Clean Lashes are Happy Lashes
Updated: Mar 29, 2019
If you are a client of mine OR you have been following me for a bit you have probably heard me say it a thousand times, cleaning your lashes is the number one aftercare rule.
A dirty lash line can lead to many serious issues such as blepharitis, lash lice, and sties... as well as poor lash extension retention. The genetic purpose of your lashes is to keep debris away from you eyes and when you place a lash extension over your natural lash you will naturally catch more debris along the lash line. Makeup, skin cells, and oil from sweat can easily hide between the lash follicles and if it isn't properly removed the bacteria will build up and thats when serious, yet totally avoidable issues will occur.
Blepharitis is a condition that can affect people of all ages but most often occurs in people with oily skin. This condition is an inflammation of the eyelids that will result in redness, itching, and waxy scale build-up on the eyelashes. Lash lice is exactly what you are envisioning, wingless insects that crawl and hide among a dirty lash line. Trust me, this is not something you want to experience and can easily be avoided by keeping your lash line nice and clean. Here is a link to an up close look at a lash lice that was posted to the Lash Inc Association Instagram page. A stye can develop when a lash follicle becomes clogged from excess oil, debris or bacteria. Styes can be quite painful but usually harmless. Nonetheless, definitely another issue that I am sure you would prefer to avoid.
So how can you avoid these things? Massage a pea size amount of Lash Pure Cleanser onto your eyelids and lash line to remove oils, debris, and eyeshadow. I suggest using a brush similar to a fluffy blending eyeshadow brush while clean your lashes because it will help you to get right into the lash line and remove any buildup between the lashes much better than just your fingertip.
If you love your lashes a professional lash cleanser is a MUST HAVE and I strongly suggest the SugarlashPRO Lash Pure Cleanser! You can purchase this lash cleanser from me at your lash appointments or it is included as a complimentary gift when you schedule a full set at Mindful Lash + Beauty.
When I wear extensions I clean my lashes every day and you should too! Have any questions about cleaning your lashes? Ask me in the comments and I will be sure to help you out!