|Microblading post-care is very important to the appearance and longevity of your new eyebrows.
- Do not let ANY water, lotion, soap, or makeup touch your eyebrow area during the first 7 days after your procedure.
- Wipe eyebrows with alcohol 2-4 times a day. Wipe down your brows any time you are oily or sweaty. Oily skinned people may need to clean the brows 6+ times a day.
- To keep dry, wash your face carefully with a cloth. Keep your face away from the showerhead and don’t wash your hair while in the shower. Taking a bath to wash your hair is the best option. (If you get your brows wet with water, sebum, or sweat, the wound will expand and a scab will appear, most likely causing scarring and rid the area of pigment.)
- The strokes will appear very natural looking immediately but will be much darker the first week then your desired healed result. Once they peel on day 7-10 they will be 40% lighter than day 1.
- If skin is sensitive, the area around the strokes can turn red. This will return to normal after a day or two.
- Don’t use any creams or lotions, other than what is recommended for day 5-7, to prevent possible infections and allergic reactions.
- Contact a physician if signs or symptoms develop such as: Fever, swelling, extreme tenderness, elevated body temperature, red streaks going from eyebrows towards heart, and/or any green/yellow discharge that is foul in odor.
- If your skin is excessively dry, very lightly apply Aquaphor, Hustlebutter, or grape seed oil with a q-tip. The amount you apply should still look dry and not shiny. Don’t do this more than twice a day.
- Day 7 you can go back to washing your face like normal.
- If eyebrows were kept clean and dry, only a thin film of skin (not a scab) will appear and start to peel around day 7. The skin will peel by itself gently on day 7-10. Do not touch or scratch at your brows until fully healed. It’s normal for dryness and flakiness to appear after peeling. Leave them alone, they will return to normal once they are healed.
- Note, that because of natural skin regeneration, after recovery period (peeling), brows might appear lighter than original. This might give you the impression that color is fading too quickly. Even with proper care, clients can develop bald spots or lose original hair stroke which make brows look uneven. This is absolutely normal. That is the reason why most customers need a touchup after 4 weeks.
- Entire healing process will take from 2-4 weeks depending on your body’s regeneration and age. Your new eyebrows will go through several phases during the healing cycle.
- Once completely peeled, always apply a layer of sunscreen SPF 30 up to SPF 50 on your eyebrows when exposed to the sun. Sun exposure might cause the color pigment to fade away more quickly.
- When using foundation, avoid applying over your new eyebrows. If foundation covers healed brows, your eyebrows will appear lighter.
The following must be avoided during all 14 days post-microblading procedure:
1. Increased sweating or practicing sports
2. Swimming, Hot sauna, hot bath, or jacuzzi
3. Sun tanning or salon tanning - UV/UVA Rays or chemicals as they have been known to cause a shift in color and premature fading
4. Any laser or chemical treatments or peelings, and/or any creams containing Retin-A or Glycolic acid on the face or neck
5. Performing tasks related to heavy household cleaning such as garage or basement cleaning where there is a lot of airborne debris
6. Drinking alcohol in excess, as it may lead to slow healing of wounds
7. Driving in open air vehicles such as convertibles, boats, bicycles, or motorcycles
8. Remember, do NOT heal this like a tattoo