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How to Keep Your Eyelash Extensions Looking Perfect in the Summer

Posted by Nima | November 14, 2022

Eyelash extensions are a fantastic option that gives the appearance of wearing mascara and a full face of makeup, without any actual makeup. You can enjoy summer without worrying about smudged mascara or lashes, and for the most part, keep your beauty routine pretty straightforward.

Lash extensions, while they may make your daily routine simple, still need to be maintained on a regular basis. Taking care of them properly might help your lashes last longer and look better. Continue reading for our top suggestions on how to maintain your lash extensions this summer!


Number one: don’t get your lashes wet for the first day after you’ve had them done. Letting the lash glue set properly is key to making them last, so avoid even things like sweat and steam. You’ll be able to extend their lifespan significantly by following this tip.

Feel free to go on with your favorite summer water activities after the 24 hours are up.

Please be gentle!

Although it’s natural for lashes to fall out, there are ways you can help avoid extra fallout. Be careful with your lashes and handle them gently. Ways you can be gentle on your natural lashes are:

  • Sleep on your back, side, or with a silk sleep mask
  • Use a pillowcase made of satin.
  • Refrain from rubbing your eyes or pulling on your eyelashes.
  • Be sure to use a cotton pad and water-based products instead of oil in order to remove makeup carefully.
  • Pat your lashes dry after they get wet, do not rub them
  • Make an effort to minimize the usage of mascara, or just use it on the lower lashes.

If properly cared for, lash extensions can last 2 to 3 weeks between fills. If you want them to stay longer, be gentle!

Steer clear of oily products, even sunscreen

If you’re wearing makeup, go for oil-free products around your eyes. That means no makeup wipes, oily remover, or waterproof mascara—sticky products like gel pot eyeliners are a big no-no too. The oil from those can break down the adhesive holding your falsies on, which leads to premature lash loss (and nobody wants that).

Not only is sunscreen essential all year, but you need to be especially careful during summer. When picking a sunscreen, choose an oil-free product and always test spray sunscreens on another area of your body before spraying it directly onto your face. In order to get the best results, use sun protection that’s been made specifically for faces.

Avoid excessive heat exposure

No, we’re not talking about the sun! It’s quite acceptable to lounge by the pool or go hiking in the sunshine. However, avoid aiming a blow dryer straight into your face and eyes when using it. Avoiding direct exposure to high-temperature cooking, such as standing over a roaring grill at a summer barbecue, is also a good idea. The extreme heat might damage your lashes and distort how they appear.

Keep your lashes clean

Your lashes, whether natural or artificial, may get dirty. Dust, chlorine, and seawater are examples of pollutants that may be found in your lashes. This is why it’s critical to clean your lashes on a regular basis, just as you would your face. However, don’t forget to be gentle!

For the best care of your lash extensions, we recommend using cotton pads and/or a lash cleansing product.

Swim care

Make sure to rinse your lashes with water after swimming, regardless of whether it’s in a pool or the ocean! Also, it is important to pat them dry with a towel (instead of rubbing) and cleanse them after you swim.

Another method to maintain your lashes is to wear swim goggles while swimming. The lash glue and chlorine and saltwater react poorly, which causes lash retention to be reduced. To safeguard your lashes, don’t submerge them too much. Also, keep in mind that any type of water within the 24 hours after your lash appointment is particularly crucial to avoid!

Don’t forget to get your fill

Although lash extensions provide the appearance of makeup with less effort, they still need to be regularly maintained. Be sure you’re prepared to commit before getting eyelash extensions! To keep your lashes looking their best, schedule lash fills every 2-3 weeks. Don’t let your lash schedule slide just because it’s summertime! Speak with your esthetician or lash specialist about how to best protect your lashes during the hotter months.


Schedule your lash appointment at Nima today if you’re ready for a low-maintenance summer! Our team of specialists is eager to provide you with the results you’ve always desired. Come in for a consultation or give us a call. We’d be delighted to serve you!

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