Should You Clean Your Lifted Lashes With Micellar Water?

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Should You Clean Your Lifted Lashes With Micellar Water?

The first 24 to 72 hours after a
lash lift at home are vital to maintaining it. This is because if you apply makeup on your face right after the lift, you are likely to smudge the lashes with primer and foundation. Not to mention the swipe of mascara that will damage their curve as well. Basically, how long the lash lift will last depends on what you do with them. 

Lash lift care tips are simple: Don’t let water touch your lashes, avoid rubbing your eyes and apply water-based mascara after the above mentioned setting time is up. 

But what about when I start applying makeup? Can I then use micellar water to remove it?

Well, the answer is a bit tricky. We will definitely answer this question once we have covered what you need to do in the first three days after an at-home lash lift. 

First 24 Hours

  • Do not touch or rub your lashes
  • Keep the lashes dry for 24 hours. Instead of rinsing your face, dip a cotton ball in water for a refreshing touch up
  • Avoid applying eye cream, makeup, face oils, sunscreen and face cream
  • Do not take a steam bath or sauna
  • Avoid swimming, using a face steamer and even excessive sweating (We know this isn't something you can control, so try stay in a cool atmosphere)

Day 2

  • Do not touch or rub your lashes
  • Do not use any oil-based products on your face
  • Avoid applying eyeliner and mascara, waterproof or regular
  • Do not take a steam bath or sauna
  • Avoid swimming and using a face steamer 

Day 3

  • Do not touch or rub your lashes
  • Do not use any oil-based products on your face
  • Avoid waterproof mascara
  • Do not apply cleaning milk and cream-based cleaners (Use an oil-free cleaner)
  • Brush your lashes 

Now that you know how to take care of your lashes, let’s talk about how to use micellar water to clean your lashes.

What Is Micellar Water?

Micellar water is a cleansing liquid, which is soft water. It has two essential ingredients:

  • Mild Surfactants: Selected compounds for cleaning
  • Water: Purified water

Micelle is a cluster of molecules with hydrophobic and hydrophilic ends. It is dissolved in a solution of water. The hydrophobic properties attach to the soils in your skin and dissolve dirt through the hydrophilic properties, allowing water to clean your face when it is rinsed. 

Micelles have an attraction power that is similar to magnets. The molecules pull oil and dirt towards them, removing all types of makeup products. 

The different surfactants, like cetrimonium bromide, is cationic quaternary compound, also called quat. These mild surfactants are also available in hair conditioners. Another surfactant is Polysorbate 20, which is a non-foaming agent. Amphoteric surfactants offer a soothing touch. 

Can I Use Micellar Water After a Lash Lift?

As mentioned earlier: Yes, you can use micellar water to clean your makeup and lashes. Whether you are using a lash lift kit or getting the beauty treatment done at a salon, you need to be extra with what you apply to your face in the first 72 hours. 

In our previous blog post, "Can You Put Mascara on the Lash Lift?," we talked about how you should avoid using any waterproof and oil-based products for the entirety of your lash lift. 

Water-resistant mascara is very difficult to remove. It has an oil-based formula that attaches to the lashes and can only be removed with a cream-based cleanser. If you apply this mascara after a lash lift, you might weaken the hold of the adhesive, which will remove the curling effect. As a result, instead of your lash lift lasting 4 to 6 weeks, the effect will be gone within two weeks. 

The same thing happens when oil-based micellar water is applied. It breaks down the chemicals in the lash lift and brings the lashes back to their original length. Garnier’s Micellar Water, the one that comes in the pink bottle, is one of the best micellar waters with a soft formula. The water-based solution can be used on a lash lift and eyelash extensions to remove mascara.

How to Use Micellar Water After a Lash Lift

Most women carry a mascara in their bag because a single swipe can give your face a fresh look. However, when you have done a lash lift, you need to be careful with makeup cleansers. Here’s how to use micellar water to clean makeup:

  • Soak a round cotton pad in micellar water and wipe around the eyes without touching the lashes
  • Now, apply micellar water to your eyelashes, using a fluffy and lint-free eyelash brush
  • Comb your eyelashes with the brush gently
  • Brush from bottom to top, and don't forget to clean the lower lashes
  • Avoid scrubbing, rubbing or tugging the eyelashes, or you might damage the curve
  • Use a clean mascara wand to comb the lashes and blow on them with a mini fan to ensure they dry out completely
  • You don't need to wash your face afterwards as the micellar water is quickly absorbed by the lashes, and this is not harmful.

Always do a test patch first to ensure that you are not allergic to the product. No matter what brand you are using, dab a little of the micellar water on the inside of your wrist and wait for 10 minutes to see if it causes redness or itching. 

In conclusion, it is completely safe to use micellar water on your lash lift, as long as the product is not oil-based. Whether you are using a Nicky lash lifting kit or LVL lash lift kit, follow the instructions to ensure a perfect curve.

If you are looking for a professional lash lift kit, visit the website Nicky Lashes. They offer an easy, safe and chemical-free beauty treatment kit that allows you to get an eyelash perm at home in just a couple of minutes. If you have any questions regarding the lash lift kit, click here to send them an email, and you will receive a reply within 24 hours.