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Skin Types & Lash Care

A client's skin type plays a huge roll in lash care, a lot of retention issues happen to result in a client's skin type. Due to this hidden fact, lash products were invented to help you as an artist to keep your clients coming back!



Oily Skin

Oily skin is primarily a result of excessive sebum production. This type of skin has excess oil secretion and is mostly shiny, sweaty, and more prone to suffer from acne, blackheads, etc.

Excess oils can affect the lash glue. Skin oil is a natural oil just like oil in face products. In the aftercare instructions you are told to steer away from oil based products. Adhesive includes a quick-drying resin called cyanoacrylate. Oil eats down at the cyanoacrylate bond to dissolve affecting how long lash extensions will last.


HOW TO HELP:

Make sure your client goes home with lash shampoo! Also make sure to tell them that they need to shampoo everyday! Shampooing will help break down oils and help with build up. Another trick to help retention is Fluff guard , this product is used as a dry shampoo to get you through the day , either the gym, swimming etc. But after using Fluff guard you need to shampoo at the end of the day. this will only hold you off for the day, if a client use Fluff guard as a shampoo , the build up will be insane. So make sure your clients washes at the end of the day.


Dry skin

Dry skin is when your skin loses too much moisture. Dry skin causes your skin to have a rough texture because it doesn't have enough moisture. Dry skin is very common. The medical term for dry skin is xeroderma. Dry, flaky skin along the lash line can be a sign of Blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids. Blepharitis can be triggered by underlying conditions like rosacea, psoriasis, or dandruff. If you have lash extensions, treatment might involve getting them removed to help reduce symptoms. 


HOW TO HELP:

Having a client with dry skin can make the extensions feel "dry or itchy". Your client might go towards moisturizer on the eyelid, but you don't want them to do this because extensions will slide off. You want to make sure they go home with a tea tree lash shampoo. LBLA has a lash shampoo called Be naked gel cleanser, this cleanser has a blend of Tea Tree Extract, Chamomile, Aloe Vera and Green Tea Extract soothes and improves the skin barrier. Signature Tea Tree Extract delivers antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti- inflammatory properties which helps prevent Demodex and Blepharitis. Encourage your client to shampoo everyday or every other. If the eyelids feel dry have them shampoo. The best part of having dry skin, you don't have to shampoo everyday because there is no excessive oils sitting on the lid.


Normal skin

Normal skin is well-balanced, with a smooth texture, small pores, and an even skin tone. It's not too dry or oily, and doesn't have breakouts, flakiness, or feel greasy or tight. Normal skin is also soft and supple when touched, and has good elasticity and moisture.


How to help:

Normal skin is basically the "perfect " skin. No excess oils, No dry spots, no build up. Just encourage the basic aftercare steps for them, The only thing you have to worry about is the client . swimming, tanning or wearing a full face of makeup. When it comes to swimming, the chlorine or salt water can make the extensions stick together but you could either pour water on your lashes until you can get home to shampoo, or use the fluff guard to keep them fresh until they get home. using a Uv tanning bed can melt the glue so you want to have the client wear goggles when tanning. Then the gym, in the gym its normal to sweat . Fluff guard can be put on before the gym to help oils stay off or have mini lash shampoos in the salon to sell and have your client bring that to the gym to shampoo after the session. Every client is different, some clients will need to wash everyday due to a full face of makeup because makeup will sit on the extensions and cause build up. Someone who doesn't wear a lot of makeup could only have to shampoo in the shower, every other day. Start off with telling your client to shampoo every other day if they don't wear a full face. If your client comes back and is having retention issues and says a lot falls off when they shampoo. recommend them to shampoo when the lashes don't look fluffy anymore. Some clients don't have to shampoo until the end of the week. That's why every client is different.


Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin is a common condition which means your skin is more prone to reactions such as redness and itching. Most people who have sensitive skin notice occasional or frequent itching, burning, and stinging of patches of skin. Sensitive skin can cause a lot of reactions.


How to help:

Someone with sensitive skin is prone to have redness and watery eyes. You want to use sensitive gel pads under the eyes. Avoid putting sticky tape on the skin. LBLA comes with sensitive gel. You can put a jar on each side of the clients head. The gel traps the glue fumes instead of just roaming by the clients face. There is also sensitive clear glue. This has no black die whatsoever, the black die is sometimes the cause of the " burning " feeling. Another helpful trick if your client has bad reactions is to use Flonase , Yes Flonase. it helps before and after a service. Apply it on a Q tip and rub under the clients eye tape and tell the client to pick some up on their way home to continue at home if it is still bothering them.

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