If you’ve yet to implement a lash-care routine, allow us to point you in the direction of a product to get you started: lash masks. Yup, just like a face mask can totally transform your complexion when used in your skin care routine, a lash mask has the power to give your lashes an extra boost. Ahead, we break down what a lash mask is, how it differs from a lash serum (another must for your fringe), and how to use an eyelash mask in your routine for beautiful lashes.
What Is a Lash Mask?
First and foremost, let’s cover what a lash mask is. As you can probably guess, this product is a mask for your fringe. Typically, an eyelash mask comes in a tube similar to the mascara you use in your makeup routine. It has a creamy, hydrating formula that’s meant to condition your lashes overnight, giving them intense moisture just like an overnight face mask for your skin.
What’s The Difference Between a Lash Mask and Lash Serum?
If you’ve heard the buzz around lash serums, you may be wondering how they differ from lash masks. Well, while both products can help care for your lashes, there are a few key factors that set them apart.
Factor #1. The application. Like we mentioned, a lash mask is meant to be applied to your lashes in the evening as part of an overnight lash-care routine. A lash serum, on the other hand, can be applied morning and night. It can even be applied under mascara once their formula has dried, whereas an eyelash mask is meant to be used alone.
Factor #2. The formula. The consistency of a lash mask and serum also differ. While lash masks are known for their hydrating, creamy formulas, lash serums tend to have a more lightweight formula. This is why they’re a better option for layering under mascara.
Factor #3. The benefits. While both a lash mask and serum can help your lashes, the two products offer different benefits. A lash mask provides overnight hydration and a deep condition for your fringe. On the other hand, a lash serum, like our L’Oréal Paris Lash Serum Solution Eyelash Serum with Lash Caring Complex, conditions and nourishes your lashes to leave you with a denser, thicker-looking fringe in just four weeks.
How To Use a Lash Mask
If this sounds like a product worthy of adding to your lash-care routine, you may be wondering how to do so. Follow the steps below to give your fringe a conditioning boost.
Step #1. Remove Your Makeup
You’ll want to start with fresh, clean lashes before smoothing on your lash mask. This means using a makeup remover to get rid of any mascara and other eye makeup products on your lids. Even if you didn’t wear makeup that day, it’s a good idea to saturate a cotton pad with our L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types and run it over your eyes to remove any oils and impurities.
Step #2. Complete Your Skin Care Routine
Before grabbing your lash mask, layer on your skin care products. It’s a smart idea to save your lashes as the last step in your regimen so you can get in the habit of treating them.
Editor’s note: Generally, you won’t use a lash mask daily. Instead, use one up to three times a week, just as you would a face mask. That said, it’s important to always follow the directions that coordinate with the specific product you’re using.
Step #3. Grab Your Mask
It’s time to reach for your eyelash mask! You’ll be happy to know that applying one is easy—simply place the want at the base of your lashes and wiggle your way up to the ends, just as you would when applying mascara. Feel free to apply another layer to ensure your lashes are fully coated.
Step #4. Catch Some Z’s
All that’s left to do is let your lash mask work its magic. Get some beauty sleep and you’ll wake up to conditioned, beautiful lashes. Easy, peasy!
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