How to Safely Remove Eyelash Extensions at Home

If you're looking for a way to remove your eyelash extensions without having to go to a professional, you can do it at home. The most common method is to use coconut oil or olive oil to break the adhesive for the eyelashes. That said, it's always best to have your lashes removed by a professional to avoid any damage to your natural lashes. The safest way (both for natural eyelashes and for your own eyes) to remove eyelash extensions is to have them removed by a professional.

In most cases, extensions are attached with surgical-grade glue, which isn't something a newbie should waste time with. Using petroleum jelly, baby oil or coconut oil can cause a slip between the adhesive and the eyelashes, but it can also cause infections and damage natural eyelashes. If you want to take a full break from your lashes, try using an eyelash serum to make your natural lashes grow longer, thicker and fuller. This is the main reason eyelash technicians will tell you to avoid using an oil-based makeup remover around your eyes and on eyelash extensions.

Choosing them will only damage your natural lashes, and your extensions will eventually grow and shed with your natural eyelash cycle. To begin the removal process, fill a bowl or sink with hot water and then place your face on it. Cover your head with a towel to make sure the steam doesn't escape. You can do this with steam, an oil-based cleanser, or a product specifically designed to dissolve eyelash glue. Using a swab soaked in the oil of your choice, rub it again gently over your eyelashes until they start to come off. You can safely say that you'll be fine if you follow the steps above on how to remove eyelash extensions.

Sure, waxing until you're left with a lot of eyelashes in your lap is very satisfying, but I can tell you from experience that you'll end up with few or no real eyelashes. Following this rule is hard enough at best, since once eyelash extensions start to grow, it's almost impossible to resist the urge to touch them. If you have a bad reaction to the glue or just want to take a break from your lashes, some salons offer free removal services. Otherwise, removing them yourself at home is possible if done correctly.

Armando Dunivan
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