Lashes are a great beauty enhancer, but can become a costly one as well. You will thank yourself later down the road if you take the time out to clean and sanitize your lashes every time you take them off. Not only is it better for your eye health, it makes them last much longer. Extending the life of your favorite set of lashes can mean not having to purchase another pair for months! You’d be surprised how the but up mascara and glue can dry out your lashes, and be harmful to your eyes. Follow these steps to get this new bacteria friendly and cost conscious lash extending process going!
1. Remove The Glue
Over time the build up of glue can warp the shape of your lashes strip. This will not only make the application more difficult, it will eventually make the lashes become uneven and weird looking. Try using tweezers to peel away the bits of glue that may be left over after removal. Be careful to only remove glue and not lash hairs!
after you’ve pulled of the glue fill a basin or your sink will warm water and put the lashes in it for about 30 seconds to a min. This will help to loosen any mascara, eyeshadow, and other makeup residue from the lashes.
Fill a clean sink with a small amount of warm water and drop lashes in for about 30 seconds to loosen any mascara, eyeshadow, or other potential makeup residue. If you are having a hard time removing the makeup trying making the water hotter. If you don’t have artificial lashes be careful as real fur/hair lashes can loose their curl from the heat.
3. Wipe down and sanitize
If you are using artificial lashes sanitize them with plain rubbing alcohol. If you have real hair lashes try using a water based makeup remover. This will clean the hair without drying it out. Start at the base and then move to the tip of the hairs wiping with a cotton swab or ball.