August 31, 2023

How to Wash Your Face with Lash Extensions

Lash extensions are continuing to grow in popularity, and it is not difficult to see why. Through a simple, semi-permanent treatment, clients have an opportunity to subtly enhance their natural features, giving them that extra lift without the need for extensive makeup application.

However, unlike everyday makeup, lash extensions cannot just be wiped away at the end of a long day. Therefore, it is important that certain procedures are taken to protect extensions from damage, especially when performing tasks that could risk their integrity. This article will take a closer look at lash extensions, as well as how to keep them protected while cleansing your face.

Step 1: Choose your cleanser wisely

Picking out a gentle, oil-free cleanser is crucial to maintaining the health of your lash extensions. This is because oil-based products can weaken the adhesive bond of your lashes, leading to premature shedding or breakage. Instead, opt for a foaming or gel-based cleanser that can effectively remove dirt, makeup, and impurities without compromising your lash extensions’ integrity.

Step 2: Use the right tools

Before washing your face, pick out a clean, soft cloth and dampen it with lukewarm water. These tools will help to gently cleanse your face without causing unnecessary friction on your lash extensions.

Step 3: Be delicate

Now, gently pat your face with the cloth, avoiding excessive rubbing or tugging around your eyes. This approach minimises the risk of accidentally pulling on your lash extensions.

Step 4: Cleanse

Apply a small amount of your go-to cleanser to your damp cloth and create a lather. Carefully cleanse your face, being particularly cautious around the eye area. Use gentle, downward motions to ensure you’re not rubbing against the direction of your lashes.

Step 5: Rinse

Thoroughly rinse your face with lukewarm water, ensuring all the cleanser is removed. Again, be gentle when patting your face dry, avoiding any unnecessary tugging on your lash extensions.

Step 6: Dry your lashes

Use a clean, dry cloth to gently pat your lash extensions after cleansing. Be careful not to twist or rub at them, as this could damage the adhesive bond of your lashes.

Final tips to keep your extensions fresher, for longer

Here are some tips to keep your lashes nice and healthy, for a longer period of time.

Tip #1: Choose lash friendly makeup

If you choose to wear makeup with your lashes, it is important that the products you use around the eye-area will not cause any damage to your extensions. For one, it is best to avoid waterproof mascara, as the removal can be harsh on lash extensions.

Step #2: Pay attention to lash care

Washing your face is one thing, but are you taking time to cleanse your lash extensions? This step is essential to the maintenance process, and post-treatment is crucial to keeping your lashes healthy and well-maintained.

To do this, take a moment to ensure your lash extensions are evenly distributed and sitting comfortably. A clean mascara wand or a specialised lash brush can help you gently groom them back into place.

Step #2: Always get lashed by a professional technician.

To ensure that your lashes are healthy and well-kept, it is crucial that you are getting them applied by a qualified lash-technician. Not just this, but the extensions themselves should always be sourced from reputable, high-quality retailers. This helps guarantee that your lashes are applied correctly and do not risk the integrity of your natural lashes underneath. Brands like BELO Lash are a good example, well-stocked with a wide range of safe, high-quality lash products that will keep your lashes in great shape for longer.


To conclude, by incorporating this gentle yet effective face-washing routine into your daily regime, you will be able to preserve your lash extensions’ beauty and strength, without having to compromise on your skincare routine. Remember, ensuring their longevity and health goes beyond merely getting them applied. It calls for a combination of self-care, professional application and attentive at-home maintenance.

By diligently following the outlined steps and selecting lash-friendly products, not only can you enjoy the aesthetic perks of extensions but also seamlessly integrate them into your skincare routine.

Thanks for reading xxx


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