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While getting an embroidery treatment is a wonderful experience, in order to have the embroidery settled down nicely into your skin requires some time for the skin to heal for the colors to show up well and be defined accordingly. Whether you’re getting eyeliner embroidery, eyebrow embroidery, or lip embroidery. The aftercare is basically the same and that includes the skincare ingredients that you need to skip for the time being. Here’s why.

As with this beauty treatment, embroidery is considered to be invasive – albeit minimally – and since it involves a procedure of inserting fine needles with pigments into the skin and having the pigments settled down nicely for it to show up, usually within a few weeks. 

And it’s within these first few weeks that your skin is undergoing a healing process as the body considers the insertion of these needles as trauma to the body, causing the skin to develop swelling that can occur even during the procedure. And rest assured, it’s normal.

Hence, while the treated area is healing, it’s a must for you to swap skincare products with certain ingredients for something more gentle for the skin. The ingredients that are needed to be avoided (for the time being) are to ensure that they won’t affect the pigments within your skin, causing it to fade away prematurely and lose the longevity of the semi-permanent makeup, reducing the need for frequent, unnecessary touch-ups. 

List Of Skincare Ingredients To Avoid For Embroidery

Exfoliative ingredients such as physical (scrub) and chemicals (the ones with AHAs, BHAs) – both from products or beauty treatments – are to be avoided as these acids to penetrate into the skin for the exfoliation that can draw out pigments within, causing them to fade out and giving a patchy, uneven appearance. 

Not only that, the exfoliative nature of these acids can certainly cause inflammation that can aggravate the swelling of the treated area, what’s more, it’s still in its fragile state. 

The same also goes for any products containing retinoids for their exfoliating benefits as well; simply avoid the ingredients from coming in contact with the treated area. 

And yes, since the ingredients listed here are to be avoided, that includes cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturizers. Instead, skip these products and use gentle formulations such as Cetaphil to gently cleanse the skin without affecting the pigments of the embroidery, and dry out the skin immediately as we need to keep the skin dry at all times. Keep using the product until the treated area is completely healed with the pigments settled in nicely to resume your usual skincare and makeup routine. 

While the ingredients listed above are applicable for all types of embroidery, for lip embroidery another ingredient to watch out for is whitening toothpaste, as the ingredients in the formula can bleach out the pigments from your embroidered lips, causing it to fade out as well.

It’s promising to see that beauty treatments like eyebrow embroidery and eyelash extensions are widely available nowadays. Hence, finding the right one for your needs is just as convenient without restrictions and prescriptions as decades ago. That said, the wider availability of the treatment(s) that you need, means extra care is needed in finding the right location and esthetician that can get the job done for you. After all, it’s your skin that we’re talking about, right?

Hence, finding the right one can be a bit of a challenge as you need to find the right one just for you, and how well the esthetician understands what you need and brings it out into the results is also another matter. 

How To Choose The Right Esthetician For You

Getting recommendations from your family and friends is always a good start as nothing can beat word-of-mouth marketing. Their exact experience when getting the treatment can be an indicator when you get one yourself. The next best thing would be looking through the reviews on social media, especially specific ones like Facebook groups or review sites that can give you a general idea of what to expect. 

From the recommendation, you can use the knowledge to do research by yourself, by looking through beauty centers(or their websites) that offer the treatment that you need and if you’re lucky, the esthetician herself so you can make the decision. 

This particular aspect is important as the ability of the esthetician to see your needs, be on the same page, and translate it into results is what counts in the end. If it’s possible, ask if there’s any past work they did before your visit so you can take a look at their work and in turn, know what to expect from yourself. 

For example, eyebrow embroidery treatment is not as simple as interesting pigments into the eyebrow area; it requires delicate movement for the process to ensure it comes out as naturally as possible that you can’t even see the difference. 

A few pointers to know if you’re getting a good esthetician:

A good esthetician will ask you a lot of questions ranging from general to specific and rest assured, these questions are nothing more than to understand their client’s (that’s you) needs and aspirations that will show up in the end results of the treatment. Because no two clients are the same, using the agreed treatment as the reference and the ability to customize it to fit your needs and concerns is what makes the esthetician good at her job. With these detailed questions, you can in turn ask your esthetician as well. Ask always about the treatment, what to prepare, the aftercare, or even tips and she’ll be glad to answer each of your questions happily. A sign of good esthetician means she’s knowledgeable and stays updated with the latest research and technology and she’ll share it with you, all for you to maximize the results from the treatment.