Let me guess, you have heard that water and oil are BAD BAD BAD. Yes, but you don't know the whole story.
Micro droplets of water are actually used after your service, because it helps your lash glue cure! We just can't have regular droplets of water on the lash line or it can effect the adhesive's adhesion. So no water ONLY for the 1st 24 hours, but after that? WATER WATER WATER!
Lashes done right shouldn't fall off. A little bit of water isn't going to make the glue budge, provided you are going somewhere that is using good glue and has experienced artists applying them for the strongest hold so you can get the most wear out of them.
OIL is the bad guy, not water. We need water to remove the oils that show up naturally in your skin and creep its way up the lash and gets in between your natural lash and the extension. If you don't cleanse well, and keep that oil away, your lashes will not last just the same as if you were using oil products.
If that isn't good enough reason... then listen here. Without water and a good cleanse, you are just asking for the nasty things that can come with poor eye hygiene. The imprtance of keeping your eyes clean is paramount to your lash and eye health. Debris, makeup, trapped natural oils - these can all get into your lash folicle with or without extensions! Be sure to really get in between your lashes and wash away all that leftover makeup and gunk on your lashline that makeup remover and Q-tips are not able to get rid of. And when you wake up, and the sandman has visited in the night... use warm water to gently dissolve that too so your lashes are crusted together... yuck!
If you ever begin to experience allergies & irritation issues with your eyes, try daily cleansing with a lid cleanser and notice the change in the health of your skin around the eyes.
TAKE YOUR TIME! Washing your face/eyes should not be a task you rush through; just imagine what all that dirt, oil, makeup, and debris can do to your skin if you leave it there over night, night after night!
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