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A 101 On Caring For Your Eyelash Extensions During CB

Thanks to the circuit-breaker extension, it'll be another three weeks before any of us can make an appointment to touch up our eyelash extensions. In the meantime, we are sharing our cheat sheet on how you can maintain your lashes to look on point in the time being.
Don't use oils
Whether you need to use an oil cleanser (because you had put on makeup for your Zoom meetings), an oil-based serums or face oils, just remember to avoid using these products near your peepers. The glue used on the eyelash extensions may break down when they come in contact with oils and this will increase the chances of your extensions falling off. Instead, use a product with a soap- and alcohol-free formula like the Origins Dr Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser (above, $62, Sephora) to wash the gunk off your face. Don't rub your eyes
It can be tempting to rub your eyes, especially when you’re spending long hours in front of the computer. But rubbing your eyes can cause your eyelash extensions to dislodge and any seasoned eyelash extension wearer can tell you that having a fake eyelash fall into your eye is like setting your eyeballs on fire. Plus, you’re not supposed to be touching your face anyway, so don’t do it okay?   Backstage Photo Showbit.com Brush often
We like to keep an old mascara wand to brush out any debris on the eyelashes. Though, of course, we won’t stop you from getting a new one like the Sigma Beauty E80 Brow and Lash Brush (above, $25, Sephora). Eyelash extensions can trap dirt, sebum, and other nasties within it, and brushing it helps to keep them clean. As your own eyelashes grow out, they can cause your extensions to kink or bend in weird directions, so brushing them also ensures that they remain fluffy.   Use an eyelash serum
As eyelash extensions are bonded to your own lashes, strengthening it can help them stay on longer. An eyelash serum like the Advanced Eyelash Conditioner, $237, from Revitalash (above) can protect against breakage and fallout, so extensions last longer.