Applying makeup every day is quite a hassle for many of us. Moreover, achieving flawless application of a high-end eyeliner every single time might not be possible. That is why many people are now opting for permanent makeup.
It gives the wearer freedom from the process of reapplying makeup. This type of makeup is also beneficial for people with unsteady hands or the visually challenged.
While permanent makeup for summer doesn’t cause any issues as such, you can do certain things to make sure it lasts long. There is a set of precautions that you should follow to protect your permanent makeup or semi-permanent makeup from the harsh weather. As summers are just around the corner, here are some valuable tips that might help you in keeping your permanent makeup flawless during these hot months.
Avoiding the Sun Post-Treatment
This is a great tip whether you’re using permanent makeup or otherwise, as the skin must always be protected from the harmful sun rays to preserve its health and vitality. Moreover, prolonged sun exposure can also lead to skin diseases like skin cancer. In the case of permanent makeup, avoiding the sun rays will protect you from pigment oxidation, that is, a loss of natural skin color. We recommend that you avoid stepping out under the sun for about seven days after permanent makeup or semi-permanent makeup treatment to be on the safer side.
After the seven days, ensure that you wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, at least 20 minutes before stepping out during the daytime. It is crucial to protect the treated skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Don’t forget to apply a lip balm with SPF 30 or above on your lips, too, as they are also prone to damage caused by the sun.
Cleaning the Face after Outdoor Activities
Of course, getting permanent makeup doesn’t mean you have to give up having outdoor fun. You can still enjoy your favorite outdoor activities like going for a walk, golf, or lawn tennis. However, once you are back indoors, make sure that you thoroughly clean your face with water to avoid the accumulation of sweat, chlorine, salts, or dirt on the treated area. These agents, once dried, can cause an adverse reaction to the skin.
Application of Facial Products and Chemical Peels
The chemical formulation of certain facial products and facial peels can have an adverse effect on the pigmented or treated areas of the skin. We recommend that you apply a layer of petroleum jelly on the pigmented areas and avoid using any chemical facial product on the treated area altogether.
Avoiding Exposure to Chlorine
Chlorine is a harsh chemical that can cause the permanent makeup on your face to fade. Therefore, we would advise you to avoid chlorinated swimming pools and hot tubs after the first few months of the treatment to preserve your permanent or semi-permanent makeup.
We hope that the tips mentioned above will help your permanent makeup stay fresh even in the summers. Permanent makeup and summer can go hand in hand if you remember to follow these points after the treatment.