If you've ever felt your eyes can use a bit more moisture & are tired of them feelin' like the Sahara desert, read on.
A POST FOR CLIENTS
Our natural lashes have a job to do. Their duty is to protect our eyes from
- Debris and particles
This is part of the reason why our lashes grow to the lengths that they do.
The lashes above your iris (the coloured portion of your eye) are usually the longest. This is because the iris lacks melanin (aka pigment) in certain individuals. Think: those with blue, green or grey coloured eyes. Therefore, this makes them more susceptible to light sensitivity. If the longest lashes are in the center, they will offer protection from the light.
Now this doesn't mean you cant or shouldn't wear lash extensions, but...
It does mean you should find yourself a knowledgeable and certified lash artist who takes their work seriously and continues to update their education.
If you suffer from dry eyes below you will find a few
tips and tricks
to keep your eyes healthy, functioning AND gorgeous:
1. Ask your lash artist for a professionally developed eyelid and eyelash cleanser
A good quality lash cleanser will not weaken the bonds of your lash extensions and will not contain any sulphates. But it will rid excess makeup residue/oils and help reduce the number of bacteria/lash mites found in your lash line.
Long term use of baby shampoo cleansers will contribute to dryness because it contains sulphates which rid your skin of moisture
2. Ask your lash artist to apply shorter lengths or a length better suited to the size of your eyes
This is due to the aerodynamics of the eyelashes. Our lashes are designed to prevent too much air flowing into the eye by providing a stagnant space in front of the eyeball. If the lashes you are currently wearing are ill-fitting for your eye size, more air may be directed into your eye causing it to feel dry. To improve this, ask your artist to go down a couple millimeters in length at your next appointment
Dry eye is multifactorial and any conditions should be discussed with your general practioner or optometrist. I am not a medical doctor and this is not to be considered medical advice.