We’ve all heard of a friend or some lady or other who lost all her eyelashes from wearing falsies all the time. The truth: that could have been prevented. *Gasp!*
Peeling strip lashes off your eyelids is the easiest and most common way to remove them. It’s also the best way to create premature sagging in the eye area as well as loss/damage to your natural lashes.
Don’t run away now! The damage will only occur if you’ve been peeling off your lashes every single day for the past few lifetimes.
The best way to gently remove false eyelashes without damaging your own is actually a two-step process:
- Use a gentle non oil-based eye makeup remover to soften the glue. Soak up a cotton pad (or cotton swab) with remover, hold it to your eye for a few moments, and let the false lash slide off. Totally pain-free and lash-friendly. (No tugging necessary!) Gently peel off any remaining glue on the falsie.
- After the false eyelash has been completely removed, soak a cotton swab with olive oil, coconut oil, baby oil, or any gentle oil-based eye makeup remover to remove any residual glue on your eyes. The adhesives will soften and lift off once it comes into contact with oil. Important: DO NOT use any kind of oil to remove the false eyelashes themselves. Be especially careful to never let oil touch the lash band. You’ll find that any leftover oil makes it very difficult for the glue to bind to your lash line the next time you try to put them on.
Now wasn’t that helpful?
Not only have you found a completely pain-free way to remove false eyelashes, but you’ve also found a way to do it without pulling & tugging on your eyes and damaging your own lashes!
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