Self-Care Tips For A Lash Artist During Lash Treatments
We know you're experts at enhancing natural beauty one lash extension at a time, but amidst the fluttering lashes and steady handwork, have you been giving yourself the TLC you truly deserve? It's time to talk about something as important as creating those gorgeous lash masterpieces – taking care of the superstar behind the artistry – you! Let's dive into some self-care secrets that will help you stay energised, healthy, and keep you feeling your best while you work your lash wizardry!
1. Ergonomic Salon Furniture Is Your BFF
Imagine this – you're hunched over, focusing on those individual lashes, but your back and neck are screaming in protest. That's where ergonomic salon furniture comes to the rescue! Invest in a comfortable beauty chair that supports your spine and helps you maintain proper posture. Adjust your workstation (aka your lash bed) in your beauty room to eye level, preventing unnecessary strain on your neck. Trust us, your body will thank you later!
2. Stretch it Out: Lash Tech Yoga
You know those moments when you're waiting for the lash glue to set? Use that time for quick stretches. Try to incorporate simple stretches into your daily routine. Stretch your arms, wrists, and fingers to prevent strain from the repetitive motions of applying eyelash extensions to the natural lashes. Try shoulder rolls and neck exercises to ease tension. Taking a few moments to stretch can make a world of difference in how you feel throughout the day.
3. Let There Be Lash Light!
We know, you're all about creating the perfect lighting and relaxing ambiance for your clients during their lash extension treatment, but let's not forget about your own peepers. Proper lighting isn't just about creating perfect sets of eyelash extensions; it's essential for your eye health. Invest in good-quality, adjustable lighting that illuminates your workspace without straining your eyes. You don't want to finish a lash extension session feeling like you've been in a staring contest with the sun!
4. Pamper Your Hands
Like any Lash Tech, your hands are your magic wands in the lash world. So treat them like royalty and regularly moisturise your hands and nails to prevent dryness and cracking. Consider hand massages or using a stress-relief ball to strengthen your grip for when you’re using your eyelash tweezers, and relieve some tension.
5. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Water – it's not just for plants! Keep a water bottle or tumbler nearby and make hydration a habit. This will help you to ensure that you hydrate from the inside out by sipping that liquid gold throughout the day. Dehydrated skin can lead to itchiness and irritation, which isn't ideal for your delicate lash work. Your skin and overall energy levels will thank you.
6. Take a Stand (or a Walk!)
As a Lash Tech, your job involves a lot of sitting, so make it a point to incorporate movement into your day. Every now and then, stand up, and stretch your legs. Maybe even take a little walk, do some light stretching, or even dance to your favourite tunes during breaks. Moving around helps improve circulation and keeps those creative juices flowing. Your body and mind will appreciate the change of scenery.
7. Eye Love You
You're in the business of enhancing eyes, but how often do you think about your own eye health? Follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. It's like giving your eyes a mini-vacation, reducing strain and keeping them happy. Using lubricating eye drops recommended by your doctor or chemist can also help keep your eyes comfortable during long lash sessions.
8. Fuel Your Body
Just like you wouldn't use subpar lash supplies, to be a successful Lash Tech, you also can’t skimp on your nutrition. Fuel your body with a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Healthy snacks like nuts, seeds, and yoghurt can keep your energy levels up throughout the day without a sugar crash later. Your brain and body will be in happy harmony.
9. Sweat the Stress Away
We get it, after a long day of lashes, the last thing you might want to do is work up a sweat. But trust us, exercise is like a secret weapon for your wellbeing as a Lash Tech. Whether it's a quick home workout or a brisk walk, moving your body boosts your mood and energy.
10. Unplug and Recharge
At the end of the day, put down the lash tweezers and unplug from work. Engage in activities that make you happy and help you relax. Whether it's reading, meditating, or spending time with loved ones, nurturing your mental health is a vital component of your overall well being. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
There you have it, your guide to preserving your physical wellbeing while you work your magic. Remember, self-care isn't just a luxury; it's a must. Taking care of yourself is just as important as making those lashes look fabulous. By nurturing your body, you're ensuring you're always ready to dazzle the world with those stunning lash transformations. Prioritising your health will ensure that you'll continue to create stunning lashes for years to come!