How to Care for Your Brows Before and After Microblading

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Preparing Your Brows

Before you have your brows done, you will want to avoid anything that causes the blood to thin. Ibuprofen, aspirin or caffeine are the most common everyday blood thinners, so you’ll want to make sure you do not consume those 24 hours before your session. Take a shower and wash your hair before you come in. You should not shower for the first 48 hours after your procedure to prevent any loss of pigment or complications in the healing process. Remove ALL of your makeup. Before your procedure, you will want a clean and fresh face so your artist can see the natural shape and color of your brows and skin. Clean up your brows as much as possible. Whether you thread, wax, or pluck remove as many stray hairs as you can.

Post-Microblading Care

  • Avoid activities that will cause heavy sweating also try to keep makeup away from the area.

  • Do not use any soaps or face products (especially anything with glycolic acid or retinol) other than your aftercare cream.

  • Always make sure your hands are clean before applying your aftercare cream.

  • You should also use a Q-tip instead of bare fingers to dress your brows.

  • The most important thing to remember is NO WATER on your brows for the first 7 days after your appointment.

  • Take advantage of your favorite bath bombs this week.

  • Instead of ducking around your shower-head, baths are a good option as long as the water isn’t too hot (heavy steam is also a no-no)

  • Avoid spray or bed tanning .

More Care Tips

  • If you aren't using sunscreen ( SPF30 and above) in your typical skincare routine, you should be just for the general health of your skin.

  • Sunscreen will help the pigment in your brows last longer.

  • Once you have healed completely, apply a sunscreen to at least your brows (and hopefully your full face) daily.

  • Drinking alcohol can slow down the healing process. We recommend waiting until you have completely healed first.

Typical Post-Care Results

In the day following your procedure, it is completely normal for the pigment to appear much darker. After the healing process is complete, you’ll see that the pigment of your brows will even out or even be lighter than expected. Communicate with your artist if you feel the color is uneven. A touch-up about 6 to 8 weeks after your procedure will complete the process and ensure perfectly balanced pigment in both brows.

When you should reach out to your technician

If you are experiencing any unusual changes in body temperature (feeling feverish), swelling or discharge around your brows, definitely let your artist know. If these symptoms persist or become worse, contact your doctor as soon as you can.

Maya Moore

Master Artist and Instructor @ The Microblading Institute

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