreme heat is a significant no-no. In the winter, you might discover yourself blow-drying your hair frequently, relishing cozy evenings by the fire or fire pit, and using your oven more frequently. While doing so, it’s essential to be aware of the proximity of your face to heat sources. Prolonged exposure can compromise lash adhesive integrity and lead to premature fallout of both extensions and natural lashes.
The Importance of an Extension Break
Occasionally, your lashes crave a respite from extensions. Determining when and for how long is a personalized decision best made in consultation with your lash technician. There’s no one-size-fits-all schedule; it varies from individual to individual. Your lash artist will guide you, especially if a break becomes essential, perhaps during a period of pronounced seasonal shedding or health issues.
Embrace Winter Lash Care with Wisp Lashes
As the chill of winter settles in, maintaining radiant hair, flawless skin, and stunning lashes becomes a delightful challenge. With these simple yet effective tips from Wisp Lashes, revel in the season’s joys while ensuring your eyelash extensions stay as vibrant as the holiday spirit. If you’re yet to experience the allure of eyelash extensions, a visit to our salon promises the finest treatment in town.
Don’t let the cold weather dampen your spirits; instead, dive into the winter wonderland of eyelash care and ensure that your lashes remain captivating, regardless of the season.