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How to Care for Your Brows Before and After Microblading

Updated: Sep 7, 2022

Preparing Your Brows

So you've decided you're ready to take your brows to the next level and you've booked your first microblading appointment. Before you come in for your session here are a few things to keep in mind prior to having the permanent makeup brow service.

1. First things first, you will want to avoid anything that causes the blood too 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.

2. If possible try to wash your hair before your appointment. The reason being you'll want to avoid getting your brows wet after your appointment for the first 48 hours after your procedure to prevent any loss of pigment or complications in the healing process. If you're not able to do this there's no reason to worry. After your appointment is over your artist will provide you with a shower face shield so that you can keep the water from hitting your brows when you shower.

3. 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.

You'll also want to clean up your brows as much as possible. Whether you thread, wax, or pluck remove as many stray hairs as you can.

This will really help in the brow design and mapping process prior to the microblading tattoo being applied.

Post-Microblading Care

After you've completed your initial appointment and you now have the most beautiful set of eyebrows. You'll want to be sure to follow these steps to ensure you protect your investment.

Beautiful work by one of our many talented artists at MooreBeautyLove

  • 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). (IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FACE SHEILD)

  • 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 @ MooreBeautyLove Studio and Academy

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Hello! I got my certification for microblading after attending a three day class last year. I did NOT feel as though it was nearly enough training to be prepared to perform this type of service on anyone. I spent a while looking up more information and practicing strokes on practice skin. I have tried many tools and products and I finally felt more confident in taking my first model. It's been going well, but I still feel like there is a better way for the guest long term. I watched your Nano vs Microblading and I'm intrigued!! I looked at your shop and there seem to be many different options for machines. I'm wondering what you would recom…

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I totally get how you feel. I’ve been a brow artist over 5yrs now and I continue to learn. Where I was trained I was allowed to continue to bring in clients and get the help. Every client I brought in enabled me to get the help that I needed because I was around more experienced artist and had assistance if needed. If this is something you can do I would really recommend it. I also dived deep into YouTube videos to get more expert tips. Especially on color theory. I wish you all of the best!

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