The carefree days of summer are finally upon us! Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer as swimming pools across the country opened in celebration. Whether your summer plans leave you pool side, oceanfront or with a lake view, rest assured that your favorite warm-weather activities don’t have to take a backseat because of your lash extensions. In celebration of the season, we’ve debunked some common fears based on a few frequently asked questions regarding lash extension care.
Can I swim with my lash extensions? Yes! iLashCharlotte recommends waiting 12-24 hours after a lash application to allow the bonding agent to properly dry. After 24 hours, feel free to enjoy your margarita pool side without having to worry about every little splash. If you are a competitive swimmer or your find yourself doing water activities that require submerging your lashes in water for prolonged periods of time, then we recommend using goggles to help extend the life of your lash extensions. In general, lash extensions will not be affected by popular summer water activities.
Will the sweat from my morning run affect my lash extensions? No, not at all! Feel free to work up a vigorous sweat and enjoy your favorite exercise routine. When you wipe your face, gently pat away the sweat from your eyes and be sure to avoid any harsh rubbing motions along your lash line which could shorten the life of your extensions.
Can I still use my favorite beauty products? Yes, but make sure all products are clearly labeled “oil free” if they will come in contact with your lash extensions. Beauty products that contain oil can weaken the bonding agent and disturb your extensions. iLashCharlotte does not recommend using mascara on lash extensions but check out our recent blog post to determine what kinds of eyeliner you can use with your extensions.