False Eyelashes: How to Clean and Reuse
Let's make it clear: False eyelashes are so not cheap.
And, it is heartbreaking when we have to throw a pair away after just a single-use. In fact, if you master the art of cleaning your false eyelashes, you can wear it for nearly a dozen times more.
What you do need to remember is that false eyelashes are really delicate. So, a botched cleaning job can damage your pair like no other.
In this article, we have made a list of a few ways to help you clean your false eyelashes quickly and efficiently. So, let’s get started!
Be Gentle with Your Fake Eyelashes
This is the first step in the process of cleaning your fake eyelashes. You have to be really gentle pulling the eyelashes off, cleaning them, and storing them. Too much force can result in the lashes being pulled apart from the band.
As we mentioned above, false eyelashes are very fragile. A rough hand will only destroy it.
Peel Away the Old Glue Using Your Fingers
Peeling the old glue before you start the cleaning process is actually more convenient. When you do this, hold the false eyelashes firmly from the base so as to not damage it.
You can also use a tweezer to pick on the old glue.
Gather Your False Eyelashes Cleaning Tools Beforehand
This will actually help you save time and make your job easier. You can use either a makeup remover, rubbing alcohol or a gentle soap. Q-Tips and cotton swabs are a must though.
Try to opt for all oil-free products to eliminate the chances of any leftover residue on the lash.
Also, you need to ensure that the cotton on your Q-tip or cotton swab is tightly wound to not let any fibers transfer onto the lashes.
Soak Two Cotton Swabs in Makeup Remover to Making Cleaning Your False Eyelashes Quicker
Douse two cotton swabs completely in an oil-free makeup remover. Then, place your lashes between them for about 30 to 40 seconds. Apply gentle pressure from above. This will enable you to remove the excess gunk and dissolve the dirt and glue stuck on your false eyelashes.
Substitute Your Cotton Swabs for A Plastic Container
Place your false eyelashes in the plastic container and add a decent amount of makeup remover to it. Let the container be for about five minutes. Use a tweezer to scrape off the excess glue and then use a Q-tip to gently remove dirt. Repeat the process for a second time.
It is advisable to use a smaller plastic container to completely submerged your eyelashes in a lesser amount of product liquid. Also, the eyelashes shouldn’t be kept in makeup remover for more than 5 minutes as it’ll be damaged otherwise.
Use An Eyelash Comb or a Mascara Wand to Clean Your False Eyelashes
Eyelash combs and disposable mascara wands are really convenient to remove glue and dirt from every single lash. It also helps the false eyelashes to retain their shape. You can use also use your old mascara wand for this as well.
Avoid Adding Layers and Layers of Mascara
Stacking on layers of mascara can make cleaning your false eyelashes a nightmare. Also, they lose their shape faster. Now, we are not telling you to skip your mascara altogether. Just reduce the amount of product you apply.
After Cleaning Your False Eyelashes, Let Them Dry First before storing
You have to wait for your eyelashes to dry first before you store them. If they remain wet, bacteria may develop on the eyelashes which may cause eye infections. It is better to leave them in a clean place for about an hour or so and let them dry naturally. You can also pat them dry if you want to expedite the drying process.
Increase the Longevity of Your False Eyelashes by Storing them Correctly
The entire purpose of cleaning your false eyelashes will be defeated if you do not store them properly.
You can use the same box in which your false eyelashes had originally come for storing it. If you have thrown the box away, you can also use an empty contact lens case for the same. Do not leave your fake eyelashes in your make-up drawer. It will only become dirty again.