There is a lot of information out there on proper eyelash removal. Lucky for you, we’ve sorted through all the articles out there to break down the two most common methods we know and how it will affect the longevity of your lashes.
1. Most A-Peeling
The good old fashion peel off. Where you grab the lash from the outer lash with your thumb and you gently lift and pull from the lash line. This is very popular at the end of a long night out and you’re rushing to climb into your comfortable bed.
While this is our favorite method because of how quick it is, it is NOT GREAT for lash longevity. The shearing force on the lash band from removing will stress and change the curvature on the band.
This change will eventually affect the integrity/strength of the lash band and thus decreasing the expected lifespan of 25-30 wears.
2. Dab Dab Dab
The recommended method of lash removal is to dip a q-tip in Oil-Free Make-Up Remover ( we love the Clinique Rise Off Eye Solvent) and dabbing the moistened q-tip along the skin where the band and eyelids meet. This will gently soften the lash glue and allow the lash band to gently release from the eyelid.
The only downside is the amount of time it takes for the lash band to release from the eyelid is dependent on the strength of your glue and how much glue you applied. Keep in mind that while this may take more time, its worth it because it imposes very little stress/force on your lash band and will help increase the longevity.
We hope you enjoyed this article! Let us know what your favorite method of removal is in the comments.