How to Take Care of Your Eyelash Extension Tweezers

October 14, 2021

How to Take Care of Your Eyelash Extension Tweezers

Keeping your lash studio clean and pristine is one of the key ways to keep your customers coming back. This includes sweeping floors, wiping down surfaces, and maintaining a hygienic workstation.

Specifically, keeping your eyelash extension tweezers clean is one of the most important parts of making sure your clients have a safe and healthy experience in your lash studio.

Taking care of your eyelash extension tweezers involves three key elements. You should know when to clean them, how to clean them, and how to store them.

When to Clean Them

Most eyelash extension providers understand that cleaning your tweezers in between each client and at the end of the workday is a must. However, there are other scenarios that call for a cleaning.

As a rule, you should clean your tweezers if you drop them on the ground. Additionally, you should clean them if you leave them in the open unattended. You never know who could have picked them up while you weren't looking.

How to Clean Them

Now you know when to clean your tweezers. Next, I'll teach you how to properly sanitize them.

Step 1: Remove Excess Glue

Before sterilizing your tweezers, you need to remove any glue residue first.

To do this, we recommend washing your tweezers with soap and warm water. After drying them, use acetone on a cotton swab to remove the stubborn glue spots. This will prep your tweezers for the next step.

Step 2: Disinfecting and Sanitizing the Tweezers

After you remove excess residue from your tweezers, it's time to disinfect and sanitize.

Place the tweezers in a glass jar filled with Barbicide sanitizing solution. Be sure to mix the solution according to the package instructions. I highly recommend padding the bottom of the jar with cotton pads to avoid damaging the tweezers.

I suggest soaking the tweezers for at least 10 minutes. Do not leave them in longer than 20 minutes. This can damage the structural integrity of the tweezers.

As an additional step, use a UV sterilizer. This uses ultraviolet rays to kill 99% of bacteria without the use of excess chemicals.

Finally, if you need to sanitize your tweezers in a pinch, a disinfecting spray can help keep things clean.

Step 3: Wash and Dry

I recommend giving your tweezers another wash with soap and warm water. This can prevent chemical corrosion from the sanitizing agents.

How to Store Them

After you wash, sanitize, and dry your eyelash extension tweezers, it's important to store them correctly. When not in use, keep your tweezers in a case or container with a cover to avoid damage or contamination.

You're Ready to Work

Now that you know when and how to clean your eyelash extension tweezers, as well as how to store them, you are ready to give your clients the best eyelash extensions in a safe and healthy lash studio.

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