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How and Why to Take Care of Your Eyelashes in 4 Steps.

Written by on May 31, 2022

Free Photo | Woman applying mascara on her eyelashes - macro shotEyelash tip #1: Choose your mascara wisely.
The chemical makeup of waterproof mascaras is incredibly drying — imagine what your hair would feel like if you blow-dried it every single day and then flat-ironed it and then never used conditioner — and its very nature makes it near impossible to remove without tugging out several lashes along the way. Instead, look for an everyday mascara that’s made with natural ingredients like mineral pigments so as not to irritate the eyes, and hydrating, nourishing ingredients like oils, butter and waxes to condition lashes (and prevent the dreaded mascara clump!).
Eyelash tip #2: Remove mascara, Every. Dang. Day.
For the sake of your skin and your lashes, REMOVE! THAT! MAKEUP! Remember, lashes are made of hair. Imagine if you used hairspray and dry shampoo without ever shampooing. Bad, right? Let your lashes breathe. Also, gunked on, old mascara is just plain dirty.

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Eyelash tip #3: Clean with care.
Now that you’ve agreed a daily lash cleanse is in order, you’ve got to pick your weapon of choice, oil or balm. Oil-breaks-down. oil rule definitely applies here and leaves my lashes clean without irritating my eyes and skin. If you’re dealing with particularly stubborn mascara or fragile lashes, you may want to consider a cream cleanser instead.
Cream cleansers are super gentle on lashes (while still getting them clean) because they ensure that you’re not tugging on them to remove mascara. With oil cleansers and balms, the motion of rubbing the product into your face and circling your eyes with it is what removes the makeup, meaning you’re passing your fingers over your lashes at least 4-5 times, in addition to your follow-up second cleanse.
With cream cleanser, a splash of water and 1-2 passes does the trick as long as you follow it up with a damp cotton ball to remove everything. Of course, there are also dedicated eye makeup removing products if you’ve got the space on your bathroom shelf!
Eyelash tip #4: Condition those lashes.
Good old coconut oil or lanolin are two easy ways to care for your eyelashes post-cleanse. Massage a tiny amount of either into the tips of your lashes before bed.

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