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Basic Eyelash Hygiene
July 25, 2022

Many people seem to think, that because we tell you in the aftercare instructions, not to wet your eyelashes for 48 hours, these means do not wet them ever. This is actually incorrect, and you do need to get them wet regularly in order to clean them. Improper cleaning of your eyelashes/extensions and eyelids can actually cause a few problems that will mean your extensions end up not lasting as long as they should.

Blepharitis is a common problem amongst those who do not exercise good eyelid hygiene. It’s defined as “inflammation of the eyelid” but from our experience, it seems to be a condition that is annoying and irritating rather than dangerous. Basically, dead skin cells when not washed away properly can build up on the eyelids, and cause itchiness and inflammation. It can even cause your eyes to look a bit red and sore. Some people that have blepharitis believe they are having a minor allergic reaction to eyelash extensions and/or glues. We suggest proper cleansing of your lids and extensions, you might discover that:

  1. The itchiness disappears very quickly.
  2. Your eyes feel much better.
  3. Your Extensions last longer!

It is worse when one wears very thick/dense eyelash extensions and then coats them in mascara (which we NEVER recommend) because as you can imagine, they are almost impossible to clean well.

In addition, if you have an oily complexion, and/or also if you’ve been wearing makeup or moisturizer that does contain some amount of oil in it, some of this oil will end up on your eyelash extensions. If you never wash them, the oil remains there, building up, and wears away eyelash adhesive causing your extension to fall off sooner. All eyelash adhesives are attacked by oil. The less oily you let your eyelash extensions get generally the better your extensions will last.

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