Aftercare Recommendations for your Eyebrow Microblading
Remember, no matter how much of a master your esthetician is, you are the only person accountable for the success of your procedure. Following the microblading aftercare recommendations successfully will get you through the healing process with a brand new pair of gorgeous eyebrows.
Not following them can result in more time, discomfort and money spent fixing what should have been your new eyebrows.
Note: While these microblading aftercare recommendations are accurate and the ones that most estheticians suggest, always check with your own esthetician after your procedure to ensure you are following the precise recommendations.
1. Do not wet
Sure, it might seems weird because you’re immediately thinking “how am I going to shower?” It is important you try to keep your brow area out of the water for at least the following 10 days. The reason is the water may absorb the pigment in the skin and create an uneven texture.
2. Avoid Sweating
Gym rats, sorry but you might not like this part. You should try not engaging in arduous physical activity for 10 days after your procedure. Again, excessive sweating might absorb the pigment and leave a patchy texture.
3. Do not pull out scabs
Your brow area will swell a little bit right after the procedure. It’s normal and it’s not something for you to worry about. You will also develop scabs on the area that was worked on and it is highly important that you do not pull out these scabs. They might itch, but do your best to keep them in place, they will fall off in their own time. The reason, again, is the pigment. Pulling out the scabs can leave an uneven color.
4. Avoid the sun
Keep out of the sun for the next month or so. That means, no tanning whatsoever. Wear a hat when going outside and once the area has completely healed, use sunblock to ensure longer lasting results.
5. Avoid heat
If you’re a big fan of saunas, sorry, but you’re gonna have to stay away from those for about a month or so after your microblading.
6. No makeup or creams on brow area
Your goal is to try to keep the brow area clean. If you apply makeup or creams on the area you might soil the area and remove some scabs in the cleaning process.
7. No sleeping on your face
If you are one of those few people on earth that choose to sleep face down into the pillow, please find another sleeping position, at least for the next 10 days after your microblading.
8. Moisturize the area
If the scabs or flakes are too dry, they will itch and you will be more prone to scratching, so to avoid that, try to keep the area moisturized by using the ointment your esthetician recommends. If there is no specific ointment, vaseline will do. To clean, simply pat away with a clean towel. Do not rub.
That’s it! We hope you take good care of your new eyebrows. You should also check out our Microblading Cheat Sheet so you know everything you need to know about choosing a technician and booking a consultation.