How to Exercise with Eyelash Extensions: Tips for Lashes


How to Exercise with Eyelash Extensions: Tips for Sweaty Lashes

Can you Sweat with Eyelash Extensions

Lashes are one of the easiest ways to feel confident while living an active lifestyle.

Since wearing makeup while sweating is bad for your skin, lashes give you a pop that makes you look energized and put together during your workout session.

I would never suggest lowering the intensity of your workout or skipping it just for lashes, however, here are some tips to keep your full set of new lashes intact longer.

Can you Sweat with Eyelash Extensions

Yes, you can sweat with eyelash extensions. However, not when they are fresh. You should wait at least 24 hours after your lash appointment before sweating. So, it’s best to schedule with your lash artist on a rest day.

If the lash adhesive is still fresh and hasn’t fully dried, sweat and too much moisture can cause poor lash retention.

It hot yoga is your thing, you should be aware that the heat and sweat from hot yoga can also cause faster lash loss. This is really in any hot environments with extreme heat.

However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get false lashes or avoid high-intensity workouts- it just means to be prepared for the possibility of needing fills more often. You can also consider a lash lift that lasts 6-8 weeks and is done with your natural lashes.

How to Have the Best Possible Outcome if you Sweat with Eyelash Extensions

Can you Sweat with Eyelash Extensions

First and foremost, the most important thing is to have a great lash tech that know what they are doing. If you are in the Chicago area, you can book with us here.

Second, it’s always a good idea to tell your lash expert about your lifestyle. How much you sweat, how often you exercise, how hot the environments you’re in are, if you do low-impact exercises or lift weights, etc. Then your lash artist can decide which eyelash extension glue will be best to use with your gorgeous lashes.

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Once your set is done and you leave the lash salon, it’s important to give your lashes those 24 hours of drying time. This waiting period is the first key to making sure they last.

Then, make sure you are always taking care of your eye area and keeping it clean and oil free to avoid anything else from minimizing the life of your eyelash extensions. It’s also important to brush out your lashes with a dry mascara wand.

If you wear eye makeup, you will want to use an oil-free makeup remover. Excess oil can shorten the life of your eyelash extensions. So, always avoid oily products.

Furthermore, when you are drying your face at the gym, make sure you are using a lash-safe towel that will not pull on your lashes. The wrong towel can cause a ton of premature loss.

Basically, the more you take care of your eyelash extensions out of the gym- the less you have to worry about them in the gym.

The Truth About Eyelash Extensions and Exercise

I am a lash expert and I am also an avid fitness enthusiast. I will not give up my false eyelashes or my high-intensity exercises because they are both very important to me.

Therefore, if you are in the same boat, make sure to follow all after-care instructions from your lash tech. That is the best way to extend the life of your lashes.

The good news is that you can have a good sweat, you can enjoy the summer months and outdoor activities, you can be a fan of hot showers and you can even enjoy the steam room.

Yes, Thermal breakdown is something that occurs in hot environments and may affect the adhesiveness of your lash glue. Thats why hot yoga or hot showers, both can loosen the glue bond and hurt the longevity of your eyelash extensions.

However, that just means taking very good care of them in every other aspect of your life and maybe needing a fill every two weeks instead of every 2-3 weeks.

A lot of info out there will tell you to avoid working out or sweating, but is that realistic? No, and it’s not healthy. I go to the gym and sweat 7 days a week, I go to the sauna, I travel to tropical and hot environments, etc, however, my lashes still look good and I just need to fill them every two weeks.

One thing I find that helps with this is getting volume lashes instead of classic, because as they fall I still have a good, classic amount.

This is why it is important to book with a lash artist that has a lot of experience and can use the products that are best for your situation.

If you’d like to book with me, in Chicago, you can book with me here.

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