As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, seasonal allergies become a common problem for many people. While sneezing and itchy eyes are common symptoms, those who wear lash extensions may experience additional discomfort. In this post, we'll explore the effects of seasonal allergies and pollen on lash extensions, as well as provide some homecare protocols and advice on relief.
The Effects of Seasonal Allergies and Pollen on Lash Extensions
Seasonal allergies can cause a range of symptoms, from mild to severe. When it comes to lash extensions, one of the most common symptoms is itchiness around the eyes. This is because pollen and other allergens can get trapped in the lashes, causing irritation and discomfort.
In some cases, seasonal allergies can also cause the lashes to shed prematurely. This is because the body's immune response to allergens can weaken the hair follicles, causing the lashes to become brittle and more prone to falling out. Additionally, rubbing or scratching at the eyes can cause damage to the lash extensions, leading to a shorter lifespan for your lashes.
Homecare Protocols for Seasonal Allergies and Lash Extensions
If you wear lash extensions and are experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies, there are several homecare protocols you can follow to minimize discomfort and extend the life of your lashes:
- Keep Your Lashes Clean: Pollen and other allergens can build up on your lashes over time, so it's important to keep them clean. Use a lash cleanser, like our Luxury Lash Foam Party Lash Bath, or a gentle, oil-free makeup remover to clean your lashes daily. This will help to remove any irritants that may be causing itchiness or discomfort.
- Avoid Rubbing or Scratching Your Eyes: As tempting as it may be, rubbing or scratching your eyes can cause damage to your lash extensions. Instead, try using a cold compress or eye drops to soothe any irritation.
- Consider Using an Antihistamine: If your seasonal allergies are particularly severe, you may want to consider taking an antihistamine to help alleviate symptoms. Be sure to speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication.
Advice on Relief
In addition to following the homecare protocols above, there are several other things you can do to find relief from seasonal allergies and minimize the impact on your lash extensions:
Use an Air Purifier: Using an air purifier in your home can help to filter out pollen and other allergens from the air, reducing your exposure and symptoms.
Wear Sunglasses: Wearing sunglasses when you're outside can help to shield your eyes from pollen and other irritants.
Limit Your Outdoor Time: While it's tempting to spend time outside in the beautiful weather, limiting your time outdoors can help to reduce your exposure to allergens.
While seasonal allergies can be a nuisance, they don't have to mean the end of your lash extensions. By following the homecare protocols above and taking steps to find relief, you can enjoy beautiful lashes all season long. If you have any concerns or questions about how seasonal allergies may be affecting your lash extensions, be sure to speak with your lash technician or a healthcare professional for advice.