Can You Swim in The Ocean with Eyelash Extensions?
Summer is halfway over and while many people are worried about maintaining their bikini bodies, you may have something else on your mind: how will you take care of your lash extensions? Is there anything different you must do to care for them during the summertime?
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Heading to the Beach with Lash Extensions
We suggest that you wait a complete 24 to 48 hours before heading out to the beach, particularly if you want to swim inside the ocean. It’ll take at least 4 to 6 hours for the bonding agent to seal and it is recommended to avoid heavy water contact on the eyelashes during that time. Splashing and a light mist is okay; however, avoid dunking your head inside the water on the first day. If you are definitely going to get inside the ocean, attempt to avoid submerging your head in order to protect your eyelashes from salt water and additional debris. You also can try to wear goggles to protect the lash extensions. In addition, attempt to avoid humid conditions – steam rooms and saunas are absolutely out of the question as these may cause the adhesive to melt.
In addition, the beach will present a variety of elements which might pose a risk to your eyelash extensions and eyes. Winds seem to pick sand up which might irritate the eyes and cause you to rub the new eyelash extensions. Take precautions during the initial 24 hours you receive your lash extensions.
Pool Parties: Are they okay to attend?
The exact same precautions which apply to the beach and your lash extensions additionally apply to the pool. If it is possible to avoid getting the lashes wet within the initial 24 hours, it is recommended to do so. After that period, you can enjoy yourself yet keep these suggestions handy. Utilize swimming goggles as you plan to submerge your head for prolonged time periods (like swimming laps). Do not allow chlorine to sit on your eyelashes. Rinse lashes clean because the chemicals might destroy the adhesive properties of the lashes.
What About Sunscreen?
You absolutely should wear sunscreen, but carefully apply it. If you use the spray kind, do not directly spray onto the facial area. Utilize your fingers to put on sunscreen and be careful that you avoid your eyelashes. We suggest using an oil-free sunscreen that keeps chemical exposure at a minimum.
Carefully Dry Off
Be careful as you dry off using a towel, not to rub your whole face with it. Pat carefully and gently while avoiding the eyes. As you get an opportunity, rinse or spray your eyelashes with fresh water to wash away chlorine and salt from the eyelash extensions.
After the first 24 to 48-hour period you are free to get your eyelashes wet, yet always keep in mind to rinse them with fresh water after drying off.
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