Summer Lash Care Tips
Summer is here! We can’t wait for all them Friday Afternoon Beach Days, Saturday sunny pool days and Sunday Party sessions with friends.
Check out these handy tips and remind your clients to follow their summer aftercare to help prevent early fall out and any retention issues.
This Summer is the time to go out more, spend hours on the beach, christmas, New Years Eve parties and Australia Day Celebrations are right around the corner.
As always, the usual aftercare is needed for your extensions to maintain your set and help with retention, but there are some other precautions that should also be considered around the summertime that will help extend the life of your clients lashes.
Here are some handy tips to keep in mind for the warmer weather:
- Wash your Lashes after swimming, weather it be in a pool or the ocean
- Book infills more frequently
- Avoid Extreme Heat (Wear Sunglasses and a Hat)
- Avoid tanning products
- Use oil-free sunscreen
Wash lashes after every swim
We all enjoy a nice swim in Summer, Although swimming in salt water, chlorinated pools etc, can result in crusty lashes from the salt crystals, and can cause lashes to fall out prematurely. Remind you clients that their lashes must be washed after every swim – rinse lashes with clean water and pat lashes of excess water dry. This is the perfect time to upsell our foaming lash cleanser!
Because of the hotter temperatures, our bodies will produce more oils and sweat, which can lead to dust and debris sticking in the lashes. It is best to cleanse lashes with our foaming lash cleanser to keep them clean and lasting all summer long.
Remember, tell your clients to always pat excess water with a towel/ paper towel etc, and fan dry at the end whilst brushing to get the lashes back into its original position. Rubbing lashes with any material can tug and pull on the extensions and leave little fibres, which will hurt the natural lashes.
Book infills more frequently
During the summer months, our bodies and hormones can change. We perspire more from the heat and produce more oils. To maintain the Lashes, clients may need to visit a bit more frequently, ie; from 3 weeks to 2 weeks.
Avoid extreme heat - Sunglasses & Hat
Extreme heat can damage the delicate lash extensions. Lashes exposed to extreme heat can ‘relax’ the curl, e.g; from a D curl it could relax to a C curl which would not be the desired look for you or your client! Be Mindful of that summer BBQ and stay away from standing too close to a fire. High heat can singe eyelash extensions tips, and will no longer be fluffy and can be harder to brush through, this includes the oven! It’s best to wear sunglasses and a Hat as well, not only do you look snazzy, you also protect your eyes, by keeping those lashes safe from the sun.
Avoid spraying liquid directly on your face
Do not apply any spray tanning formula or any kind of spray liquid directly to the face. The tanning formula and colour can get stuck in the lashes and will no longer be the black hue your clients desire. The oils, chemicals and colour could break down the adhesive quicker than usual. Any kind of spray liquid can also settle and get stuck in between the lashes. If your clients really need to spray anything of any kind, advise them to spray into the palm of their hands and gently pat on the face.
Use oil-free sunscreen
We need to use sunscreen everyday in summer! Even if the sun isn’t shining, UVA and UVB rays can still penetrate the skin. When applying sunscreen, it’s best to use an oil free Sunscreen to avoid adding extra oils on the face. Also, take extra care to not apply directly on the eye area, but be sure to spread sunscreen to those areas to still be safe.