Here’S How To Properly Clean Eyelash Eyelashes
All of us lash fans want our lashes to grow as long as possible, right? There’s nothing more frustrating than when you do something horrible to them (i.e. steam your face with lots of oil and the therapist won’t stay away from your eye area!) and you notice the little bugs starting to shed, so you might be Ask yourself – how do I clean my lash extensions?
Fortunately, water is not one of those things you need to avoid. Once cured properly, eyelash extensions become relatively waterproof. A lot of people seem to think that because we tell you in the aftercare instructions, don’t get your lashes wet for 24 hours, that means don’t get them wet. once.
This is actually not true – you do need to wet them regularly to clean them. Improper cleaning of lashes/lash extensions and lids can actually cause some problems, which means your lash extensions don’t end up as long-lasting as they should be.
Blepharitis is a common problem for those who do not have good eyelid hygiene. It’s defined as “inflammation of the eyelids” and (please don’t quote me as I’m not qualified to give medical advice or opinion) from my research it seems to be an annoying and irritating rather than dangerous condition.
Basically, if not washed off properly, dead skin cells can build up on the eyelids and cause itching and inflammation. This means the eyes/lid can feel itchy, block the hair follicles, and end up looking a little red and sore. You’ll end up feeling itchy eyes and playing with your extensions (even in your sleep when you don’t even realize you’re doing it!) and they’ll start to fall out. Some people with blepharitis think they have a mild allergic reaction to their eyelash extensions, then when they start cleaning their eyelids and eyelash extensions properly, they find that they don’t care and the itching goes away in no time! When you start a proper cleaning regimen, your eyes will feel better and your extensions will last longer.
It’s even worse when one wears very thick/thick lash extensions and applies mascara (which we never recommend) because, as you can imagine, they’re nearly impossible to clean off.
It sounds absolutely scary, but luckily it’s easy to treat/manage and even easier to prevent. Most people with blepharitis can continue to wear eyelashes with no problem at all.
Another reason to clean lashes is oil. If you have an oily complexion and/or you’ve been wearing makeup or using a moisturizer that contains a certain amount of oil, some of that oil will end up clinging to your lashes. If you never wash your lashes, the oil will stay there, build up, and slowly eat away at the lash adhesive. All eyelash adhesives are attacked by oil. The less mascara you apply (by using oil-free products, using blotting powder or blotting paper, and cleaning your lash extensions properly), the better your lash extensions will generally be.
So, here’s how to properly clean eyelash extensions:
(Remember, gentleness is key – wetting them won’t make them fall off, but rubbing them hard will!)