How to Clean your Lashes 4 Today Mink Lashes

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According to Beauty Experts 
Mink eyelash strips can be pretty costly, and you can reuse them a few times before reaching for new ones. The trick is though, to know how to clean them properly. Today we'll be teaching you how to clean your Lashes4Today luxury mink lash strips, the right way.

Cleaning your lash strips after each use is critical to ensuring that you won't get eye infections. After all, you wear your lashes in traffic smog, in public places and they naturally collect debris from your environment no matter how careful and clean you are. It just happens, and you need to disinfect them. However, there is a process to doing this to ensure that your lashes stay in good condition.
According to Tymia Yvette, professional makeup and lash artist, a single pair of false eyelashes can be good for multiple uses. “You can reuse strip lashes two or three times,” Yvette says.

Knowing how to clean your fake eyelashes without ruining them can extend the life of your falsies and save you money. Here are some tips from the pros.

How to Remove Fake Eyelashes
According to Tymia Yvette, professional makeup and lash artist, a single pair of false eyelashes can be good for multiple uses. “You can reuse strip lashes two or three times,” Yvette says.
1. Thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap.
A great pair of natural mink eyelashes can be pretty costly, so there’s no reason they should be a single-serving beauty product. It’s easy to take care of your lashes.
Knowing how to clean your fake eyelashes without ruining them can extend the life of your falsies and are budget friendly solutions.
2. Grab the outer corner of your false lashes between your thumb and forefinger, and then gently tug them off. If you’re using bunches of individual lashes, take them out section by section with your fingers. The key word here is gentle—you don’t want to pull the real thing out alongside your false lashes!
3. 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.
How to Clean False Eyelashes
Most of us apply a coat or two of mascara over our fake lashes because, hey, anything worth doing is worth doing right. But product buildup can lead to creased, broken, and gunky-looking fake lashes, not to mention opening up the possibility of getting an eye infection next time you wear them. However, you’ve probably got all the products you need to clean your false eyelashes in your medicine cabinet right now.
1. Start with cotton swabs, paper towels, and either rubbing alcohol or oil-free eyemakeup remover.
2. Place the false lashes on a paper towel and douse the end of your cotton swab in alcohol or eye makeup remover, squeezing off any excess product.
3. Use the cotton swab to gently rub away eye makeup and glue from your lashes, making sure to pay extra attention to the lash bands, which usually get pretty gross.
4. Finish the makeup removal process by using another cotton swab dipped in warm water to clean off any remaining mascara.
5. Never squeeze your false lashes dry after cleaning them! Let them air dry on a paper towel.
Investing in a spray bottle for your cleanser can help make cleaning a cinch, according to Noël Jacoboni, a pro makeup artist in New York City.
“I would suggest placing the lashes on a clean, dry tissue and spraying with alcohol,” Jacoboni says. “Granted, this doesn’t work for all types of lashes but has a great return rate for me. This is mostly for synthetic fiber lashes and not natural fiber lashes. Make sure you know the difference!”
Mink lashes, made from natural fiber, generally don’t need any additional mascara. If you’d like to wear mascara with them, use it only on your real eyelashes before applying your mink lashes. When you’re finished wearing them, gently remove glue with tweezers. Water and cleaning products will cause them to lose their shape.
Remove Eyelash Glue
After you finish cleaning the mascara off your false lashes, you’ll probably still have a few glue clumps stuck to the lash bands. Don’t try to scrape or scrub them off. Instead, use a pair of tweezers to pull away any remaining glue.
Time to Store Them
When you buy a great new set of fake eyelashes, don’t toss the box! Instead, use it to store and shape your lashes until the next time you need them.
And remember, a used set of lashes is for your personal stash only. “Never bring a used pair of lashes to a professional or makeup counter to have them applied,” Jacoboni says. “Reuse is for personal application only. There’s a risk of spreading eye infections to the professional—I never allow my clients to bring me used lashes for application. They need to buy a new pair every time.”