Eyeliner Care

The permanent eyeliner healing process is known to be the easiest of all permanent makeup healing. That probably comes as a surprise. As long as you are in good health and have chosen the right artist, you can expect swift, easy, and safe healing.


“Small Details Make a BIG Difference”

Eyeliner Tattoo Pre-Care

  • Do not wear mascara on the day of the procedure.
  • Have your eyes free of makeup and moisturizer.
  • Do bring sunglasses to wear home. Eyes may be light sensitive.
  • If you wear eyeglasses, please bring those to your appointment
  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them before the procedure.
  • It is not a bad idea to have a ride home after an eyeliner procedure if you are sensitive to light. Have sunglasses available. Eyes may be dilated afterward.
  • Avoid lash tinting 2 weeks before. Do not dye or perm lashes for 10 days prior.
  • If you have had Lasik or Cataract Surgery you must get medical clearance from your physician.
  • Eyelash extensions must be removed 1 week prior to your eyeliner procedure.
  • If you are using Latisse or any other eyelash serums you will need to discontinue use 4 weeks prior to the procedure.

    General rules:
  • Do not tan two weeks prior or have sunburned face/skin
  • Do not have any type of facial 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Do not work out the day of the procedure.
  • Do not have botox 3 weeks prior
  • Do not take Fish Oil or Vitamin E one week prior (natural blood thinners)

In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor colour deposit:

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 – 48 hours before your tattoo
  • Do not consume coffee or any caffeine before your procedure
  • Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
  • Must not be on Accutane medication for one year prior to getting a Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo.
  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

Eyeliner Aftercare Routine – Day by Day

The day of the treatment: Absorb

Gently blot the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. Do this every 5 minutes for the full day until the oozing has stopped.  Removing this fluid prevents the hardening of the lymph.

Days 1-7Wash

Wash daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. (Don’t worry…THIS DOES NOT REMOVE THE PIGMENT!)

Gently wash your procedure area each morning and night with water and antibacterial soap. With a very light touch, use your fingertips to gently cleanse the affected area. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water ensuring that all soap is rinsed away. To dry, gently pat with a clean tissue. DO NOT use any cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or AHA), or any exfoliants.

Days 1-7: Moisturize

Apply a rice grain amount of ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area. Be sure not to over-apply as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing. The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet or damp tattoo. 

Important Reminders

  • Use a fresh pillowcase
  • Let any scabbing or dry skin naturally exfoliate away. Picking can cause scarring or loss of colour
  • No facials, botox, chemical treatments, or microdermabrasion for 4 weeks
  • Avoid hot, sweaty exercise for one week
  • Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 4 weeks after the procedure. Wear a hat when outdoors.
  • Avoid heavy sweating and long hot showers for the first 10 days
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days
  • Avoid swimming, lakes, hot tubs for the first 10 days
  • Avoid topical makeup including sunscreen on the area
  • DO NOT rub, pick or scratch the treated area.
  • Direct water on the eyeliner and the use of cleaners, soaps and heavy creams.
  • Do not use contact lenses for 48 hours.
  • Do not use mascara until outer healing is complete. Do not use old tubes of mascara.  Replace old with new.
  • Do not use saline eye drops/wash or mascara until healed

Remember, with the proper prep and aftercare routine you will have much better results with your microblading procedure.

Important note about showering:

Limit your showers to 5 minutes so you do not create too much steam. Keep your face/procedure area out of the water while you wash your body, then, at the end of your shower, wash your hair. Your face, or procedure area, should only be getting wet at the very last end of the shower. Avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area.

Still, got questions?

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Sources: https://tinadavies.com/blogs/news/microblading-prepare-aftercare

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