You’ve had a long and exhausting day and you just want to change your clothes, hop on your bed, and call it a day. You start doing this regularly and neglect your nighttime routine, but little did you know, it actually has really bad consequences, especially if you had your eyelash extensions installed.
Once you start consistently neglecting your eyelash extensions, you might find yourself dealing with a lot of shedding, or worse, your natural lashes may go bald!
Which is why it is essential to follow these tips to avoid that from happening. Here are some things you need to bear in mind when cleaning your eyelash extensions.
Use an oil-free make-up remover
Whether you use mascara on your lashes or not, if you’ve put eyeshadow on your eyelids, you should remove it with an oil-free make-up remover. Oil-based make-up removers have the tendency of weakening the extensions, causing it to break off and shed.
To make your eyelash extensions last longer, make sure to avoid oil-based make-up and switch to a safer, oil-free make-up remover.
Do not use cotton on your lashes/eyelids
Some make-up rookies would often just moisten a cotton ball with make-up remover and dab it onto their eyelids and hope for the best, which is fine in itself, but if you have eyelash extensions, dabbing your eyelids with cotton is a big no-no.
Cotton may snag and rip out your lash extensions, causing it to prematurely fall out. When you’re cleaning your eyelids, make use of tissue and dab it gently onto your lashes. If you have mascara over your eyelash extensions, you can remove it by dipping a clean spoolie into your make up remover container and gently brush it onto your lashes.
Use silk sheets and pillowcases instead of cotton. I know, this might seem like it’s too much, but silk sheets are actually better for your lashes as they won’t end up tugging and pulling them as you roll around the bed in your sleep. Silk sheets are not only good for your lashes, but they’re great for your skin as well. The texture feels smooth and it overall feels better against your skin in comparison with your regular cotton sheets and pillow cases.
Fiber mascara will ruin your lashes
Although most clients get eyelash extensions for convenience, some of them would still coat mascara over their eyelash extensions. There is nothing wrong with applying mascara over your lash extensions as long as you’re able to do it correctly.
Before applying your usual mascara, make sure that it isn’t fiber mascara. Fiber mascaras will cause your lash extensions to get all tangled up. It will be hard to remove and removing it can cause your lash extensions to shed prematurely. Look up the formula on your usual mascara to check whether it’s safe to apply over your extensions or not. If it isn’t, choose mascara that is eyelash extension safe.