The Surprising Benefit of Lash Extensions
You Never Realized Before
Growing up, you wore whatever drugstore mascara you could get your hands on, using every last bit you could get out of each tube (probably way past the three-month expiration). As a result, you'd constantly have flakes and smudges under my eyes, and so developed a bad habit of rubbing your under-eyes throughout the day, paranoid something was there. Your mom would tell you to stop, saying, "You're gonna have bags when you're older."
That's stuck with me ever since, so when the opportunity to get eyelash extensions came up at work, I thought, well if I wear extensions, then I don't need mascara, and if I don't wear mascara, then I won't rub under my eyes. So naturally I said yes. Fast-forward four months, and I'm still hooked. Here's why.
Not only do you get to wake up looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and ready to go, but you also don't need to remove your mascara at night (or worry about going waterproof on vacation, or crying during a movie—you get the point). And there's another MAJOR benefit to lash extensions I hadn't realized before: they're anti-aging in more ways than one. Yes there are some critics who say a fluffy fringe isn't worth the risks—when done by someone who isn't a licensed and certified professional, it can damage the natural lashes or cause irritation to the eyes—but when applied properly, they can take years off one's appearance.
"Many of my clients say their lash extensions make them look up to 10 years younger," where I've become a regular as of late. "It's almost like having an eyelift without going under the knife. Plus, fuller-looking lashes can enhance the beauty of your eyes, making you appear more youthful and alert."
"Many older women who have a bit of skin laxity on their upper eyelids experience a little lifting effect when they get extensions," she says. "The curvature and length of the lashes can also cover the lid a bit more, camouflaging the lax skin. Additionally, our natural lashes get thinner and shorter—and sometimes even gray—as we age, so making them look thicker, longer and darker can give a youthful look to the face. When done by a qualified expert, extensions can be a great option."