Dr. Beale created this helpful infographic to help patients know how to apply makeup after a facelift. Dr. Beale typically recommends that patients wait at least 2 weeks after surgery before applying any makeup to recovering areas. For more information about the facelift procedure or recovery, please contact Dr. Beale.
Apply a lightweight moisturizer with at least SPF 30 to prime your face before applying any makeup products. Skin hydration and sun protection will promote healing and prevent scarring.
Until your skin is fully healed, you can achieve full coverage of any bruises by applying liquid foundation and concealer with your fingertips for a more gentle touch.
Stick to skincare and makeup products that are tried and true. You never know how your skin will react to new products, so recovery is no time to try potentially irritating makeup.
How you remove your makeup is just as important as how you apply it. Remove makeup with a cleansing oil or balm instead of makeup wipes to avoid pulling at your sensitive skin.