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In the case of permanent makeup, caring for the treated area after the procedure is as important as choosing the right technique. Do you want your treatment to heal quickly? If you follow the correct post-operative care procedure, you will ensure a speedy recovery and prevent any complications, such as infection. Permanent makeup works similar to a wound on the skin, keeping it clean and preventing excessive stress in the healing area.


Wash the area with warm water using your fingertips in a gentle circular motion for no longer than 10 seconds each morning and evening to get rid of bacteria, accumulated products, oils, and dead skin cells.It DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT, so don't worry!Do not use sponges or clothing!You can wash with a gentle soap or an unscented cleaner and then rinse with water, making sure to get rid of all the soap.Gently dab with a fresh tissue to dry. Avoid using any body scrub exfoliants or cleaning products with acidic (glycolic, lactic, or AHA) bases.

  • Use a fresh, clean pillowcase before sleeping.

  • Allow the flaky or dry skin to come off naturally. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour.

  • For 4 weeks, avoid any facial treatments, botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion.

  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for a week.

  • Avoid direct sun or tanning beds for 4 weeks after treatment. Wear a hat outside in hot weather.

  • Avoid long hot showers for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid face-down swimming and hot baths for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, public pools, or dipping your tattoo in water for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid applying sunscreen to the area for the first 10 days.

  • Do not rub, pick, or scratch the treated area.

  • Avoid applying makeup to this area for the first 10 days.

  • Avoid face masks, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks.

Shower Tip

  • Limit showering to 5 minutes to avoid generating too much steam. When washing the body, do not bring the face/treatment area close to the water.

  • Take extra care while washing your hair. Use a clean towel to dab the treated area if it gets wet.

  • Excessive rinsing and hot water should be avoided in the treated area.

Application of Healing Balm

  • Gently pat the treated area dry with a clean tissue after the treatment to remove the lymph fluid.​​

  • Apply a very thin layer, about a grain of rice-size of aftercare balm or vaseline 3 times a day with a clean cotton swab, evenly over the treated area for the first 3-7 days. 

  • Be sure not to apply too much, as this will suffocate the skin and delay healing. The product should be barely noticeable on the skin.

  • NEVER apply the product to wet or damp permanent makeup. Always dry it gently first with a clean tissue.

A few things to remember is that pigment retention and longevity depend on the individual skin type, so there are some important rules that you should follow to help your permanent makeup look its best (especially your eyebrows).

Overexposure to UV light is one of the biggest reasons for pigment fading. You must always apply sunscreen daily or invest in an SPF moisturiser (UV cream) to protect the area.

In addition to helping protect the pigment, sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine, and you may need to adjust slightly to include it. While glycolic acid is an ingredient to enhance collagen and reveal smoother, brighter skin, it is also an exfoliant, meaning it is not a friend of permanent cosmetics. Therefore, always avoid applying over any permanent make-up.


 Louisa highly recommends using mineral makeup.

Mineral-based makeup is gentle to your skin, which means it's good for your permanent makeup.

Finally, as with any skin or permanent make-up treatment, you need to maintain the treated area. Depending on the client, Louisa usually recommends a top up visit every 12-18 months to enhance the appearance of the eyebrows, lips, or eyeliners.


This is called a "Colour Boost" or "Colour Refresh." Our faces change over time, so colour enhancements are important to make any adjustments (especially to your eyebrows, as they can naturally droop with age) to maintain your beautiful appearance.

Moreover, Louisa wants her clients to feel as good as they did with the first treatment.

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