Many clients mention increased sweat, clogged pores, chafing, and breakouts (“mask acne” as it’s come to be called) as a result of face masks. Not to mention the stress, anxiety, depression, and lack of sunlight that come with quarantining in a pandemic for months that can also lead to skin problems.
Coronavirus skin care, thus, is a hot topic. In this post, we’re going over some tips to help your skin thrive under your mask.
Think about where your mask has been over the past week. Thrown in your car, onto the bed, breathed into for hours, dropped on the floor… masks have become a part of our everyday lives now.
Imagine how many dirt & dust particles are on it now that it’s been everywhere with you. You’re also breathing on it constantly, meaning bacteria and other contaminants are definitely within the fabric of the mask. It also touches your face, meaning that the mask can soak up dirt and oils that can then lead to breakouts and clogged pores.
If you have a reusable mask like a bandana or a homemade face covering, be sure to wash it regularly. If you’re using disposable masks, ensure that you are disposing of each face mask after it’s used instead of re-using the same one.
Between constantly washing your hands and showering after being in a crowd to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, your skin is bound to dry out.. Especially in Alberta..
Stay moisturized with moisturizers for the face and light lotions for your hands and body. We’d recommend oil-free moisturizers for summer & coronavirus skin care since you likely already have excess sweat and oil on your face; you don’t want to add on more oil and cause further mask acne breakouts.
Just as certain types of clothing affect people differently, so can different types of masks. Try out a few different styles and types of masks made of different materials to see what works best for you and your skin.
If you get hot and sweat easily, you might want to look for something made of a thinner material. If you find that straps behind the ears make the mask chafe or pull against your skin, try out a mask that ties behind your head instead.
Thanks to mandated quarantines, social distancing, and the reduction of some outdoor activities, many find themselves spending much more time indoors and away from the sun.
Some have found that this has increased their skin’s sensitivity to the sun, leading to rashes, increased sweating, sunburns, and more.
Chic Studio will never stop recommending sunscreen! It’s so important to protect your skin, especially from the harsh sun! Stay protected.
Also, don’t be fooled by your face mask: that doesn’t count as skin protection! UV rays can easily penetrate through clothes and face masks, so be sure to apply sunscreen all over your face and body.
Wearing a mask isn’t fun (especially in the heat) but it can keep you and others healthy during a scary time in the world. Hopefully these coronavirus skin & mask tips make wearing a mask a bit easier and a bit less harsh on your skin.
Chic Studio is open for business with a number of safety precautions and protocols in place (including masks!) to keep you and our staff safe.
Lash removal. A wonderful client came in with excessive glue, glued to multiple natural lashes, size of lashes were too thick, and length too long. Multiple clusters were present. Photos below reflect one cluster after removing the rest.
"clusters, flares, and semi’s” – RUN away!!!Cluster lashes are not applied individually to your natural lashes. They are glued to a bunch of your natural lashes, and use a ton of thick adhesive to hold them on. The problem with this is that your natural lash shed cycle is completely disrupted. All the lashes that are glued together will keep growing at different speeds. As they grow, the lashes growing faster will pull on the follicles of the slower growing lashes, causing such issues as: a burning/itching sensation, twisted flipped lash extensions, styes, eye infections, and the most common side effect: follicle damage/trauma resulting in thinned out lashes, and bald spots where natural lashes will stop growing. Our natural lashes need to be able to shed independently of each other. When cluster lashes are applied (slathered in adhesive and pressed to multiple lashes), damage and discomfort are GUARANTEED!
Usually applied by inexperienced or self taught eyelash artists. Please be sure your technician is certified.
THE HISTORY OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Eyelash extensions history goes all the way back to the 20th century when legendary makeup artist Max Factor invented false eyelashes. Back in 1927, they were simple fringe trims glued to a thread. Actress Phyllis Haver was the first to proudly wear them. They were far from ideal, but the public was captivated by Phyllis’ dramatic glance, sparking a total furor. All her fellow actresses envied her. Before long hairs replaced fringe trims, and this model became available to everyone. It’s noteworthy that Max Factor’s real name is Maksimilian Factorovich, a makeup artist's assistant in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre who emigrated to USA, became a successful stylist and makeup artist and started the first makeup brand in the world — the widely known Max Factor.
All the Hollywood divas of the 20th century fell in love with false eyelashes. Sophia Loren, one of the biggest movie stars of our age, still wears them, even after turning 80.
At the beginning of the 21st century, Japanese scientists managed to create an artificial lash that perfectly captured form and curl of a natural lash. The first person to perform a lash-by-lash extension was Shu Uemura, who gifted Madonna with an unforgettable captivating glance using his new technology in 2003. The main difference between false eyelashes and lash extensions is that false ones are glued to the eyelid, while extensions are applied directly to the natural lash one by one. This procedure also requires a completely different glue that allows extensions to stay on for more than a month. For Japanese women, it became a total lifesaver because Asian people have a unique eyelid shape that makes their lashes practically invisible. This new procedure allowed for making very long extensions, hence — achieving greater results. To this day classic lash extension is still sometimes called Japanese Lash-by-Lash Extension.
After some time Russian lash artist Olga Dobronravova, striving to achieve greater volume and make extensions more feathery and light, decided to try applying not one, but two artificial lashes on a natural lash. And then three. This is how classic volume extension was born, later becoming known as Russian Volume all over the world. First volume fans were formed by hand, so lots of Russian artists who learned volume among the first still do it this way — it’s the force of habit.
Nowadays there is a whole variety of new names for volume extensions: Hollywood Volume, Velvet, Queen… All these names were invented by different artists and mean either “dramatic look” 6D (or higher) volume or designer extension techniques. But volume extension itself forever will be called Russian Volume.
Yes 1916! Seena Owen was the actress and the movie was a silent film intolerance , which you can view on YouTube to this day.
It is my understanding that they were around before 1927.
D W Griffith directed his film intolerance in 1916 and were commissioned then. There even some earlier evidence too, it’s crazy thinking we have been Lash obsessed for over a century.
To my knowledge it’s Seena Owens in 1916 film who wore them on screen ... But Canadian Anna Taylor patented it in 1911 and it pre dates that in the uk with Karl Nessler who was a hair dresser.
A. TAYLOR. ARTIFICIAL EYELASH. APPLIOATION FILED FEBJO, 1911.
Patented June 6, 1911.
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Specification of Letters latent.
Patented June 6, 1911.
Application filed February 10, 191 Serial No. 607,810.
To all whom it my concern;
Be it known that l, ANNA TAYLOR, of 135 Third avenue, in the city of Ottawa, county of Carleton, Province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Artificial Eyelashes; and T do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same.
The invention relates to improvements in artificial eyelashes, and the objects of the invention are to improve the personal appearance of the wearer, without adding discomfort, and. generally to provide in such articles the natural effect at a minimum cost, and it consists essentially of the novel means used for projecting short lengths of hair outwardly from the eyelid, the particular form and arrangement being described in detail hereinafter and shown in the accompanying drawings that form part with this specification.
ln the drawings, Figure 1 is a side view of a "face, showing the application of this invention to the eyelid. Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view of the eyelash. Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross sectional view on the line A-B in Fig. 2.
Like numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in each figure.
Referring to the drawings, 1 is the backing or eyelash support, formed of a piece of material referably transparent, though it may be e? a skin color and substantially of the shape of a crescent, having the ends clapped at 2, 3 being side I shown as the upper and 4 as the under side. 5 are short lengths of hair, representing the eyelashes and preferably attached to the under side by a wax process, adjacent to the convex edge of the piece 1 and extending outwardly therefrom.
6 is an adhesive, covering of the piece of material 1.
In the use of this invention, the piece of material, which is shown of a shape to conform to the lower edge of the eyelid of the person, is fitted on said eyelid after the adhesive surface is brought to a condition to make the said material stick tightly on the skin, the hair will then extend outwardly from the back over the natural eyelashes of the person and rest thereon and thus produce the efi'ect of very thickeyelashes, as the artificial eyelash may be made any suitable way, that is, very long, very thick or the under side curled, as regards the hair.
The piece of material 1 on the eyelid will be practically invisible, though if there is any chance of it being seen with the naked eye, a little making up, by well known methods, will entirely hide it.
What I claim as my invention is:
In an artificial eyelash, a strip of material substantially crescent shaped with the ends clipped oil, short lengths of hair projecting outwardly from the convex side of the crescent shape in the form of eyelashes and fixedly secured adjacent to said edge on the under side of the strip, and an adhesive spread over the under side of said strip.
Signed at the city of Ottawa, this seventh day of February, 1911.
Witnesses Rani. A. LIGEAUD, M. Mahoney.