What to do if you have damaged lashes

You’re finding that your lash line isn’t looking like it used to, maybe you have some bald spots or your lashes are looking a little sparse. No need to call 911, here are some steps you can follow in order to speed up the process of returning your lashes to their former glory.

Remove extensions
If you’re still wearing eyelash extensions, get them removed professionally. You will do more harm than good trying to remove them yourself. Your Vancouver eyelash extension artist will use a special remover and will do their best to save your natural lashes. If you would like to book an eyelash extension removal appointment, please contact me!

Avoid eye makeup
Give your eyes a little break and avoid wearing eye makeup as much as possible. If you can’t live without mascara, at least try to skip the eyeliner and eye shadow.

Makeup removal routine
Make sure you have a night time routine to remove makeup and wash your face. If you weren’t doing it before, now is definitely the time. Gently massage your lash line when you wash your face to help stimulate new growth (like they do at the hair dresser!), you’ll gently remove dead skin and help the new hair push through. You don’t have to get a whole bunch of fancy products, some micellar water will work just fine.

Vitamins B, C, and D will do wonders for your lashes, hair, nails and skin! Make sure you take them every day, consistency is key. Please do your research and/or seek medical advice on posology. You can also eat more of the following foods: avocados (yas!), bananas, fatty fish, cheese, dark leafy vegetables,…there are a lot more options, just look them up! Additionally, look into supplements full of omegas, biotin and collagen.

Avoid Lash Strips
As tempting as they may be, avoid lash strips. They may look great, but you risk pulling out your already damaged natural lashes! If you absolutely must wear strip lashes, be extra extra careful when removing them. Take your time and if you feel any pulling use an oil-based makeup remover to help the glue separate from the lashes.

Eyelash growth serum
If you’re up for it, invest in an eyelash growth serum! There are plenty of options out there, so do your research and ask around. I personally have tried EyeEnvy serum (I used it twice a day instead of once as recommended…) and noticed improvements in length. The great thing about eyelash growth serums is that you can wear it under makeup. You can also apply it if you have eyelash extensions as long as you don’t apply it directly on the extensions. If you’re on a budget, I’ve heard using castor oil works well.

Don’t worry; damage to your eyelashes usually isn’t irreversible though it may take some time to reverse depending on the severity. Don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions. When you’re ready, go ahead and book your Vancouver eyelash extensions appointment with me and we will make sure this new set won’t damage your lashes.

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