While microblading differs from traditional tattooing, the aftercare steps for your eyebrows and tattoos on other parts of the body are very similar. Like with regular tattoos, UV rays from both sunlight and artificial tanning beds are the number one cause of fading for microbladed eyebrows.
It is for this reason that all microblading technicians warn their clients to protect their newly enhanced brows from the sun’s harsh rays. While your eyebrows are healing, you should try to avoid contact with sunlight and artificial tanning bulbs at all costs, but if you must go outside, be sure to take the appropriate measures to protect your new brows.
In the first two weeks after your microblading procedure, the skin surrounding your eyebrows is sensitive to a number of things and highly susceptible to infection if you are not cautious. Keeping the skin clean and dry is important for warding off infection and can also help to prolong the affects of microblading, but what is arguably the most important aftercare step for long-lasting microblading results, is protection from UV light.
The best way to protect your new eyebrows from the sun following a microblading procedure is to stay indoors, at least for the first few days. This is not possible in all cases though and your technician is aware that clients cannot stay inside for the full healing period. When you go outside, you can protect your eyebrows from the sun by taking the same precautionary measures you would take to protect the rest of your skin at the pool or beach.
Applying sunscreen to the entire face is a great habit to practice everyday, but applying an approved SPF lotion to the eyebrow area is crucial following your microblading procedure. Check with your technician to be sure the sunscreen you plan to use will not interfere with your skin’s healing process or affect the pigment used during the procedure.
Even if you apply sunscreen to your brow area, you should also consider wearing a hat and/or sunglasses if you must go in the sun while your brow region is still very sensitive. Protective clothing will provide another layer shielding your sensitive skin from the sun’s UV rays. Remember, that the sun’s rays can damage skin, especially after microblading, even in the winter months or on a rainy day.
You should not use artificial tanning beds after microblading until your technician gives you the okay to do so, as your skin will be extremely sensitive and the light will cause serious pigment fading.
If you take all the necessary precautions in protecting your skin from the sun after your microblading procedure, you will reduce the risk of fading the color of your new brows and keep your sensitive skin safe from possible damage.
Remember: microblading is permanent, and you should only have the procedure done at a location you trust and feel comfortable with. Furthermore, care needs to be taken in order to ensure the pigment stays as vibrant and stunning as possible. If you’re ready to take the next step toward perfect brows, visit http://www.zoemilanstudios.com/