Cleaning eyelash extensions is a job that is sometimes forgotten. You now have a set of beautiful eyelashes, that’s the most important thing, right? The less you do about it, the better. Nevertheless, cleaning is an important task that you should not skip, in this article a few handy tips on How to clean eyelash extensions!
Cleaning eyelash extensions is not a luxury
There are still many women who think that if you do not wet the eyelash extensions and do not touch them, you can enjoy your eyelash extensions longer. But nothing is less true. If you do not clean the eyelash extensions, the dirt between your eyelashes will make the extensions fall out faster, and not keeping your eyelashes clean can eventually lead to inflamed eyelids. This often results in the loss of natural lashes.
It often starts with “sleep” or dead skin cells and sebum that gets stuck in the eyelashes. This, together with the natural lashes and the lash extensions, will form clumps, which will damage your lashes. See what that looks like below.
What can happen if I don’t clean my eyelashes?
If you do or do not wear eyelash extensions and do not keep your eyelashes clean, there is an increased risk of Blepharitis. Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid margin, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands. Blepharitis can lead to irritation of the eyelids, itching, flaking, dry eyes, and even loss of the natural eyelash. In addition, there is also a chance of eyelash lice, something you would like to prevent
How do I clean my eyelash extensions?
Every day, external dirt (whether you use makeup or not) gets on your lashes. This must be removed so that your lashes remain clean, beautiful, and healthy.
What do you need?
- I always recommend a foam cleaner, because a foam cleaner is antibacterial, nourishes and moisturizes and really removes the dirt between the eyelash extensions.
- Soft brush (you get a special brush when you have a new set placed).
- Hair dryer (coolest setting)
What to avoid
- Heat when you dry the lashes
- Cleaning wipes and towels, as lashes can catch on them
- Cotton wool, because then fluff can get stuck in the eyelashes
- Cleaning products with oil
- Moisten your lashes thoroughly with water
- Using a gently foaming cleanser, gently massage the lash line.Avoid rubbing, you shouldn’t feel like you’re between the lashes or actually touching the lashes themselves – the foaming cleanser will just do its job by focusing only on the lash line.
- Gently rinse your lashes with plenty of water until all of the cleanser is thoroughly rinsed away.
- Set your hair dryer to “cool”, hold the hair dryer at a distance of about 30 cm, blow up and let the lashes dry gently.
- As soon as the lashes are full and dry again, take the mascara brush and brush the lashes apart again.You can brush them upwards just like you would with mascara – just be careful not to brush from the adhesive as you can brush out lash extensions.