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Aftercare Tips: How to Take Off Lash Extension with Ease

False eyelashes are a great way to get that dramatic look without having to put in all the work. However, there will come a time when you will need to take them off. Whether for comfort or necessity, knowing how to remove lash extensions properly will ensure they don't damage your natural lashes!

In this blog, we will teach you the best way to take off lash extensions and give you some aftercare tips to keep your eyes looking bright and fresh.

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How to Take Off Lash Extensions Safely

There are multiple ways you can take off your eyelash extensions by yourself. These procedures are simple enough to do at home, but you need to be extra careful when doing them or they might irritate your eyes. If you have shaky hands, it is better to let a certified lash technician handle the job. Here are some of the best ways to remove your extensions. 

Using glue or solvent removers

You can buy eyelash extension removers in cosmetic stores for your DIY eyelash extension removal. Before you apply it to your eye area, do a skin patch test to see if you have any reactions to the solution. To do this, just put a dab behind your ears and wait for 24 hours. If there's no redness or reaction, you are good to go.

These liquid removers have different consistencies. Some are lotion-like, and some can be runny like water. Make sure to cover your eyes with a clean cloth to prevent the liquid from getting into your eyes. Never pour the solvent directly onto your eyelashes. Instead, use a cotton swab to dab little amounts of the solution on your eyelashes. 

Natural eyelash removers

If you have sensitive skin, it is better to avoid removers that are chemical-based. You can easily remove your extensions with the things you have at home. One excellent alternative is using a natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil. These are natural and safe to use, but always do a test first to make sure that your skin won't have any allergic reactions. 

To remove your lashes, all you have to do is dab the oil where the adhesive is. Soak it for a few minutes and gently pull off the extensions. Don't try to remove your extensions by aggressively rubbing makeup remover because you can damage your natural lashes, and you might pull them off in the process. 

Heat gun and steam

If you don't want to put anything on your face, you can use a blow dryer or a steamer to remove your extensions. In a lash certification course, you will learn that when you put on eyelash extensions, you aren't allowed to go to a sauna for at least 48 hours because the steam weakens the adhesive. 

Coincidentally, steam or using a hairdryer to remove your false lashes are also effective. Remember to remove your makeup first before using this method. The heat will open up your pores. If you still have products on your face, they can seep through your skin and cause breakouts. 

Tilt your head upwards and blow the heat from a safe distance. Please don't put the heat directly in your face because it can burn your skin. Instead, feel if your extensions have softened with your fingertips, then gently and slowly pull them off. 

Taking a shower 

If you are looking for a way to take off lash extensions fast and instantly without requiring any special tools, you can take a shower and wash your face. Be gentle when you rub your eyelashes. If you rub too aggressively, you can also damage your natural lashes. 

Although this method is convenient, it is not very precise. A professional beautician uses high-grade adhesive, which cannot be easily removed by soap and water. You will need to do this procedure repeatedly. If you want to get rid of your extensions cleanly, it is always best to go to a beauty salon. 

Keep Your Lash Extensions Longer

Before deciding to take off your extensions, you want to get your money’s worth. A standard extension lasts about five to six weeks. If you want to look glamorous a little longer, here are some tips that can make your false eyelashes last. 

  • Avoid getting your lashes wet in the next 24 hours after the application. If possible, when you have your extensions on, avoid steamy showers because the heat can weaken the adhesive on your lashes and will cause them to fall off. 
  • Avoid using mascara on your extensions. With your volume lashes, you don't need to put any extra eye makeup on. But if you can't help it, use water-based mascara to avoid ruining the quality of your extensions. 
  • Use an oil-free makeup remover. 
  • If your lashes stick together, don't try to untangle them with your fingers as you can accidentally pull them off. Instead, use a dry brush or spoolie to keep them neat. 
  • Sleep on your side or your back and avoid sleeping with your face down. Sleeping facedown can deform your lash extensions.
  • When you clean your face, do not rub your eye area with your hands. Use a soft cloth to clean around your eyes so as to not damage the extensions. 
  • Lastly, as much as you are fond of your beautiful eyelash extensions, avoid touching them all the time. Your hands have natural oils and bacteria that can be transferred to your lashes. 
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Get The Perfect Eyes 

We frequently express our emotions through our eyes. Glam up your eyes with lash extensions, and know how to make them last and how to take off lash extensions properly when they start to fall off. 
Suppose you are interested in cosmetics such as extensions or lash lifts and tints. You may want to start a career in the beauty industry. Enroll in the Classic Lash Certification Course at Beauty Boss Academy and start building your beauty empire today!

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