Preparing For Your First Lash Fill Appointment

It can take some time to get used to having eyelash extensions. Just when you start to think you're fully adapted, then it's time for another new experience: having your lashes filled. The lash filling appointment is usually pretty simple, but there are a few things you'll need to do to prepare. It's really helpful to know what these things are prior to your first eyelash fill session.

Remove any makeup

If you wear makeup regularly, you will want to make sure you remove any and all of it prior to your eyelash fill appointment. Use a dedicated makeup remover, not just a face wash. Some face washes don't fully remove makeup, and even a small amount of residue can interfere with the adhesion of your new lashes. 

Don't apply sunscreen or moisturizer near your eyes

Wearing sunscreen is important to ward off signs of aging and to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays, but going without sunscreen on the one day when you have your lashes filled is not a big deal. If you can't avoid being out in the sun that day, just be really careful where you apply the sunscreen. Avoid the area around your eyes, and also avoid your lower forehead; you don't want the sunscreen to run down your forehead and into your eyes.

Curl your lashes

If you have a minute to do so, curl your eyelashes before your appointment. This can make it easier for your lash technician to see what your eyelashes currently look like in their prepped state, enabling them to make better decisions as to how many lashes they should apply for your fill. If you don't have time to curl your own lashes, don't worry too much. When needed, most stylists will do this quickly at the beginning of the session as they inspect your lashes and make a game plan.

Take your contact lenses out

If you wear contact lenses, remove them prior to your lash fill appointment. Or, just wear your glasses on the day of your appointment. Contacts can sometimes trap the vapors from the eyelash glue, leading to eye irritation. Even though you're just getting a fill, your stylist will use quite a lot of eyelash glue to ensure those fill lashes are adhered strongly enough to last a few weeks. This amount of glue can easily irritate eyes when you wear contacts.

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of how to prepare for your lash fill appointment. After you do this a time or two, it will become routine. Reach out to a local salon to learn more about lash fills.