If you regularly do extensions, then you probably wondered how to remove eyelashes yourself. The procedure lasts 10-15 minutes in the salon, but together with the road and the possible waiting time for the master, it takes twice as much time.

How to remove eyelash extensions at home

You can remove eyelashes at home without harm, if you do not pluck them in bunches, use glue-dissolving agents and follow the rules for applying them.

How to remove eyelashes

The list of products that can be used to remove eyelashes is quite large: from professional washes to pharmaceutical drugs. And although they work on the same principle - they dissolve or soften the glue with which artificial hairs are attached to natural ones, each has its pros and cons.

The most popular eyelash removers:

  • Debonder. Professional glue remover, gives fast and guaranteed results. Its minus is acetone. It can cause irritation of the mucous membranes and skin of the eyelids, and if it gets into the eyes and if not provided in a timely manner, it can burn the cornea. Requires very careful use.
  • Remover. It has a milder formula than a debonder, usually without acetone. Options are available in the form of a cream, gel or lotion. Cream and gel spread less, more suitable for beginners. But it can also cause skin irritation and an allergic reaction. Before using, it is better to test on the elbow.
  • Vegetable oils. Natural products without artificial additives. Olive, castor, peach oils are usually used. There is no risk of chemical corneal burn. True, they do not guarantee results if the adhesive has increased resistance. Like any natural products, they can cause individual intolerance, especially if the skin of the eyelids is sensitive.
  • Micellar water. If you use micellar water, specially designed for sensitive skin of the eyelids, the likelihood of irritation and an allergic reaction is minimal. However, if the oil content in the formula is negligible, the agent may not dissolve the adhesive.
  • Sulfacyl sodium 20%. Pharmaceutical drug, antimicrobial agent for the treatment of diseases of the cornea and eyelid skin. Ophthalmologist tested, well tolerated. Requires multiple applications with no guaranteed result. Like any drug, it can cause side reactions - itching, burning, lacrimation.
  • Nourishing eye cream. Specially formulated for the eyelids, the risk of an adverse reaction is minimized, but it may not work at all

How to remove eyelashes

How to remove eyelashes yourself depends on the chosen product. In any case, you must first close the lower eyelid with a cotton pad or a special patch for eyelash extensions to avoid contact with the skin, and do not open your eyes while applying the product. It is better to remove the eyelashes from the eyes one by one, so that you can track the process.

  1. Apply debonder and remover dotted at the junction of the artificial eyelash to the natural one, avoiding contact with the skin of the eyelid. Leave on for 1 to 7 minutes, depending on label directions.
  2. Oily eye cream and sodium sulfacyl 20% apply along the lash line. The cream can be kept for 10-15 minutes, sodium sulfacyl - 5 minutes and then reapplied.
  3. Soak a cotton pad with micellar water and vegetable oil and apply it to the ciliary edge for 15 minutes.
  4. You can steam the glue by leaning over a bowl of hot water for 5-7 minutes, or put a terry towel over your eyes, pre-moistened and heated in the microwave. Just keep in mind that it should be warm, not scalding.

How to care for eyelashes after removal of extensions

After applying the product, removing the remnants of eyelash extensions at home should not be a problem. In theory, they will be easily separated from natural ones with tweezers. But if you understand that you have to make an effort, you should stop and apply the softener glue again.

Any effort can lead to breaking off or tearing out your eyelashes with the root, and they grow for a long time - 3-5 months. If you decide to take a break in building, after removing it, you can nourish the cilia with a restorative serum: for example, with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E or peptides.