Confinement measures have made us stay away from beauty salons, but at the same time they have allowed us to be more independent and discover skills that we did not know we had when it came to satisfying our needs related to the world of beauty and makeup on a professional level.
This has been thanks to mini tutorials like the one we bring you in this article. You will be able to learn step by step how to remove eyelash extensions, returning to the natural beauty of your eyes without dying attempting it!
Read on to learn how to remove eyelash extensions at home and pain free.
What you need to remove eyelash extensions
Before you begin gather the necessary products and equipment to remove your lash extensions at home:
- Glue remover
- Oil (olive, coconut, castor, almond, or baby)
- Cotton Wool Pads
- Cotton swabs
- A Towel
- A Pot or Pan
How best to remove false your eyelash extensions step by step
Clean your lashes
First, wet a cotton ball in makeup remover or with a washcloth, remove any mascara that you have on your lash extensions and from your eyes. This will ensure that the remover is more effective.
Apply the glue remover
The glue removers are best applied with a small brush, tapping lightly on the base of the eyelashes as you brush them. This will ensure that the lashes are well covered by the remover. Professional make up tips suggest it is best if you leave this for a couple of minutes to act on the eyelash.
If you don't want to use any chemicals, you can opt for olive oil or castor oil as a natural glue remover for you lash extensions.
Steam your Face
Some people begin to remove the extensions once they have added the glue remover. However, this can damage your natural lashes. Therefore, it is best to do a facial steam bath, as it will help you to remove eyelash extensions painlessly and more easily.
Heat water in a pot or pan and bring to a boil, remove the water form the heat source and cover your head with a towel and steam your face. Let the steam do its work to naturally on the eyelash extensions for approximately 15 minutes.
Remove false eyelashes
It is now time to remove the extensions hair by hair, be careful not to damage your natural lashes. You can help yourself with cotton buds, as they are hygienic, soft and very effective. Half-moon patches or pads will also help prevent eyelash glue getting on the skin under your eye.
Nourish your natural lashes
Applying the remover can cause a little dryness and redness at the base of your lashes. Therefore, we recommend you nourish this area with almond oil or baby oil.
Other tips and advice to keep in mind
- Test the chemicals that you are going to use on your eyelashes beforehand in another area of your body such as the forearm. This way, you can determine whether or not you are allergic to any of the products before using them on a sensitive eye area.
- Check the expiration dates of the products you use to remove false eyelash extensions. If they are expired, they could have an unwanted effect.
- You can remove your lash extensions little by little by putting castor oil on your lashes every night and removing the excess oil with warm water. By doing this the glue will soften. The important thing is that you never start abruptly pull them off.
- Allow your natural lashes to strengthen for at least a month before putting on professional false lashes again.
- While you have your extensions on, use an oil-based makeup remover and cleanse the root of the lashes. This will avoid inflammation such as styes, while hydrating the hair of your natural eyelashes.