Every woman wants flawless skin and in the process of achieving it, they often end up getting micro-needling treatment on their face. This amazing treatment offers some extraordinary benefits to the skin, but you need to be super careful after getting this procedure done, especially if you want to apply makeup right afterward.
In this article, we’ll talk about every little aspect of applying makeup after a micro-needling session and attempt to understand if putting on makeup on a freshly punctured face is a good idea or not.
So, keep on reading to find out more.
What Happens to Your Skin After the Micro-needling Session?
As micro-needling is a skincare procedure that requires puncturing through your face repeatedly with a derma roller, skin swelling and redness are very common. In addition to these side effects, your face also experiences some other phenomena. Dry skin, tightness, irritation, and in some extreme cases bleeding are not uncommon right after the derma rolling session. However, all these side effects will disappear within 48 hours of the procedure and after that, you will just fall in love with your skin. Your face will be more suppled and nourished and you will notice that your makeup is set better than before.
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Is it Safe to Apply Makeup After the Micro-needling?
Even though it is safe to apply makeup about 48 hours later, the real question is can you apply makeup immediately after the micro-needling session?
Micro-needling is a skincare procedure that is proven to be safe for the skin. However, as there are mild side effects of this skin rejuvenating system, it is better not to use any products aside from serum or moisturizer right after the session. The different ingredients from makeup can react severely on your already sensitive skin (your skin becomes super sensitive after the micro-needling) and damage it beyond recovery.
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5 Tips on How to Apply Makeup after Micro-needling
Even 48 hours after the micro-needling session, when you want to apply makeup on your face, you must be careful as you don’t want to irritate or hurt your skin. In order to enhance your facial features yet keep your face safe, follow the below tips so that you look glamorous even after this procedure is done.
1. Check the Ingredients List
Even before putting on your regular makeup on your skin, don’t forget to check the ingredients list first. There are many products that might do wonders to your face but they might be harmful when your skin is in such a sensitive condition. After the micro-needling session, you must avoid products with fragrance, alcohol, parabens, and hydroquinone to keep your face from rashes, allergies, and other adverse chemical reactions. Also, try to keep your distance from products with vitamin C and vitamin A. These amazing skincare ingredients also have the potential to harm your freshly punctured skin.
2. Avoid Wearing Complexion Products
As your face will be raw, red, and super sensitive right after the micro-needling session, it is very natural that you might want to hide the redness foundation, concealer, or powder. However, this temptation can be very harmful to your skin; makeup items, as well as several skincare products, have the potential to prevent your skin from responding to the treatment and hamper its purpose. Your foundation or concealer can further irritate your skin and make it even more red and irritating.
But then again, even though putting on complexion products might be harmful, you can still control the redness a bit and give your face a luminous glow by using a tinted moisturizer. A tinted moisturizer like this bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30 will not only moisturize your treated skin perfectly but at the same time will also help to cover the redness by a few notches.
Remember to use a hypoallergenic cream to avoid any additional harm to your face.
3. Use Sanitized Tools for Makeup Application
Immediately after getting your micro-needling procedure done, don’t forget even for a second that your face is extremely sensitive and literally raw. And therefore, even when applying just a moisturizer, it’s vital to use freshly sanitized brushes.
Right before you put on your tinted moisturizer, sanitize your applicator brush with an alcohol-free brush cleaner such as this Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleaner Cleansing Shampoo and make sure that it is completely clean and free from germs. If these germs and bacteria come in contact with your freshly punctured skin, it might react very adversely and result in extreme allergies and rashes.
4. Don’t Forget About SPF
It doesn’t matter if you are applying makeup or not, putting on sunscreen is a must for your micro-needled face. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays are extremely damaging to your skin in its most vulnerable state and protecting it completely is a must.
Try to use a sunscreen with an SPF 25 or higher (we prefer the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Light Fluid Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60) to make sure that it can heal and go back to its normal state without any interruption.
5. Try a Sheet Mask before Makeup Application
To protect your freshly-punctured face and also to enjoy a flawless look, you can try out a cooling sheet mask before putting on sunscreen and moisturizer (try out the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask). The serum from the mask will penetrate deep into your face and help you with your inflammation.
From the above article, we can summarize that it’s a better decision to keep your face bare right after a micro-needling session. However, if you need to get out and about, we hope that this piece of writing will act as a guide for you and help you to get a flawless look without hurting your micro-needled skin.
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