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How to Remove Eyelash Glue From Your Eye

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How to Safely Remove Eyelash Glue

Have you had that slightly feral panicked moment before a night out when you realise you are heading out in a few hours, have run out of lashes and have headed to your local shops for a pack of cheap lashes to ‘see you through’. You use the lash glue, and inadvertently get some into your eyes (cue red eyes just as you’re heading out the door) and then the next day you mournfully pick at the stubborn eyelash glue still glugging up your lashes… You wonder if there is a way to easily remove eyelash glue and why you used that awful stuff in the first place. Blergh! Never again, am I right?

Let’s get this sorted once and for all - aside from Underlash’s lash packs coming with more than enough lashes for multiple applications (no more panicked last minute shopping adventures!), our bond and seal lash glue system means you really don’t have the eyelash-glue-in-eye sting issue anymore.  And girl, - our eye lash remover is the key to no globby bits of glue in your lash line. Just healthy natural lashes and a simple way to remove eyelash glue from your eye. 

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Prevention Is Key

It might sound a bit obvious, but using less glue during the application process can significantly reduce the amount of residue left behind when it's time to remove your lashes. A light, even application of adhesive is all you need for a secure hold without excess buildup. Underlash provides our bond and seal lash glue, The Bond and The Seal, with a small mascara wand for easy application - it’s unlikely to get into your eye unless you are extremely uncoordinated and unlucky! Our wand means you can’t overdo application (and with Underlash’s The Bond, less is more anyway!) and have accidental glue residue in your eye. Couple this with our bond and seal lash glue system - our two step process means that you have less chance of anything getting into your eyes. 


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1. A Dedicated Eye Lash Remover

If you’re desperately trying to remove eyelash glue from your eye, the best method is to invest in a high-quality eye lash remover, like Underlash’s The Remover, specifically designed for eyelash extensions. Our eye lash remover is formulated to break down the bond of the glue without causing irritation to the delicate skin around your eyes. Simply apply a small amount of remover to a cotton pad or swab and gently dab it onto the adhesive residue. Allow it to sit for 30 seconds to loosen the glue before gently wiping it away with the Cloth.

2. A General Makeup Remover

If you don't have a dedicated adhesive remover on hand to remove eyelash glue from your eye, a gentle makeup remover can also do the trick. Look for a makeup remover that is oil-based and suitable for use around the eyes. Apply a small amount to a cotton pad and gently press it onto the adhesive residue, allowing it to soak in for a few moments before wiping away.

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3. A Little Skin-Safe Oil

For a natural alternative in removing eyelash glue from your eye, reach for a skin-safe oil such as extra virgin olive oil (EVO). Not only does EVO effectively break down adhesive residue, but it also nourishes and conditions your lashes, promoting healthy growth. Apply a small amount of oil to a cotton pad and gently press it onto the glue, allowing it to soften before wiping it away.

4. Steam

For synthetic lashes, steam can be a game-changer in loosening stubborn adhesive and removing eyelash glue from your eye. Simply hold your face over a bowl of hot water or use a facial steamer for a few minutes to allow the steam to penetrate the adhesive, making it easier to remove. For high-end lashes made of mink or silk, be cautious with steam as it may cause damage to the delicate fibres.

What To Do if the Adhesive is In Your Eye

Experiencing adhesive getting into your eye can be a frightening experience, but it's important to stay calm and take swift action to minimise any potential harm. Here's what you should do if you find yourself in this situation:

Remain Calm

First and foremost, try to stay calm. While it may be alarming to have adhesive in your eye, panicking can exacerbate the situation. Take a deep breath and focus on following the necessary steps to address the issue effectively.

Avoid Rubbing

Resist the urge to rub your eyes, as this can spread the adhesive and potentially cause further irritation or damage. Rubbing your eyes can also introduce foreign particles or bacteria, increasing the risk of infection.

Flush with Lukewarm Water

Immediately flush your eye with lukewarm water to rinse away the adhesive. Tilt your head to the side and gently pour water into the affected eye, or use a clean cup or bottle to pour water over your eye. Allow the water to flow over your eye for several minutes to thoroughly rinse away any residue.

Seek Medical Attention

If irritation persists after flushing your eye with water or if you experience any discomfort, redness, swelling, or vision changes, it's crucial to seek medical attention promptly. Contact your eye doctor or visit the nearest emergency room for a thorough evaluation and appropriate treatment.

Follow Medical Advice

Once you've sought medical attention, follow any instructions provided by your healthcare provider. They may recommend additional steps to alleviate discomfort, prevent infection, or treat any potential eye injuries.

What to Avoid When Removing Eyelash Glue

When removing eyelash glue, keep these important tips in mind to protect your delicate eye area:

Don’t Pull Them Off

Resist the urge to tug or pull at your lashes to remove adhesive residue. This can cause damage to your natural lashes and irritate the sensitive skin around your eyes.

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Don’t Rush

Take your time when removing eyelash glue to ensure a thorough and gentle process. Rushing can lead to accidental contact with your eyes and increase the risk of irritation or injury.

With these expert tips and techniques, coupled with our bond and seal lash glue system The Bond and The Seal, and our eye lash remover, The Remover you can bid farewell to stubborn eyelash glue residue and enjoy a hassle-free lash removal experience. 

Remember to always prioritise the health and safety of your eyes, and don't hesitate to seek professional help if you encounter any issues. Happy lashing! 🌟