by: Sydney Farrell
If you are part of the 60% of working Americans, you know what a long day looks like. Long days of working, lead to longer nights, taking care of family, dating, or spending time with friends. By the time you get to bed, you're not thinking about your lashes. You're so tired that you're debating whether or not oral hygiene is as important as they say it is. As you shuffle closer to your room, removing shoes and clothes along the way, the thought of entering a coma state of sleep pulls you deeper in until you reach the edge of the bed. Without a second thought, you toss the covers aside and fall face first into the pillow like an excited child falls into their cake on their second birthday. Sweet, sweet relief.
Meanwhile, your lashes are screaming in agony as you toss and turn on your cotton sheets, ripping them out one by one. You wake in the morning to find the horror of a lash graveyard on your pillowcase, and you wonder who's to blame. Is your lash artist at fault, the environment; you wonder if you're not a good candidate for lashes. Then you look closer at your pillow and see the lipstick you neglected to remove the night before, and then it hits you, "It's me! I did this! But how do I stop!?" Don't worry, there is hope for your lashes, yet. Here are some options for you.
Sleep on Silk
Ideally, if you can manage to sleep on your back, that is the preferred position for all eyelash extension wearers. If you have to be on your side or stomach, then the Lash Pillow is a great solution for you. The cotton fibers in your traditional pillowcase snag on lashes due to the dragging you experience as you wipe your face across the pillow. You can test this for yourself to see the difference.
Hold a piece of cotton fabric in one hand and a piece of silk or silk blend fabric in the other. As you wipe your thumb across the fabrics, you'll notice how much easier your thumb glides on the silk or silk blend versus the cotton. This is why silk or silk blend pillows are recommended to lash clients and are also used for wrinkle prevention as they lessen the dragging factor on your skin and lashes while you sleep.
The Lash Affair Lash Pillow comes in Blush and Black. Available in the LA Shop for $19
In addition to saving your lashes and preventing wrinkles; silk also has hypoallergenic properties, according to manitosilk.com,
"Silk is considered to be a hypoallergenic material, because it is highly resistant to dust mites, deterioration, and is excellent at wicking away moisture-causing bacteria. In comparison, cotton bedding is the perfect place for bacteria to grow, since this type of fabric readily absorbs moisture. You should choose silk rather than cotton bedding if you are concerned about allergic reactions."
Wear a Mask
A Beauty Sleep Mask that is...
This mask is perfect for all lash clients. No matter what side you sleep on, it has indents over the eyes to avoid rubbing on your precious eyelash extensions. Bonus, it blocks out light to give you a longer, restful night of sleep.
And, what cuter way to say, "Not now!" to the world than with those closed eyes on the front. It's like a "Do not disturb" sign for your face.
By using one or both of these items, your lashes will feel safe and secured. And you won't have to worry about your lashes when you're too tired to care about anything but catching some sweet Zs. Rested lashes are happy lashes! If you need more tips on caring for your lashes, check out this blog digging into 7 reasons why your lashes may not be lasting!
Sydney Farrell | Content Manager | Lash Affair by J. Paris