Eyelash extensions will eventually fall out on their own. If you wish to have them removed, it’s best to have this done by a professional. The lash technician who applied your lashes will also know how to remove them. There’s typically a charge for this service.
Here are the general steps of removal:
Your upper and lower eyelids will be covered. Lash glue remover will be applied and left on for several minutes.
The technician will then remove the lashes one at a time, with a sterilized tweezer, tiny brush, or other device.
Keep in mind the lash glue remover may contain chemicals you’re allergic to or that may be irritating to your skin. Ask your technician for a list of ingredients first. Don’t use a remover that contains formaldehyde.
You can also try removing your extensions at home. Steam your face or apply a warm compress to your eyes, then remove the lashes with olive or sesame oil on a cotton swab. This will loosen the lashes, letting you gently pull them out. Just be careful to only remove the extensions and not your real lashes.
Semipermanent eyelash extensions eliminate the need for using mascara.
Eyelash extensions require maintenance and can be expensive.
To avoid complications such as infection, it’s imperative that a licensed lash clinician apply your lashes in a clean environment.