How to prepare your skin for your semi-permanent makeup application

By May 31, 2016 MAKEUP No Comments
Young beautiful woman with perfect skin, slightly tanned.

Once you’ve decided on and booked your semi-permanent makeup treatment, there are a number of things you can do before your procedure to make sure your skin is fully prepared. Taking the right steps to prime your skin for a semi-permanent makeup treatment can mean better results that last longer on your skin, so it’s well worth spending that little bit of extra time.

Here are our top tips for preparing your skin prior to your semi-permanent makeup treatment:

1. Choose the right timing

While it can be ever so tempting to book your treatment in just before an upcoming summer holiday or wedding, this might not be the best thing for your skin. After a semi-permanent procedure your face will take at least 5-7 days for your skin to heal so make sure you allow plenty of time before your big event.

2. Avoid other treatments 

It’s important that your skin is left as natural and untreated as possible prior to your semi-permanent makeup procedure. For instance if you’re having semi-permanent eyeliner applied, it’s advisable not to have your eyelashes tinted or curled for at least 1 week prior to your appointment. For those that have eyelash extentions these must be removed prior to your treatment and not reapplied until the area has fully healed. 

Similarly eyebrows shouldn’t be waxed in advance of semi-permanent eyebrow shaping, but they can be plucked to prevent them becoming overgrown or straggly.

3. Make sure your skin is prepared 

This sounds the most obvious tip, but it really is crucial that your skin is prepared for the treatment you are about to have.

if you’re having your lips lined or shaded and you suffer from cold sores, it’s a good idea to take a course of Zovirax for 5 or so days prior to your treatment. This will help to reduce the chances of experiencing a breakout while your skin heals.

4. Take examples to your appointment

While some semi-permanent makeup treatments may need top-ups and repeat visits, it’s important that your technician is aware of the final look that you’re aiming for. Taking pictures with you of brows, liner or lips that you like can be very helpful. 

We also recommend wearing makeup into the salon on the day of your appointment, as this will give your technician a better idea of the way you usually style your face and features. 

5. Stock up on aftercare 

While you might have all the best intentions of popping to the shops on the way home from your treatment, we really would recommend stocking up on aftercare before your semi-permanent makeup application.

Your skin will be much more sensitive to UV rays and sunlight in the days and weeks that follow your treatment. To allow your skin the appropriate time to heal and to ensure lasting results, stock up on high protection sun cream. We recommend SPF 50. 

When it comes to moisturising your technician should provide you with a moisturising balm to apply following the treatment, though it might be advisable to stock up on some cream such as bepantham, a&d ointment or grapeseed oil beforehand as well. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about semi-permanent makeup pre and aftercare, click hereIf you’d like to arrange an appointment for a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, visit the ‘Contact Katie’ page.

Leave a Reply