You’ve microbladed your eyebrows — congratulations! Permanent and semi-permanent makeups are creative ways for you to achieve an effortless look every day. However, there are a few precautions and aftercare steps that you should take to aid the microblading healing process and get the most out of your eyebrows.
Don’t worry! We’ve put together a guide so you know what to do and expect during the first month with your new brows.
Microblading Healing Process
First 24 Hours
Let’s get something straight! In the first twenty-four hours after your microblading appointment, it’s important to instill healthy habits to minimize the risk of infection and kick-start the healing process. First off, avoid touching or covering your eyebrows. In addition, experts recommend taking a break from the gym, changing your pillowcase, and loading up on the SPF. Remember, babes, this is an open wound and should be treated as such.
3 Days Post Appointment
The next two to four days you may begin to notice the pigment in your eyebrows darkening. Don’t panic! This is totally normal and as time goes on the pigment will lessen. Continue to apply the ointment that your aesthetician provided and keep the area clean.
1 Week Post Appointment
Within the first week, scabs will begin to form over on the microbladed areas. Not everyone experiences this during the healing period, but for those that do, stay calm. This is a normal part of the healing process, and once the scabs peel away you’ll be left with beautiful brows.
2 Weeks Post Appointment
It’s time to show off your manicured eyebrows to all of your gal pals! At two weeks post microblading appointment, you should be near the end of the microblading healing process! In addition, you will be able to wear makeup again. Go ahead and rock your go-to glam look, but be wary of the area around your eyebrows.
3 Weeks Post Appointment
Patchy eyebrows? Don’t worry, babe. At this stage of the healing process it is normal for some strokes to look faded or gone altogether. Everyone heals differently and this is to be expected. Any especially concerning areas can be retouched by your aesthetician. Until then, if your eyebrows have healed, feel free to touch up your eyebrows with your makeup of choice.
1 Month Post Appointment
It’s time to get a touchup! One month after your original appointment, your eyebrows will have completed the healing process. A touch up is performed to fill in any faded areas and return your eyebrows back to their previously snatched glory. Once you’ve received your touch up, the microblading healing process begins again!
Keep in mind, this is not a hard date. You should consult with your aesthetician to determine whether your eyebrows are ready for their first touch up or need a few more weeks to heal.
With patience, and the proper care you can make this effortless makeup last longer. The healing process is tedious and long, but the results are absolutely worth it. Enjoy your new brows!