If you do not have natural fuller eyelashes, you can opt for eyelash extensions. It is a makeup procedure in which lashes made up of fibers are glued to your eyelashes to showcase a natural effect. These fibrous eyelashes are not permanent. The main focus of eyelash extensions is to make your natural eyelashes look lengthier, thicker, and inky! Are you planning to go for eyelash extensions? Here are four things you should consider:
BY A PROFESSIONAL
Eyelash extensions are a delicate process, and it requires immense focus and that too by an experienced professional. It would be best to find a skilled technician, which can be done by researching before filling up for the eyelash extension session. Is the salon in which you plan to get the cosmetic procedure sanitary and clean? Is it a reputed place?
You want to get your eyelashes done by someone who will not destroy your dream-perfect look of extensions. Avoid unhygienic salons, which help you avoid any infections and swelling due to the use of unskilled and overused needles meant for the procedure.
PREP CARE & AFTERCARE
If you have made up your mind about getting eyelash extensions, you should note these few things regarding the preparation before the procedure. If you want the best results, you should start maintaining these little things for a week before the procedure. Suppose your eyelash extension appointment is within a week. In that case, you should stop using waterproof mascara- this is because when this waterproof mascara dries off, it becomes very difficult to remove it using water. If, by any chance, you have applied the mascara, then please remove it by using micellar water and coconut oil!
On the day you have your eyelash extension procedure appointment, avoid wearing eye makeup. It will be time-consuming and challenging for the technician to remove it and then continue the procedure.
When you are already done with your eyelash extension procedure, you have to keep it in high maintenance. It is mandatory to avert water getting into your extended lashes (so no tears).
Avoid applying cream-based products and any makeup for at least 24 hours after the process. Avoid swimming in chlorinated water. Not only that, do not apply hot water to your face- use lukewarm water instead! Avoid using any oil- even when you have applied makeup on your face, try cleaning it with oil-free micellar water.
However, to avoid such restrictions, women are becoming die-hard premade lash fans, where one does not have to maintain too many restrictions.
There are over a hundred eyelash extensions based on different lengths and hair textures. You should know which one suits you the best and goes perfectly with your face! The safest decision should be artificial eyelashes that align with your natural lashes so that they do not look fake. The hair textures are also known as curls, and they come in different styles, from completely natural to the most dramatic.
Before getting eyelash extensions, you should remember that it is a costly process and requires a lot of high maintenance, which eventually has some significant side effects. You may or may not experience these effects based on the type of skin you have. The most basic side effects are redness and itchiness. Right after you get done with the extension procedure, you may get irritation, resulting in itching of the area followed by redness.
In these situations, avoid using cream-based products and oils on extended eyelashes. You may also get a burning sensation in the eyes, which will result in tears (which you should avoid). In extreme cases, your eyelids will get swollen, and there will be the release of pus.
In some cases, the eyelash extensions will trap dirt and hence, bacteria which will result in eye infections that can be adverse. The glue or adhesive used as a bonding agent in gluing the extension to your natural eyelashes contains a chemical known as formaldehyde. This chemical can cause allergic reactions to your eyes, and yet again, eye infections.
So, before going through this expensive procedure, these are the four most important things you should consider.