Brows | January 21, 2022
If you are considering getting a semi-permanent lip blush procedure, you may be wondering how to get the most out of it. The blush can fade quite quickly if you are not mindful to look after your lips. Post-procedural tips and tricks can also be used to ensure minimal discomfort for the newly sensitive area. Keeping your lip treatment looking full and natural can be done in five easy ways:
- Book a follow-up appointment
It is very common to book a follow-up appointment directly after your first session. The colour needs to be topped up at around the 6-8 week mark after your initial procedure. It may be the case that the blush is not completely even or for there to be a few gaps that need to be touched up. After your lips have absorbed the initial pigment, you will be able to use the second session to tell your beauty technician whether you would like to make any changes to the colour or the shape.
- Avoid the sun and strenuous activity for 2 weeks
Keeping your lips dry and UV-free is crucial during the first 2 weeks. Any extra moisture can damage the pigmentation and direct sunlight can affect the newly sensitive skin around the mouth area. Take the first two weeks to relax indoors for the best possible results of your lip blush.
Moisturising is an important part of pre-and post-procedure care. Keeping the lips moisturised properly 1 day or 2 before the lip blushing and continuing for 7 days after the blushing will leave you with the best results. A lip specialist will recommend which moisturiser is best for after the blushing, as not all moisturisers will be as kind to your sensitive skin. You may also consider using a lip scrub or exfoliate before the procedure to get rid of any dry skin that could interfere with an even blush tone.
- Be careful of what you eat
We recommend that you eat clean, healthy and dry food for the first couple of days. Any messy or difficult to eat foods could cause damage to the area or prevent the pigment from holding evenly. It is also suggested that spicy and very salty foods be avoided as this can cause discomfort to the sensitive layer of skin that is healing on your lips. It is best to also avoid caffeine and alcohol for a day before and after the blushing because these stimulants can cause bruising to the lip area.
- Drink out of a straw
It may sound impossible to prevent your lips from getting wet. For about a week, we would suggest that it is best to keep your lips dry. Otherwise, this could lead to a serious infection. One of the main tactics you can use to keep them dry is to drink all liquids out of a straw. Consider getting a durable and environmentally-friendly reusable straw that can be used for hot and cold liquids.
The results of a lip blush procedure can be amazing and transformative but be sure to follow these 5 recommendations to make the most of your colour. Being cautious and responsible will ensure that you are happy with the end results.