Ness asked, “How do I clean my lash curler?”
Eyelash curlers often become coated with mascara, as well as bacteria from your eyelashes and any powdered cosmetics that they may come in contact with. Thankfully, they are easy to clean. Use the steps below regularly to keep your lash curler in like-new condition.¹
Cleaning the Eyelash Curler
You Will Need:
- Cotton ball
- Eye makeup remover
- Baby oil
- Dish liquid
Steps to Clean the Curler:
- Moisten a cotton ball with eye makeup remover.² If you don’t have eye makeup remover, you can use baby oil instead.¹
- Use the cotton ball to clean the makeup off the metal bar and rubber pad of the curler.²
- Mix a few drops of dish liquid in a bowl of water. Dampen a soft cloth with the soapy water and wring the cloth out well so that it is only damp, not dripping.
- Wipe off the makeup remover residue and any remaining mascara residue from the curler.
- Briefly hold the top part of the curler that you just cleaned under a running faucet to rinse off any remaining soap residue. Try not to let any water get on the metal joints.
- Immediately pat the curler dry with a towel. If any makeup is transferred to the towel, repeat the cleaning process.¹
Additional Tips and Advice
- Do not submerge the entire eyelash curler in water as it can rust.
- You can use a makeup remover wipe occasionally to clean the lash curler, however it is important that the makeup remover not contain any alcohol or acid as those can dry out the rubber pad.
- Replace the rubber pad of your curler a few times per year or as often as needed.²
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