We can’t get enough of lash extensions and traveling! Lash extensions are a great option when you've got an itinerary as long as your make up routine. Be gorgeous on the go by following these best practices to keep your lash extensions looking fresh every day.
1) Rinse your lashes and pat dry after swimming
Over time, both chlorine and salt water can affect lash retention. Whether you are swimming in a pool, a lake, or the ocean, we recommend rinsing with fresh water post-swim, and then combing through your lashes with a lash wand or patting (no rubbing!) them dry to remove excess water.
2) Avoid direct and extreme heat near your lashes
Exposing your lashes to extreme heat can “relax” the curl or, even worse, singe the lashes! While grilling or snuggling up next to that toasty campfire, make sure not to stand too close to the fire or directly over the heat to keep your lashes intact and looking beautiful.
3) Vacation activity, exercise, and sweat can affect your lashes
It’s pretty impossible to run around in the sun and not sweat. Sweat carries natural oils from your skin that can run into your eyes and affect lash retention. Here at The Lash Shop, we strongly believe in the benefits of exercise and “sweating it out”; however, to combat the effects of sweat on your lashes, we recommend using a towel or a sweatband when hitting the gym. In extremely sweaty situations, such as hot yoga, rinse lashes post-workout with fresh water.
4) Keep your lashes clean
Vacation means spending more time outdoors. Camping, hiking, swimming, etc. can lead to increased dirt and debris collecting in your lashes. We recommend keeping your lashes clean by rinsing in the shower and allowing the water to pass through. Alternatively, we recommend using our lash cleanser with our super gentle cleansing brush to thoroughly clean your lashes regularly.
5) Sunscreen application
We believe in sunscreen! It is an absolute MUST for all of your favorite vacation activities. It is important to keep in mind that many sunscreen brands contain a variety of oils which can run onto the lashes and cause excessive shedding. We recommend taking extra care when applying your SPF. Avoid the eye area and allow it to fully soak in before swimming or sweating.