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Permanent Makeup Aftercare Advice

Tips and tricks from a top permanent makeup industry professional for the best cosmetic tattoo results.

Aftercare is crucial when it comes to getting permanent makeup.

Proper aftercare helps ensure optimal healing, minimize complications, and prolong the longevity of your permanent makeup.

Here are a few reasons why aftercare is important:

  1. Healing and recovery: Following the aftercare instructions provided by your permanent makeup artist promotes proper healing. It helps minimize the risk of infection, swelling, and discomfort. By taking care of the treated area, you allow the skin to heal effectively, which contributes to the final appearance of your permanent makeup.

  2. Color retention: Aftercare plays a significant role in the color retention of your permanent makeup. Following the recommended aftercare guidelines helps the pigment settle properly into the skin, leading to more vibrant and long-lasting results. Failure to follow aftercare instructions may result in premature fading or uneven color distribution.

  3. Prevention of complications: Proper aftercare reduces the risk of complications such as infections, scarring, or allergic reactions. By keeping the treated area clean and avoiding potential irritants, you create a favorable environment for healing and minimize the chances of adverse reactions.

  4. Longevity of results: By following aftercare instructions and maintaining good skincare practices, you can extend the lifespan of your permanent makeup. This means you can enjoy the benefits of your enhanced appearance for a longer period before requiring touch-up sessions.

To ensure the best possible outcome, it's essential to consult with your permanent makeup artist and carefully follow their aftercare instructions. They will provide you with specific guidelines tailored to your needs and guide you through the healing process. If you have any concerns or questions during the healing period, don't hesitate to reach out to your artist for guidance.

Simple beauty hacks to help keep your permanent makeup looking great:

  1. Protect from sun exposure: Sun exposure can cause fading and discoloration of permanent makeup. Protect your treated areas by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

  2. Avoid harsh skincare products: Certain skincare products, such as exfoliants or chemical peels, can accelerate the fading of permanent makeup. Avoid applying such products directly on the treated areas to prolong the longevity of your makeup.

  3. Moisturize daily: Keeping the skin well-moisturized can help maintain the appearance of your permanent makeup. Use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to hydrate the treated areas regularly.

  4. Be cautious with makeup products: When applying makeup near your permanent makeup, use gentle, non-abrasive formulas. Avoid using products that contain oils or are difficult to remove, as they can affect the color or cause smudging.

  5. Avoid excessive sweating and water exposure: Excessive sweating and prolonged water exposure, such as swimming or hot tubs, can cause the pigment to fade. Try to limit these activities or protect your permanent makeup with a barrier cream or waterproof bandage when necessary.

  6. Schedule touch-up sessions: Over time, the pigment in permanent makeup may naturally fade. To maintain its fresh appearance, schedule touch-up sessions as recommended by your permanent makeup artist.

  7. Consult a professional for maintenance: If you have any concerns about the appearance or maintenance of your permanent makeup, consult a professional who specializes in cosmetic tattooing. They can provide personalized advice and touch-up services to keep your makeup looking its best.

Remember that each person's experience with permanent makeup may vary, therefore it is important to follow the specific aftercare instructions provided by your permanent makeup artist and consult them for tailored advice.


Vanessa Jackson is the CEO and lead technician of Evoluer Microblading and PMU.


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