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Aftercare for Permanent Makeup

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

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lady receiving permanent eyeliner

Aftercare for Permanent Makeup

You just got your beautiful power brows done, now what? How do you take care of them so they look fresh and frame your face nicely. Every individual is different and every person heals at a different rate. Some people heal within 5-7 days, while others may take 10 or more days to heal. Please allow up to 14 days for your brows to heal and return to your regular routine on day 15.

Aftercare for micro blading & aftercare for powder brows

What to Expect over the next 14 days

  • Day one brows may be painful, swollen, and appear to look thick

  • Day two to five brows may look too thick and dark

  • Day five to ten brows will scab and flake

  • Day 10 - 15 brows appear to be faded or gone

  • Day 15 - 30 brows appear to return patchy

  • After touch up, brows look great!

General Aftercare Instructions

  • Ice packs protected with a cloth may be applied as necessary to reduce swelling

  • Sleeping slightly elevated helps alleviate swelling sometimes seen the morning after facial procedures

  • Wash your hands before touching any treated areas.

  • Cotton tipped applicators may be used to gently cleanse the area and if need apply Aquaphor to the treatment areas a few times a day. Less is better.

  • A few hours post you may pat any residual blood or lymph from the area

  • Some itching is normal. DO NOT PICK, PEEL, OR SCRATCH the treated area or your color may heal unevenly and you risk scarring and infection.

  • You may use Vaseline two to three times a day; we recommend you use Aquaphor

Working Out and the Outdoors

  • Do not expose your healing skin to direct sun, tanning beds, hot tubs, (tub baths if a body are is treated), saunas, salt water, chlorinated pools, direct shower spray, hot water, skin creams, ointments, or lotions other than what you have been instructed to use for 1-2 weeks following your procedure

  • Wear a hat when going outdoors

  • Do not expose the area to dirty or unsanitary conditions

  • No sweaty workouts!

How to Wash Face After Microblading

  • Keep the area clean by washing with freshly washed hands and a mild soap.

  • Do not use a washcloth or sponge to remove soap.

  • Simply splash with water. Do not use cleaning creams, acne, cleanser or astringent. Use a mild antibacterial soap.

  • Change pillow case 2-3 times a week

  • Clean ALL makeup brushes

Professional Skin Care Services

  • No facials, chemical peeling, or laser treatments

  • Keep your touchup appointment

How to Keep Microblading from Fading

  • Wear a hat when going outdoors

  • Wear SPF 365 days a year

  • Avoid tanning

  • Get first touchup within 60 days

  • Get second touchup within 3 years

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at or to see if permanent makeup if right for you click below to book your consultation.

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