It is every woman’s dream to wake up with perfect eyebrows. We’re sure it’s your dream too! Lucky you, the beauty industry offers so many services that dreams are now turning into a reality for many of us and one of which is achieving perfectly shaped and shaded eyebrows. When a woman does her eyebrows it takes an average of 3 to 5 minutes given that she has excellent makeup skills but for those who don’t have the talent, it would take more than that. This can affect your schedule and even cause you to be late in special events. Today, you don’t have to do any eyebrow makeup thanks to microblading procedure.
You can take a shower, pat yourself dry, change into your clothes, dab some lipstick and some powder and you’re good to go. There’s no need for you to spend time prettifying your brows because your microblading artist already did that for you! And the best part is that it’s a form of semi-permanent makeup. Even if you wash your face with soap and water, they’ll still look beautiful and unscathed. But, you can only enjoy them for a long time if you follow aftercare and safety instructions. What are you expected to do after you’ve had your eyebrows microbladed?
What Is Microblading?
Microblading is a semi-permanent makeup procedure that promises to enhance the color, size, and shape of your eyebrows. Other terms that can be used interchangeably with microblading are micro-stroking and feather touch.
The ideal person to perform microblading should be a trained and experienced technician. Some states require a special license while others don’t. Your microblading artist will draw and shape your brows and instill a pigment through careful and meticulous hair-like strokes. The results of the procedure can last up to one year and six months.
To achieve microblading success, you should follow your artist’s aftercare instructions. The following are some of the general guidelines that you need to follow after the procedure:
Microblading involves cutting through your skin to leave the pigment in those cuts. After the procedure, it’s normal to experience sensitivity. While it heals, you should avoid touching your eyebrows and you should not get them wet for ten days after the procedure. It would take a week or two for your skin to heal. Initially, your eyebrows will appear dark while the skin underneath teeth will look inflamed. Don’t worry, this will subside after a couple of days.
#1 Keep your eyebrows dry for ten days. When we say keep them dry it means you should make an effort to protect them while you’re showering. Baths are not exempted.
#2 You are discouraged to apply make up for at least seven days. The pigment have not yet settled in the cuts of your skin.
#3 As your skin heals, you will notice scabs on your eyebrow. Don’t pick or itch them as much as possible as this will impede the healing process and affect the outcome.
#4 Avoid going to the gym, swimming pools and saunas. Wait until your skin has healed completely.
#5 To avoid irritation and infection, make sure to keep your hair away from your eyebrows.
#6 Your technician will give you healing creams. Ensure that you apply them as instructed.
Maintaining Your Eyebrows
There’s a tendency for your eyebrows to fade a little during the healing process. Some prefer to do touchups. The touchup will involving embedding pigments in borders of your eyebrows. When your eyebrows have healed entirely, you should still take care of them by taking care of your skin. It’s important to apply a decent amount of sunblock over the area to avoid fading.
Basically, the aftercare is somewhat similar to tattooing. The difference between a tattoo and microbladed brows is that the latter will fade over time while the former is permanent. Even though microbladed brows aren’t permanent, they are still more realistic compared to tattooing since the strokes used are coped with natural hair strokes.
Microblading has gained so much popularity over a short period of time. Millions of women have attested to its efficacy and its power for giving them perfect eyebrows. But, just because this procedure is offered in so many beauty clinics doesn’t mean you can just randomly choose one. Keep in mind that the pigments will stay on your skin for over a year. If you wind up with an experienced technician, your eyebrows could look hideous or you could catch an infection. The best strategy that will help you achieve perfect brows is to do your research and take your time until you find the right technician to do it.