Having clean tweezers is a must-have for any eyelash extension artist. Imagine using your tweezers to pick up an eyelash, only to find that the cleanliness of your tool has been compromised by dirt and bacteria lingering on its surface. It's no secret that clean tools are essential for providing customers with a safe and hygienic experience.
Whether you're a professional or a DIY perfectionist, clean tools are a must-have in your beauty arsenal. But if you want to know how you clean tweezers for eyelash extensions? We've got you covered!
In this guide, we'll show you the best ways to clean and sanitise your tweezers so that you can continue providing your customers with a safe and hygienic experience. Keep reading to get the low-down.
Why Should You Clean Your Tweezers?
Cleanliness is key for providing customers with a safe and hygienic experience if you are an eyelash extension artist. Not only that, but clean tweezers help to ensure your clients’ lashes stay in place longer. Dirty tweezers can also damage natural eyelashes and cause them to fall out prematurely due to bacteria or dirt on the tool's surface.
So if you want to keep your tools clean and sanitised, it's important to clean your tweezers regularly. In fact, we recommend cleaning them after each client session.
What Are The Best Methods For Cleaning Your Tweezers?
The best way to clean your tweezers for eyelash extensions is to use a cleaning agent such as Barbicide. Barbicide is an international standard product used for cleanliness in the beauty industry, and it's designed specifically for professional tools such as tweezers.
Barbicide can be used with tweezers made from stainless steel or titanium. Simply submerge your clean tweezers in the solution and leave them to soak for at least 10 minutes before taking them out and rinsing them with clean water.
If you don't have access to Barbicide, you can also clean your tweezers with rubbing alcohol. Make sure to use a concentration of no more than 70% so you don't damage the tool. Soak clean tweezers in a bowl of rubbing alcohol for at least 10 minutes, then rinse with clean water.
How To Clean Your Tweezers With Other Methods
If you don't have access to Barbicide or rubbing alcohol, there are other methods you can use to clean your tweezers. You can use mild dish detergent and hot water to clean your tweezers. Put some soap into a bowl of lukewarm water and submerge the clean tweezers for about 5 minutes. After that, rinse them off with cold running water.
Another method is to soak the clean tweezers in vinegar for about 20 minutes before rinsing them off with clean water. This method is particularly effective for removing stubborn dirt and grime from the tweezers.
How To Store And Care For Your Tweezers
It's important to care for your clean tweezers properly, as this will help extend their lifespan and keep them clean for longer. Make sure to store clean tweezers in a clean container or pouch to protect them from dust and other particles. It's also a good idea to wipe down your clean tweezers with rubbing alcohol after each use, as this can help prevent bacteria from building up on the tool's surface.
Another way you can keep your clean tweezers in top condition is by regularly oiling them. This helps to keep the joints of the tweezers in good condition and also helps to prevent rusting. All you need to do is put a few drops of oil on a clean cloth and rub it onto the clean tweezers.
Best Tweezers And Other Tools
Now that you know how to look after your tweezers, here are our recommendations for the best tweezers and other tools for self-care or applying DIY eyelash extensions.
Eyelash Emporium On-point is a great choice for anyone looking for tweezers specifically designed for eyelash extensions. They have an ergonomically shaped handle and a unique one-of-a-kind design to ensure accuracy and precision when applying lashes.
- Eyelash Emporium Camera Angle Individual Curved Tweezers
Eyelash Emporium Camera Angle is a curved tweezer designed for eyelash extensions. The angled head of these tweezers makes them perfect for isolating and positioning individual lashes. They also have a comfortable grip handle to keep the tool in place while working on your clients’ lashes.
- Eyelash Emporium Set Piece Straight and Curved Tweezer Set
The Eyelash Emporium set comprises two professional-grade tweezers designed for eyelash extensions. The straight tweezer is perfect for isolation, and the curved one is for lashing, giving you complete control when working on your clients’ lashes.
- Marvelash X-Type Tweezer
Marvelash X-Type is a fantastic tweezer designed for eyelash extensions. It has a special design to help you pick up and place individual lashes precisely and accurately. The ergonomic handle ensures stability while working on your clients’ lashes, making it one of the best tweezers on the market today.
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Other tools that will be useful for lash extension, eyebrow tidies, and even eyebrow slits are a great pair of scissors and a lash applicator.
- Lola's Lashes Rose Gold Precision Lash and Brow Scissors
Lola's Lashes Rose Gold Precision Scissors are perfect for trimming eyebrows and eyelashes accurately. They have a sharp, thin blade that helps to cleanly cut through unwanted hairs without damaging the skin.
The FalseEyelashes.co.uk False Lash Applicator Tool - Rose Gold is perfect for fixing lash extensions quickly and cleanly. It has an easy-to-grip handle and slim tip to make the application smoother.
- Pinky Goat - Lash Applicator
The Pinky Goat Applicator is designed to help you easily apply and clean eyelash extensions. It has a curved edge to make application easier, while the small size allows the applicator to reach even the smallest lashes.
Finally, Lilly Lashes Eyelash Applicator in matt black is a great tool as it has tweezers at one end and a comb at the other. So no matter what you’re doing, the right tool makes light work of any job.
Now that you know how to clean your tweezers for eyelash extensions, there's no excuse not to keep them clean! Regularly cleaning your clean tweezers with Barbicide, rubbing alcohol, or mild soapy water will help ensure they remain sanitised and free from bacteria, dirt and grime.
It's also important to store your clean tweezers safely and care for them properly by wiping them down after each use and regularly oiling them.