Everything you need to know about your new eyeliner.
Easy Peasy Permanent Eyeliner Aftercare
The permanent eyeliner healing process is the easiest of all permanent makeup healing.
In this blog we will talk about the healing stages and the aftercare instructions you will need to follow to have the best results on your freshly made permanent make up eyeliner.
What to Expect After Permanent Eyeliner: The healing process
Day 1: You’ll love your new eyeliner!
Your eyeliner color is approximately 30-50% darker than it will be when it’s healed.
A bit of swelling and bruises might appear depending on your skin type, but this won’t affect at all your eyes, you will be able to go by your day normally.
Days 2-3: Color will darken temporarily as the pigment oxidizes and thin scabs will appear.
You may wake up with slightly puffy eyes.
Your eyeliner will feel tight and dry, but not painful.
The pigment will start oxidizing and turning darker, scabs will form.
Days 3-7: Your eyeliner will begin flaking until there is no scabbing left.
You want to allow healing to shed naturally, try not to touch your eyes, but If you must do it with clean hands. Don‘t remove the scabs/flakes as you may pull the pigment with it.
Days 7-14: Your eyeliner will temporarily disappear.
Once all scabbing has finished flaking, it is common for the color to appear lighter.
This lighter color is only temporary, the healing skin is white-ish and it hides the true color underneath. Over the next several weeks your eyeliner color will BLOOM. 🌹
Day 42: At 6 weeks your eyeliner is fully healed.
Your eyeliner is healed and the color has completely set!
It’s now okay for you to come back in for your follow up. Any adjustments such as darkening the color or altering the shape can be done at this appointment.
What to Expect After Permanent Eyeliner: The Aftercare Instructions
Day 1-7: Completely Dry
Y- Clean hands (Avoid touching the area but if you must do it with clean hands).
Y- Clean pillowcase, change your pillowcase more often :)
X- No water (take a bath instead and clean your face with a cloth).
X- No steam/sauna
X- No sun, wear a hat!
X- Avoid sweating/exercise
X- No make up, creams, etc.
X- Avoid sleeping on your face or activity laying on face.
X- Do not remove scabs, let it heal naturally.
Y- You can your eyeliner wet now.
Y- You can wear make up. Y- Resume your daily facial routine.
X- No steam/sauna
X- No sun, wear sunblock!
X- Avoid swimming
X- No facial treatments, laser, botox, peels, etc.
After day 14: General care instructions
For long lasting results and no changes in the color of the pigment. X- Avoid sun, wear sunblock. X- Avoid chlorinated water, when swimming apply Vaseline as a barrier for your permanent makeup. X- Avoid facial treatments in the permanent make up area, chemical peels, laser, microneedling, etc.
X- Avoid general anti-aging products on the area, vitamin C, retinols, as they might fade the color faster.
Y- Eat healthy foods, a good balance diet will prevent the color fading too, as the body might want to compensate taking the iron from the pigments if you are iron deficient.
Y- Book your first touch up , 6-10 weeks after the initial procedure. Y- Get a color boost 1-3 years after last touch up. ❤️