If you wear false eyelashes, you know what a pain it can be to get them off at the end of the day. Sometimes, you need to rip off the entire strip before getting the glue residue off your natural lashes. Since your natural lashes are delicate and take months to grow, it’s essential to remove your false lashes as gently as possible.
How To Get Eyelash Glue Off Lashes
These ways to remove eyelash glue from your lashes will work quickly and effectively. Your eyes will be ready for mascara again in no time!
1. Warm Water
You can use a simple cup of warm water. After removing your false eyelashes, dip a cotton swab in warm water and wipe along your lash line. The warm water will dissolve any glue residue on your lashes.
If you have waterproof glue, you may need to hold some eye drops or artificial tears under your eyes for a few minutes so they have time to soften up before wiping them off with warm water. This is also an excellent way to remove mascara without using makeup remover. Remember not to rub too hard, as it could cause your eyelashes to fall out.
2. Super Oil Remover
Olive oil is a natural way to cleanse, nourish and moisturize skin. It’s also helpful in taking off eyelash glue. Olive oil can be applied topically (directly on your skin).
You can dip a cotton swab into olive oil and then gently apply it around your eyes, removing any residue left from previous lash glues. You can also buy unique products explicitly made for getting off adhesives from hair and clothing, so read your labels before purchasing!
3. Peanut Butter Method
Apply a thin layer of peanut butter to your face. It will stick to eyelash glue, but not your skin. After it’s dried, use an oil-based makeup remover to remove it (don’t rub vigorously, or you’ll risk pulling out lashes).
The oil should break down the glue and make it easier to wipe off with a tissue or cotton ball. This method is beneficial if your eye makeup contains waterproofing agents. Remember that getting eyelash glue off requires patience.
The longer you leave it on, the harder it is to get rid of! If you can stand waiting long enough for oils to work their magic, try using olive oil or coconut oil instead. It’s a more natural alternative that may be gentler on sensitive skin. And remember, never apply any ointment under lash adhesive without consulting a doctor first! Some ointments can irritate the eyes and make them more susceptible to infection!
4. Petroleum Jelly Method
Don’t fret if you’re trying to remove eyelash glue but don’t have access to acetone or a solvent of any kind, don’t fret. Petroleum jelly can effectively dissolve and soften the adhesive. Apply petroleum jelly to your lashes with a cotton swab until they are saturated in it.
Leave it on for 5-10 minutes to work its magic, then gently rub your eyelashes with another clean cotton swab (or your finger). The glue should come off pretty quickly at that point! If not, leave it on for another 5 minutes before trying again. A little bit of oil from peanut butter can be used as well.
5. Oil Cleanser Method
Removing eyelash glue requires a bit of elbow grease, but it can be done. The first method is probably one you’ve heard before: oil cleanser. While most cleansers are too thick to do much of anything with glue, oil-based ones have thinner consistencies that make them easier to use. Apply your favorite and rub until it melts away.
If you don’t have an oil-based cleanser, coconut or olive oil will also work, just not on your face; you need a separate remover! It’s best to avoid getting any oil in your eyes as it can cause stinging and irritation. Once you’re finished, rinse off with warm water.
6. Baking Soda Wash
Use a small amount of shampoo, then thoroughly scrub your face with warm water. Apply a few drops of olive oil to your fingertips and massage it into your face, focusing on any patches that feel rough or dry. Wash it off with warm water and pat dry.
Then mix a baking soda paste and water (three parts baking soda to one part water) into a light lather using a small whisk or fork. Massage it in circular motions into your face for about two minutes, then rinse off with cool water. Repeat every two days until you notice an improvement.
7. Baby Shampoo Wash
Using shampoo and warm water should suffice, but if needed, add a small amount of olive oil or coconut oil to your fingers before rubbing them over your lashes. The oil will naturally condition your lashes while removing any glue. With every rub, make sure you wipe away as much excess shampoo as possible without running more down into your eyes; you could accidentally irritate if too much gets in there.
If washing with shampoo isn’t working for you, try using an eye makeup remover instead. Just be sure that whatever product you use is completely dry before attempting to apply fake eyelashes again!
8. Rubbing Alcohol Soak
You’ll need a cotton swab for this one. Dip it in rubbing alcohol, and then rub a small amount of pressure on your lower eyelid to remove the glue from your lashes gently. Follow up with an eye makeup remover.
Be sure to keep your eyes closed while you do it, so you don’t get any near them! It might sting a little bit, but that’s okay. It will be worth it when you have no more glue residue left behind.
9. Mineral Oil Soak
Taking lash glue off your lashes can be a real pain. But if you want to get rid of it for one night, try soaking them in mineral oil. It’s a lot less toxic than most substances you might use for this purpose, and it won’t ruin your eyeliner or mascara either.
Just put a little bit of mineral oil on a cotton ball, and wipe down each lash until all of the glue comes off. If some remains after that, gently scrape your lash line with an old makeup brush (or toothbrush) to loosen up any remaining product; then repeat until they’re clean.
10. Use An Eyelash Glue Remover
One of the best and quickest ways to get rid of eyelash glue is by using a gentle, soothing, nourishing eye cleanser. You can buy one online for ten bucks or even less. We recommend the KISS Falscara Eyelash remover.
It provides a gentle and easy removal of Falscara lash extension wisps and excess bond and seal. Like most eyelash glue removers, you have to soak a cotton pad in the eye makeup remover and gently hold it over your eyes until the bond dissolves and gently pull them off.
You can do many things to remove eyelash glue from your lashes. From using a warm compress to washing your face, these are all viable options for those who want to remove eyelash glue effectively. The choice is based on how much you value your time and effort and overall effectiveness.
Of course, if money is an issue, then it’s possible that some of these methods will not be ideal since they require more investment in terms of time and sometimes money. Regardless of what method you choose, read through it thoroughly before starting so that there are no surprises when you begin. And always remember: cleanliness goes a long way!