You can engage in physical exercise or activities 24 hours after having a lash lift. After this waiting period, your results will be fixed, and exercise won’t spoil your lift and curl. However, if you regularly engage in physical exercise, it is important to take measures to protect your eyelashes. Applying nourishing oil to your lashes can help keep them healthy and prevent damage. Additionally, it is advisable to limit your workouts in hot and humid environments, such as during hot yoga sessions.
I have a strong passion for staying physically fit, whether it involves hitting the gym or going for a refreshing stroll amidst nature. Hence, I would never consider working in an industry that discourages individuals from engaging in exercise! Even after opting for a lash lift, you can still maintain your active lifestyle. However, it might be necessary to make slight adjustments to your workout routine to ensure that your lashes stay stunning for a longer duration.
For all the fitness fanatics out there, continue scrolling to get the lowdown on working out the post-lash lift. This includes important precautions, handy tips, and the most and least recommended workouts following the procedure.
Can I Exercise After an Eyelash Lift?
You can resume your regular workout routine just 24 hours after getting a lash lift, and it is highly recommended! Exercising is essential for maintaining a robust and healthy physique as well as a sharp mind.
Don't pay attention to your workout partner's exaggeration. There is no need to completely give up on the gym after getting a lash lift; you only need to avoid exercising for the first day following the procedure.
It takes approximately 24 hours for the results to fully set, and it is important to handle your lashes with care during this time to maintain their lift and curl.
Exercise poses a possible risk within the 24 hour following your procedure as it may subject your lashes to water, either through perspiration or when you cleanse away the perspiration after your workout. This can potentially reverse the effects of the lash lift and curl if they come into contact with moisture.
Doing gentle exercises, such as taking a stroll or doing some light stretching, immediately after your procedure is acceptable. However, it is advisable to refrain from engaging in intense workouts until your lift and curl have fully healed and settled. Therefore, it is recommended to wait at least a day after your procedure before engaging in any sweaty workouts. Is that clear?
5 Tips for Exercising with a Lash Lift
Now that we have addressed the major exercise restrictions, here are five additional points to consider when exercising with a lash lift:
#1 Limit exercise in hot and humid environments
Extreme heat and humidity can have a negative impact on lash lifts. These conditions can sap your energy and diminish the effectiveness of your lifted lashes.
Hot yoga studios can reach temperatures as high as 100°F, making it advisable to engage in this exercise sparingly, especially following a lash lift.
#2 Swimming requires attention to these issues
Imagine plunging into the water, your lashes lifted, and emerging to the surface with them sleekly flattened. With a lash lift, you can banish any fears and dive into the pool or sea without worry. It's completely safe to swim with confidence!
Attention! If you enjoy engaging in water sports, take note that consistent exposure to chlorine and salt water can dehydrate your eyelashes, resulting in fragility and an increased risk of breakage. Safeguard your lashes by applying nourishing oil or wearing goggles before immersing yourself in the pool or ocean.
#3 Perform low to moderate-intensity workouts
Engaging in high-intensity workouts that make you sweat excessively regularly basis can have a negative impact on the lift of your lashes. However, sporadically breaking a sweat that leaves you drenched will not ruin your results. It is advisable to incorporate lower-intensity workouts into your fitness regimen to ensure the well-being of your lashes. Additionally, your body will also benefit from taking breaks from intense workouts as it allows for recovery and strength-building.
The most effective exercise options for maintaining longer-lasting lifted lashes are low- to moderate-intensity activities such as brisk walking, gentle jogging, regular yoga, leisurely cycling, elliptical training, or, personally, dancing (especially when you want your lashes to flirtatiously flutter while busting out sassy moves!).
Strength training is an excellent alternative - lifting weights will not ruin your lash lift!
After an intense workout session, make sure to delicately cleanse your lashes using a gentle cleanser. This will prevent the accumulation of salt and oil from your sweat, which can potentially undermine the effectiveness of your lash treatment.
#4 Avoid rubbing eyes and eyelashes
Do you tend to use a sweat towel to wipe your face, including your eyes, during exercise? It's time to put an end to this habit.
Wiping your eyes, particularly with a coarse towel, can damage your eyelashes, diminish their natural curl, or even cause them to shed.
#5 Don't use skin care products or cosmetics that contain oils
Using oil-based products near your eyes can cause your lash lift to lose its effect prematurely. That is why it is crucial to refrain from using any oily substances around the eye area as part of your aftercare routine.
It is generally acceptable to use skincare products containing oil on the rest of your face, but it is not recommended before you engage in physical exercise. When you sweat, the products, along with the oil present in them, may drip onto your lashes. Therefore, it is advisable to apply these skincare products after your workout to safeguard your lash lift and prevent any potential irritation to your eyes.
Exercise Do's and Don'ts After Getting an Eyelash Lift - Summary
Having a lash lift shouldn't disrupt your fitness routine. Take a break from your workout the day following the procedure, considering it as your designated rest day. Afterward, resume your heart-pumping, mood-boosting, and body-toning exercises!
Make low- to moderate-intensity exercise your preferred choice (and cleanse your eyelashes after intense sweat sessions); restrict workouts in hot, humid conditions; avoid letting your sweat towel come in contact with your eyes; and if you frequently swim, apply nourishing oil to your lashes.
Bonus: Experience the beauty of long, luscious lashes without the need for mascara (and eliminate the risk of irritating your eyes!).