Oil-based makeup removers are ideal for dissolving the glue on false eyelashes. Pour some oil-based remover onto a cotton swab or pad and rub gently on the glue until it comes off. You can remove your eyelash extensions at home on your own. The most common method is to use coconut oil or olive oil to break the adhesive for the eyelashes.
That said, it's always best to have your lashes removed by a professional to avoid any damage to your natural lashes. Professionals use a special remover designed to soften the adhesive bond. To remove the eyelash glue, rub some baby oil with your fingertips on the desired area and then remove it all with a damp tissue. Eyelash glue is made of chemicals and solvents that can cause infections, rashes, crusts, or inflammation if not removed in time.
If you've had your false eyelashes recently but want to remove them at home, there are things you should know before trying to do so. At any given point, you'll have to choose which oil to rub against your eyelash extensions to weaken the joint. In fact, the cost of removing eyelash extensions professionally is quite low compared to the price of a new set of eyelashes or a refill. When you're done with the process, you can even leave a little coconut oil on your lashes, as it helps them grow.
Once you've realized the problems and risks that can arise when removing your eyelash extensions at home, the natural methods are quite simple. However, the removal process will be much slower and more delicate than if you went to a professional, since they use professional quality hair removal to dissolve the adhesive on the eyelashes. Once natural eyelashes are damaged, it can take several months for them to grow back to their original length and thickness. The step-by-step guide shows how to use oil, heat, salt and cotton pads to remove eyelash extensions for one hour each for one or both eyes.
Asako (left) and Naoko (right) are certified eyelash stylists and the owners of Divine Lashes, a site for eyelash lovers to meet and learn more about eyelash extensions and lifts. Professionals use an eyelash extension remover specifically formulated with very strong materials that dissolve glue. With the help of a cotton pad (or a cotton swab), you can use a gel remover or cream remover to remove the glue remaining on the lash line. Instead, slide false eyelashes down with Q tips after soaking your eyes with oil-soaked cotton pads with downward movements.
Nail polish removers effectively remove glue from eyelashes and work almost as quickly as the alcohol rubbing method. Check out my detailed article if you want to know the most common mistakes with eyelash extensions that can damage your natural eyelashes.