Lashes make summer a breeze, especially not having to worry about mascara running
down your face. That being said, they do tend to be a little more high maintenance –
follow these tips to care for them.
1. As always allow at least 24 hours for the bond to fully cure. Keep them dry, avoid
steam/humidity, and maybe skip the gym for one day. (Plan ahead: if you are
going on vacation it may not be the best idea to fit in your lash appointment 12
hours before your vacation.)
2. The need for cleansing will increase naturally during the summer months due to
more oil production, sweating and harsh chemicals from pools. Never let
chlorine dry on lash extensions. Run and rinse your lashes with tap water or your
poolside ice water. (Goggles are great for protection as well.)
3. Spray tans are my favorite: my go-to over a tanning bed or baking in the sun.
However, spray tans can weaken the bond of your lashes and make it extremely
difficult to get lashes to bond at your fill. Cover your face for spray tans or try a
mousse/lotion sunless tanner instead. My favorite sunless tanner is St. Tropez
Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse, found on Amazon or at Ulta.
4. USE THE SUNSCREEN! Protect your pretty faces. Go for the sunscreen lotion
instead of the spray. Pay close attention to migration of the product so it doesn’t
sneak down to those perfect lashes. The suns UV rays are wicked strong and can
potentially break down the bond. I suggest wearing some sunglasses that have
UV protection to help.
5. BBQ – my favorite summer time smell! Be cautious when opening those BBQ
grills that are hot enough to singe your lashes (especially our soft and fluffy
volume lashes). It is never easy to fill lashes when someone has singed them.
They can melt together, which makes it difficult to separate and cause them to
snag when brushing them out.
Due to these factors, most people naturally need to get fills more frequently during