Happy Lash Day, cuties! A day devoted to celebrating the beauty of lashes (whether natural or false) and also further education around eyelash care – a step often neglected in beauty routines.
Read on as we round up a few TLC lash-care tips that’ll help keep your peepers healthy and perfectly lush.
1. Pick your cleanser wisely
Eyelashes are some of the most delicate hairs on the face, so you want to ensure you cleanse them with a gentle solution that’ll easily dissolve stubborn eye make-up with no tugging or rubbing that may consequently cause breakage or weakened hairs.
ESTĒE LAUDER Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
CLARINS Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
These are two great lightweight eye make-up-removing formulas that are gentle enough for daily use. From powder and cream eyeshadows to liner and mascara – simply soak a cotton pad with some solution, then press and hold the cotton pad against your eyelid for 10 seconds max and sweep and wipe away your make-up in a downward motion. For contact lens wearers or those prone to irritation, Clarins’ liquid is specifically formulated for sensitive types.
GARNIER Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water Sensitive
Another option is micellar water – we love Garnier’s range. These solutions consist of tiny micelles that are similar to our skin’s lipids, so as you cleanse, your skin’s hydrolipidic barrier isn’t stripped of its moisture. The end result is fresh, soothed, and well-cleansed skin that’s not left feeling dry and irritated – making this a worthwhile option for sensitive skin.
2. Invest in a good lash conditioner or serum
Just like the hair on your head, eyelashes also require nutrients in order to flourish. This is why a good-quality lash conditioner or serum should be a staple in your evening routine.
SENSAI Lash Conditioner
ESSENCE Grow Like A Boss Lash & Brow Growth Serum
3. Avoid waterproof mascaras
If you have thin or delicate lash hairs, it’s probably best to refrain from waterproof mascara solutions or to limit your use, as these are primarily designed to stay put and require a bit more labour to remove. If you must wear a waterproof wand, consider adding a cleansing balm to your routine. Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm work wonders in breaking down and melting away stubborn waterproof mascaras.
CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Shop all the above and more lash-care essentials in-store or online at Edgars.co.za.