Have you booked yourself a facial on the same day when you have a lash appointment? Or maybe you have only one day apart between these two treatments? If so, we will let you know how to approach this situation. Plenty of women are scared that their skin may not be able to handle harsh facial treatments after getting lash extensions. Well, keep on reading & find out how to make this situation work, and what you should do to get perfect results.
What Is a Facial Treatment?
A facial treatment is a skincare treatment where your face will get cleansed. The whole process can take up to an hour to do. This will depend on your face, skin type, and your targeted concern. Usually, this procedure will allow you to apply many different products on top. A certified esthetician will use steam to open up your pores. Then they will exfoliate it, do extractions, peels, and finish it off by doing a face massage. They will seal the deal by applying a heavy amount of moisturizer to hydrate your skin.
If you want to see a list of some popular facials and find the one that is ideal for you, look into this list right here
What Are Lash Extensions?
Lash extensions are individual lashes that are applied on top of your natural ones. The whole process is done by a certified lash technician, and it can take up to 90 minutes to do. Your lash expert will apply lashes one by one and will use either mink, synthetic, faux mink, or horsehair as their trusted materials. Often, they can also use human hair.
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The Difficulty Of Having Both Services On The Same Day?
Getting both treatments done on the same day can be complicated & it is not recommended. This is because your pores can be too big as well as sensitive, while your lashes may fall off & unglue due to high heat.
If you do come to the salon, make sure you have a genuine & real talk with your facialist or your lash technician. Make sure you:
- Let both parties know that you did the other treatment beforehand
- If possible, rather do and book your facial first and then do your lashes
- It would be best if your facialist could avoid using steam (in case you already have your extensions on)
- They should also stay away from hot towels and any type of moisture
- Also, an ideal scenario would be if you could do your facial 3-4 days before your lashes. Remember this for the upcoming appointments.
Is It Possible To Have Both Services On The Same Day?
It is possible, but not recommended. As previously mentioned, rather try and have your facial first and apply your lashes after that.
In case you do come to the salon with your lashes, your facialist will probably do one of the following options:
- Cover your eyes with a towel that is twisted four by four. Only once your eyes are protected, it is safe to use steam and to do a facial.
- Won’t use oil-based products. You can have a facial after getting your lashes, but make sure it is free from any oils. Oil-based products will ruin your lash bond & will cause your lashes to split & fall. Try to avoid oils in general since they are pore-clogging, as well as bad for your extensions.
How To Take Care Of Your Lashes And Face After Having These Service On The Same Day
After both of your treatments are over, it is vital to follow these three steps so you end up with long-lasting results:
Cleanse Your Face Carefully
Don’t use harsh cleansers or face scrubbers since they can irritate your face. Your pores are wide-open + your face is prone to irritation. Your facialist will clean your face so thoroughly that you could go without the need to wash your face for two days! Avoid face cleansers and let your face rest for a little before you come back to your everyday routine.
Avoid The Steam
Your skin is probably super tender, while your lashes are prone to falling off during the first two days. Stay away from steam, high heat, saunas or pools since all of these surroundings can harm your skin, and can cause your lashes to fall out. Not only that, but you could easily push something deep into your pores and regret it later on once your skin breaks out.
Apply an SPF
Your face can easily burn since your skin is sensitive as well as covered in many scars, tissues, and large pores. Remember to apply an SPF 30 (at least) for the next seven days till your skin fully recovers.
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