Eyelash extensions make your eyes look bold, dramatic, and beautiful. These false lashes are adhered to your natural lashes and last for approximately 8 weeks when maintained properly. After an 8 week period, you need to remove eyelash extensions to avoid any unnecessary eye infections or minor irritations that are associated with overuse of the extensions.
You have probably already spent a lot of money purchasing the best eyelash extensions and getting them professionally applied. Removing eyelash extensions can be completely efficient and effective by using a few ingredients you already have lying around your house instead of purchasing pricey removal products. If you have olive oil and Vaseline, you can remove eyelash extensions. The question is, which one is best to use and how to remove eyelash extensions at home?
Choosing to remove eyelash extensions without the aid of a removal product is a smart decision. Many products on the market contain harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde and parabens which are linked to cancer. Organic products are available but are more expensive than using a simple swab of olive oil or Vaseline.
Olive oil will loosen and remove the eyelash extension glue. Most glue is not oil-based, so dipping a cotton ball in a generous amount of oil will reverse the cementing effects. It also strips the natural lashes free of dirt and other residue from the extensions. It will also soften and smooth lashes, making them feel as if they never had anything attached or applied to them.
Vaseline also has stripping powers and is water based. While most products used on lash extensions are water proof and non-oil based, once Vaseline is applied to the lashes, just like olive oil, the cementing effects are reversed. Vaseline has also been known to soften natural lashes like olive oil and even stimulate new lash growth due to essential nutrients and nourishment provided from the cream.
Both natural home ingredients are effective if you wish to remove eyelash extensions. They are also products you can feel good about applying so closely to your precious eyes. While it may be worth investing your money toward quality eyelash extensions and glue; consider saving your money on remover and go straight to the kitchen or medicine cabinet to utilize one of these two powerful, organic products.