False lashes are not as problematic as they seem. In fact, they are quite simple. Cleaning them is pretty straightforward, too.
Before you clean your lashes, you want to make sure that you are removing them properly. Never never never touch your false lashes, whether you are applying them or removing them, before you wash your hands. I personally like to wash with chlorhexidine before I mess with mine, but you don’t have to use it. That’s just my preference.
Now, there are definitely a few ways you can wash your eyelashes. Before you start cleaning, use your tweezers to gently peel off any glue. Be really careful. You don’t want to hurt your lashes.
I like to use my makeup removing rounds to get the majority of mascara off, then q-tips for the fine detailing. You can use tweezers to get a good grip on the lashes, too. Clean one side, then the other really good.
You can also use rubbing alcohol to clean them. Alcohol will not only help to get the glue off, but it will also disinfect your lashes. Makeup remover won’t do that.
The lazy man’s method…grab a small plastic bowl and put your lashes on the bowl. Cover them thoroughly with makeup remover. You can clean several pairs at the same time like this. Let them sit in the bowl in makeup remover for 5 minutes.
Take the lashes out of the bowl and remove the glue with tweezers. Dry the lashes with a paper towel. Empty the bowl. Then, put just a tiny layer of makeup remover in the bottom of the bowl again. Use the tweezers to hold a lash and swish it back and forth in the makeup remover, flipping them ovwr from one side to another, too. Gently dry them with a paper towel and then swish them again. Repeat until they are clean.
Let them dry on a clean tissue or paper towel somewhere where kids or pets cannot reach them. Be sure to use an eyebrow brush to gently brush your lashes. This will help them retain their form.
Whatever you do, do not put your lashes away with even a miniscule or dampness. The best place to put them when they are completely dry is the package that they came in. It will also help retain their shape.
You can also get something cute like this:
Store your lashes in a dark spot. Or at least out of direct sunlight because you don’t want then to discolor or warp.
How do you clean your lashes? Do you have any tricks/tips to share? Let me know in the comments below! ⏬⏬
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