How to Remove Eyelash Extensions Safely and Easily 

Eyelash extensions have been trending for a few years. Everyone loves eyelash extensions but for some people it is not easy for them to wear eyelash extensions and also they can’t remove it. 

Now the question arises is it easy to remove eyelash extensions at home? Is it safe? Or what are the risks?

Generally you can remove eyelashes with coconut or olive oil but it is best to remove eyelash extension by any professional to avoid any damage.

Best Ways to Remove Eyelash Extensions

Here are some step wise tips for you to remove eyelash extension at home safely.

  1. Wash face
  2. Use steam
  3. Warm the oil
  4. Soak the pads
  5. Remove the extension

Wash Face

The first step to remove eyelash extension at home is to wash your face gently. Wash your face like you would normally do but keep in mind that it doesn’t rub your eye area because it can cause damage to your eye area. The purpose of this step is simply to remove mascara or any bond on it that you may be able to remove easily later.

Use Steam

The second step you have to follow is to take steam. The purpose of this steam step is to remove the eyelash extension glue. Take a large bowl of water with steaming hot water. Place your face over it and cover your face with a towel to take steam. 

Wait for a few minutes to loosen up the bond of eyelash extension glue. This step will be helpful for you to remove the extension safely.

Warm The Oil

The 3rd step you have to follow is to warm the oil. The purpose of this step is to keep smoothness to remove the extension at home. You have to be careful while taking this step, because overheating of oil can damage your eyes.

You can use coconut oil, olive oil or castor oil to remove the extensions. It will also help you to loosen the bond. Make sure not to use too hot oil because you are going to deal with sensitive areas of your eyes.

Soak The Pads

The next step is to soak small cotton pads in warm oil to accelerate the process. Take one or two cotton pads and dip it in hot oil. Then place this cotton oil on your eyes. Let it remain for five minutes to loosen the glue of eyelashes. Gently swipe your upper lash line with an oily pad and let the oil remain on your lashes for a few minutes.  

Remove The Extensions

The final step is to remove the extension. You have to do all the steps very carefully. Use the same cotton pad to swipe. The important thing to keep in mind is to be careful while taking these steps. If you feel any difficulty you should be removed by a professional.

Should we use an eyelash extension remover or not? Is It Safe?

Eyelash extension remover is safe but you have to use branded products for it because if you use local products for it you will damage your eyes. Professionals use removers to remove extensions. 

You can buy remover from any professional beauty store. They will surely help you for complete removal of extensions. But I will recommend that you don’t try this if you don’t know any branded product that is safe for you.

Why You Should Not Remove Eyelash Extension at Home?

I have told you all the steps for removing extensions at home but I normally advise you to remove eyelashes by a professional. If you are not professional enough you can damage your natural eyelashes. 

Once your eyelashes get damaged, they might take several months to grow again. When you remove extensions forcedly your natural eyelashes break too.

The 2nd effect can be risk of irritation or infection. While removing the extension if you are taken off the first time, the products might drip into your eyes and can cause irritation or damage.


To conclude you can take these five steps at home to remove extensions at home. If you are taken off the first time then must be with any professional. Don’t forcefully remove it. Hope so this article will be helpful to you.

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