If you're looking for the best way to clean your eyelash extensions, then you've come to the right place. Let me be clear: Cleaning your lashes isn't difficult. It's not scary or painful either. All it takes is a little bit of time and care each night before bed, and once you become familiar with the process of cleansing them regularly, the whole thing becomes second nature—and one less thing to worry about in those last few hours before lights out!
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Use a quality cleanser.
You will want to choose a proper lash cleanser that is gentle and doesn't irritate your eyes. It's best to get one from a reputable lash brand, as you want to make sure you're getting the right type for your lashes. Some cleansers are designed for natural lashes, while others are better suited to those with extensions.
Don't forget to remove your eye makeup first.
Now that you have your cleanser, let's talk about how to use it. First things first: don't forget to remove your eye makeup. This step is especially important because removing your makeup before cleansing will help save your lash extensions from being damaged. If you don't take this step, there's a chance that some of your makeup will run down into your eyes when you're trying to cleanse your lashes—and no one wants that!
Choose the right water temperature.
You want to use warm water, not hot. Hot water can cause irritation and dry out the lashes. You can test the water temperature with a cotton pad before applying it to your lashes, as you want it to be just right for your comfort level.
Use only a pea-sized amount of cleanser.
When you're using a lash cleanser, it's important to use only a pea-sized amount of cleanser. Using too much can lead to irritation, so always start with a tiny bit. You can always add more if needed!
Apply the cleanser in an even layer all across the lash line.
Now you’re ready to cleanse your eyelashes! To start, use a clean lash brush/wand to apply the lash cleanser in an even layer all across the lash line. In a gentle back and forth motion (think of it like painting), apply the cleanser all over your eye area so that it covers every single lash. You’ll have plenty of time during this process to take breaks if this feels uncomfortable for you, so don’t stress too much about getting it right on the first try!
Let the cleanser sit for 10-15 seconds before removing it.
The key here is to give the cleanser enough time to work its magic and clean the lashes. Don’t use a face cloth, cotton balls or paper towels to wash off the cleanser, as the fibers can attach to the lash extension and rip them off!
Work gently. You should never rub or scrub when cleansing your lashes.
While there are some fancy tools you can use to clean your lashes, they're not necessary. The most important thing is that you never rub or scrub at them (no cotton swabs, washcloths, towels, etc). I recommend just using your fingers or a lash wand and some warm water and to just work gently!
It's important to maintain them in order to get the best results from your extensions.
Lash cleansers are an essential part of a good lash care routine. By keeping your lashes clean and conditioned, you’ll help keep them healthy, strong and you'll end up with longer lasting lash extensions. Cleansing your lashes is key to great retention. Plus, it helps make sure that they look good, beautiful and amazing!
So, there you have it! The basics of how to properly clean your lashes. Remember that if you aren't cleaning them at all, then they won't last nearly as long and won't be able to look their best. Plus, dirty lashes can cause some serious problems. So make sure you schedule in some time for this process and do it right every single time so that your extensions last as long as possible!
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