Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo procedure that leaves you with stunning eyebrows. Like any other tattoo procedure, to achieve the best results, you need to follow good aftercare protocol. There are a few precautions that you must take especially when you come in contact with sunlight or water. This blog will inform you about common aftercare practices that will keep your skin and eyebrows in great shape. So here are a few post-microblading instructions to follow:
1) Avoid Sunlight
Any permanent makeup expert would tell you that the first week after the procedure your tattoo is vulnerable. You must avoid direct exposure to sunlight as much as possible. This means you need to avoid tanning and/or using artificial tanning beds. It's best to stay indoors as much as you can and use sunglasses and a hat while you go out.
2) Stay Dry
Keeping the area dry during the healing process (aside from the mild washing and application of aftercare ointment) is very important as moisture will cause the skin to not absorb the pigment well. Although swimming is a wholesome exercise and can be very enjoyable, it's best to stay away from the pool for the first seven days. The water in swimming pools usually contains chlorine or salt. Though ultraviolet rays are more harmful to tattoos than chlorine, it can certainly fade or alter the pigmentation. Keeping the skin clean and dry helps avoid infection and can also prolong the effects of microblading.
3) Low-intensity Workouts
If you are an athlete or a regular gym-goer, it might be difficult for you to stop exercising. Sweat is an issue for most tattoos and the microblading procedure is no different. It is recommended that you skip the gym and other athletics and sports, but if you want to continue your routine then temporarily opt into low-intensity workouts like yoga. You should also avoid saunas or anything else that can cause high-levels of perspiration.
4) Stay Clean
Sweating isn't the only reason why microblading service experts ask you to stay away from the gym. Equipment there can have bacteria, dirt and other people's sweat which might cause you an infection. You should stay away from all that is unhygienic and treat your eyebrows with utmost care and protection.
5) Sunscreen and Moisturizers
If you don't apply sunscreen on your face already - now would be the time to start. It's a great habit to do in order to protect your skin. However, for the first week try not to apply it on your brows directly. It is also recommended that you wear sunglasses and a hat even if you have sunscreen on already.
6) Sleep Face Up
Try to not sleep with your face down or on the sides where it will cause friction and movement against your pillow. Unintentionally rubbing your brows on a pillow at night will cause an issue and interruption with the healing process. This friction may move any healing parts around and cause your pigment to be pulled out. Many customers of mine use neck pillows or position their heads in a way that limits this from happening.
If you keep these instructions in mind, your brows will heal well without unnecessary discoloration or fading. After you have completely healed, you will have wonderful brows that will catch anyone's eye.
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