Lashes are a small, but still an important part of our face and so should be paid the same attention we lavish on our skin and hair. Plus, the better care you take of your lashes, the less you’ll need all the gizmos and products that swear to make them appear healthier, fuller and longer!
Here’s a few steps to caring for your lashes from bare lashes to maintaining your favorite falsies with some product recommendations from Ardell.
Bare Lash Care
No plucking, pulling, or snagging of any sort. Also, unless you know you’ll be crying (fall weddings anyone?) or diving into a pool, you don’t need to wear waterproof mascara daily. Most waterproof mascaras are drying and not good for long time use continuously. Speaking of mascara….
A mascara that’s made with natural ingredients like mineral pigments won’t irritate the eyes, and hydrating, nourishing ingredients like oils, butters and waxes to condition lashes will do wonders like preventing clumping!
Also, pay attention to the brush: One that’s flexible and has dense bristles means you’ll only have to apply a coat or two since you’ll likely hit all your lashes the first time around. Like the little number in your November box, Wispies Mascara, that can almost replace the need for false lashes!
And on that note…
How To Remove, and Maintain False Lashes
First off, you need to thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Then, grip the outer corner of your false lashes between your thumb and forefinger, and then gently tug them off.
The next step is to use eye makeup remover and a cotton ball to clean any remaining glue from your real lashes. It can be tempting to pick at pesky glue clumps, but don’t give in—if you do, you’ll be so much more likely to pull away a sticky glob of your own eyelashes (or your skin, yikes!).
If you want to clean your lashes, take some eye makeup remover and a cotton swab to gently (this is key) remove any glue or mascara. Then let them dry completely on a paper towel, and store them safely.