Summer-Proof Your Brows Essential Tips For Protecting Permanent Makeup | We’ll Show You How To Protect Your Permanent Makeup

by | Jun 17, 2024 | Blog

Summertime – Protect Permanent Makeup With Our Care Tips

Summer in the Quad Cities is a time for fun in the sun, but those UV rays can be tough on your skin – especially if you’ve invested in permanent makeup from Belle La Vie Beauty Bar. Whether you’re rocking powder brows, microblading, lip blushing, or eyeliner, we want you to enjoy every festival, riverfront walk, and pool day without worrying about fading or discoloration. Follow our crucial summertime tips and expert advice to protect your permanent makeup investment.

Why Sun Protection is Crucial for Permanent Makeup

Sun protection is the most critical step in preserving your permanent makeup. Here’s why: Permanent makeup involves implanting pigment beneath your skin’s surface. This pigment is vulnerable to UV damage, which can lead to:

  1. The Fading Factor: UV radiation from the sunlight breaks down the pigments used in permanent makeup, causing them to fade prematurely. This means your perfectly shaped brows or vibrant lip color can lose their intensity and vibrancy, leaving you with a dull or washed-out look.

  2. Unwanted Color Shifts: Sun exposure can alter the undertones of your pigment. For example, brown brows might turn reddish or gray, and lip colors might become ashy or uneven. This can drastically change the intended look of your permanent makeup and require corrective treatments.

  3. Patchy Pigmentation: If some areas of your permanent makeup are exposed to more sunlight than others, they will fade at different rates. This can result in a patchy, uneven appearance that is difficult to correct without touch-ups.

  4. Skin Damage: UV radiation doesn’t just affect the pigment; it can also damage the skin itself. Sunburns, premature aging, and even skin cancer are risks associated with unprotected sunlight exposure. This can affect the way your permanent makeup looks and heals.

  5. Costly Corrections: Correcting faded or discolored permanent makeup can be expensive and time-consuming. Investing in sun protection now can save you money and frustration in the long run.

The Bottom Line

Sun protection is not just about maintaining the appearance of your permanent makeup; it’s about protecting your skin’s health and the investment you’ve made in your beauty. By taking a few simple precautions, you can ensure that your permanent makeup looks as vibrant and beautiful as the day you got it.

Summer-Proof Your Brows: Top Tips

  1. Sunscreen: Your Brow’s Best Friend

    • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to your entire face, including your eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner area.
    • Choose sunscreens formulated for sensitive skin and safe for tattoos.
    • Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.
    • Visit us at Belle La Vie to find the perfect sunscreen for your skin type.
  2. Seek Shade and Shield Your Skin

    • Embrace shady spots during peak sun hours (10 AM – 4 PM).
    • A wide-brimmed hat not only looks stylish but also protects your brows.
    • Don’t forget those sunglasses!
  3. Water Safety for Your Permanent Makeup

    • Chlorine and saltwater can accelerate fading.
    • Before swimming, apply a barrier cream like Aquaphor or a specialized tattoo balm to your brows, lips, and eyeliner.
    • Rinse your face with fresh water after swimming or sweating.
  4. Gentle Cleansing for Your Skin – Skip Harsh Exfoliants

    • Avoid harsh exfoliants, scrubs, or peels around the areas with permanent makeup.
    • Choose a mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean your face.
  5. Book a Brow Touch-Up

    • Even with diligent care, some fading is normal over time.
    • Book a touch-up appointment with us before summer ends to refresh your color and ensure your permanent makeup looks its best.

Did You Ruin Your Microblading? Don’t Panic! We Can Fix Microblading Mishaps.

Did a summer mishap leave your microblading looking less than perfect? Don’t stress! We can assess the damage and discuss solutions to restore your brows to their former glory.

Ready, Set, Summer! Your Permanent Makeup is Protected.

Summer is your time to shine, and so should your brows, lips, and eyeliner! With these expert tips from Belle La Vie Beauty Bar, you can confidently enjoy every adventure this season throws your way.


  • Don’t Skip the SPF: Make sunscreen your daily ritual. Your skin – and your permanent makeup – will thank you.
  • Embrace the Shade: A chic hat or umbrella isn’t just a fashion statement; it’s essential protection for your brows and lips.
  • Love Your Lips: Keep them hydrated and shielded with SPF lip balm.
  • Be Water Wise: Apply a barrier cream before swimming to safeguard your investment.
  • Gentle is Key: Cleanse with care and avoid harsh products around your permanent makeup.

Don’t Wait! Book Your Touch-Up Today

Even with the best care, a little fading is natural. A touch-up at Belle La Vie Beauty Bar will refresh your color and ensure your permanent makeup looks its best all summer long.

We’re here to help you look and feel your best! Visit our studio at 5335 Eastern Ave Suite D1, Davenport, IA 52807, call us at 801-916-5755, or book your appointment online at

Let’s make this a summer to remember – with brows that won’t quit!