Washing your eyelashes may sound like an odd thing to do, but it is actually one of the best ways to keep them looking and feeling healthy. After all, you don't just wash your hair and face—you also take care of them with conditioner and moisturizer. Well, your eyelashes are no different! You should be giving them some TLC as well! There are a few reasons why you should regularly wash all of your facial hair (also known as "eyelashes" in case this isn't clear). At Megan Thomas Lashes we offer the best eyelash advice and courses around the UK. Get in touch if you want more info on our courses or if you have any questions! 

Your eyelashes may be itchy due to not washing them

You are constantly touching your face, eyes and body. You may be allergic to something you touched or you could be transferring bacteria to your eyes. Or maybe you're just transferring dandruff or other skin particles to your eyes. Either way, if you don't wash the lashes regularly they can start getting itchy and irritated—which is never fun.

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Your lashes aren't immune to dandruff.

You might be surprised to learn that your lashes can get dandruff. They're just as susceptible to the same sources of flakes as those on your scalp, including dryness, harsh shampoos and conditioners, stress, irritation from mascara and other products you use on them (like eye makeup remover), and even an allergic reaction to a product or ingredient.

So how do you know if it's dandruff?

If you're seeing dry patches at the base of your eyelashes (or along the root) and they're white or yellowish in color—that's dandruff. Your lashes won't necessarily fall out because of it (which is good news for everyone), but if left untreated for too long they could become brittle and break off more easily than normal.

You probably wear makeup.

Even if you don't wear a full face of it, chances are that you have some mascara or eyeliner in your beauty routine. And while most people know that it's important to take off their makeup before bed (or at least wash their face), they might not be aware that this step should apply to their lashes, too.

Makeup can get into the eye—and when it does, it can cause irritation and even an eye infection like pink eye (conjunctivitis). If left untreated for too long, this can lead to permanent damage to the tear ducts and cornea (the front part of your eye), which could result in vision loss or blindness

Possible reasons why you might have itchy or sore eyelashes

The glue that holds your lashes in place can cause redness and swelling of the eye area, which is a sign of an allergy. You might also experience itchy eyes or skin around your eyes. This reaction could be caused by a reaction to the glue, or to the hair dye used on your lashes. A small percentage of people are allergic to either one, so it's important that you do not get them done if you know this is true for you; however, there's another possibility: Your eyelashes themselves may actually be what's causing all these issues—and we're not talking about how they look on their own! If you want more details on eye soreness and itchiness then visit the Healthline website here

You should wash your eyelashes regularly to prevent itching and irritation.

You may be surprised to learn that you can wash your lashes just like any other part of your body. You can use a mild soap, shampoo, baby shampoo or eye makeup remover. If the thought of putting something harsh on your precious lashes makes you cringe, never fear! A cotton swab will do the trick just fine. Washing your eyelashes regularly will help prevent itching and irritation while keeping them clean and soft.

As with most beauty tips we offer here at our site, please take care when trying this one out for yourself. We're not doctors so we're not qualified to give medical advice (though if you need help figuring out how much soap or shampoo to use on your eyelashes feel free to reach out).


In conclusion, eyelashes should be washed regularly to prevent itching and irritation. You can use mild soap or baby shampoo. Be sure not to get it too close to your eyes because they will burn!


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