The look of false eyelashes a great way to enhance your eyes and beauty, and make you feel glamorous. Unfortunately, cleaning the lashes themselves isn’t the most luxurious thing in the world.
But with these tips on how to clean your lashes, you with have them sparklingly in no time, and ready to wear for the next occasion!
- How should I clean my false eyelashes while wearing them?
- How should I clean my false eyelashes for reuse?
- Can I clean false lashes with alcohol?
- How can I clean my lashes without alcohol?
- How can I clean my false lashes using coconut oil?
- Can I clean my false eyelashes with baby shampoo?
- How can I clean my eyelashes with makeup remover?
How should I clean my false eyelashes while wearing them?
Although it is preferable to remove first, cleaning your eyelashes while they are still on not difficult. Simply dip a cotton swab (or a rolled up piece of tissue if you have no swabs or A Q-tips) into the eye makeup remover. Make sure to wring out the excess liquid; you will need a minimal amount for this to do the trick.
Be careful as to not clean side to side, as false eyelashes can be quite fragile. Rather, begin with the hairs closest to the lid and wiping in an outward motion. Continue this until there is no more residue on the cotton.
When you remove the lashes, you can use tweezers or your fingers. Wait a few seconds for the glue to disintegrate and then gently peel it away from the band area. It should peel off effortlessly. If you notice a tugging or that it is stuck to your skin use a bit more eye makeup remover and repeat the above steps until the lashes gently fall away. You want to avoid peeling them off.
How should I clean my false eyelashes for reuse?
Contrary to popular belief, there is no set limit to how long you can use your eyelashes. It all depends on how well you care for them, so proper maintenance is a must. First, when removing them, make sure to do gently so.
By gently rubbing a cotton ball dipped in makeup remover over the band, they will gently peel off, while keeping the glue intact. Not wearing mascara directly on the false lashes will also preserve their longevity.
However, wearing mascara on your real lashes beneath them is fine.
Proper storage of your lashes is also a significant factor in determining how long they will last. After thoroughly cleaning them, store them in the container they were purchased on or another sterilized case. By storing them properly, they will retain their shape.
Can I clean false lashes with alcohol?
Using alcohol is another way to clean your eyelashes, however, make sure that the eyelashes are removed before washing them this way, as they chemical make irritate your eyes. After removing the lashes, simply use a cotton ball, or, better yet, a lash brush dipped in alcohol and gently wipe away any residue.
How can I clean my lashes without alcohol?
While cleaning with alcohol may have its benefits in that is acts as a disinfectant, there are some who believe that alcohol isn’t necessary as they will become infested with bacteria as soon as they come in contact with another surface.
Alcohol also may dry or your lashes, so use sparingly. If you chose to clean then without chemicals, only run warm water over the lashes for between 15 to 30 seconds.
How can I clean my false lashes using coconut oil?
The uses of coconut oil are too numerous to count, so it should come as no surprise that we can add cleaning fake eyelashes to the list! You need only need a small amount to do this- a little goes a long way! Simply dab a Q-tip or cotton ball into the coconut oil and gently swab along your lash line. The eyelashes should gently separate themselves from the lid.
Can I clean my false eyelashes with baby shampoo?
Much like coconut oil, baby shampoo also can be used a variety of ways. And using it to remove those false eyelashes is one of them! The bonus, like with coconut oil and makeup remover, is that they can be done while still applied on the eye.
However, though baby shampoo is designed not to sting getting in your eye, it is probably best to remove them first.
First, dilute 1 tsp of shampoo with a quarter cup of warm water. Stir it well. When there are suds, you can then dip the eyelashes in the mixture and let them soak for about 15 seconds. Rinse well with warm water.
How can I clean my eyelashes with makeup remover?
This is probably the most popular way to clean false eyelashes. The added benefit being that they can be cleaned either on the eye or removed. Simply dab a cotton ball or Q-tip soaked in eye remover over the eye and gently wipe it across.
Again, take care as not to peel off the lashes. They the band and glue should gently peel away on their own. If not, apply more remover. Sometimes warm water will even do the trick of loosening up the glue.
There are many other factors besides cleaning false lashes that will determine how long they will last. For example, if you use false eyelashes made of animal hair such as mink, soaking them will damage the fibers. Instead, clean the lashes using a makeup remover.
If the lashes are synthetic, however, then soaking them in a bowl of warm with soap or olive oil will have them looking like new in no time.
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