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Permanent Eyeliner Aftercare: Everything You Need to Know

Permanent Eyeliner Aftercare is Actually Pretty Easy 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 your healing should be a breeze! We’re going to go over how your permanent eyeliner will look during the healing process and one of the most important things... AFTERCARE! What to Expect After Permanent Eyeliner: Healing Schedule Day by Day

Day 1:

You’ll love your new eyeliner! Your eyeliner color is approximately 30% darker than it will be when it’s healed. It will also appear slightly larger than it will heal in just a few days. This is due to color oxidation as well as a small amount of swelling and it is a normal part of your healing process. You will have no trouble driving home and going about the rest of your day normally. It’s unlikely that anyone will notice you’ve had your eyeliner permanently done except for possibly those you know very well. Days 2-3:

Your eyeliner will be dark and bold- Your color will darken temporarily as the pigment oxidizes and thin scabs will form. You may wake up slightly puffy but you can remedy this by sleeping on an incline or applying a cool compress. Your eyeliner will feel tight and dry, but not painful. Days 3-5:

Your eyeliner will begin flaking until there is no scabbing left. You want to allow healing to shed naturally. Once all scabbing has finished flaking, it is common for the color to appear lighter than it will eventually heal. This lighter color is only temporary as your freshly healed skin is hiding the true color underneath. Over the next several weeks your eyeliner color will bloom. Day 42:

At 6 weeks your eyeliner is fully healed. It’s now okay for you to come back in for your follow-up. Any adjustments such as darkening the color or altering the shape can be done at this appointment.

* you may notice areas of unevenness. This is expected and can happen if an area where scabbed is pulled off before ready. This can naturally happen with no fault of your own or your artist.. you may have extra oily or dry skin that may also come into play. This is why a touch-up appointment is always recommended to touch up any areas that need it and to finalize the lOOK!


Permanent Eyeliner Aftercare: Wet Healing vs Dry Healing Here are the two most popular aftercare methods that permanent eyeliner artists are using:

Dry Heal Dry healing was the most popular before wet healing existed. Dry healing is how it sounds. You’ll keep your permanent eyeliner dry at all times. After your permanent eyeliner appointment, you won’t touch your eyeliner at all. You’ll let your eyeliner heal on its own. PROS: There’s nothing for you to do and there’s no aftercare kit required. CONS: You’ll have heavy scabbing during healing and your color won’t heal evenly.

'Wet Heal Wet healing is how most permanent eyeliner artists have their clients heal today.

Clean your eyeliner every 15 minutes following your appointment

You’ll also use an eyeliner healing gel to keep your eyeliner from drying out. PROS: You’ll have no scabbing and your color will heal much more evenly. CONS: You’ll have some work to do and an aftercare kit to keep on you.

Dry healing is still a common method even though wet healing has proven to have the most promising healed results. Depending on your skin a combination of both may be recommended.

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