Sunday, February 10, 2013

New Eyelash Trend Takes Maintenance

It has come to my attention that women, many of my friends an acquaintances, have recently taken beauty to a whole new level with their desire to enrich their eyelashes. Wanting batting eyes that entrance onlookers is nothing new. Mascara has always done an amazing job but today, eyelash extensions are the trend du jour. Starting at about $200 per application, these are a high priced and high maintenance beauty treatment that cannot just be left alone. If done properly and maintained correctly, you will have fuller and longer lashes for up to weeks at a time. Most beauty buffs and eyelash extension aficionados praise the latest trend for it's ability to instantly improve a woman's looks and shave time off of makeup application because the eyes lashes will now speak for themselves. However, I have scoured the internet and in chat rooms, message boards and high end magazines, comments abound with tales of clumped lashes, bald patches on the eyes and sparse regrowth. This procedures involves your eyes which is a highly sensitive area of the body so special precautions should be taken to insure the success of this beauty treatment.

Here are some tips to make the most out of the latest beauty trend of eyelash extensions:

  • Choose a reputable salon in your area as "professional eyelash artists" are popping up all over.
  • Glues should be formaldehyde free so be sure to ask the technician before she begins the procedure.
  • Avoid cluster lash application as true eyelash extensions should be single extensions applied to each of your natural lashes.
  • Avoid getting them wet for 24-48 hours. That includes pool, shower, steam rooms and sauna.
  • Avoid moisturizers and creams around your eyes.
  • Comb out lashes to maintain their shape and appearance.
  • Do not tug or pull on your lashes.

These are just guidelines and tips to help you with your new eyelash extensions. I am not an esthetician or beautician so be sure to ask yours about eyelash extension safety and how to best maintain them. Shopping smart has never been so important with a beauty treatment as it is with eyelash extensions. Bookmark this page & do your research!

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