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Naomi O'Hara

Permanent Cosmetics
02
Aug

How to look after permanent Makeup.

How to look after permanent Makeup.

So, you have paid out to have your brows tattooed, your lips permanently coloured a nice shade of pink, or maybe you have added some flicks to your eyeliner, what now?

Permanent makeup can last up-to 4 years, however, by not following recommendations set out by Naomi in consultation it can reduce that time significantly. There are a number of things you can do to prolong the effects of your permanent makeup. 

Below we list triggers that prematurely fade the pigment and how you can prevent it.

Products 

Some skin products contain alpha hydroxy acids and retinal, although great for the skin, not so great for permanent makeup.

These ingredients are classed as rapid exfoliators, meaning they remove skin cells from the topmost layers of skin, so avoid where possible!

Brow Tinting

The active ingredients in ALL brow tints can fade permanent makeup. It is advised that you do not have brow tinting whilst you have permanent brows. A senior therapist May be able to assist you in tinting just the hairs and not the surrounding skin. Ask your therapist for more details.

Laser Hair Removal

If you are having laser hair removal make your practitioner aware that you have permanent makeup. The energy of the laser can fade pigment of permanent makeup and can cause burning. It doesn’t mean you can’t have Laser Hair Removal, there are just some precautions that need to be taken. Your practitioner will be able to advise you further.

Sun

As we all know UV Rays penetrate the skin and cause damage, if you have permanent makeup, it may fade and discolour, if you do not wear a high SPF daily. We recommend at least a factor 30 and  re-apply throughout the day as advised on the SPF bottle. For those who have permanent Lip Tattoo, use an SPF specifically for the lips!

With all of the above said, pigment will fade over time. We recommend for you to come back after 12-18 months for a Colour Boost (priced at £250) this 1 off procedure is designed to re freshen and re define the areas of pigment.

For more information on aftercare for your permanent makeup, please email info@naomiohara.co.uk or send us a DM over on Instagram or Facebook!