Even though eyelash extensions were out there for quite a number of years, we still make the mistake of not getting them wet and therefore not cleaning eyelashes and eyelids. 🤔
I want to explain WHY it is important to clean them and most importantly HOW to do it properly so you won't ruin your lashes 👏🏻
Ready? Here we go 🤓 Generally speaking hygiene is important and is even more important when it comes to your eyelids 👀 everyday eyelashes and eyelids protect our eyes and vision. Did you know that each natural eyelash has its own oil gland (Zeis's glands) that produces sebum every hour, also our eyelids have modified sweat glands (Moll’s glands). Moll and Zeis's glands are can easily get infected and are prone to blockage of their duct with sebum and debris like dust or makeup.
Not washing the face and eyes before going to bed may cause irritation, redness or inflammation. The build-up of the secretion of the sebaceous glands may lead to blepharitis. Blepharitis leads to irritated and red eyes, may case eyelash problems and even skin problems 😰 It is only one of many complications that may occur, and that’s why it is so important to keep the eyelids and lashes clean 🧼
Now... I know, that getting eyelash extensions already means putting an effort, setting the time off for the appointment and having to lay still at least an hour every second week means a lot. Probably the last thing the client wants to do is to ruin the extensions with makeup removers or else. BUT... It appears that keeping the eyelids clean actually PROLONGS the life of the extensions 👏🏻
There are special shampoos and cleansers that the extensions will love 💕 For instance our favorite London Lash Pro Foaming Cleanser (BTW Now London Lash Pro ships from Canada)
Simply dispense one pump of the foaming cleanser onto the fingers, gently massage into the lash line and clean the face as usual. The specifically designed formula of the eyelash extension shampoo gently cleanses eyelashes and eyelids, while antibacterial ingredients are preventing eye infections. Lash shampoo can also be used to remove makeup without any harm to the eyelash extensions.