Protecting Your LashExtension Investment…After care for your lashes
It is extremely important to learn how to clean your lash extensions. If you do not remember from your initial full-set appt OR you are just not really sure, then you will have a better understanding on how to clean your eyelash extensions with this post.
So, why do we actually need to clean our lash extensions? Won’t they last longer if I don’t touch them at all? Here’s your answer; No! This is a huge misconception that I hear on an everyday basis. Not cleaning your lashes will result in oil accumulation, residue, dirt, grime build up & hardened clumps of make-up. Oil & lash adhesive do not like each other.
You also risk potential for eye infections by not washing off make-up daily …
Here is an example of what can happen if you don’t clean your lashes for 2 weeks:
Here is how you can remove eye makeup & clean your eyelash extensions from beginning to end.
1. Remove access makeup above and under the eyes with a spongy Q-tip. Utilizing the Xtreme Lash Cleanser. OR you can clean entire face (not your eye area and NOT lashes) with your facial cleanser.
2. Use the Xtreme Lash Cleanser, formulated for Eyelash Extensions. Have your water temperature already on, warm & running. DO NOT wet your eyes w/water first! (spray the cleanser on dry lash extensions) Eyes closed, spray on your eyes 2-3 pumps. Use a your middle finger in a gentle downwards motion to remove make-up, oil & dirt from lash extensions. Do not rub back and forth. REMEMBER: The detriments to your lashes are; FRICTION, OIL & HEAT (Rubbing your lashes/eyes is friction)…then rinse, rinse, rinse.
This is the cleanser that I use and have used for 10yrs; “Xtreme Lash Cleanser” . It’s excellent on eyeshadow as well as all make-up used with lash extensions; (concealer, liner, mascara)
3. Carefully pat dry with towel. Do not rub.
4. Using a Lash brush, with your eye closed (so the extensions are supported) brush the lashes to detangle.
Repeat DAILY, It’s best to do it at night, to remove oil, make-up and daily eye secretions. It’s best to have a real nice squeaky clean face before bed.
You can also use baby shampoo, BUT I am telling you right now, it’s not as good as the Xtreme Lash Cleanser, which was specifically designed for this purpose. It will not remove eyeliner or concealer as well and both of those do creep down onto the lash line and accumulate.
Peace, Love & Lashes…