It is your responsibility as a lash artist to maintain a clean and sanitary work environment, including your tools and supplies. Your eyelash tweezers are one of the most important tools in your kit. You need them for a full set of lashes, but how do you clean them? Like many lash artists, you might not be sure how to properly sterilise your tweezers. Keep reading if this is something you are thinking about. Cleaning and sanitising eyelash tweezers is covered in this article.
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Risks Of Not Properly Disinfecting Your Eyelash Tweezers
If you do not properly disinfect your eyelash tweezers, several negative consequences can occur. The main concern is contamination by bodily fluids from one customer to another. Furthermore, if a customer has an open wound or cut near their eye, the risk of infection increases.
This not only poses a threat to the customer’s health but also damages your reputation as a professional. Additionally, it can result in legal consequences if the infected customer decides to take legal action. In conclusion, it is imperative that you take the necessary precautions to properly disinfect your eyelash tweezers to ensure the safety and health of your customers.
How Often Should You Clean Your Eyelash Tweezers
Tweezers should be sterilised daily after each client. You need to sterilise them because spreading germs from one customer to another is not something you want to happen.
As a lash artist, you probably know that keeping things clean is crucial to your livelihood. While it is important to keep everything you use clean and sterile, tweezers deserve special attention when it comes to sanitation.
Since tweezers are used for applying lashes directly, they will come into contact with each and every one of your customers. If your tweezers are not clean, it does not matter how skilled you are at applying false eyelashes; you will still spread germs.
Here’s the lowdown on how often you should be disinfecting your tweezers. There is no such thing as over-disinfecting your tweezers, so keep that in mind first when deciding how often to do it. After using them on one client, you should disinfect your tweezers and any other implements you use on other clients. Still, it is never a bad idea to clean your tweezers more frequently. Every time you remove your tweezers from their storage case, you should clean them. This method guarantees their cleanliness and readiness for use upon removal from the package.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Cleaning Your Lash Tweezers
- Make sure you are working in a clean environment. The first order of business is to thoroughly tidy up your workspace. You want to give the sink a good scrub down. Make sure the area you are working in is clean and sanitary. Be thorough and wipe down every surface.
- Make sure your hands are clean. The next step is to use soap, work it in between your fingers, and scrub your hands vigorously for at least 20 to 30 seconds. Ensure that you have thoroughly washed your hands. If you are wearing any jewellery, take it off now.
- Time to clean your lash tweezers. Make sure the tools are spotless before putting them in the disinfectant. Assume that your tweezers have residues of glue or other materials. A tweezer cleaner is another option for removing glue from your skin. Your nails and fingers will work just as well for this purpose.
- Disinfect your lash tweezers. The most common disinfectant used by lash artists to keep their equipment clean is barbicide. Apply a barbicide to your tweezers if you want to keep them clean. A concentrated mixture has the advantages of being economical and taking up little room on the shelf. The barbicide can be used after simply being combined with water.
- Use a container or tray to store your lash tweezers. You can use something like a little cup or a tool steriliser tray. Put the tweezers carefully in the tray, making sure they are not jumbled up. They need to be submerged entirely in the disinfectant. Let it sit in water for at least 20 minutes. As an alternative, you can use a timer.
- Clean your protective tweezer covers. Unfortunately, sanitising the tweezer covers is an often-overlooked but crucial step in the lash application process. Make sure the protective covers are thoroughly soaked by filling the tiny cup with isopropyl alcohol to the halfway mark. To get rid of any remaining alcohol, keep rinsing and draining them. Put them on the towel when you are done.
- Make sure to give your tweezers a good scrub and dry them off. After soaking for 20 minutes, always give them a thorough rinsing in water (or hot water) to remove any remaining residue. Dry your tools by setting them down on a clean towel or clean paper towel. Each pair of tweezers should be cleaned with a fresh paper towel. Verify that the tweezer’s inner workings are completely dry. Put the paper towel in the middle of your tweezers and squeeze gently.
Sanitation and disinfection hold the utmost significance in the line of work that you do; consequently, you should make it a point to always observe proper hygiene. Because of this measure, your clients’ physical well-being will be protected. It is imperative that lash artists practise clean hygiene with their tweezers.
Cleaning your eyelash tweezers on a consistent basis is necessary for maintaining proper hygiene. Under no circumstances should you use the same pair of tweezers on the eyes of two different people, or even on the eyes of the same person in different locations.