Choose the right eye makeup remover for you. If your eyelashes tend to fall out because your eyes seem red and irritated, choose one labeled for sensitive skin and/or labeled “gentle.” If you use waterproof eye makeup, such as waterproof mascara, look for something that has emollient or oily qualities. This will be gentle on your skin while removing your eye makeup.
Moisten your eyelids and lashes with lukewarm water to start loosening up the mascara and eye makeup. Keep your eyes firmly closed as you gently apply the water to your eyes, to keep any little parts from getting into your eyes and irritating them.
Apply a mild soap or eye makeup remover to your fingertips, then massage gently onto your eyelashes. Imagine you are “shampooing” your eyelashes and eyelids to remove your makeup. The key is to not rub too vigorously -- that’s when your eyelashes can suffer.
Rinse your eye makeup remover and eye makeup away with lukewarm water. You may need to splash a few times to effectively rinse your eye makeup away -- otherwise the remover can leave a film that can irritate your eyes.
Pat your eyelids and lashes dry with a soft and fluffy towel. Again, don’t rub your eyelashes too hard and you can keep them in their hair follicles.
While waterproof mascara may be good when you’re watching a tearjerker, using non-waterproof eye makeup products makes your makeup easier to remove. The result is a beautiful you and intact eyelashes.
Don’t skip taking your eye makeup off before you go to bed -- not taking off your eye makeup can irritate the eye, causing an allergic reaction that makes your eyes feel itchy and irritated. This can contribute to eyelash loss.