Long eyelashes are enough to convince anyone to shell out their hard-earned money on eyelash extensions. But when it's time to remove them, it's important to do it safely. There are a few methods you can use to remove your eyelash extensions, but the safest and most effective way is to have them removed by a professional. Gently sweep the upper and lower lash lines, making sure that the oil doesn't come into contact with the eyes.
This will cause the extensions to slip and detach from the eye. You can also remove them at home on your own, but it's best to have a professional do it for you. Professionals use a special remover designed to soften the adhesive bond. Fill a bowl or sink with hot water and then place your face on them.
Cover your head with a towel to ensure that steam doesn't escape. Now that the eyelashes are free of residue and the adhesive is softened, the next step in safely removing them is to apply warm oil to the eyelashes and to the lash line. Use a small amount of water (just enough to wet a cotton pad or tissue) and remove the final residue from your eyelashes. Now that you've removed your extensions, clean your face again, but this time with a gentle oil-free cleanser like Cetaphil to remove any oil and glue residue from your skin.
If you experience an allergic reaction after eyelash extensions, it is recommended that you contact your eyelash stylist to have them removed immediately. We mentioned using oil to remove eyelash extensions, but it can be difficult to decide which one to use. Coconut oil or olive oil are both great options as they are natural and gentle on the skin. In fact, the cost of professionally removing eyelash extensions is quite low compared to the price of a new set of eyelashes or a filler. It's common to lose a lot of natural eyelashes or get tired from the long process of removing eyelash extensions on your own at home.
Even with the help of ingredients that dissolve the glue, the extensions are likely to last for several days. Unless you live with an eyelash technician, your eyelash extensions will most likely stick together for life, and as tempting as it may be to play with them until they come off, it's essential to remove them safely. If you're worried about damaging your natural lashes or getting an infection, I recommend that you have your eyelash extensions removed by a professional. Waxing eyelash extensions can cause a bacterial infection, such as blepharitis or trichiasis, both painful eye infections that will require a visit to an eye doctor for treatment.