How To Clean Eyelash Extensions
Cleaning lash extensions are an integral part of maintaining them and ensuring they look their best. Now, you’re probably wondering how often you should be cleaning your lash extensions and WHY you should be cleaning lash extensions.
Dirty lashes caused by everyday wear of makeup, dirt and debris are unsightly and can lead to lash breakage and even premature shedding.
We get it, you’re busy, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with things, but we promise cleaning your lash extensions isn’t as time-consuming as you might think. Plus, it’s essential for the health of your natural lashes!
We’re here to answer all of your questions and give you the best tips for cleaning eyelash extensions!
Avoid Wearing Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof mascara is difficult to remove and can cause lash breakage. To remove waterproof mascara an oil free makeup remover will not work as well. Mascara residue could still be present after many washes. A makeup remover that contains oil will work better at removing it completely but is not good for the longevity of lash extensions. If you MUST wear mascara, make sure it is non waterproof and remove it before going to bed to avoid dirty lashes.
Remove Makeup Before Cleansing
One of the most important things to remember is to remove your makeup before washing the eyelashes. This is especially important if you’re wearing a heavy foundation, as it can cause the extensions to break down. Avoid using cotton pads, as the fibers can get caught on the lashes and cause them to come out. Usually lash cleansers now can removes makeup and also wash the lashes at the same time.
Oil-Based Products Should Not Be Used Around Your Lash Extensions.
One of the worst things you can do for your lash extensions is use oil-based products, such as eye makeup removers, oils, lotions, etc. These products will break down the bond of the lash adhesive and cause your lash extensions to fall off prematurely. It is recommended to use oil-free makeup removers to remove your makeup without damaging the lash glue.
If you us any eye creams that have oils in it, avoid getting the creams near the extensions.
Sometimes a person with very oily skin and eyelids can be a factor in why the extensions may not be lasting as long as they should. It can slowly break down the adhesive bond over time.
Use Alcohol-Free Cleansers
Choose a lash-safe cleanser to clean your lash extensions. Avoid using harsh chemicals, sulfates, or alcohol, which can cause the lashes to become dry and brittle. A good rule of thumb is to avoid any products you wouldn’t put directly in the eye area.
We recommend using a foaming lash cleanser as it is gentle and effective. Apply a small amount of cleanser to a wet lash cleansing brush and brush the lashes in a downward motion. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean towel. This will remove any makeup residue or dead skin and prolong your lash health. Avoid using baby shampoo as it will not clean your eyelash extensions properly.
Use An Eyelash Extension Cleanser
A specifically formulated eyelash extension cleanser is best at cleaning eyelashes. These products are designed to gently remove dirt, oil, and eye makeup without damaging the lashes. We recommend regular cleaning of the eyes and extensions every morning and evening is best. This ensures your eyelids are cleaned properly to prevent premature lash loss.
Use A Brush To Clean The Extensions
When cleaning your lashes, a brush is always better than a finger. A finger is too thick to get all the dirt that is stuck in the nooks and crannies of your lash line, leading to product build-up and even infection.
On the other hand, a brush is perfect for a thorough cleanse. Apply one pump of lash shampoo on the eyelid and lash line. Sweep the brush on the lash line and downward towards the tips of the eyelash extensions.
Maintaining your lash extensions requires a little bit of care and attention. First and foremost, we want to maintain the health of the natural lash so please avoid plucking, rubbing, or tugging the lashes while cleaning them – this will cause the extensions to fall off prematurely.
If you feel an itch, brush through the lashes or gently rub your eyelid with a finger – there’s no need to scratch. Rather than using makeup remover wipes to clean your lashes, use a fluffy brush to clean your eyelids.
When it comes to cleansing your lashes, it is important to rinse them thoroughly with water afterward. This will help remove any residue from the cleanser and prevent irritation. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser and cleansing brush designed specifically for lash care.
Avoid using harsh chemicals or scrubbing too vigorously, as this can damage lashes and cause them to fall out. If you notice any redness or irritation after cleansing, discontinue use immediately and consult a doctor. With proper care, your lashes will stay healthy and beautiful.
Once you’ve rinsed the lashes, gently pat them dry with a clean towel. Avoid brushing or scrubbing with a mascara wand while wet as this can tug and cause the eyelashes to come out. Use a cotton swab dipped in a cleanser to remove any remaining residue.
Gently wipe the lashes, being careful not to tug or pull. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
Commonly Asked Questions for Lash Care
How Often Should I Clean My Eyelash Extensions?
Ideally, it would be best if you were cleaning your lash extensions every day. However, we understand that sometimes life gets in the way, and that’s not always possible. If you can’t clean them every day, aim to clean your lash extensions 2-3 times a week.
When it comes to cleaning your lash extensions, the most critical time to do so is before bed. This ensures that any makeup, dirt, or oil that has built up on your lashes during the day is removed before you go to sleep. Sleeping with dirty lash extensions can lead to lash breakage and premature shedding.
Why should you clean eyelash extensions?
It’s essential to clean your lash extensions regularly because dirt, oil, and makeup residue can build up on the lashes and cause them to become brittle and fall out. Also, not cleaning your lash extensions can lead to eye infections and in worse cases can lead to lash mites. A clean mascara wand can help remove debris from the lash line and prevent lash extension fallout.
Clean lashes mean better retention and longevity of your lash extensions!
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