5 Simple Rules For Lash Lift Aftercare

The first 24-72 hours following your lash lift treatment are the most important. This is because how you care for your lashes immediately following your lift will determine how long your lash lift lasts and how soon you will need to book your next appointment.

Follow these simple lash lift aftercare rules to maximize the longevity of your lash lift and keep them looking fluffy.

First 24 hours

  1. Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes or lashes
  2. Keep your lashes dry for the initial 24 hours after treatment
  3. Avoid makeup, eye cream, face cream, face oils, or sunscreen
  4. Avoid taking a sauna, steam bath, face steamer, swimming, or even excessive sweating!
  5. Basically, keep your hands and anything else away from your eyes!

Day 2

  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes or eyelashes
  2. Avoid using oil-based products on your face and eye region like oil-based makeup remover
  3. Avoid all mascara and eyeliner, regular or waterproof
  4. Avoid using a sauna, steam bath, face steamer

Day 3

  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes or eyelashes
  2. Avoid using oil-based products on your face and eye region like oil-based makeup remover
  3. Avoid waterproof mascara
  4. Avoid cream-based cleansers and cleansing milk, use a gentle oil-free cleanser instead
  5. Brush your lashes to help them keep that lush curl

Daily aftercare

To get the most out of your lash lift, avoid using any kind of oil-based mascara or makeup remover. Oil will degrade your lash lift and cause them to straighten faster. We’ve included several oil-free mascara options below.

Can I wear mascara with a lash lift?

Yes! You can definitely wear mascara with your lash lift.

Just remember to avoid using any kind of waterproof mascara since most contain some kind of an oil base, like castor oil. Opt for a water-based or mineral mascara with natural fibers to keep your lash extensions looking fresh.

My three current favorites mascaras for post lash lift care are:

  1. BadGal Bang! oil-free mascara by Benefit
  2. Limitless Lash mineral-based mascara by Ilia
  3. Natural Expressionist clean mascara by W3LL People

You can also use an oil-free eyelash serum, like LiLash’s physician formulated serum,  to strengthen and protect your lashes.

Troubleshooting your lash lift

If you accidentally overprocess your lashes and end up with a frizzy mess, fear not!

There are things you can do to repair and restore your lashes to their former glory. First and foremost, take a break from any type of lash treatments, lash lift, perm, or even keratin infusions. Avoid getting lash extensions until your lashes have grown back.

The best way to remedy a bad lash lift is to first, let them grow out, and second, treat your damaged lashes with nourishing oil like coconut oil for lash growth or by opting for an eyelash growth serum.

Remember, patience is queen!

2 thoughts on “5 Simple Rules For Lash Lift Aftercare”

  1. What a great article, will you be posting any more useful content like this? Or do you know where I can find more?

    • Hi Martha, Thanks for your kind comment! Happy to hear you found the article helpful. We will be writing more on skincare and beauty tips in the following weeks so check back in soon. Best, Laura

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