We think that gel eye pads are an essential part of a lashpreneurs tool kit. You don’t skimp on the lashes or adhesives, so why use below standard gel pads? It’s a false economy for you and your clients.
So why should you use the gel pads?
First and foremost, our gel pads are hypoallergenic which means that your clients are very unlikely to suffer any reaction to them. Not only that but they are certified medical grade, including ISO irritation certified and ISO sensitisation certificated. You’ve patch tested your clients for the adhesives that you use, so why would you not want to use a safe eye pad that has been extensively tested?
The gel in the pad means that they are perfect for applying to the delicate skin under the eye and can easily be repositioned if necessary. Also, the skin is protected from the sharp tips of your tweezers. Don’t forget that your clients are coming to you for a pampering session and unlike tape, the gel pads do not pull the skin or lower lashes upon removal.
Unlike many tapes, the gel pads do not contain any fibres, which could interfere with the application of extensions or get into the eyes. The lack of fibres also prevents the tweezers from catching as the outer ‘cover’ of the pad is completely smooth and non-porous. We also recommend using the pad for mapping out your treatment using a kohl pencil.
The gel pads come pre-shaped to fit the eye perfectly, although as we all know, client’s eyes come in many different shapes and sizes and they can be trimmed to fit using a sharp pair of scissors to suit your client.
One of our favourite tips for using the gel pads is that they can be stored in the fridge during the summer months. On hot days, your clients will thank you for cooling them down!
Our tips for applying a gel pad
1. Lay the client on the treatment bed.
2. Cleanse the eye area using our lash wash and protein pads to ensure that all make up, dirt and oily residue has been removed.
3. Ask your client to look up and gently place the pad on top of the bottom lashes, starting with the outside edge making sure that all of the bottom lashes are covered.
4. Continue to press the pad completely covering the lashes as any exposed bottom lashes will stick to the top lashes during treatment.
5. Check to make sure that the pad is comfortable for your client.
6. You’re ready to go!