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Having eyelash extensions is a real time saver when it comes to your morning routine, shaving off precious minutes by making the mascara stage obsolete, and is something many beauty fans are looking forward to once lockdown is fully eased.
It's also a great hack for holidays, allowing you to look picture perfect poolside, with minimum effort.
But the upkeep is expensive and not great for your natural lashes. So if you're a devotee to lash extensions, it's an idea to give your peepers a regular break.
Unfortunately, no matter how good your lash expert is, once you have them removed, you'll find your own au naturel set have become brittle, stubby and just plain sad. It's enough to make you book another extension appointment pronto, but try and ride it out and give your eyes some TLC.
There are lots of products, as well as natural oils, which can help you out here. We list some of our favourites below.
Sesderma Lash and Eyebrow Serum
As the name suggests, this can also be used to help sparse brows, but we especially love it for lashes. Made with growth factors, Morus alba extract, red clover, peptides, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and panthenol, this cream, contained in lipid bubbles which transport the active ingredients straight to the root of the lashes, helps to achieve longer, thicker and more defined lashes which also look healthy and full.
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Lash Boosting Eye Cleanse
An eye make-up remover and lash conditioner all in one. The cleanser contains aloe vera, cucumber, allantoin, chamomile, and rose water and can be used one of two ways; a quick swipe to get rid of the day's mascara, or a longer treatment to give your eyes a deep-down treatment. Simply soak the area by placing cotton pads saturated with the Lash Boosting Eye Cleanse over the eyes for five to 10 minutes.
RefectoCil Longlash Balsam
Apply this balsam, which works as an intensive treatment during the night, three times a week, and let the active agents, vitamins and ricinus oil do their work to provide healthy and shiny lashes or brows.
Regular castor or rosemary oil are both good for giving lashes a boost. Using a clean mascara wand, coat your lashes with either oil as part of your bedtime routine.
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