Good brow game is the latest secret to success in beauty, especially when you’ve just enhanced them with microblading. The great thing is microbladed eyebrows last a long time, with proper aftercare and maintenance. Using a proper microblading routine will keep your new brows looking its best – and for the longest time possible.
The aftercare routine is arguably as valuable as the money and time invested in the microblading procedure. That’s why this guide is dedicated to you and everyone out there looking for the most detailed microblading aftercare routine in 2020.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about the dos and don’ts of microblading and how to perfect brows.
Disclaimer: This article provides some general best practices and guidelines applicable in common situations. However, your microblading artist may provide more specific or even different advice than this article. If this is the case, always follow the artist’s advice instead as they know your specific situation and can give you tailored advice for the best possible outcome.
How Long Does Microblading Aftercare Last?
Microblading is a semi-permanent form of brow tattooing. And its healing process spans between 4 to 6 weeks. The aftercare routine is done during the first 1 to 2 weeks. During this sensitive time, it is crucial to get the healing done right. So for each day of the healing procedure, you need to be consistent with your aftercare regime.
Now, let’s take a sneak peek at what the microblading healing procedure looks like.
The Healing procedure: What should you expect?
While the pigment of the microbladed brows will look heavier than normal immediately after the process, you can expect a much darker hue the next day. And you may also notice a bit of redness right after the operation.
There comes a time in your healing procedure called the scabbing stage. At this stage, the skin around your brows becomes very sensitive, itchy, dry, and scabbing – and with it comes the temptation to rub the area. Avoid rubbing the area. Instead, you can apply Vitamin A & D ointment to soothe the itchiness.
When the skin around your eyebrow start healing, you will begin to notice symptoms of dry or flaky skin. Later during the healing cycle, you may also notice uneven pigments in the microbladed brows, this should even out in time during the healing. Your new brows may appear like the pigment is fading away. This is what happens when the skin naturally exfoliates, and you may likely lose some of the added color of your new brows in the process. Don’t fret because this is normal. Eventually they will settle and maintain its healed appearance.
Some procedures require a touchup to fill in any gaps or just to adjust the brows and this is when a second visit to your artist’s salon is necessary for a touch-up session. This is usually scheduled six weeks after the original operation.
Some Do’s and Don’ts of Microblading healing routine
Right after your microblading operation, your artist will offer detailed instructions to support the healing processes and help you enhance the results. But as a general rule of thumb:
- Do not rub, scratch, or pick at your eyebrows.
- Avoid staying out in the sun.
- Avoid wearing makeup or any facial beauty products for at least ten days.
- Do not get your brows wet.
- Avoid activities, workouts, and conditions that will make you sweat.
- Do not use products that contain acids and exfoliants.
Apply the recommended aftercare product as directed by your artist as most will have their own detailed instructions for care. For protection against the sun, some microblading experts recommend a product called Tattoo Goo Renew 3 weeks after the operation. This Tattoo Goo Renew is normally used for tattoos, but that is what your microbladed brows are, a tattoo! Tattoo Goo makes many other great helpful products, even a complete aftercare kit.
Remedies for moisturized skin and bone-dry brows
Keeping a microbladed brow moisturized does not mean applying water to the procedure area. There are gels, serums, and salves specially formulated to hasten the entire healing process while enhancing color retention and soothing skin redness.
A perfect example is the Original Tattoo Goo. Regular application of a tiny amount of this product does a fantastic job of protecting your brows from the sun – and helps to heal without making a mess of your delicate brows.
Keep Them Dry
When moisture finds its way into your newly microbladed brows, it may mess up the pigment. The same goes for facial oils, makeups, and creams, these products may alter the pigments, so try not to use them for the first 1-2 weeks of healing. It is also important to stay away from activities like steam baths and conditions that can make you sweat during this crucial time period.
Instead of applying makeup and creams, you can use professional salves like the Original Tattoo Goo. It is designed for healing tattoos, does not clog pores, and it contains natural, essential oils that help heal.
A 14-day Treatment Plan for Microbladed Brows
Day 1 – Depending on your skin, you’re going to notice a bit of redness right after the procedure. So, grab a soft cotton wipe, antibacterial soap, and some water to blot the microbladed area. Do this gently and repeat this cycle every 3 hours to prevent lymph accumulation on your skin. And cap it all by applying a light amount of aftercare salve.
Day 2-3 – With clean hands and an antibacterial skin cleanser, wipe your skin clean to remove grime, dead skin cells, and bacteria. While you are recommended to do this in the morning and the evening, be careful not to scrub or rub the microbladed brows. Apply a very slight amount of salve and be as gentle as possible, so you don’t hurt your skin in the process.
Day 4-14 – for the concluding part of your aftercare routine, cleanse your face day and night with water and antibacterial soap. Grab a soft cotton pad and pat your face gently until dry. Then, apply an unnoticeably thin layer of ointment on your eyebrow area.
The final look of your brows will be obvious approximately four weeks after the original microblading procedure. Depending on how satisfying the results are, you can schedule a second visit to touch-up.
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