With the summer heat fast approaching, clients will be wondering what the best advice is for caring for their eyelash extensions in summer conditions.
With the summer heat fast approaching, clients will be wondering what the best advice is for caring for their eyelash extensions in summer conditions. Clients often undergo beauty treatments before going on vacation because they want to look their best for photos or videos. Unfortunately, some don't know about aftercare, which ruins their lash extensions during the first few days of vacation and then they wonder if the application was the problem. We've gathered some advice that you can give to all clients so they know what to avoid and maintain their lashes during the summer.
Of course, this advice does not only apply to holidays. Any customer living in a hot and humid environment will experience similar conditions. These are two factors that fresh eyelash glue on freshly applied eyelash extensions is not a big fan of. Excessive humidity can cause the lash glue to weaken, or the glue can become brittle and clumpy on the lash line. Humidity can also cause the client to sweat. Sweat carries natural oils that can travel to the lashes and attack the adhesive.
One solution to this would be to use Superbonder, a sealant that instantly hardens the adhesive after the treatment is complete, while maintaining flexible adhesive bonds that are unlikely to break or break off the lashes. All the customer has to do is keep the lashes clean daily. With a good cleaning foam, the customer can wash his eyelash extensions in combination with a Cleansing Brush to remove sweat and product accumulation, so that the eyelashes look stay as good as new
Humidity goes hand in hand with heat. At high temperatures, it is important to avoid exposing your lashes too much. Walking around in the sun is not enough to affect the glue, but using saunas in heat of 65º - 90º
There are a plethora of questions like "Can I swim with eyelash extensions?", "Does salt water affect eyelash extensions?" or "Can I wear goggles over my extensions?" We have enough answers for your customers. When not using Superbonder, clients are always advised to wait 24 hours before water comes into contact with their eyes to allow the lash glue to harden and prevent shock polymerization. Whether swimming in the ocean or in a pool, eyelash extensions can be compromised. The salt water from the ocean or the chlorine in a swimming pool can build up on the eyelashes. This can cause clients to rub their eyes excessively, weakening the extensions. In addition, the friction of swimming underwater can cause retention problems as the water moves through the lashes. And yes, you can wear swim goggles over eyelash extensions, allowing clients to continue their summer activities with minimal damage to their eyelashes. If chlorine or salt water comes into contact with the eyelash extensions, clients are again advised to use a good cleansing foam (as they should anyway) to remove any ocean or pool residue from their eyelashes.
A 'summer body' is important for some clients who go to the gym. This means that sweating is often unavoidable. While the client should follow the recommended advice to keep their eyelashes clean with a cleansing foam, they can also try to avoid sweating as much as possible. Clients can use a small towel or sweatband during exercise to keep sweat out of their eyes. This is simple and effective, but it should be noted that if the clients practice yoga, they should avoid Hot Yoga, which will inevitably affect their eyelash glue.
Okay, here are some strict rules. Oil-based products are a big 'no' when it comes to eyelash extensions in the summer heat. While oil-based products affect lash preservation, it is most effective during the summer heat due to the simple fact that the combination of humidity, heat, sweat, and products can become a recipe for disaster.
Customers who enjoy spray or fake tanning should avoid contact with the eyes. This can be achieved by wearing goggles over their eyes to prevent oil-based chemicals from the tanning solution from coming into contact with the extensions.
It is advisable to carefully apply make-up and facial products such as moisturisers and creams around the eyes, as oil-based products should not come into contact with the eyelash extensions. In addition, makeup residue can build up around the glue and eyelash extensions and cause retention problems over a long period of time, so the client should make sure to remove all makeup from the eyes on a daily basis.
Last, but certainly not least, sunscreen. A very important part of everyone's summer routine is wearing SPF. Unfortunately, many sunscreens are oil-based, so it needs to be applied carefully around the eyes so that it can fully absorb into the skin, just like any other skin care product. If the sunscreen is water-based, it should not be sprayed directly on the face. Spraying it into the palm allows the customer to gently dab it around their face avoiding their eyes. Alternatively, oil-free sunscreens are available that are perfectly suited for clients with eyelash extensions.
-These are some of our tips for eyelash extension care this summer. You can advise your clients to visit you regularly so that you can assess the condition of their eyelashes and ensure that they follow your tips, so that your work can last longer this summer and your clients are left happy and satisfied.
At the end of the treatment, give your client's lashes a quick summer fan breeze with the Lash art pro Fan before applying Superbonder as a finish.