With a beautiful new set of eyelash extensions, of course, we want to show them off. They make us look alert without having a stitch of makeup, so why not amp that va-va-voom factor with makeup here and there? But with your new eyelash extensions intact, you don’t want to ruin them after they have cost you an arm and a leg. All that time, money and effort put in you want to make these fluttering flirty babies last you for your next infill right? So here are some ways to still be able to wash and cleanse your face, as well as take care of your new full set of voluminous lashes, too. One of the first questions you ask yourself after you’ve stepped out the salon is about how to look after your lashes and how to wash your face with eyelash extensions. This cleansing regime will leave your skin feeling fresh, clean and rejuvenated and make your eyelash extensions look as good as new.
How to Wash your Face with Eyelash Extensions
1. Makeup wipe – Take a makeup wipe and wipe away all the makeup on your face, this will take away most of your makeup on the surface but will not give you a more thorough clean just basically “scratching the surface”, so to speak. I prefer to use one of my daughter’s baby wipes and dousing that with Byotea’s Gentle Micellar Water Face and Eyes. I use this to wipe away all the makeup off instead, careful not to go around my eye area and just wiping over my coloured-in eyebrows – this is as close as I will go to touching the perimeter of my eye area.
2. Cleanse – Use an oil-based cleanser to further knock out and break up any makeup on your face. Use Byotea’s Normalizing Cleansing Milk Willow Extract and Olive Oil. Take a small amount of your fingertips massage this around your cheeks, forehead, nose, upper lip, chin, around your temples and neck area ensuring to not get this near your eye area at all as the olive oil components in this will break down the adhesive of the lash glue on your lashes, so this is imperative not to get any of this solution to your eyelid area.
3. Washcloth – Taking a washcloth, dip it in warm water. Wring out the excess and wipe that all over your face to take away all the oil-based cleanser. Once again, be careful not to be too heavy handed around the eye area. This can be done more than one time as the oil-based cleanser may be harder to get off in one go.
4. Double Cleanse – With the double cleansing, this is where you will get more of a heavy duty sense of cleansing. Using Byotea’s Hydrating Stimulating Cleansing Mousse, pump out the foam and massage this onto your face and neck again, ensuring not to get this around your eye area. If you are wearing makeup every day of the week I suggest you mix it up with Byotea’s Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Gel as exfoliating once to twice a week is the key to getting the radiant and luminous skin glow.
5. Washcloth – Taking a washcloth again, dip it in warm water, wring out the excess and wipe that all over your face to take away all the foam-based cleanser residue. Once again, be careful not to be too heavy handed around the eye area.
6. Tone – Now take the Byotea Normalising Toner Willow Extract and Grapefruit Seeds and put a few drops on a cotton pad and wipe that all over your face. This will tone and hydrate your face, purifying and normalising your face’s natural sebum. Almost done here guys, just one more step to go.
7. Moisturise – I simply adore night creams and I have personally been using the Neutrogena Hydroboost Night Cream Night Concentrate. It is creamy and super hydrating and I notice how supple my skin feels the next morning. For mature aged skin ladies, try using the Byotea Intensive Anto Wrinkle Night Cream Hyaluronic Acid. It has intense and effective lifting properties that will hydrate your skin and visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and expression lines. See below for more methods on how to wash your face with eyelash extensions.
How to Wash your Face With Eyelash Extensions – Eyelids with Eyelashes
You will need
Foaming pump dispenser
Soft bristled eyeshadow brush
Eye makeup remover (oil free)
- The first step in how to wash your face with eyelash extensions is to soak your cotton pad with an oil-free eye makeup remover. Ensure the whole cotton pad is wet as you don’t want any stray cotton strands to get stuck onto your eyelash extensions. Take your cotton round and fold it in half so you have a semi-circle shape and wipe away all your eye makeup, on the eyelid and underneath your bottom lashes too. You just want to clean the skin around your eye area and not the lashes.
- Take a foaming pump bottle and mix a tablespoon of your baby shampoo (no tears solution) and a teaspoon of your bicarb soda in with your distilled water, shake that all up. Baby shampoo is a gentle cleaning solution that will not sting the eyes and if it is good for a baby, then it’s good for the eyes. Bicarb soda has mild antiseptic properties and soothes irritation.
- Now take a pump of your brand new eyelash cleaning solution and put a blob of that onto your clean eyeshadow brush – this will be your new selected eyelash extension cleaning brush and coat that gently onto your lashes, brushing through and down the lashes ever so gently. Do not pull or tug in this process. You will have to do one eye at a time for this.
- Wash away the soapy foamy residue with some water.
- With your eyelashes still wet, in a cool setting on your hair dryer blowdry your eyelash extensions upwards so that they will dry structured, lifted and straight up. So your hairdryer nozzle should be facing upwards so that the cool air flow shoots straight up to dry. You do not want to go warm or hot for fear of singeing your new set of gorgeous lashes.
- Your eyelash extensions should be dry now so brush through your eyelashes through with a clean mascara wand to make them fluffy and good as new.
So there you have it, ladies – just some tips and tricks to cleanse your face and clean your eyelash extensions. Please feel free to comment below if you have other tips on how to wash your face with eyelash extensions.