Do Strip Lashes Ruin Your Eyelashes?

Strip lashes are an excellent way to add an extra oomph to your lash line that can make your beautiful eyes stand out, but are those falsies ruining your natural lashes? 


As with almost any makeup you put on your face, you need to do it correctly to prevent damaging your natural features. Strip lashes themselves will not damage your eyelashes, but a poor removal technique or low-quality adhesive could do a number on your natural eyelashes. 


In this post, the pros at ashleykennedy.com will tell you what you need to know to keep your natural eyelashes healthy while rocking your strip lashes all day (and even all night) long. 


1. Choose Your Lash Adhesive Wisely

To keep strip lashes in place, you will use lash adhesive recommended and sold by AK. Never try to get creative with some Elmer’s glue or use sketchy discount lash adhesive formulas.  

Do not press the adhesive into your natural lashes while you are applying your falsies. Instead, try to aim for just above your natural lash line to prevent the lash adhesive from getting on your natural lashes.  


2. Don’t Touch Your Eyes 

This rule goes for when you’re not wearing strip lashes as well, but strip lashes may make you feel more tempted than usual to touch your eyes and eyelashes - But don’t! Rubbing your eyes too much can cause eyelashes to fall out, plus you may be rubbing nasty germs and bacteria into your eyes and on your lashes, which is just an eye infection waiting to happen. 


3. Remove Your Lashes Carefully

At the end of the day, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions for removing your strip lashes. Don’t tug on your lashes hard if they’re not coming off. 

To remove your strip lashes, apply a gentle oil to loosen the adhesive. The oily consistency should help the falsies come off your face, according to an article by Bustle. Coconut oil works well, and it should only take about 30 seconds to loosen the adhesive to make those lashes glide right off. 


4. Don’t Use Falsies That are Too Big or Heavy

Strip lashes come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes they can be a little over the top. Large, heavy strip lashes can put extra pressure on the skin around your natural eyelashes and even weigh your lashes down. We all know that eyelashes can fall out, so be careful when selecting a style.


5. Give Your Natural Lashes a Little Love 

Be sure you keep your natural eyelashes clean and nourished. Wash your face every night, including gently cleansing the eye area to remove dirt and makeup. According to an article in the Huffington Post, when you’re washing around your eyes, use gentle pressure and don’t rub too much. 

To promote more natural lash growth, you can try using a lash conditioning serum designed to nourish eyelashes. Don’t apply any products to your eyes that are not all-natural or especially not formulated for use on the delicate skin around your eyes. 


You can learn even more about our strip lashes at ashleykennnedy.com. There, you can browse our products and read more of our blog posts. 

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