Ready to start turning back the clock on your facial appearance and using less makeup? Or enhancing your lips or cheeks for a bit of a boost? For many women they don’t feel fully dressed until their makeup is complete. When having cosmetic injectable treatments to enhance your natural beauty, it’s important to know how to manage makeup around these non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Here are a few ideas around the use of makeup to help you get the best results from your treatment.
Arrive Makeup Free
The first part of your consultation appointment always start with a detailed facial assessment and skin analysis. Therefore, it is important to have clean skin prior to your cosmetic injectables treatment. For proper analysis we need to see what your skin really looks like!
Arriving without makeup will make your skin easier to analyze and provide a blank canvas to create your facial aesthetic treatment plan. If you are unable to arrive with a clean face, not to worry we will give you a facial cleanser to prep your skin.
Avoid Wearing Makeup For 12 hours After Your Injectable Treatment
Yes, we know some people want to inject and continue the party! You want to minimize your risk of infection and let your skin heal completely. Therefore we recommend 12 to 24 hours of NO makeup or pool time after injectables. Give your skin a breather and rock the natural YOU!
Apply Light Makeup the Next Day- Preferably Mineral Makeup
Makeup can be useful for concealing your spots and evening tone, but makeup can also suffocate your skin and cause acne, depending on its ingredients. Aim to target just your problems areas. It’s best to use a mineral makeup that blends with your natural skin tone.
We recommend using mineral based products, Revision Intellishade TruPhysical, Skinbetter sunbetter mineral compact, or ISDIN mineral makeup brush. Ideally, treat yourself to some fresh, clean new makeup and be sure to clean your brushes to avoid any chance of bacterial cross-contamination after your injectables treatment.
New Facial Contours Can Change How You Apply Makeup
After your injectable treatment, you can enjoy your new facial contours by highlighting your higher cheeks, outlining more voluptuous lips or use shadowing to emphasize wider eyes. The best thing about getting injectables is that they enhance the natural contours of your face.
Creating high points and using light and shadows to our advantage while injecting, gives the face new balanced proportions and symmetry. This brings the face into harmony like a classical symphony. Injections can bring out your best features, reduce your wrinkles and even improve your skin tone by hydration.
The expert use of makeup such as highlighting, contouring, shading and blending, can really compliment your injection results. You’ll be red carpet ready in no time!
Think About Going Au Naturale – No Makeup
Natural skin if at its best, requires very little to no makeup. Enhancing your natural features with injections corrects many skin issues which cause us to apply makeup for coverage in the first place.
Over time as you continue with your injectable treatment and anti-aging skincare plan, going make up free with confidence may soon become your reality! By improving the skin architecture you can reduce the need for makeup and let the natural, beautiful you shine through!
Always remember that having cosmetic injectables such as anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers is a medical procedure. Sterile injecting conditions, techniques and protocols must be followed for optimum results.
The use of high quality products and the competence of your injector are absolutely critical to a safe and successful outcome. Precautions are a must in order to reduce any potential risk of infections, skin reactions, potential bruising or damage to tissues.
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!