Kissing After Lip Blushing: When Is It Ok?

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So, you’ve had a lip blushing procedure done. You love the idea of having a more defined lip line, as well as want the color enhancement it will give your lips, so that they’ll have a more full and robust appearance without fillers.

That’s why this semi-permanent tattooing procedure has become so popular over the past couple of years. But what can you do after a lip blushing procedure?

What about kissing after lip blushing? When can you kiss?

You should wait until at least a week for any serious kissing, preferably two. We’ll go over the details below!


Kissing After Lip Blushing: What You Need To Know

Okay, it’s time to get real here… after you’ve had a lip blushing treatment, the last thing you will probably think about is kissing someone close to you.


Because more than likely, you’re going to experience some kind of discomfort or slight pain, depending on your pain threshold.

More than likely, you’re going to experience some kind of discomfort or slight pain, depending on your pain threshold.

This is a normal response to having a lip blushing treatment, and it doesn’t mean that something has gone wrong, so you shouldn’t be worried about it. There is a regular healing process that needs to take place after lip blushing.

Normal healing responses after lip blushing include slight burning, very dry and flaky lips, swelling and inflammation, and/or peeling.

Of course, if you’re experiencing extreme pain or significant swelling after you’ve had the procedure done, then you should contact your technician or a doctor as soon as possible.

It will take a few days for this discomfort to calm down, because the treatment would have taken about two to three hours, and this is quite a long time for this small and delicate area on your body to be stimulated with a needle.

Therefore, during the time they are healing, absolutely nothing should touch your delicate lips, including lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm, cigarettes, or a pair of someone else’s lips!

While your lips are healing, your lips will start to scab, but the last thing you want to do is pick these off.

They need to fall off naturally as the skin on your lips calms down.

If you find the discomfort unbearable, then you can use cold wet cotton pads to blot them gently, but don’t use a towel or anything to rub them dry.

You have to let them air dry and peel off naturally, so that they can heal properly. If you don’t, then there is the potential that your lips will scar, and you can even lose pigment, which is something that you don’t want to happen.

What Else Shouldn’t I Do After A Lip Blushing Treatment?

Besides staying away from another person’s lips while yours are healing, there are several other things that you should definitely avoid for two weeks after your treatment.

This may sound extreme.

However, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is an infection that could cause serious damage to your beautiful face and body.

So, what else should you also steer clear of for 10 or so days after lip blushing? Well, the list includes:

1. Sweating

Getting sweat into your healing lips has the potential of causing bacteria to cause an infection. Therefore, you should not only keep your cool, but this also means that you should avoid the gym, or any other exercise or sports.

You should also steer clear of the swimming pool, jacuzzis, steam rooms, and saunas.

2. Tanning

Whether it’s on a tanning bed or through sun exposure, again this will probably make you sweat, so is definitely to be avoided. Also, exposure to UV rays could result in the fading of the pigment, since you won’t be able to wear sunscreen on your lips to protect them.

3. Peeling

Chemical skincare products like lip treatments and creams that contain retinol, Retin-A or glycolic acid should definitely be avoided, because of their skin peeling properties.

It also goes without saying that picking at any peeled skin should also be a no-no, otherwise you run the risk of scar tissue developing and pigment removal.

4. Touching

Most people touch their face multiple times a day without realizing it, and you’re probably one of them. Therefore, you need to be very mindful of not touching your lips while they’re healing.

The only time you should touch them is when you’re applying any ointment given to you by your technician. And this should be done with a cotton bud, otherwise again, you’ll be increasing the chances of your lips becoming infected with bacteria.


5. Lifting

Just like going to the gym to weight train, lifting heavy objects or moving furniture means exerting yourself, which will cause you to sweat. Even if vacuuming or cleaning the garage makes you sweat, don’t do it — give your body a rest so that your lips can heal properly.

6. Drinking

If you are partial to a glass of wine or beer, then you should know that drinking alcohol in excess suppresses your immune system. This means the healing process will be slowed down, and any wounds will take longer to heal.

7. Driving

If you’re traveling in an open-air vehicle, like a convertible car, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or even on a boat, then you probably shouldn’t while your lips are healing.

That’s because there is the potential to attract dirt and pollution from the air, which can cause you to develop an infection.

8. Wetting

Wet lips also make them susceptible to becoming infected. Therefore, it is recommended that you keep your lips clean, and as dry as possible. This means for the first few days after your lip blushing treatment, you should drink any beverage through a straw, especially if your lips are sore, and it causes discomfort if you have to dab them dry.

Also watch what foods you eat. Sticking to drier foods will help your lips from getting wet, and steer clear of anything spicy or salty until your lips are more healed.

What Else Should I Expect After A Lip Blushing Treatment?

At first, you will probably notice that the color of your lips is darker than what you visualized, but again, this is normal and not something that you should worry about.

That’s because the color of your lips, while they are healing, won’t give you an indication of what your lips will look like in a few weeks when they will be ready to let loose and kiss all you want them to.

When your lips calm down after a lip blushing treatment, the color will fade by up to 50%. At this time, you will notice that your new lip color blends in with your natural lip color, which is the result you were more than likely expecting. But this takes time, so you need to be patient for your body’s healing process to do its work.

Alternatively, it may also happen that the lip color may seem like it has faded completely during the peeling process. But again, you’ll just need to be patient. The color will come back.

And besides, if this isn’t the case, you can bring it up with your technician during your follow-up appointment.

The Follow-Up

It’s always a good idea to send daily photos to your lip artist for the first few days so they can monitor your healing and make sure all is well. After a week or so, you can probably stop that, and book a follow-up for 6-8 weeks later.

This will allow enough time for your lips to heal naturally, and for the pigment to have settled.

If by this time you’re still unhappy with the appearance of your lips — like if the color isn’t exactly what you desired — then you can bring this up at your follow-up appointment.

In theory, a lip blushing treatment can last for up to five years, although you will notice fading as time goes on.

Again, if you notice any color change that you don’t like or feel that you need a top-up, then consult your technician, who will be able to help you with this issue.


Lip blushing is a popular procedure that will provide the ultimate lip service for many beauty enthusiasts! But in order for this treatment to do its job, you need to make sure that you follow the rules mentioned above in order to really benefit.

What about kissing after lip blushing? Well, your lips need time to heal properly, and they’ll probably hurt after your treatment, so steer clear of the kissing until they feel better. Give it a week before any kissing, and perhaps two weeks for any serious kissing.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).