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How to Clean False Eyelashes the Right Way?

A great pair of realistic-looking false eyelashes can be pretty costly, so there’s no reason they should be a single-serving beauty product. It’s rather simple to clean your fake lashes of mascara clumps and glue residue, restoring them to their original condition.

A single pair of fake eyelashes can be used for many purposes. Strip lashes can be reused two or three times. Just make sure they’re in proper working condition.

Knowing how to clean fake eyelashes without ruining them can help you save money and extend the life of your falsies. Below are a few steps to clean false eyelashes the right way.

How to remove fake eyelashes?

Although no one likes touching their eyes, removing fake lashes with tweezers, picking at them with your nails, or clamping and yanking them with an eyelash curler can do major damage to your lashes – not to mention your eyes.

Here’s the best way to peel off your false lashes:

  1. Your hands should be washed:-Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. You don’t want to compromise with your sensitive eye area.
  2. Peel gently:- Between your thumb and forefinger, grasp the outer corner of your false lashes and carefully peel them off. If you’re using individual lashes in a bundle, remove them section by section with your fingertips. Gentle is the essential word here; you don’t want to rip your natural lashes out with your false ones.
  3. It should be cleaned up:- Clean any remaining glue off your natural lashes and eyelid with eye makeup remover and a cotton or reusable swab. It’s easy to merely pick at those irritating glue clumps, but resist the urge or you’ll end up pulling some actual ones out.

How to clean false eyelashes?

Different varieties of lashes typically require different types of care. To begin, you must first learn how to remove strip lashes. Glued-on lashes are easy to remove since the adhesive used for this kind of lashes is highly flexible, making it easier to pull off the skin. If you use medical-grade glue to apply your strip lashes, it will make the job much more difficult. If this is the case, you should seek the assistance of a professional who is equipped with the necessary equipment for damage-free removal.

Strip lashes can normally be used more than once (three to five times, on average) before losing their shape, however cleaning the lashes before the second usage is required. “Baby shampoo is ideal for removing makeup buildup. Allow it to soak in for a few minutes before gently working it in with your fingertips or a small brush. The glue part of the lash that is linked to the actual lash should be easy to remove.” Once the old glue has softened, gently remove it from the lash band with tweezers. Finally, allow them to completely dry before storing them to prevent mold or germs from forming on your lashes.

How to Clean Mink and Silk Lashes?

Mink and silk lashes are renowned for their longevity; with proper care, they can be reused up to 20 times. Most importantly, you should never soak your mink lashes in water, as this can cause them to lose their structure and curl.

To clean mink lashes for reuse, wrap the lash tips around your index finger (after removing it from your natural lash line) to help keep the curl. Next, soak a Q-tip in a micellar water-based makeup remover, such as Mary Kay Micellar Water ($17;, and delicately dab the water onto the ends of the lashes, where the glue is still present. Remove glue residue from both the rear and front of the lash band with tweezers. Allow the lashes to dry completely, making sure they are in their original shape and not twisted.

How to Clean Lash Extensions?

Cleaning lash extensions involves a lot of effort—you want them to last as long as possible while also keeping them clean to avoid infection. “Recently, we’ve seen a lot of videos on Instagram of individuals using foam cleansers to clean their eyelash extensions. We do not recommend this method, and we only recommend it if you have dead skin buildup—fussing with your lash extensions all the time causes them to shed prematurely. The easiest approach to cleanse your lashes is to use an oil-free cleanser.

To clean lash extensions at home, wet your face in a sink rather than in the shower. “Using a washcloth or your fingertips, apply the cleanser to your entire face, including your eyelids. Rub the product on your eyes in one direction repeatedly, then lean over the sink and rinse with water with your palms.  This process should not be done in the shower since the force of the showerheads is too strong for the extensions.

After that, use a towel to gently massage your face dry. Wait until your lashes are completely dry before brushing them out. Always keep in mind that your extensions must be handled with care. We recommend using a conditioning serum on your lashes while wearing the extensions to keep them in excellent shape.

How to Clean Magnetic Lashes?

Cleaning magnetic lashes work in a similar way to cleaning mink lashes. First, make sure the lash isn’t hooked to another magnetic lash by holding it by the band. If there is any dried magnetic lining attached to the magnets, scratch it off with your thumb nail as much as possible (taking care not to detach magnets from the lash band). Next, run a Q-tip dipped in an oil-free makeup remover or micellar water along with the lash band, including the magnetic portion—or try a makeup remover stick with remover already in the Q-tip. Finally, let the lashes air dry before reapplying them.

Bottom Line

You must clean your false eyelashes the right way. It will not only prolong the life of the false eyelash but will also keep your eye area safe. If you don’t clean them, you could face some serious consequences. In brief, germs can build up on the lashes and cause eye infections, while leftover glue or old makeup debris can cause skin irritation. So, there you have it. You’ll want to clean them up regularly.