How to Safely Remove Eyelash Extensions at Home

To ensure that your natural eyelashes remain healthy and strong, it is recommended to remove eyelash extensions every six to eight months. This allows for thorough cleaning of the eyelid line after months of makeup and bacteria buildup, as well as for natural eyelashes to grow and thicken. Removing your eyelash extensions should not be painful; proper removal involves dissolving the adhesive, not plucking them. To loosen the extensions, steam can be applied.

Although it may be tempting to save money by removing your eyelash extensions at home, it is best to have a professional do it in order to avoid damaging your natural lashes. No matter what method you use, make sure you do not pull or tug on the extensions, as this can cause harm to your natural lashes. If you are between appointments or want to give your natural lashes a break, there are some safe ways to remove your eyelash extensions at home. The safest way is to use products specifically designed for this purpose and have an experienced technician do it.

As the skin around the eyes is sensitive and the eyelashes delicate, it is important to be well informed before attempting to remove them on your own. It is also possible to remove eyelash extensions at home with natural ingredients, but this requires a lot of patience and caution. Once the extension grows, it can break and take your natural eyelashes with it. Oil-based cleansers should not be used after getting a new application, as this can compromise the integrity of the glue and cause extensions to fall off sooner. If you have an important event or simply don't want to walk around with sparse eyelash extensions, it is possible to remove them safely.

Mascara can make your eyes look great, but a complete makeup look is incomplete without false eyelashes or eyelash extensions.

Marlene Manwaring
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