How to Clean an Eyelash Curler

Three Methods:Blow Dryer and Tissue PaperMakeup Pad and AlcoholMakeup Wipes

Have you ever wondered why you're getting eye infections, or your lashes are not curling, or, worst of all, you are experiencing both issues? Well, it could be your eyelash curler. Many people fail to realize that their eyelash curler is not long-lasting or self maintaining. They need to be cleaned, or replaced. Luckily there are a variety of methods you can use to clean your eyelash curler. Read on from step one below.

Method 1
Blow Dryer and Tissue Paper

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    Take out the cushion band on your eyelash curler.
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    Grab your blow dryer and set it on high. Heat can help get rid of bacteria so this should work. Try directing the heat from your dyer onto your eyelash curler. Remember though, to remove bacteria from water, one boils it. Your hair dryer is only likely to kill bacteria on your eye lash curlers if it can blow hot enough to boil water.
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    Start blow-drying your eyelash curler for at least 30 seconds or a minute. This will help melt any eye makeup you have on the eyelash curler and some dirt.
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    Let your eyelash curler cool down for a few minutes. You don't want hot metal on your skin
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    Use your tissue paper to remove any dirt on the front and back of your eyelash curler
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    Rinse thoroughly the cushion band on the eyelash curler. Once you are done, snap it back on the eyelash curler

Method 2
Makeup Pad and Alcohol

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    Obtain a clean makeup pad. You can use a cotton wool pad, a clean cloth or a piece of cotton wool.
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    Put a little bit of alcohol in a empty clean spray bottle. Wine, beer, cider etc are not suitable. Use vodka or gin, or, rubbing alcohol or ethanol.
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    Spray just a little bit of alcohol on the makeup pad. Don't add too much.
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    Rub the front and back of the eyelash curler thoroughly. If you don't have any makeup pads use a Q-Tip.
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    You may need to rinse some alcohol off the eyelash curler so it doesn't get too dry. Use water or washing up liquid to wash it. Make sure you dry it immediately using a clean dry cloth or kitchen paper. Don't let water touch the metal joints

Method 3
Makeup Wipes

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    Use a makeup wipe. Any wipe designed for removing eye make-up is particularly likely to be effective.
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    Rub the front and the back of the eyelash curler. This should get rid of the mascara and some dirt.

Tips

  • If you want you can try using cleansing pads to clean your eyelash curler. Just make sure to wash some of the residue off.
  • Change the pads every 3 months
  • Change the eyelash curler every 6 months.
  • Make sure you know how to use an eyelash curler to prevent breaking of the lashes
  • Go on YouTube for more help.
  • Clean it once a week.

Warnings

  • Beware of eye mites for people that wear mascara.
  • Don't curl your lashes after you have applied mascara as this will damage your eyelashes, apparently.
  • These steps are not suitable for heated eyelash curlers.

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