Eyelash extensions are a simple technique to make your lashes look fuller without putting in much effort. You need to keep your lashes healthy by removing any bacteria and learning how important it is to clean them frequently.
Learning to clean your lash extensions is very important when you want to maintain your natural lashes in the best condition.
So, how do you keep your lashes clean?
It's easy and only takes a minute or two. To clean your eyelashes correctly, you'll need a cleanser/ lash shampoo, a fluffy brush, and water.
Begin by putting a small amount of cleanser into your hand and mixing it with water. Apply the mixture to your eyelashes with your brush, being careful to coat and moisten the length of your lashes, from the tips to the lash line. Brush along the lash line and down through the tips of the lashes to remove any build-up.
After you've cleaned your eyelashes thoroughly, rinse them with water until there's no soap left. Finally, gently blot your eyelashes dry with a towel or paper towel before gently combing them back into place with a clean spoolie. That's all there is to it! Repeat the technique with the opposite eye.
What should be used for cleaning lash extensions?
Aside from using a lash cleanser, water is also one of the main components used to clean lashes, but is all water safe to use when washing your extension lashes?
Here are some types of water that are good to use when cleaning your lash extensions:
- Carbonated/Sparkling water
Sparkling water has real cosmetic benefits in addition to helping cleanse your face, including around your eyes which helps in cleaning dirt and oil. It is important because one of the enemies of adhesives is oil.
The carbonation breaks up the dirt, oil, and pollutants, allowing for a more thorough clean. Carbonated water also enhances the blood circulation to your skin by opening up the blood vessels right beneath your skin. With these benefits, it will help natural lashes become more strong and healthier even with the application of lash extensions.
- Distilled water
Because many of us consume distilled water on a daily basis, including it in our skincare routines or cleaning our lashes with it is safe, even for those with extremely sensitive skin. Clearly, a lash bath with distilled water is preferable to cleaning them with ordinary/tap water because it dissolves soap residue and leaves your skin extra clean.
Using distilled water instead of tap water to clean your lashes after using lash shampoo is a more friendly option, especially for those who have sensitive skin.
- Mineral water
Hydrated skin and lashes both seem and feel healthy. According to studies, magnesium contains efficient water-binding molecules, which aid in retaining moisture in your skin. Your skin's general appearance and texture will improve as a result.
Because it comes from natural springs, mineral water is also known as spring water. Mineral water can help keep the cells between collagen fibers strong, assisting the overall firmness and plumpness of the skin, including your lashes, in addition to its simplicity and timelessness. Because the skin from which your lashes grow is hydrated, this will assist them in becoming more firm as they grow.
- Micellar water
Purified water, moisturizers like glycerin, mild surfactants, or cleansing chemicals are used to make micellar water. This type of water mixture is the most advisable water to use in a lash bath.
Micellar Water can be sprayed directly on the lashes because it's oil-free, keeping lashes and extensions clean without damaging their hydration. Micellar water can be used to clean eyelash extensions without harming them. While micellar water packed with oil can degrade lash glue, a water-based product is perfectly safe.
Tips to share to lash clients to properly and effectively clean eyelash extensions
Use and choose a gentle lash cleanser/shampoo
Use a mild, oil-free cleanser to eliminate the extra oils and build-up on the eyelash extensions. It will guarantee that the lash client will be pleased with the way their lash extensions look and lengthen the lashes' longevity.
Use lash brush on a daily basis
Use a lash brush to bush lashes once a day. This prevents the build-up of junk or dirt in the lashes throughout the course of a day. Additionally, it aids in preventing clumping and lash straggling. To see the best results, lash clients must make it a daily habit.
No use of oil-based products
When cleansing lashes, the lash client must not use any oil-based makeup removers. The oil affects the adhesive by weakening it, which severely reduces the lifespan of the lash extensions or, worse, causes them to fall out right away from the natural lashes.
Remind lash clients that many face washes, makeup removers, and mascaras contain oils. So be careful to read the ingredients before using any products.
Unfortunately, makeup can be challenging to remove because it is so easily caught between lashes. Debris will accumulate on the lashes as a result, which could cause an early lash loss. There will be less vigorous cleaning and scraping of the lashes if lash clients are prepared to attempt and reduce the amount of eye makeup.
Suggesting that they use a lash brush to go over and reset their eyelash extensions, giving them a brand-new appearance and ultimately eliminating the need for mascara or any heavy eye makeup.
As said, keeping your eyelash extensions clean makes you less likely to contract illnesses and germs while also extending the longevity of your lash extensions. For instance, styes (bacterial infection near the base of eyelash extension) are brought on by bacterial growth at the base of the eyelid. Another condition to watch out for is blepharitis, which develops when the hair follicle is improperly cleaned and becomes infected and clogged. Red, itchy eyes and pain are possible side effects.