Lash lifts are known for their lasting results, but the first day or two after are the most important. The treatment will still be solidifying, so you need to be very gentle with your eyes. For the first 24 hours, you can’t use makeup, get them wet, or use another type of treatment on them. This means no mascara, no swimming, and be very, very careful in the shower! Don’t rub your eyes, either; if you feel persistent irritation, use a cool compress to calm the inflammation down.

For the first two days, do not sleep on your face, and don’t use hot water on your eyes. Avoid steam, too, so stay out of the sauna until the third day after your treatment and don’t look into your pots on the stove!


On day three, you should be clear to get into a steamy shower and take a swim without damaging those fierce lashes. To keep the lift in tip-top shape and preserve the tint, avoid serums, conditioners, exfoliants, and any oil-based products like waterproof mascara; these can dissolve the tint well ahead of schedule. Don’t rub or itch your eyes, either, and try to keep sleeping on your back to keep your face off the pillow.