Choosing Eyelash Extensions: Beyond The Look

Eyelash extensions are a cosmetic enhancement, but to determine what type of extension is best for you, you want to think about more than appearance. To keep your eye health intact and maintain the extensions for as long as possible, you should also consider a few lifestyle factors. Here are just some of the areas to think about.

Work Environment

Be mindful of the type of duties you perform at work. The last thing you want to do is to have your eyelashes get in the way of your performance. For example, if you work in a healthcare environment and are required to wear eye-covering, very long or thick lashes can be an issue. These extensions could even impede your view if they are smashed against your eyes when you wear the covering. Thin and short is better for this scenario. 

Active Lifestyle

If you are someone with an active lifestyle, choose high-quality eyelash extensions. A person with an active lifestyle likely works out several times a week, swims, and participates in other activities where they are more likely to sweat. A low-quality extension, in this case, is not recommended, as the constant moisture produced from these activities can prompt lash shedding. A higher-quality option like mink fibers is better equipped to handle the extra moisture without shedding.

Allergy Concerns

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it is smart to choose your lashes based on the time of year. For many people with allergies, eye irritation is common. As a result, they may have itchy and watery eyes frequently. Dramatic lashes and irritated eyes do not make a good combination. In fact, a dramatic lash could make the irritation worse. Natural extensions in a shorter length can keep you more comfortable.

Eye Shape

Consider the shape of your eye, as certain extension styles work better for certain eye types. For example, if you have hooded eyes, you should avoid extensions that have a tight curl. For someone with a hooded eye, if the eyelash is tightly curled, the lash can bend and rest on top of the eyelid. This scenario may cause irritation and cause an itchy, scratchy sensation on the lid, which is not comfortable. In this case, a straighter lash that sticks outward is more ideal.

If you have additional questions about what type of eyelash extension best suits your lifestyle, be sure to speak with an extension specialist for help with choosing your extension type.