Microblading aftercare is important for ensuring optimal pigment retention. This means you’ll be much happier with your results if you follow proper microblading aftercare steps.
Here’s what you need to know after your appointment:
Don’t Let Your Brows Dry Out
The goal throughout the microblading healing process is pigment retention, and as soon as your skin dries out, you’ll begin to lose pigment. To prevent this early on, use a clean cotton swab to apply aftercare ointment every few hours. I recommend placing the ointment and a stash of q-tips in a small plastic bag which you can easily keep in your purse. This way it’s always there when you need it.
Sleep On Your Back
This can be very difficult for side and belly sleepers, but it’s important that you avoid contact between your pillow and your freshly microbladed eyebrows. Healing properly is definitely worth toughing it out. Here are a few tips to help you manage.
Don’t Let Anything Touch Your Brows
The least loved of all microblading healing stages begins around day six or seven. It’s during this phase that you’ll have to be super careful to keep anything from touching your microblading. Scabbing or flaking is natural part of the healing process, but when you shed these tiny scabs too soon, they take pigment with them. The less your microblading is disturbed as it heals, the better your brows will look in the end.
Until the flaking phase has passed, be wary of:
No Cosmetics or Skincare Products on Your Brows
No lotions, potions, makeup, or other skincare products until all of the flaking has subsided. Again, the less you mess with them, the better your brows will look in the end. Plus, chemicals in skincare products can have an exfoliating effect, and the worst thing for pigment retention is exfoliation.
Avoid Direct Shower Spray for Two Weeks
You’d be surprised how much damage can be done to a freshly microbladed eyebrow by moving water. After any scabbing or flaking is done, continue to avoid direct water pressure for a few more days to be safe. Gentle splashes of water are fine by this point, though.
Skip the Sweat for a Week
Not only will sweat add salt to your skin (which we don’t want) but what do we do when our foreheads sweat? We very instinctively wipe that perspiration off, either with our hands or some sort of cloth. As you can imagine, this rubbing is the complete opposite of anything you want during the microblading healing process.
So, yes. I’d be lying if I said the two weeks following your eyebrow appointment will be the most convenient ever. But just think of how convenient it will be - and how amazing you will feel - when you can roll out of bed, look in the mirror and say, “I woke up like this!”
Trust me, proper microblading aftercare is the key!