Why Does Permanent Makeup Fade?
Expect the initial permanent makeup procedure to be very vibrant. Permanent makeup pigments are tattooed under the first layer of your skin. Initially, the pigments are also in and on the top layer of skin. As your skin heals, the dead skin cells at the top naturally slough off. The remaining pigment is seen from below the surface of your skin. This is why cosmetic tattoo makeup is more natural looking than conventional makeup.
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Permanent makeup is popular because topical cosmetics smear, run, and melt. Conventional makeup is on the surface of your skin. Keep in mind that pigment makeup will not be as bright as topical makeup. If you are looking for a vivid permanent makeup look, it may require more frequent refreshing. Of course, you can always change up your look by using topical makeup over your cosmetic tattoo. Also, organic pigments do not last as long as iron oxide, see my post Iron Oxide vs Organic Pigments
Permanent Makeup Fade
Why does permanent makeup fade? Frequent use of anti-aging ingredients encourages new skin to reveal itself. To keep your permanent makeup looking good for a long time, be careful using anti-aging skincare. Avoid Retin A, AHAs, and BHAs around the procedure area.
Professional skin treatments such as chemical peels, and microdermabasion exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells, and will cause permanent makeup fade. Do let your Aesthetician know that you have permanent makeup. To prevent permanent fade, your skin health professional can work around the make up tattoo area.
Sun exposure, and chlorine in pools also cause permanent makeup fade. Unlike body tattoos, the face is always exposed to the sun. Always use sunscreen to protect the longevity of your cosmetic tattoo.
Cosmetic Tattoo Permanent Makeup
Cosmetic tattoos should be refreshed periodically. Schedule an appointment to refresh your permanent makeup every year or two. For more information, contact Clinical Aesthetician and Master Permanent Makeup Artist Nancy Young. Call 323.680.4458 for a complimentary permanent makeup consultation.
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