Pre(Post) & After Care Instructions
What are the basic rules of
Microblading Pre(Post) &aftercare?
Aftercare for the skin where microblading took place is similar to tattoo care, if a bit more intensive.
The pigment immediately following the procedure will appear quite dark, and the skin underneath it will be red. After all, needles are used to cut into the skin, so it’s typical to experience some redness and sensitivity immediately following.
About 2 hours after microblading, you should run a cotton swab dipped in sterilized water over the area. This will get rid of any excess dye on your brows. It will also keep the area sterile.
It takes anywhere from 7 to 14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its intended shade.
Follow these steps to take care of your skin after microblading:
Avoid getting the area wet for at least 7 days. This includes keeping your face dry during a shower.
Don’t wear makeup for at least a week. This is because the pigments are still settling into the shallow cuts in your skin caused by the blading.
Don’t pick at scabs, tug, or itch the eyebrow area.
Avoid saunas, swimming, and excessive sweating until the area is completely healed and you have a follow-up appointment.
Keep your hair away from your brow line.
Apply any medicated cream or healing balm provided by your technician as directed.
After your skin is fully healed, you’ll want to protect your microblading investment by taking care of your skin. Applying sunscreen to the microbladed area may help prevent fading.
I just got my Eyeliners tattooed. What do I need to avoid?
Do not touch, rub or scratch the treated area. It is very sensitive and you can peel the pigment off if you treat it inappropriately. Use a q-tip dipped into sterile water and gently clean the area.
Do not wear eye makeup, especially mascara, for 15 days.
Avoid sun exposure.
Avoid sweating, saunas, gyms and working out as well as swimming pools.
No facials, botox or any other cosmetic treatments for at least 4 weeks.
Do not sleep on your face and use a clean pillowcase.
Do not wear contact lenses during the permanent eyeliner aftercare period. Wear glasses instead and when it’s finished, get a new pair of contacts if possible.
What are the aftercare instructions for Lip Blush?
Lip Blush post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new lips. Please read the following aftercare instructions carefully:
Immediately following the procedure, lips will feel dry, chapped, tight and tender to the touch. They may appear swollen and bright in colour.
For 4 hours after treatment, apply light pressure on lips with a clean paper towel, to remove any lymph. After 4 hours, start applying ointment (Aquaphor) as needed to keep lips constantly moist
No kissing, rubbing or friction on treatment area.
Apply ointment on lips several times a day. Keep lips moist at all times. Avoid oily, spicy and heavily seasoned food and drink with a straw. After every meal gently rinse and clean lips with water and pat dry, then re-apply ointment.
Between these days, lips will begin and end the process of peeling, and colour will lighten by 30%-50%.
Do not pick or rub your lips and let the peeling happen naturally. Continue keeping your lips moist!
Lips are done peeling, colour is light. You may return to normal routines. Lips will continue to heal, up to 6 weeks. Every week more colour will surface, it is important to continue keeping lips moist to get the best colour at the end of the healing phase.
Your lips are healed and you're feeling unstoppable!!! Just add some lip gloss and go! In most cases it requires two treatments to complete the lip transformation.
The following must be avoided during all 14 days post treatment:
Hot sauna, hot bath, or Jacuzzi
Sun tanning or salon tanning
Exposure to UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the treatment area
Touching of the treatment area except for when applying the post-care ointment with a cotton swab
Picking, peeling, or scratching of the treatment area in order to avoid scarring of the area or removal of the pigment
Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
Contact a physician if any signs or symptoms develop such as the following: fever, redness at the site, swelling, tenderness of the procedure site, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from the procedure site towards the heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odour.
What does eyelash extension aftercare involve?
For the first 48 hours after application, avoid taking a shower, washing your eyes, or getting your eyelash extensions wet.
Water can affect the glue, causing the bond to become brittle and easy to break.
After the first 48 hours, residue will start to build up around the lash line if you don’t wash your extensions.
You’re going to want to clean your lash extensions around every 3 days. You can do so by performing the following steps:
Brush them with a soft bristle brush.
Wash them with a special eyelash extension cleanser or distilled water.
Let the water from your shower run down your face and over your eyes.
Every morning, you’re going to want to brush your eyelash tips to keep them looking good.
It’s best to use a clean, dry spoolie and to support your lashes with a clean finger as you brush.
Use caution with products
You shouldn’t be using any oil-based products near your eyelash extensions. So check your products before using them — especially eye creams and makeup removers.
Be careful with makeup
You’ll also want to skip mascara, even the ones that market themselves as “extension-safe.” Waterproof makeup, such as waterproof mascara, can soften the glue on your lash extensions.
If you use eyeliner, opt for a water-based, non-waterproof version — and be gentle when you remove your makeup at the end of the night.
Rubbing your eyes isn’t good for your extensions. It could damage them and your real lashes.
Powdery eyeshadow might not be a great idea either, as the powder can get stuck in the glue and build up over time.
Your extensions will feel weird at first, but after a couple days, you should feel more comfortable with them.
But no matter how weird they feel, don’t pick at them or try to remove them yourself. All you’ll do is tear or break your real lashes.
If you sleep on your stomach or your side, you might crush your lashes, making them last a shorter period of time. If you sleep on your back instead, they’ll last longer.
Cluster lashes are three hairs glued together to give your lashes a more voluminous look, but they’re also heavier — which means they pull on your natural lashes. This can damage your natural lashes over time.
When to get them done again
Lash extensions usually last about 3 to 4 weeks, but they can last 6 to 8 weeks if you take care of them.
You can get them taken out early if you want, but make sure a professional does it. Otherwise, they’ll fall out on their own.
The bottom line
Eyelash extensions can make your eyelashes look longer and fuller. But to make them truly last, you’ll need to take care of them.
You can keep them in longer by brushing your extensions daily, cleaning them every 3 days, and avoiding things that could make them fall out sooner or damage your natural lashes — saving you both money and time.