If Your Eyes Are Easily Irritated, Should You Avoid Lash Serums?
Lash enhancing serums might not be the best for everyone and Debra Sloane, Managing Director at Love Those Lashes, on Oxford Street in Paddington, tells me that “if people have sensitive skin or are inflamed for whatever reason they should avoid lash enhancing serums of any kind.” Usually because most serums have concentrated ingredients and these concentrated ingredients are the most likely to add too or worsen irritation.
When Is The Best Time To Apply Your Lash Serum?
Debra also advises that the best time to apply an eyelash serum is directly after cleansing and moisturising at night.
“Serums do not normally need to be applied every night. Rather two-three times a week. I also like to recommend that on the nights an eyelash serum is applied you do not apply any other eye treatments.”
Although, it is important to check the usage instructions on your individual product, as some brands, like EyEnvy, will recommend applying your lash serum in the morning to avoid the product migrating into the eye overnight and causing irritation.
Can You Use A Lash Serum If You've Has A Lash Lift Or Extensions?
I know what you’re all thinking now… ”what about my (can’t live without) lash lifts! Or my eyelash extensions!” Can eyelash serums be used in conjunction with those treatments? Well, Debra says you can.
“Serums should be used with lash extensions and lifts, because even though the lashes are dead it is the root that needs nourishing regularly,” Debra says.
“So just like when you have colour added to the hair on your head, which forces you to maintain its health and condition with weekly treatments. The same TLC should apply to lash extensions and lifts. Lash lifts and extensions tend to dry out the lash fibre therefore, a conditioning treatment such as a serum is important.” It helps put back in what the treatments take out.
So are you ready to restore your lashes to better health? A few lash serums to try are below!