The beauty industry grows by the millions each year. From aisle upon aisle of makeup, creams, and lotion, to various aesthetic procedures we’re able to have it all. Especially the perfect eyebrows!
Having beautiful eyebrows used to be for only those who have been genetically blessed. Thankfully for the rest of us, not anymore! With the advent of microblading, everyone’s been stepping up their brow game and chances are you’re probably looking at partaking too.
Having your eyebrows microbladed involves a certain amount of aftercare. Check out this blog for top tips on microblading aftercare for the best results.
1. Do Be Gentle with Your Microblading Aftercare
Firstly, always listen to the microblading aftercare instructions of the technician. You’re going to want to treat it as an open wound, even if it may not seem like it. Follow all the care instructions given to you by your microblading technician.
The first holy rule of microblading is being as gentle as possible with your new brows. Gently wash them, and rinse by splashing. Afterward, you’ll want to pat them dry, not wipe with your towel.
Your brows will fully heal from anywhere between 4-6 weeks depending on your healing time, so keep that time frame in mind. Avoid rubbing, scrubbing, or scratching them as you can really ruin the results and end up spending more money on touch-ups.
2. Do NOT Pick It
The reality is your new eyebrows are going to scab. They’re definitely going to get crusty.
And they are certainly going to flake. Do not under any circumstance touch it, pick it, peel it, nothing!
Just like mentioned above, be as gentle as possible with your brows. Even though they may not feel tender, they’re going to be sensitive to how you treat them. Be careful with them, and avoid picking them when they start getting scabby.
For the sake of keeping the beautiful work intact, you’re going to need to leave it alone. If you peel it, you risk pulling the pigment out and therefore ruining the fine lines that were made. AKA, you will have patchy eyebrows.
No one wants patchy eyebrows.
3. Do Adjust Your Sleep
Stomach sleepers beware.
Until your eyebrows heal, you’re going to want to sleep on your back to avoid friction from your pillow. If you absolutely must sleep on your side, a helpful trick is to stick a Band-Aid over the side of your eyebrow to avoid rubbing.
The worst thing that could happen is going to sleep with great eyebrows, and waking up to a disaster. Mornings are already tough enough, don’t make them even harder for yourself!
4. Do Not Get Them Overly Wet (Or Too Much Sun)
For the first 10 days, you’re going to want to avoid getting your face soaked so your eyebrows aren’t getting too much of the wrong moisture or too much sun. This includes swimming, saunas, physical activity, and long sun exposure.
When your eyebrows get too wet your skin can push out the pigment while it’s still healing. Or even worse, it can become infected. Do your best to avoid these to give your eyebrows the time they need to heal well.
5. Do Adjust Your Skincare Routine
Another do for microblading aftercare instructions is adjusting your skincare routine. Along with not being able to rub them or get them too wet, you should take a look at your skincare products and either completely remove or avoid the area with the following:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Salicylic Acid
- Most direct acids (ex glycolic, AHA, etc)
Additionally, if you don’t already use a gentle fragrance-free cleanser, you will want to switch to one to avoid irritating the area further. If you’re unsure of the products to use and what to avoid, get in touch with your technician. As much as you want to ensure your eyebrows are great, they will want to make sure the work they’ve done is great as well.
6. Do Not Put Makeup on Them
Do not under any circumstance put makeup on your eyebrows while they’re healing. You want to make sure that your eyebrows are getting fresh air and not being covered up for two important reasons.
For one, letting them breathe speeds up the healing time which you obviously want to happen. Two, putting makeup on them will do more harm than good. Doing so takes away the skin’s ability to breathe and heal and in turn, can lead to infections.
Let’s be honest, sometimes our makeup brushes aren’t regularly cleaned or our makeup is old, now imagine that on an open wound. Not a pretty image huh? So, keep the makeup off the area until it’s healed.
7. Do Moisturize Them
Similar to tattoo aftercare, you will want to use a fragrance-free moisturizer at least twice a day, or when you feel the area becoming too itchy or feeling tight. This will keep the flaking to a minimum and help with the healing process.
Make sure you don’t overdo it on the moisturizer and select the right one so you don’t run into any issues like irritation.
Alternatively, your microblading technician may provide you with or suggest a balm that works as a gentle moisturizer for the area as well. If you’re in doubt about what to use, ask your technician and they will happily provide some recommendations on products.
You’re Ready and Prepped with Your Microblading Aftercare
The path to joining the fleek club with your new perfect eyebrows isn’t that difficult if you follow the right microblading aftercare tips. Make sure you’re patient and taking your time in caring for your new babies and look forward to your perfect eyebrow days.
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