Things You Should And Shouldn't Do After Getting A Lash Lift

Lash lifts are said to be the ultimate beauty treatment for those who like a minimalist, low maintenance makeup look and want to save time in the morning by skipping mascara. As Courtney Buhler, founder of Sugarlash PRO, told Elle, "A lift is essentially what your lash would be doing with a really good mechanical curler, so [giving] a nice shape upward and a realistic curl." While the procedure is relatively quick, lasting no longer than 45 minutes to an hour, it's the next 48 hours that count. Here's exactly what you should and shouldn't do after getting a lash lift.

According to Cabelo Hair, you need to be very gentle with your eyelashes. For the first 24 hours, you need to stay away from any sort of water (that includes washing your face), and any sort of heat. You also need to avoid touching them to ensure they set correctly without being disturbed.

Lash lift aftercare is easy

For the first 48 hours, Cabelo says it's also crucial to stay away from steam and don't even think about going anywhere near a sauna or steamy shower. In terms of sleeping, you need to try your best to sleep on your back so your lashes don't get stuck in one position against your pillow. After 48 hours, your lashes should be set completely, meaning there's nowhere near as many restrictions on what you can and can't do. 

Lash lifts generally last between six and eight weeks. To ensure they last as long as possible, Cabelo recommends avoiding eye serums, conditioners, exfoliants, and oil-based products. If you want to use mascara, stay away from waterproof mascaras, and don't forget to protect your eyes and lashes from the sun by wearing sunglass when outside — the UV rays can actually fade the tint if you got one during the treatment.