If your eyes become matted gently cleanse with a warm washcloth. You may shower 24 hours after face lift surgery only if you have a handheld shower and you can direct it at away from your face, keeping your head dry. 48 hours after face lift surgery, remove dressing if present, leaving steri-strips in place. You may now wash your face and hair. When shampooing and washing your hair, do it with your head and hair flung back, in a salon style fashion. Be gentle around the incisions but wash the area thoroughly. It is best to use a mild, unscented soap for washing your face. When washing, and when drying, pat over the incisions, don’t wipe. Do not use the “hot” setting when blow-drying your hair, some skin areas may have lost sensation temporarily and you will not be able to feel yourself getting burned when too close or when using the hair dryer too long in one area. If you dye or bleach your hair, you may resume 1 month after face lift surgery. Do not make use of a stem room, sauna, bathe or submerge in a pool or whirlpool, for at least 3 weeks after face lift surgery.