Do you love to swim? People used to think that swimming with eyelash extensions was a big no-no. But, as it turns out, there are a few ways to make sure your eyelash extensions stay intact while you’re in the pool or at the beach.
In today’s post, we’re going to share some tips on how to keep your eyelash extensions safe while you swim. So, whether you’re planning a summer pool party or just want to take a dip during a work break, read on for advice on how to make swimming with eyelash extensions safe and fun!
Water and lash extensions
You can swim with eyelash extensions. Although we recommended that you avoid getting your eyelash extensions wet for 4 hours – 8 hours after your appointment for the adhesive to completely cure. After this waiting period, it is safe to get your eyelash extensions wet without them falling out.
Water is amazing for eyelash extensions. In fact, moisture is crucial for the polymerization of lash adhesive. You need to clean your eyelash extensions daily with eyelash cleanser and water.
Let’s dive into the types of water that are okay and not so good for eyelash extensions retention.
Swimming in the ocean
It’s generally not recommended to swim with eyelash extensions, as salt water can cause the eyelash extensions to loosen and fall out prematurely. The pressure of the water and waves can also cause the extensions to come loose, which can be especially problematic.
If you do decide to swim with eyelash extensions, be sure to not have your head under water for too long. Minimal exposure to ocean water is not going to make your eyelash extensions fall off your eyes instantly. If you spend a long time in seawater, salt can slowly disintegrate the adhesive at a chemical level. Salt is even more dangerous to the lifespan of eyelash extensions than oil-based cosmetics because salt absorbs moisture that’s used to set the adhesive in the first place.
Swimming in a pool
While chlorine is an effective disinfectant for treating water, it can affect the retention of eyelash extensions with time. It’s not recommended to swim in a pool with eyelash extensions. Chlorine can cause the bond of the adhesive to your natural lash to loosen and fall out prematurely. Although diving into the swimming pool once in a while won’t damage your eyelash extensions right away, doing so recurrently will cause your eyelash extensions to fall out earlier than usual. If you do decide to swim in a pool with eyelash extensions, be sure to take extra care of them to avoid getting pool water on your lashes without proper cleansing.
Taking care of your eyelash extensions after exposure to salt or chlorine
You can also wear goggles when going for underwater adventures. But, make sure you don’t wear goggles that are too tight, or else your eyelashes might crimp, crinkle and bend, leading to damage of your eyelash extensions.
If you are planning a day at the beach or at a swimming pool, make sure you always have a bottle of freshwater around to rinse your eyes after swimming with eyelash extensions.
Then make sure to thoroughly cleanse your eyelash extensions with a lash cleanser whenever you are finished swimming for the day.
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