It’s time for some summer fun again—dipping in the ocean, lake, or pool under the heat of the sun, and getting eyelash extension is a sure-fire way to add glam to your Instagram-worthy summer photos! But, you might be worrying if swimming falls on the list of activities that can damage your lash extensions or affect their retention.
So, to ease up your concerns, we’ll answer everything in this article, including things to keep in mind when swimming with lash extension, wearing goggles, and more. So, let’s dive right in (pun not intended)!
The short answer is definitely! It’s a complete myth that you can’t enjoy the beach waters or pool when you get your eyelash extensions in South Yarra or Brighton. Getting your lash extensions wet (after a certain period) won’t ruin them, so going for a swim is totally safe.
But before you go to the beach, there are a few things to be aware of, so you can completely enjoy your lash extensions for longer during the summer months!
Here are some dos and don’ts when swimming, so it won’t damage or affect the retention of your lashes in Melbourne.
If you just got your eyelash extensions in Brighton or South Yarra, you definitely should avoid exposing them to water. The specialised glue for your lash extension can take about 24-48 hours to dry fully, so until then, avoid getting them wet, or else you risk getting a refill after a swim.
Don’t worry though, after the 24- to 48-hour period, you can say hello to any type of water. So, we recommend scheduling to get the treatment for your lashes in Melbourne ahead if you’re planning for a summer getaway with family or friends.
Chlorine and saltwater can weaken the adhesives bond, affecting the retention of the eyelash extensions. Lashes falling off quicker than they’re supposed to often happen when you soak too long in the water or swim regularly, so it won’t be a concern if you’re dipping in the pool or saltwater for the summer.
But to keep the chlorine and saltwater from sitting in your lashes, we recommend cleansing your lashes after every swim. First, rinse your lashes with fresh water and thoroughly cleanse them using a gentle foam lash cleanser.
When water gets into your eyes, it can be tempting to rub them. The friction from rubbing can cause your lashes to twist out of place—in worse cases, it can rip the lashes out by your fingernail or knuckles!
So, fight the urge and avoid rubbing your eyes. The same goes for using a towel: be extra gentle, and pat dry your face instead of rubbing it.
More than the tendency of smudging or running mascara, removing your mascara can be a nightmare, too! Mascara is designed with super staying powers, and it might cause the lashes to stick together; taking them off might damage the lash extensions.
It’s a must to wear sunscreen every day and all the more when you’re enjoying the sun, but remember to avoid getting them around your eyes.
Sunscreens, especially oil-based ones, can weaken the bond of the main ingredient, cyanoacrylate, in lash extension adhesives. This can shorten the retention of your lash extensions. So, be extra careful when applying sunscreen.
Yes, we recommend wearing goggles if you plan to actively get in the water most of the time. As mentioned, chlorine and saltwater can shorten the retention of your lash extensions, so wearing goggles can prevent oversaturating your lashes.
High pressure from the water waves can also affect the hold of the lash extensions. Wearing goggles can keep this at bay. It can also keep you from rubbing your eyes.
Make sure your goggles fit comfortably, are not too tight, and do not touch your eyelashes.
You just got your gorgeous eyelash extensions in Brighton or South Yarra, and out of habit, you stepped into the shower and soaked them. Now you start to panic. Don’t worry. It usually happens.
Sometimes the lash extensions will be fine if the glue has cured, but if otherwise, the lashes can fall off prematurely. When you expose your lashes to water before you’re supposed to, the lashes become overloaded with moisture and dries off quickly. This means the lash extensions have not bonded to your natural lashes yet, causing them to fall off.
So, what should you do?
Your lash tech will appreciate your honesty, and it’ll help avoid uncomfortable conversations for both parties.
If you properly care for your lash extensions, such as regular cleaning and brushing them, lash retention can last three to five weeks and last even longer with regular refills.
Getting eyelash extensions in Brighton or South Yarra can significantly enhance your eyes, making them look brighter, bigger, and youthful. More perks: ditching your mascara and saving five minutes of your morning routine.
After the 24- to 48-hour period after your treatment, you can absolutely enjoy swimming whilst looking fabulous with your lash extensions on. Just don’t forget other dos and don’ts, such as washing your lashes with fresh water after every swim, avoiding rubbing them, and wearing comfortable goggles, so your lashes can last for longer.
Do you have any more questions? Or are you ready to get your eyelash extensions in South Yarra or Brighton before going to the beach? Get in touch with us today, and we’re happy to help you get your summer-ready lashes!