Can You Go in the Pool with Eyelash Extensions?

Summer is finally in full swing and you want to know what you can do with your new lash extensions. Most people want to know if it’s safe to wear them to the beach when they go on holiday or just at the local pool. After all, swimming is the third most practiced sport in Canada. You don’t want to have to give it up just because you love the long and beautiful lashes that your beauty professional applied. Will going in the pool with your new eyelashes ruin them or the adhesive?


There can be a lot of mixed advice out there on whether your eyelash extensions can survive the chlorinated water of the swimming pool. Here are a few general guidelines that can help to answer your questions and prepare you for the summer season ahead.


Can I Go in the Pool?


First and foremost, we are going to answer your biggest question. You can definitely go in the pool, but it is recommended to keep your exposure to the chlorine to a minimum. Ocean water is a much safer alternative for your new lash extensions, but the swimming pool can be fine on occasion. The most important thing is to give your eyelashes plenty of time to dry and setup before you head into the water. Just like you can’t shower for the first 24 hours, you should also avoid getting into the pool for the first day.


Don’t Touch


The biggest reason that many people have issues with their eyelashes at the swimming pool is that they tend to rub the water and chlorine out of their eyes. This abrasion and tugging are what will ultimately cause the most damage to your lashes. Even rubbing your face with a towel to get the water out of your eyes can cause damage to the adhesive. Remember to pat your face dry instead of rubbing it vigorously.


Cover Your Eyes


If you are an avid swimmer who simply can’t take a break from the water, be sure to wear a pair of goggles. This is advised for anyone who is going to spend prolonged periods of time in the water, particularly if you will be underwater or swimming laps. Goggles may not be the most attractive items, but they allow you to swim without causing damage to your lash extensions.


Rinse Your Face


When you’re finished at the pool, you need to rinse your lashes off with some cool water to get rid of the pool chemicals. Be thorough and take your time to ensure that all of the chlorine has been washed away. This should only take a minute, but it can ultimately help to protect your lashes far better. Remember to pat your face dry instead of trying to rub the water away.
Are you ready to take the plunge this summer and have your eyelash extensions applied by an experienced permanent makeup professional? Give Lashes by Lisa a call today!