Before you go and pluck out those hard earned eyelash extensions please do yourself a favor and review these professional tips and tricks to avoid some serious damage to your natural eyelashes. Eyelash Extensions are wonderful to fellow lash lovers until it sadly comes to their removal.
Truth is after the first three to four weeks eyelash extensions can go through a strange transition period when most of your lash extensions have already fallen off and been replaced by your natural, shorter lashes but there are still a few long, misplaced stragglers hanging on. It's at this time that you'd usually:
1. get infills to make them fluffy and fresh again or
2. have them professionally removed
And while we highly recommend not removing them yourself for fear of damaging your natural lashes, if you're going to do it despite our advice, or while in quarantine, we thought we might as well provide you with the safest option possible.
Here's what you'll need:
Step-by-step for removing eyelash extensions at home:
Step Number 1: Remember how your Lash Glaminator told you not to use oil-based products near your eyes? This is because it breaks down the adhesive. To start your removal process, soak a cotton pad in your oil-based eye makeup remover and gently press onto each (closed) eye for a good 30 seconds, focusing the pressure near the lash line. You will want to saturate the area as much as possible, without causing irritation.
Step Number 2: Next, apply more oil. Dip a cotton bud into your choice of coconut or olive oil, and then apply it to the lash line rubbing gently back and forth. Keep the focus on where the glue sits on your eye. At this moment, you may have one or two false lashes that come away with the cotton bud.
Step Number 3: Soak a cotton pad in the same oil from step two, and press it against your lash line with your eye closed. Then, very gently, rub the cotton pad back and forth continuously.
Step Number 4: Every now and then, remove the cotton pad and you should see some of your lash extensions have come off. Depending on how strong your lash extension glue is, you may have to repeat step three multiple times on each eye to get every last lash. Patience is key here.
Step Number 5: Once all the lashes are removed, soak a cotton pad in micellar water and run it over each eye to remove all the oil.
Step Number 6: Finish with a soothing eye cream or serum to calm the skin after so much rubbing.
Step Number 7: Apply an eyelash serum to help rejuvenate your lashes after the trauma and frtiction of removing your lash extensions.
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