You’ve had it with the penciling, powdering, gel sculpting and you are ready for microblading. Your new beauty routine is about to get a whole lot more efficient and you don’t have to worry about your eye framers when you just wake up, go to the pool, shower or laze around. Put the tweezers down, drop the eyebrow brushes, microblading seems like the holy grail.
But, as with anything, you have to understand that this treatment does require aftercare. A lot of mini blades just penetrated the smoothest skin on your face and it may have taken some time and been highly uncomfortable. That’s why aftercare is such a recommended priority. You didn’t suffer for nothing, so support those lovely, specially sculpted brows with all the love and devotion they require. In essence, aftercare is a thing.
What You Should Do
Depending on your skin type, allergies, or medical conditions, there are a whole host of reasons why you should give your brows some aftercare. So how does a microblade client persist? First, realize the process and understand the chemicals involved in making your mug gorgeous. The pigment immediately following the procedure will appear quite dark, and the skin underneath will be red. About two hours after microblading, you should run a wet cotton swab that has been dipped in sterilized water over the area. This will get rid of any excess dye that’s on your brows. It will also keep the area sterile. It will take anywhere from 7-14 days for the skin to begin to appear healed and for the pigment to fade to its regular shade.
It seems simple enough, but, if you aren’t committed to the aftercare as of the moment, you may want to hold back a tad or even reconsider whether this is the right eyebrow option to suit your goals. If you proceed with the treatment and don’t follow the aftercare guidelines, you may not experience the result you were trying to achieve, and you may have harmed those precious follicles further.
Just like the hair on your head, your eyebrow hairs deserve and require a little extra TLC, particularly if you just put them through the microblading process. Some people choose ice for relief, some take a few Ibuprofen and ride it out, and some just continue with business as usual. Whatever your route, think about the skin under your brows and how it will be affected over time. Salves, balms, moisturizers – these are all important for keeping your skin healthy and attractive.
And one last final tip – ensure you are going to a professional who has expertise in this area. There are a lot of impostors trying to capitalize on this market and will tell you whatever you want to hear about the process. It’s really best to utilize your network, ask for a referral, and feel at ease when you go to your appointment. Microblading is a big commitment and aftercare is important, so if you interview a consultant who doesn’t shed light on aftercare, you should probably find another.