The Do’s and Don’ts of Eyebrow Microblading
Lush, perfectly shaped eyebrows are a huge trend now. You may want to update your look and your thin, 20th century eyebrows. If you are considering microblading your eyebrows, here is a list of all the dos and don’ts that you should know of. These will ensure that they last longer.
You prep your skin before putting makeup, right? Same is the case with microblading. It is a cosmetic procedure that requires your skin to be absolutely clean. Refrain from plucking or waxing your eyebrows because your technician will measure and give you a new shape accordingly.
Exfoliators or any skin-care product with glycolic and alpha hydroxyl acid should not be used before your treatment. If you take any blood thinners, make sure to stop at least 24 hours before the treatment.
Do Your Research
Microblading is all about precision and only a knowledgeable esthetician can help you achieve the perfect look. It is the technician’s job to draw each hair and proceed only when you are satisfied. Have an extensive discussion with your expert before committing to the procedure. It does not take a lot to ruin your experience.
The entire process is approximately 2-hour long. However, the tattooing takes only about half an hour. A good esthetician talks to you about your preferences before each hair is drawn and shapes your eyebrows carefully. If your esthetician anticipates the time to be less than 2 hours, you should be concerned.
Communicate With Your Esthetician
If you have a particular look in mind, discuss it with your technician. However, at the same time, please know that your esthetician knows what’s best for you. These experts know more about what kind of eyebrows will look good on you.
Also, tell your technicians clearly about any medical issues you may have and the medications you take.
Remember Post-Treatment Care
Although microbladed eyebrows are low maintenance, the first two weeks are crucial. Poor after-care can result in 80% of the strokes being lost. If you keep the following things in mind, you’re good to go.
- Refrain from scratching, rubbing, or picking on the treated area.
- Keep your eyebrows away from water, even sweat
- Avoid any exercises
- Do not use any makeup or skin-care products around the treated area
- Do not expose the area to direct sunlight.
- Sleep on your back and try to not let your eyebrows brush against the pillow
- Do not touch your eyebrows during the first 24 hours
- Avoid blood thinners until it’s completely healed.
- Avoid any oil supplements like vitamin E oil, etc.
- Do not consume caffeine or alcohol as they will slow down the healing process
- Do not use topical products such as retinol, mineral oils, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid.
- Avoid facials, Botox or any other chemical treatment
- Follow exactly what your technician says. Read the after-care brochure carefully.
It’s time to book an appointment. All the best!