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How to Clean Eyelash Extensions with a Foam Cleanser

Eyelash extensions have the power to completely change your beauty routine and make you look fantastic. To prolong the life of your lashes and to avoid dirt and other debris from building up between your lashes, it is important to clean them on a regular basis. Here are some easy steps to follow to clean your eyelash extensions. 

5 Easy Steps to Clean Your Eyelash Extensions: 

Step 1:Wet your eyelashes with water

Step 2: Apply a small amount of the foam lash cleanser to a cleansing brush.

Step 3: Gently lather the foam cleanser to your eyelashes and right down to your eyelid for at least 5 seconds. 

Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with water and gently pat dry with a lint-free towel

Step 5: Gently brush lashes with a lash wand.

Beautiful model holding eyelash foam cleanser and eyelash cleaning brush


How often should you clean your eyelashes?

We recommend cleaning your eyelashes daily, twice a day. 

What type of cleanser should you use?

It is important to have a lash cleanser (and facial cleanser) that is oil-free and alcohol-free.  Oil based products can break down the lash glue and cause the eyelash to detach. Also, we are talking about cleaning on and around your eyes! You want something that isn’t going to sting or be harmful to your eyes. Honeybee Lashes makes a great eyelash foam cleanser that is gentle, tear free and formulated to remove any oils, dust or makeup. 

Honeybee Eyelash Foam Cleanser and Brush

What types of products should you avoid when you have eyelash extensions?

You should never use glycerin or oil based products when you have eyelash extensions or while cleaning lashes. These products break down lash glue and cause the detachment of eyelashes. Oil products can be in the form of shampoos, eye creams, conditioners, cleansers, spray toners, or moisturizers, to name a few. 

Also, avoid using cotton pads or swabs. Cotton has a tendency to snag or rip eyelashes out. 

What happens if you don’t clean your lash extensions?

Over time dirt, oil, and bacteria will build up between your eyelashes and create a structure called biofilm. If your eyelashes are not cleaned properly, soon this biofilm becomes a toxic environment causing your eye or eyelid to become inflamed and infected. 

So, You Finished Washing Your Eyelash Extensions, Now What?

You need to brush them! Yep, that’s right. Just like your hair, eyelash extensions need to be brushed daily. Spoolie Brushes or Lash Wands are the best tool to brush eyelashes. The best time to brush your eyelashes is in the morning, and always make sure your lashes are dry before you brush them. 

And that’s it! That is everything you need to know to take care of your eyelash extensions so they stay beautiful and last longer. 



Honeybee Lash Co. offers high-quality faux mink lash extensions at wholesale prices. We typically sell to lash artists and have everything from applicators to adhesive and can provide everything you need to get your lash business up and running or keep it trending upward if you’ve already gotten started. Shop our eyelash products today for all your lash needs.