After your first microblading treatment, it’s important to take good care of your eyebrows as they heal. The more careful you are in the beginning, the better they will look and the longer they will last! If you’ve never gotten a tattoo or had cosmetic tattooing done before, there are some important changes you might have to make to your daily routine. In the end, we promise it will be worth it!
Things to avoid post-microblading:
- Getting area wet for 10 days
- Sweating, saunas, and hot showers
- Direct exposure to sun and salon tanning
- Wearing makeup for at least a week
- Picking or itching your eyebrows
- Facials, chemical peels, Botox, and microdermabrasion for at least four weeks
What you can expect after your session
The healing process for microblading typically takes around four to six weeks. Throughout these weeks, your eyebrows will go through several phases of healing. At first, the dark pigment on your eyebrows may look a little unnatural and will appear dark for a few days. As your skin naturally starts to regenerate, the color will begin to fade and start to look more normal. During this period, there will be peeling, causing your brows to appear lighter than the original consultation projection. This is typical of most people, even with proper care. That’s why your follow up appointment after six to eight weeks is so important! After 30 days, your eyebrows will be in their final phases of healing. At this point, they’ll look more natural, and you can enjoy your beautiful new eyebrows!
Skin care after microblading
Once your microblading is completely healed, there are simple methods to avoid fading.
- We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, sunscreen is a must! Apply a thin layer of SPF 30 to 50 on your eyebrows before you go outside.
- When using foundation, avoid putting it directly on your healed eyebrows because they’ll appear lighter.
- Avoid products that contain retinol – they may speed up the process of fading!
- Be sure to use moisturizer or ointment that is suggested by your permanent makeup artist. These products can be used to minimize scabbing and keep your eyebrows moisturized and protected from germs and bacteria.
You want to keep your eyebrows looking amazing for as long as possible, so it’s crucial to take the best care of them during the healing process! If you’re worried about messing up the healing process, talk with your microblading specialist and figure out what will work best for you.
Be sure to book your six to eight week touch up and your annual follow up to keep your brows looking fresh. Book today >>