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Cleaning eyelash extensions.

How to clean eyelash extensions.

Why should I clean my eyelash extensions?

Eyelash Extensions cleaning is very important because the eye area is sensitive and must be kept clean to maintain the health of the eye and eyelashes.  It’s important to have a good hygiene habit to prevent harm or damage to the eye area and it’s also vital to know how to safely clean around the area. Proper eye care and hygiene will also prevent bacteria build up that can increase the chances of an eye infection.

The skins natural body oils, cells, daily exposure of dirt from the environment, makeup build-up, sleep and dust can all settle into the base of the eyelid, eyelashes and extensions.  This buildup can weaken the bond between the natural lash and the eyelash extension causing the extensions to come off prematurely.  In fact, Eyelash Extension Retention will become an issue if the proper care and maintenance is not followed.  Therefore, the health of your eyes and lashes are the most important part.

What tools do I need to properly clean my eyelash extensions?

  • Oil free makeup remover and cleanser
  • Lash and Brow Cleanser or any Anti-Bacterial cleanser specific for the eye area and Eyelash Extensions.
  • Luke Warm Running Water
  • Mascara Wand
  • Micro Pore Cleanser brush
  • Paper towel or tissue.
  • Small washer or hand towel
  • Cotton pad, Cotton bud and/or lint free lip gloss wand.

How often should I clean my eyelashes?

You should clean around the eye area every day as part of your daily face wash. I recommend cleaning with Lash and Brow Cleanser at least 3 times a week to prevent bacteria build-up.

How do I clean my Eyelash Extensions? 

Daily Cleanse – Using a saturated cotton bud or pad, soak the makeup from the lash line and eyelid area. Gently rub the base of the eyelid to remove any liner or makeup from near the lash line. Make sure the cotton bud or pad is completely soaked so the lint doesn’t get caught in the eyelash extensions. Another great tip is to use a lint free lip wand soaked in remover for removing eyeliner.  Make sure all the makeup is removed from the top eyelid and under the bottom around the lash line. Repeat with another clean bud if required. Wash the face as per your normal skin care regime.

Every 2 to 3 days –  Clean the extensions thoroughly. Watch this Video or follow the steps below.

  1. First of all, start with the Daily Cleanse makeup remover step.
  2. Use a small half pee size amount of the Lash and Brow Cleanser and lather it up with a drop or 2 of water. The cleanser will go white and lather up with tiny bubbles when it is ready.
  3. Grab your Micro Pore brush and pick up a small amount of lathered cleanser on the brush.
  4. Start with one eye at a time. Work the cleanser into the lash line gently, with small circular motions right at the base of your natural lashes and the eyelid area. This will remove any build up at the lash line. Drag the brush outwards along the length of the lashes, like you are brushing the Extensions all the way to the tip of the lashes. Do this for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, grabbing more cleanser if required. A lash or 2 may come out as you cleanse but this is natural so don’t worry.
  5. Rinse the brush under the tap of running water to remove the cleanser and clean the brush. Use a towel to take the excess water off the brush as this will ensure water does not drip everywhere. Gently go over your lashes again with the clean dampened brush and repeat the above step to work the cleanser deep into the lash line. Rinse the brush again and repeat this step a couple more times until all the cleanser has been removed from the lashes. You can feel when the lashes are clean.
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5 on the other eye.
  7. Dry your lashes off thoroughly. Use a tissue, micro fiber towel or paper towel to dab your eye area and lashes gently until they are dry. Blot on the top and underneath the area until you are happy they are completely dry. Don’t use any towel that can break off, get caught or catch in the eyelash extensions. Another tip that works well, is using a hair dryer on a cool, low setting. Gently wand the dryer back and forth to dry the eyelashes.
  8. Once the lashes are completely dry, brush the eyelashes back into shape with a mascara wand. Do not brush wet eyelash extensions because it can damage them. Roll your mascara brush from base to tip to ensure that there are no lashes twisted or stuck together. Brush and retrain the Eyelash Extensions back into position.
  9. Now finish with your regular skin care routine.

Follow this easy step by step guide at least 3 times a week.  Once you master it, it will be quick and become second nature. Just like washing your hair!

 

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