Now that you’ve finally achieved the look you’ve always wanted thanks to microblading, the biggest worry is what to do or not do. You are afraid that taking a shower, sleeping or even working will ruin your gains.
Well, it is no secret that the right microblading aftercare will determine how long the results will last. How you handle your eyebrows a few weeks following your treatment will contribute to how good they look.
Here are some of the things you should after microblading:
Getting your eyebrows wet before you fully recover after microblading is not advisable. The water will lead to fading of the pigment which will make the process less effective.
To avoid wetting your eyebrows, you should wash your face from the eyes downward normally and then wipe the upper part using face wipes. While doing this, you should avoid splashing water on your eyebrows.
Alternatively, you can use some cotton swab and a cleanser to wipe dirt off your face without touching your eyebrows. Then, dip another cotton swab in water and use it to remove any cleanser residue on your face.
If you have oily skin, you should wipe off the areas around your eyebrows at least 6 times daily. This way, you will prevent the excessive sebum from finding its way to your eyebrows.
For 10 days after your microblading treatment, you should avoid applying makeup on your eyebrows. If the skin around your eyebrows gets too dry before you fully recover, a minimal amount of fragrance-free moisturizer once daily.
If you’ve been using acne products such as Benzoyl Peroxide or Proactiv, you should discontinue the application until you are fully recovered. You also need to avoid applying bleaching products on the areas near your eyebrows before you fully recover.
On the same note, you should discontinue the use of anti-aging products during your recovery period. When the scabbing is over, you can get back to your normal beauty routine.
Overexposing your eyebrows to sunlight will have a negative impact on the microblading pigment retention. Ultraviolet rays will make your brows pigment to fade fast which will counter the microblading gains.
If you must go out in the sun soon after your microblading treatment, get a good hat that will block the sun’s rays. You should avoid applying sunscreen on your eyebrows for as long as the scabbing is ongoing.
After microblading, it will be beneficial to watch how you sleep. Normally, most of us sleep on one side touching the pillow. Whether you are sleeping on the side or on your belly, one part of your face will still touch the pillow.
If the pillow rubs against your eyebrows, it can lead to premature falling of the scabs. As a result, the microblading strokes will fade prematurely. With this, you’d have spent huge sums of money without getting maximum benefits from it.
Just like water, sweating will push out the pigment, making the microblading strokes to fade prematurely. You should avoid engaging in any activities that will lead to sweating including working out. When the scabbing is over, you can resume your rigorous exercises without worrying about your eyebrows.
However uncomfortable you may be, picking at the scabs to make them fall off faster is not recommended. Remember you are spending huge amounts of money on microblading and what you do afterward really matters.
You would not want to end up with eyebrows that look worse or end up spending more on reversing what you could have avoided.
After the Healing Process
- Avoid overexposing your eyebrows to the sun as it would lead to fading or discoloration of your brows. You should invest in a good sunscreen and apply it daily when going out. Also, wear goggles and/or a hat to provide more protection to your eyebrows.
- When using anti-aging products, chemical peels or laser treatments, avoid the area around your eyebrows. Continued use of these products will lead to discoloration of the pigment, thereby losing your microblading gains.
- Do not forget to go for your touch-ups. After the initial microblading process, you will need to go for a touch up 4 weeks after. Here, the microblading artist will work on the eyebrow parts that did not get adequate pigment in the first application. The artist will also check to ensure that your eyebrows are healing as they should.
Do not give up if after the first appointment you feel that you did not get the look you wanted. It is after the second appointment that your brows will take shape and look more natural.
How Comes My Results are Different?
The results of microblading are different depending on your skin type, age, and lifestyle. If your skin is oily, you will need more appointments to get the results that you want. Even at that, you’ll still need more touchups compared to a person whose skin is normal.
Oily skin pushes out pigment faster which means you’ll need more regular touchups. The eyebrows may also take longer to heal.
If you are more advanced in age, it will be hard to predict your microblading results. Your skin is delicate and the results may not be as good as those of a younger person.
There will be little contrast with darker skin and the healing may be more solid looking. It will be hard to notice the fine details even after the healing is complete.
Regardless of your skin type, your eyebrows will have an exaggerated look after the first microblading treatment. As the healing goes on, the strokes will expand slightly and have a softer, more beautiful look.
With the right aftercare procedures, you will reap all the benefits of microblading for up to 2 years. It is a process that will not only reduce the time you spend on makeup daily but also help in saving the money you’d have spent on buying eye makeup.
You don’t have to endure bad-looking eyebrows when all you need is a professional microblading treatment. Get in touch with a professional microblading artist today and book your first appointment. You’ll be glad you did!