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When Can I Wear Makeup After Microneedling? September 2023

Updated: April 19, 2023

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When you leave the clinic after your microneedling treatment, one of the first things you will want to know is when you can wear makeup again. Post-treatment, there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to ensure optimal healing. In this post, we will discuss when you can resume wearing makeup after microneedling and how to care for your skin during the healing process!

Read On: Want to learn more about microneedling and whether it is the right treatment option for you? Check out our Comprehensive Guide to Microneedling to learn more!

1. What is microneedling and how does it work?

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that is used to improve the appearance of the skin. During the treatment, tiny needles are used to create microscopic wounds in the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, which leads to the production of new collagen and elastin. The result is smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

Microneedling can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and more.

2. How long should I wait before applying makeup after a microneedling treatment session?

The length of time you should wait before applying makeup will depend on your individual skin type and how well it tolerates the treatment. For most people, it is recommended to wait 24-48 hours before applying makeup. This will give your skin time to heal and reduce the risk of infection.

If you have sensitive skin, you may want to wait longer before applying makeup. It is important to listen to your skin and give it the time it needs to heal.

Applying makeup too soon after a microneedling treatment can also lead to irritation and inflammation. If you do decide to apply makeup, be sure to use gentle products that are non-irritating and free of fragrances, dyes, and other harsh ingredients.

When it comes to microneedling, it is always best to err on the side of caution. If you are unsure about when to apply makeup, be sure to consult with your dermatologist or skincare professional.

3. What are the best types of makeup to use after a microneedling treatment session has been completed?

When choosing makeup to use after a microneedling treatment, it is important to select products that are non-comedogenic and will not clog your pores. Look for products that are labeled “non-comedogenic” or “oil-free.” These products will help to keep your skin clean and clear while it heals.

It is also important to choose makeup that is gentle and will not irritate your skin. Opt for products that are fragrance-free and free of harsh chemicals.

Some of the best types of makeup to use after microneedling include:

– Foundation: Choose a light, oil-free foundation that will not clog your pores.

– Concealer: Look for a non-comedogenic concealer that will help to cover up any blemishes or redness.

– Powder: A light, oil-free powder can be used to set your makeup and help control shine.

– Blush: A gentle, non-irritating blush will add a pop of color to your cheeks.

– Eyeshadow: Choose an eyeshadow that is non-comedogenic and will not irritate your skin.

– Mascara: A gentle, non-irritating mascara will help to enhance your eyes.

4. Are there any other tips that should be followed when it comes to wearing makeup after a microneedling treatment session has been completed?

In addition to choosing the right products, there are a few other tips you should follow when it comes to wearing makeup after a microneedling treatment:

– Avoid touching your face: Touching your face can lead to irritation and inflammation. If you must touch your face, be sure to wash your hands first.

– Be gentle: When applying makeup, be sure to use gentle strokes. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing your skin, as this can lead to irritation.

– Don’t forget sunscreen: It is important to wear sunscreen when you are outdoors, even if you are wearing makeup. Be sure to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Following these tips, you can help ensure that your skin heals properly and that your makeup looks its best!

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa