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From Lash Lifts to Lifespans: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Lashes

by / Monday, 10 July 2017 / Published in blog

Our eyelashes are a major part of our everyday routine. We often spend too much time making sure they look as perfect and full as possible. Did you know these six lash facts?

  1. Your lashes lose volume as you age

Just like the hair on your head thins, your eyelashes do, too! If you notice they are not as full as they once were, it is perfectly normal. Don’t worry, vitamins such as biotin are excellent tools for restoring volume to your lashes.

  1. Curlers are not your lashes’ best friend

Besides the obvious fear of eyelash curlers sticking to your lashes and ripping them all out, curlers slowly damage your eyelashes. Over time, all that manipulation can lead to breakage since the hair is being weakened. Not to mention the annoying little lash crimps curlers can produce.

  1. Waterproof mascara is a major thumbs down

Have you ever worn waterproof mascara, then rubbed your lashes until your eye felt raw while removing it? Beating up your lashes like that, even with a “gentle” makeup remover, can do some major damage. The chemicals in waterproof formulas are very drying, which can lead to brittle lashes and serious breakage. If you need to wear waterproof mascara (hello, wedding season!), try moisturizing your lashes with olive oil or any other gentle moisturizer. Watch out for your eyes!

  1. Lashes have a lifespan

Your eyelashes run on a three-month cycle. About one to five lashes fall out every day, so don’t freak out if you notice it!

  1. Eyelashes are mainly protein

They are 97 percent keratin and three percent water. Also, they’re a little under a centimeter long on average.

  1. Lash lifts are the new lash extensions

Lash extensions have always been popular for creating long, full lashes. However, they have a lot of flaws, like experiencing irritation from the formaldehyde in the glue or taking your natural lashes off during the removal process. Lash lifts are an ANU Medical Spa favorite because they work with your natural lashes. They use a silicon rod and a lifting lotion to add curl and volume without artificial hairs being glued on. They last up to 12 weeks and require zero maintenance, which are two traits lash extensions both lack. You never have to use an eyelash curler with a lash lift, and if you want to ditch mascara, you can get a lash tinting for a small additional fee.

Now, take your newfound knowledge to make your lashes as strong and healthy as possible! During the month of July, ANU Medical Spa is providing lash lifts for a discounted price of $130. Adding on the additional tint is only $20 more. If lash lifts sound interesting, give us a call to book your appointment! Download your coupon here!

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