It's winter break and you're about to go on a ski trip ... everyone is excited, except for your lash girl. She knows your lashes will be exposed to harsh elements that could potentially ruin your extensions—which is why practicing proper winter lash care is key. Here are five important tips to remember before your next winter trip.
1. Avoid Using Oil-Based Eye Make-Up
If you're going to be hitting the slopes for the winter, then it’s likely you'll be attending at least one après ski scene, which is French for "after ski." The term describes the social activities that take place at high-end ski resorts after a day of skiing, which sometimes includes a night out on the town. When getting ready for a night out on the mountain, always remember to avoid using oil-based eye makeup.
Oil-based make-up can interfere with the adhesive bond of your lash extensions. Today's Eyelash Extensions 101, explains that oil-based eye products, cream-based eyeliners and waterproof mascaras are often hard to wipe off, which can cause a snag or even pull out lash extensions. To avoid this, use products like eyelash extension-safe mascara. This product is long-lasting, easy to take off, and most importantly, extension-safe.
2. Cleanse and Moisturize Daily
Exposure to winter elements like wind and snow can destroy extensions and irritate the skin, making it crucial to cleanse with TLC 3-In-1 Cleanser. Cleansing the lashes is important to keep makeup and oil away from breaking down the adhesive bond on the extensions.
This 3-in-1 cleanser will remove makeup and any other debris from the skin and lashes. In addition to cleansing daily, you should also be moisturizing your lashes. This eyelash growth serum has the perfect blend of vitamins and moisturizing ingredients to keep both your lash extensions and natural lashes hydrated.
3. Be Extra Careful With Goggles
Before a day out on the slopes, remember to put your ski goggles on gingerly. Since you'll be spending most of your day on the snow, you should make sure your goggles fit properly beforehand in order to avoid squishing or damaging your lash extensions. There are various shapes of ski goggles, but the best shape for someone with eyelash extensions would be a larger frame with a more spherical lens shape. With a bigger goggle frame, your lashes will be safe from damage from the goggles themselves and the elements outside .
4. Up Your Vitamin Intake
During the winter, you should be taking at least one vitamin or supplement for your lashes. Silica is a great vitamin to take during the cold winter months since it's an essential beauty mineral that helps strengthen hair, bones, teeth, and nails. Another option is good old vitamin C.
Vitamin C is essential since it’s a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from harmful bacteria and other damage to the body and skin. Adding supplements to your winter routine will keep you and your lashes healthy this winter.
5. Cleanse Lashes After Being in the Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Room
Ski resorts are famous for their day spas. But after visiting them, your lashes will be desperate for a cleanse.
Not only will you be exposed to the winter elements, but you will also be exposed to germs, debris and other pollutants from hot tubs, saunas and shared living spaces. See step two for the best cleansing options for your lashes.
You may be prepared for your upcoming ski trip but are your lashes? These five tips will ensure that they are protected so that your beautiful lash extensions last as long as possible.