Does general makeup removal damage your eyelashes?
"If you're using a harsh cleanser or the wrong products, it can definitely damage your eyelashes," said celebrity esthetician Shani Darden. "It depends on the products you use and the way you remove your makeup. The skin around your eyes is more delicate and your lashes can easily be affected by harsh cleansing methods."
All of the experts I consulted agree that general makeup removal will not damage your eyelashes, but the method and ingredients you use can potentially cause harm.
Liz Kennedy, esthetician and on-air beauty expert, said, "Removers that have alcohol will absolutely damage your lashes, and your skin as well. If you use wipes, they can also damage your lashes if you're pulling too hard at the lash line."