Swimming With Eyelash Extensions:
Things to Care About

Having eyelash extensions certainly has its perks. They give us the thick, luscious lashes of our fantasies while also allowing us to forego our complete eye makeup procedure. They’re especially handy during the summer when you don’t want to put on a full face of makeup. You must, however, take care of them to keep them looking fluttery and lovely.

Summer sounds like a description of Colour. And, you guessed it, this includes the eyes! However, eyeshadow and eyeliner do not always stay on during summer activities, which often include pool days and hot weather. However, you already know which summery fresh beauty style will stay the longest, eyelash extensions. Which brings us to our question of the day, What if you have lash extensions on? Is it possible to swim while wearing eyelash extensions? In this article, we will answer all the questions about swimming with eyelash extensions.

Is It Safe to Get Eyelash Extensions Wet?


Classic eyelash extensions do not prevent you from swimming. Keep in mind that both chlorine and saltwater can cause eyelash extensions to fall out, so we recommend washing your lashes right after you swim.” Use a cleanser that is suitable for eyelash extensions, such as Foaming Cleanser or the oil-free Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water.

Brush your extensions with a [spoolie] or a clean mascara wand after cleansing, then gently apply pressure on the tops of your extensions with a lint-free cloth while closing your eyes. Your lashes can tangle and flip to the side while you sleep, so brushing them through and fluffing them softly is the key to keeping them in place.

Can You Swim with Fake Lashes?


The majority of waterproof eyelash extensions are suitable for swimming. Our manufacturer sells eyelash adhesive that allows you to go swimming without damaging your eyelashes’ extension. But, as we all know, nothing is perfect. To reduce friction, we recommend using goggles if you swim below the beach or play in the waves.

That said, take note, the retentiveness might be harmed by water pressure from waves. The high water pressure causes friction on your extensions in the same way that rubbing your eyes does. Your extensions will fall out prematurely over time.

It’s not just the ocean that you should be concerned about. High-pressure showers are a source of concern for persons who wear false eyelashes. Allowing a strong stream of water to fall directly on the lash extensions will lessen their longevity over time. It’s fine to shower with your eyelash extensions on. Just make sure that the water pressure isn’t too high.

How Long Do You Need to Wait Before Getting Eyelashes Wet?

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The only time you should avoid getting your lash extensions wet is right after they’ve been applied. You don’t have to wait for 24 to 48 hours to get your eyelash extensions wet. For the adhesive to thoroughly dry and connect the extension to your natural lash, you’ll need to wait 4 hours.

If you search the internet for articles, almost all of them would advise you to wait at least a day before getting your lash extensions wet. Some go so far as to advise you to wait 48 to 72 hours.

After the first 48 hours, the adhesive used to place your eyelash extensions is secure enough to allow you to get them wet – meaning you can swim in any sort of water.

Water isn’t so awful for quality artificial lashes after all. Moisture is required for the polymerization of lash glue. To clarify, lash glue is a resin produced from ethyl or methyl cyanoacrylate (CA) that, when exposed to hydroxides such as water, alcohol, or other moisture, forms lengthy chains connecting natural and fake lashes.

Is It Safe to Swim In The Ocean?


You can go swimming in the ocean with eyelash extensions. Instead of wearing mascara or strip lashes, you can opt for false eyelashes that will keep you looking permanently gorgeous. Unfortunately, It’s undeniable that lash glue reacts badly with salt, whether you applied false lashes a day or a week prior. It’s much worse for eyelash extensions’ longevity than oil-based cosmetics.

Salt can slowly destroy the adhesive on a chemical level, causing your fake lashes to detach and fall out prematurely if you spend a lengthy period in seawater. Small amounts of salt, on the other hand, do not harm lash extensions in the long run because salt is normally secreted by the human body through perspiration.

If you’re going to the beach, bring a bottle of fresh water with you so you may rinse your lashes after swimming. When you’re done swimming for the day, make sure to properly clean your extensions with lash shampoo or lash cleaner.

When embarking on underwater excursions, you might also start using goggles. However, if you wear goggles that are too tight, the extensions may crimp, crinkle, or bend, resulting in more injury.

Are Goggles Necessary?


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If you plan to immerse your head for an extended amount of time, wearing swimming goggles is advised (i.e., swimming laps). Allowing chlorine to sit on your lashes is not a good idea. Because the chemicals may harm the adhesive characteristics of your eyelash extensions, rinse them well.

You can also preserve your eyelash extensions by wearing goggles in saunas and steam rooms, as these might cause the adhesive to melt.

The goggles also protect your eyes and eyelash extensions from a variety of things that could harm them. Winds carrying sand, which can hurt your eyes and lead you to rub your new lash extensions. During the first 24 hours, take all care possible of your eyelash extensions.

Do I Wear Waterproof Mascara
for Swimming?


It’s tempting to make your lashes look even fuller, but it’s not worth clumping them together and damaging the lash glue. Apply mascara simply to your lower lashes instead. If you insist on wearing mascara despite the cautions, look for an oil-free option.

The eyelid border might be irritated by mascara with a glitter foundation. Using a tight-bristle mascara brush and eliminating excess dry bits from your brush before the application can prevent powder and glitter from getting trapped in your extensions.

Side note when it comes to removing waterproof makeup from your eyes at the end of the day, you’ll have to work a little more. Wearing makeup that can be gently removed, which excludes waterproof materials from your makeup arsenal, is the key to keeping lash extensions.

Waterproof Glue for Swimming


We can all agree that a set of artificial lashes can instantly elevate your style, from basic to bomb. Knowing this, we must acknowledge that, while the falsies are the star of the show, it is the eyelash glue that holds it all together behind the scenes.

Using lash adhesive, each extension is bonded directly to your natural lash, keeping it in place and putting you at peace. You’ll be wearing your favorite lashes for hours on end thanks to exceptional 24-hour hold technology and strong waterproof eyelash adhesive. Ensure that the lash glue includes no chemicals and is suitable for people with sensitive skin.

How Chlorine Affects Eyelash
Extension Retention?


While chlorine, like salt, is a good disinfectant for purifying water, it can damage lash extension retention over time. If you often immerse in chlorinated water or pools, your artificial lashes will fall off faster than ever before since the binding made by lash adhesives on real lashes is broken down.

Because cyanoacrylate-based glues have a tendency to descaling in small amounts when exposed to chlorine, eyelash extensions may become unsticky from the natural lashes over time. As a result, after every swim, you’ll need to go for a refill.

Although a dip in the pool now and then won’t harm your lashes right away, doing so regularly will cause your extensions to fall out sooner than usual.

Eyelash Extension Swim Aftercare


I’ve underlined how crucial it is to clean your fake lashes after a swim, whether it’s in the ocean or a pool, in the points above. This is important because washing helps to remove solvents from your eyelashes, such as salt or chlorine before they react with the lash glue used to secure your extensions.

After you’ve removed any salt, chlorine, or other residues from your lash extensions, it’s time to dry them keenly following the eyelash extension aftercare instructions. Drying on a cool-low setting with a blow dryer. You should also avoid using a hot air blower and instead use a cold air blower. Brush your eyelashes softly with the spoolie or mascara wand while doing so. This will help you open up the extensions and keep them from clumping.

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    I hope this post was useful in answering all of your questions. If you have any questions or concerns concerning this topic, please leave a comment or get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions about eyelash extensions.

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