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Oil in sunscreen can break down lash adhesive and cause your extensions to fall out prematurely, and sweat can cause sunscreen to run onto your lash extensions which can compromise their longevity. Check out these tips for maintaining your lash extensions throughout the hot summer month!
You know the drill, at the end of your lash appointment you're reminded to not get your lashes wet for 24 hours and not to let any oil based products near your lashes. We will explore the effects of water on your lashes in another post, but here we are going to look at why oil is so bad for your lash extensions!
Eyelash extensions and oil
Lash extensions and oil are an unfortunate mix. We are promised a ton of skin benefits from oil products, yet on the other hand oil is the number-one worst enemy of eyelash extensions. Oil dissolves the bond that the lash glue has with your natural lash and the extension resulting in your extensions dropping off prematurely. (Tip: If you ever WANT to remove your lash extensions yourself, coconut or jojoba oil are great products to do it with, however, it's always recommended seeing a professional for removal, as proper assessment and gentle handling of your lashes is always better than home removal!).
What products contain oil?
From cleansers to balms, moisturizers to serums, oil-based beauty products are absolutely everywhere so you have to be really careful with what you let near your lashes. Even some eyeliners and mascaras contain oil (but with lash extensions you should be ditching the mascara anyway!)
How do I know which of my products are oil-based?
Quite simply, check the ingredients list. Any obvious oil (e.g. rosehip, sunflower, jojoba, argan, squalane etc.) on the list means you shouldn't get it any where near your lashes but there are also some less obvious oils such as glycerin, petrolatum and mineral oil.
Do I have to give up my oil-based facial products if I want lash extensions.
Not necessarily but you will be going for lash fills a lot more regularly than if you stayed away from those products. If you want to keep your oil-based beauty regime, avoid the eyes (under and above) as much as possible when applying.
What happens if I have oily skin?
Having overly oily skin can cause problems for lash extensions in the same way as applying oil products to the skin. Natural oils in the skin can break down the lash adhesive. Morning and evening lash cleansing with foaming lash wash can help, and using blotting papers for the eyelid during the daytime can help prevent the buildup of oil on the lash line. Ask about our lash extension sealant ($25) for daily use to reduce the amount of oil that sits on the lashes. With proper aftercare and regular lash washing, we can keep you wearing extensions.
There's no beating about the bush (pun intended!), getting your first Brazilian wax will not be a fun experience for most people. However, as they say, no pain no gain, and being a longer-lasting hair-removal method, it will be worth it. A wax will keep your lady-parts smooth for two to four weeks, compared to only days (sometimes only hours!) with shaving.
Check out below what you should do to prepare for your first Brazilian wax.
Before your Brazilian Wax at Kelowna Esthetics Studio
You have a couple of choices when it comes to waxing in West Kelowna. However, before you decide where you want to go, ask yourself a few questions.
Is it important that where you wax in West Kelowna is professional, clean and qualified? Of course! But also ask yourself, do you want to be waxed by a different esthetician each time or would you like to have the same person each time who gets to know you and what your needs are? Do you want to be waxed in a comfortable, rather than sterile-feeling environment? Do you want your wax to be affordable?
Then you need to get waxed at Kelowna Esthetics Studio! This is a home-based studio, so you will be waxed by the same person (me!) every time. It's affordable, at only $30, yet professional, and fast!
Come see why Kelowna Esthetics Studio is one of the best places for waxing in West Kelowna!
People often ask what Hybrid Lashes are? The answer? They’re a mix of volume fans and classic 1:1 lashes.
In the top picture here you can see that fans have been applied to the lashes. In the second picture the classic lashes are added to fill the gaps! The bottom picture is the finished look!
Hybrid lashes are a great alternative to those who want fuller looking lashes without the cost of full volume lashes!
Women often ask if they can put mascara on over their eyelash extensions.
Why? You’ve just spent a significant chunk of money on lash extensions, you shouldn’t need to put mascara! That’s the beauty of eyelash extensions! You just wake up in the morning and you’re ready to go. However, it’s still something we are often asked.
Our response is NEVER apply mascara to hybrid or volume lashes, and to try to avoid it with classic lashes.
The reason for never applying to hybrids or volume lashes is that you have fans applied to your lashes and applying mascara will close the fans and leave your lashes a clumpy mess.
We always warn that while you can wear mascara with your lash extensions, it can shorten the life of extensions dramatically and it’s not recommended. The brush can also potentially pull on your lashes and cause them to be damaged, loosened, or removed.
However, if you have very light eyelashes, and it’s almost time for a fill but you have an event, or need to add a bit of drama your lashes, you might decide to put mascara onto your natural lashes that are exposed. Be aware that this will mean your lash tech will have to take extra time at your fill to remove the mascara which can reduce the amount of time filling your lashes.
If you do decide to opt for mascara over your lash extensions, DO NOT use waterproof mascara as it requires an oil-based make-up remover which will break down the glue adhering the lash extension to the natural lash. Use a water-based mascara. Mascara absolutely can be worn on your bottom lashes.
If your lash extensions have been applied properly, there should be no need to add mascara over the top of them as there should still be plenty left come fill time!
What's so great about fake eyelashes? What isn't so great should be the question! False eyelashes, especially 3D mink eyelashes, can be used for regular day wear or for a night on the town! They are so versatile and easy to apply. With 8 styles to choose from, you can wear a daytime pair, such as the 'Gray' fake eyelashes, and carry the nighttime version, 'Emmy' with you in your purse - the hard cover, magnetic fake eyelash box means it's easy to pop your second pair in your purse, and switch them over as easily as changing your outfit!
Sophie' fake eyelashes are our lightest 3D Mink false eyelashes, perfect for a day at the beach, in the office, or simply for drinking wine on the patio with your ladies. 'Cheyanne' is our most dramatic nighttime look. Your eyelashes will look thick, dark, long and strong - it's how we like out lashes, and our men round here!
Try KES Lashes fake eyelashes today. With shipping as low as $2 per pair, you've got nothing to lose. Except maybe your mascara! You'll fall in love with these fake lashes today and ditch the mascara tomorrow. Try a pair and see!
This is a very common question that ladies have, and the answer is YES (in most cases)! KES Lashes are applied right above your own lash line, therefore they do not come into contact with your contact lenses.
Applying false eyelashes for one special night or occasion (like your wedding or prom) will probably be fine, however if you plan on using false eyelashes every day you may be putting your lenses at risk. Some doctors and lens manufacturers say to never wear false lashes, so it’s always best to consult your optometrist before you try it.
When applying fake eyelashes and makeup with contact lenses, take the following steps:
For some people, the combination of glue, lenses and eyes will be too much, and you'll find your eyes watering. In these cases, unfortunately, strip lashes probably are not going to work for you :(
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1. Pull them off gently and don’t touch the lashes
How long your fake eyelashes will last also depends on how well you take care of them. When taking off your fake eyelashes pull them off carefully, avoiding touching the lashes themselves, just pull gently on the band and start from the outer corners of your eye. If the glue is being particularly stubborn, apply a drop or two of water to a q-tip and rub it along the lash line.
2. Avoid using mascara on the false eyelashes
With KES Lashes you wont need mascara. However. If you insist on wearing it, make sure it’s applied only to your natural lash, and applied before you put the fake eyelashes on. Keep the fake eyelash as free from makeup as possible and this will keep them looking fresh for longer.
3. Clean your false eyelashes properly
If you’ve followed the above steps, your fake eyelashes should be free from makeup. Use a small amount of water to remove any excess makeup and leave them to dry.
4. Store them in their box
Storing your false eyelashes in their original eyelash box will help them maintain their curve, and keep them free from bacteria, dirt and dust.
Follow these simple steps and your fake eyelashes will last you many nights out, and be worth investing a few additional dollars into a good pair.
I want to talk a little about the risks associated with waxing, as there are some. Most people like to think that there will be no negative side effects from any beauty procedures they undertake, but that's simply not true. Just as with eyelash extensions there is the risk that you might be allergic to the glue and have a negative reaction, with waxing, your skin may react to the wax, and there is a possibility that the skin can burn or tear. You are having hot wax placed on your skin and ripped off after-all!
Wax burns are the least likely side-effect of waxing, especially if you go to a reputable salon. It tends to happen more often with at-home waxing. If the wax is so hot that it causes a burn on the skin, then you should rethink going to that salon again! This simply should NOT happen, but just in case it does, here's what you need to do:
Skin Tears or Lifting
Skin is sensitive, and everyone's skin reacts differently to waxing. Certain products, such as Retinol can make the skin thinner and more prone to lifting or tearing, but unfortunately, it is a risk for anyone undertaking a wax.
Skin lifting happens when both dead and live skin are pulled off with the wax, creating an abrasion similar to scraping one’s knee. The client may not realize that they have an abrasion until a day or two later when a scab begins to form. Here are some reasons why the skin lifts:
The good news is, with proper treatment, skin damaged by lifting or tearing will heal and not leave a permanent scar:
Redness, Rash or Bumps
Waxing not only pulls the hair out of the follicle; it pulls at the skin too, which can lead to skin irritations.
Other side effects of waxing
Every method of hair removal has some potential side-effects and waxing is no exception. Waxing remains popular because it is quick, inexpensive, and provides longer lasting results than shaving or hair removal creams. However, it's important to be fully educated on the potential side-effects of waxing before you book an appointment, and understand that these side-effects could happen to you. In most cases, the chances of anything very negative occurring are low, however, the more common side effects are more likely, so you need to be prepared.
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