3 Simple Steps to Clean and Care for Eyelash Extensions

Woman cleaning her eyelashes in the sink

While you might wake up and be ready to go…are your lashes?

It’s important to take time to properly clean your lashes to promote general lash health and keep your morning routine working in your favor! If you don’t, makeup, debris and natural skin oil can build up along your lash line and threaten the durability of your lash extension adhesive.

One of our most frequently asked questions is, “How do I clean my lashes?” While some may think eyelash extension care is an in-depth process, that’s not the case at all!

Adding lash cleaning to your self-care routine is one of the easiest ways to keep your lash line looking its fullest! Just remember to wash your face and your lashes regularly.

Protecting Your Eyelash Extensions

Protect your investment on your lashes to ensure a fuller lash line and easier mornings! Do your fluttery friends a favor and follow the 3 lash care steps below.

Cleaning Lash Extensions At Home Is As Simple As These 3 Steps!

close up of The Lash Lounge eye makeup remover gel

STEP #1: Remove Makeup

Splash your eyes with lukewarm water and then gently massage an oil-free makeup remover around your upper and lower lid lines. We recommend either our gel or liquid makeup remover. Fortified with soy protein, they help remove makeup without drying out your skin.

Splash again until all product is rinsed away.

NOTE: Visit a Lash Lounge near you to purchase one of our oil-free, lash extension-safe makeup removers!

Using foaming eyelash cleanser on a Lash Lounge cleansing brush for lash extension care.

STEP #2: Know What to Clean Your Eyelash Extensions With!

Apply our oil-free lash foaming cleanser onto a clean facial eye cleanser brush and gently wash in a downward motion over the eyelid and lash line.

Rinse with fresh water until all product is removed.

TIP: Never rub back and forth as this will be too harsh on the lash extensions.

Lash wand brushing lash extensions at The Lash Lounge

STEP #3: Pat Dry, Then Brush  For Optimial Eyelash Extension Care!

Gently pat dry the skin around your eyelashes with a lint-free towel or microfiber towel (we recommend The Original MakeUp Eraser) and then just let your lashes air dry.

Last but not least, brush through your lashes with a clean mascara wand to separate and fluff once they have dried.

Lash Cleaning FAQs

Why is Cleaning Lash Extensions Important?

Not only will regular cleaning make your lash extensions last longer, but it will also ensure they’re at their fullest between lash appointments. Dead skin cells, dirt, makeup and oils will all build up across your lash line over time. If not regularly cleaned, these impurities can dissolve your lash extensions’ bond.

Can I Wear Eye Makeup with Lash Extensions?

Yes, you can! While most of our guests choose lash extensions to ditch mascara, there are some who want to go full glam. While you can wear eye makeup with lash extensions, it’s important to follow these two steps to ensure your lashes last between appointments!

  1. Take it all off at the end of the day—it’s important to thoroughly remove all your makeup at the end of the day to avoid buildup or inflammation.
  2. Avoid oil-based and alcohol-based makeup products as these ingredients can cause premature breakdown of your lash adhesive. Oil-free and alcohol-free mascaras are the way to go!

If you have any questions or concerns about how to wash your eyelash extensions or just general lash extension care, feel free to reach out to us! Our stylists are happy to help! Find your nearest salon to keep your eyes wide and full!