How To Clean False Eyelashes With Coconut oil, Alchohol and Dish Soap

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Searching for easy ways to clean your false eyelashes? We’ve got you covered. False eyelashes are arguably the most popular beauty accessory of the past decade. 

In an instant, we can get longer, darker, more gorgeous eyelashes that instantly make us feel more feminine. False eyelashes help bring out the natural beauty of our eyes, which are the windows to our soul. While false eyelashes are wonderful to wear, it is essential to keep them clean for your eyes’ health! Want to know how to clean false eyelashes? Below are the most tried and true ways to care for your falsies! 

How to Clean False Eyelashes For Reuse?

Since money doesn’t grow on trees, reusing false eyelashes is a smart move for most of us. 

There are many different ways to clean your false eyelashes so you can reuse them. Since many of us apply mascara on our falsies for the extra sparkle, here is how to wash them well with micellar water, coconut/olive oil, dish soap, and rubbing alcohol.  

How to Clean False Lashes With Micellar Water?

Micellar water is my favorite way to remove my falsies because it is such a gentle but effective cleanser. Micellar water is an excellent choice if you have naturally oily eyelashes (which is quite common). Follow these steps:  

  1. After washing your hands, remove lashes, and place them on a clean towel.
  2. Dip a cotton swab or cotton ball in your micellar water, and squeeze out excess.  
  3. Use a swab/ball to rub away makeup off the lashes gently. Be sure to pay attention to the band, which serves as a collection point for bacteria and debris.  
  4. Once all debris is removed, use tweezers to peel off any remaining glue carefully.  
  5. Let lashes air dry on the towel. 

How to Clean False Eyelashes With Coconut Oil/Olive Oil?

Is there anything that coconut oil can’t do? It is the best-smelling champion in the beauty industry when it comes to gentle cleansers. I recommend organic, extra virgin olive oil when it comes to your skin, but any coconut oil or even extra-virgin olive oil will do the job! You can use coconut/olive oil to clean your false eyelashes by taking the following steps:

  1. After washing your hands, remove lashes, and place them on a paper towel.
  2. Dip a cotton ball into a small amount of coconut or olive oil.  
  3. Use swab/ball to gently rub away makeup off the lashes with focus on the band,  
  4. Once all debris is removed, use tweezers to peel off any remaining glue carefully.  
  5. Blot the lashes with a fresh paper towel to remove the oil and let air dry.

Bonus tip: Your skin loves the fatty acids in coconut oil/olive oil. If you suffer from dry eyelids, you can dab a skinny layer on before bed for the ultimate moisturizer! 

How to Clean False Lashes With Dish Soap?

Dish soap is a very convenient way to remove false eyelashes. If you have nothing else in your house, you’re likely to have dish soap. Here’s how some Dawn can save the day:

  1. After washing your hands, remove lashes and place them on a towel.
  2. Mix some hot water with some soap and stir it up to get some suds.  
  3. Dip a swab or cotton ball into solution, then rub onto eyelashes.   
  4. Once all debris is removed, use tweezers to peel off any remaining glue carefully.  
  5. Blot the lashes with a fresh paper towel to then let air dry.  

Bonus tip: No dish soap in the house? You can follow the same steps with baby shampoo! Baby shampoo is fantastic for cleaning your false eyelashes AND your real ones when they get a little oily or when you need to remove makeup.  

How to Clean False Eyelashes Without Makeup Remover?

Many women use makeup remover to clean their falsies. If you run out, no need to panic! Grab some rubbing alcohol and a spray bottle and take the following steps:

  1. Mix two parts rubbing alcohol to 1 part water in a spray bottle and shake well.
  2. After washing your hands, remove eyelashes and place your falsies on a paper towel
  3. Spray until the lashes are damp and leave for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Rinse under a gentle stream of water.  
  5. Take a clean, dry cotton ball and rub the falsies to remove bacteria and debris (pay attention to the band).
  6. Use tweezers to remove any remaining glue. 
  7. Let them air dry. 

Bonus tip: Use what’s left in the bottle to clean your sink or use it to remove hair spray from your mirror. Rubbing alcohol is a versatile cleaner, especially for porcelain and stainless steel. 

How to Clean Mink Lashes?

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You paid a pretty penny for your mink eyelashes, so you want to be extra careful when cleaning these. We got you! Just take these steps:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Soften the glue on your eyelid with a swab dipped in water or makeup remover. Use extra care when removing lashes from the eyelid.  
  3. Use tweezers or your fingernail to remove glue from lashes gently.
  4. Rinse under an extra gentle stream of water, or you can use a wet swab to clean. 
  5. Once dry, put lashes back in the original box to reshape them.

Bonus tip: Make sure you’re not using mascara on these bad boys. If you need it, apply it to your natural eyelashes instead before applying your minkies.  

How to Clean False Magnetic Lashes?

Magnetic lashes are a wonder for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of glue but still want high-quality lashes. Because there is no glue, these babies are easier to clean.  

  1. Mix two parts rubbing alcohol to 1 part warm water in a spray bottle and shake well.
  2. After washing your hands, remove eyelashes, and place your falsies on a paper towel.  
  3. Spray until the lashes are damp and leave for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Rub the lashes between your fingers to remove mascara (if applicable). 
  5. Rinse under a gentle stream of water.  
  6. Take a clean, dry cotton ball and rub the falsies to remove bacteria and any leftover debris (pay attention to the band).
  7. Let them air dry. 

Can You Clean False Eyelashes While Wearing Them?

It is not recommended that you clean false eyelashes while wearing them. The entire lash needs to be cleaned for optimum results, and you cannot do this while wearing them. Also, your eyelid needs a break and needs to be cleaned as well. Not removing eyelashes for cleaning can result in serious eye irritation or injury. Be sure to take the extra time to remove and clean your falsie to make them last as long as your Netflix binges.  

Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy When Wearing Falsies

As we’ve discussed, keeping your false eyelashes clean is vital to maintaining them. After all, quality lashes can get a little pricey. But more importantly, clean falsies are necessary for eye health! Your eyes are precious, and your eye health should never be compromised due to a little slacking in hygiene.  

If not cleaned often, bacteria can build up on the eyelashes and cause eye infections, which, if left untreated, can cause blindness! Leftover glue or makeup debris can also cause skin irritation or cause your lashes to break (gasp)!  

So what’s a girl to do? 

Remember to follow these dos and don’t for the best results. Your peepers will undoubtedly thank you! 

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before going near your eyes. 
  • Use good lighting and a mirror to see what you’re doing (never do this blindly!)
  • Apply a q-tip dipped in water or makeup remover to help soften the glue if needed. 
  • NEVER aggressively pull off your lashes at the end of the night (no matter how tipsy you may be). You could damage both your falsies and your real lashes.
  • Grab from the band at the inner part of your eyelid and pull gently outward.  
  • NEVER grab the lashes by the hairs.
  • Clean lashes and your face immediately (don’t put it off till tomorrow!)
  • Clean your eyelid with makeup remover to get any of the remaining glue off. 
  • Ophthalmologists recommend replacing your falsie sets every 5-8 wears for optimum health. You only get one chance with good eyesight, so don’t blow it!
  • Keep your lashes (and lash glue) out of reach of children and pets. 
  • When applying falsies, be extra careful not to get any of the glue in your eyes! Doing so could cause serious irritation or injury to the cornea. 
  • Buy quality lashes. Very cheap, low-quality lashes could cause the hairs to fall into the eye and scratch the cornea (ouch!!)
  • Do a 24-hour skin patch test before using the glue on your eyelids, as sometimes the formaldehyde in the glue can cause allergic reactions.  

Never bring your previously used false eyelashes to the beauty counter for professional application. 

You risk spreading bacteria to others. 

  • Only bring a brand new set with you! 
  • When washing your hands before removal/application, be sure you are using a fragrance-free/paraben free antibacterial soap.  
  • Never soak your eyelashes in anything. Doing so can distort the shape and curve and break down the material itself. Use only the recommended steps and materials above, and you will achieve the best results! 

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