Wednesday, November 2, 2022

How To Clean False Eyelashes


This past Friday, I wrote on the different types of false lashes.  If you keep them clean and take good care of the false eyelashes, you can wear them more than once, so today, I'm going to let you know how to properly clean them. After all, you aren't going to throw them in the washer with your clothing. 

In addition, with the amount of inflation going on, you want to reuse your false eye lashes as long as you can so you don't have to buy as many new ones.  When you use the right method to clean them, they end up looking as good as the day you bought them.

The process of keeping your false eyelashes in good shape begins when you remove them from the eyelids. You do not want to use tweezers, pick at them, or yank them off. The best way to remove the lashes is to begin by washing you hands with soap and water so they are clean.  Then grip the outer edge of the strip of eyelashes between your thumb and forefinger and peel them off slowly and gently. If you are wearing small clusters of lashes, remove each individual cluster with your fingers. Remember to do it gently so you don't accidentally take off your real lashes. Finally, use a cotton soaked with makeup remover to take any adhesive from your natural lashes and eyelid.

Next one should clean the false eyelashes but the method used depends on whether they are synthetic or natural lashes.  In addition to getting rid of adhesive, most women use mascara on the lashes to make them all look like they are one.  So let's start with cleaning synthetic lashes.  You will need cotton or reusable swabs, cotton towels, and either oil free eye makeup remover or rubbing alcohol. To clean, begin by placing the fake lashes on the clean towel. Wet the cotton or reusable swab with the makeup remover or rubbing alcohol and squeeze out the excess liquid. Then gently rub the left over adhesive, makeup, and mascara off the lashes and focus on the bands where they get the gunkiest. When you have most of it off, then dip the swab in warm water to remove the last of the makeup and mascara. Finally, gently peel off any remaining glue.  Shape the lashes and let dry on the cotton towel.  Do not squeeze or rub the lashes. 

If your false eyelashes are made of mink or are natural, then you want to use a different method to clean them.  Since mink eyelashes do not generally need mascara, apply the mascara to your own lashes before you apply the false ones. At the end of the day, gently peel off the glue and do not use the rubbing alcohol or oil free makeup remover as they can damage the lashes. If there is something left on the lashes, dab a bit of water on a swab and dab the spot without soaking it. 

For magnetic lashes, hold the lashes by the band and make sure it is not sticking to another lash. If you spot any dried magnetic liner on the lashes, carefully use your thumbnail to scratch off as much as possible. Then run a swap dipped in oil free makeup remover along the lash band including the magnets before setting them out to dry.

One part of cleaning false eyelashes is to store them properly so they retain their shape.  When you buy a new pair of lashes, keep the box and store your cleaned lashes in the box so they retain their shape and are ready for the next wear. Remember, reuse of lashes is for personal use only.  You should not reuse your eyelashes more than one or two times after the initial wearing otherwise you open yourself up to possible infection for synthetic lashes but mink lashes can last up to 20 wearings. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day.

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