Self says that every time you apply fake lashes you also need to remove them, and “you have the tendency to remove your falsies without using makeup remover, it could be doing serious damage to your natural lashes. Make sure to use a Q-tip doused in an oil-based cleanser to loosen the glue at the lash line before pulling them away.” And since the idea of fake lashes is to enhance what you have and fill in where you lack lashes, the last thing you want is to accidentally pull out hairs so you’re worse off than where you began.