If you’re like many people, you strive to have full, gorgeous-looking eyelashes. It’s important not only for beauty reasons but for your health as well. They keep dirt and pollution out of your eyes and protect you from nasty infections.
To this end, having an eyelash regimen is about as crucial as having a skin one. Proper care will prevent your lashes from becoming brittle and breaking away.
That is unless you make a bunch of common eyelash care mistakes. We can help you avoid them. Keep reading to learn what you should and shouldn’t do to keep your lashes looking amazing.
- You’re Using Your Curler Wrong
Using an eyelash curler is a great way to make your lashes appear fuller. They can have the opposite effect if you use them after you apply your mascara.
The sticky substance may cause your lashes to attach to the curler. If you’re not careful, you’ll pull them out. It’s not a pleasant feeling, and it will thin out your lashes.
So, always curl first. It will save you some pain and you won’t have to spend time scrubbing mascara off your curler.
If your eyelashes remain droopy no matter how much effort you put into curling them, you might be tempted to clamp down harder. All this is going to do is break your lashes.
Instead of going hard on the curler, use gentle pulses. You should also avoid using a mechanical curler. They have a habit of pulling out lashes or breaking them in half.
- Don’t Cut Them
Certain prescription medications and supplements will cause your eyelashes to grow longer than you would like them to. This doesn’t mean that you should add cutting to your eyelash care routine.
If you’re not careful, you will harm your eyes. Let a professional take care of it instead of taking matters into your own hands.
- Bad Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions can be a great way to add some length to your lashes if the process is done correctly. You need to find a reputable salon to do it for you.
Proper lash extension maintenance is also important. Don’t pull them with a curler. Do your best not to rub them.
Avoid getting them wet for at least four hours after your extension appointment.
- Going to Bed With Your Makeup Still on
We understand that you’ve had a long day. All you want to do when you get home is collapse on your bed and take a nice nap.
Stop what you’re doing and go to the bathroom to take your makeup off first. When you apply mascara, your lashes become stiff.
This makes them prone to breaking as you roll around. The debris from your eyelash care products and mascara can also build up and get in your eyes.
When that happens, it may lead to nasty infections that will take a doctor’s appointment to fix.
- You’re Too Rough With Makeup Removal
When you do go to remove your makeup, be sure not to be too rough with it. Eye makeup can be a pain to get off.
You might feel like you can’t remove it no matter how much you dab at it with a cotton ball. If you switch things up to rubbing, however, you’ll do more harm than good.
You may get the makeup off, but you’re going to take a few lashes with it. Not to mention, you could irritate the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Too Much Heat
Like with your hair, you can use some heat to get your lashes to curl. Notice we said, some heat. If you use a hairdryer, it will suck all the moisture out of your lashes and cause them to break.
Pick up an eyelash curler with a warmer installed. It will regulate its temperature as you curl your lashes so, you won’t have to worry about frying them.
- Ripping-Off False Lashes
Ripping off your false lashes at the end of the day is both a quick way to remove them and satisfying. The adhesive glue can also pull your lashes out if you’re too rough.
Take a cotton ball and dump a little bit of makeup remover on it. Dab the cotton ball on your lashes to loosen up the adhesive.
This will allow you to remove the false lashes without worrying about taking your natural ones with them.
- Using Expired Mascara or Sharing
Whether you know it or not, makeup has an expiration date. If you don’t replace your mascara tube every four months or so, you run the risk of catching an infection.
The same goes for sharing mascara with other people. Cross-contamination can cause infections.
- Neglecting Serums and Conditioners
Using a good conditioner or eyelash serum will make it easier for you to remove your mascara at the end of the day. This means your eyelashes will be less likely to fall out.
Conditioners stimulate eyelash growth to make them appear longer and fuller as well. For the best results, apply the conditioner or serum at night after using a cleanser on your lashes.
Eyelash Care Mistakes That You Should Avoid
Your eyelashes have an important role to play. Without them, dirt and debris will get into your eyes and cause infections. Having long, full lashes is also an aesthetic thing.
Your lashes are delicate. To keep them from breaking, you’ll need to avoid making eyelash care mistakes and check out the beauty section of our blog daily for more ways to keep them healthy.