After having your eyebrows microbladed, you should do everything you can to avoid getting your eyebrows and the skin around them wet. For the first segment of the healing process, it is important to keep your brows completely dry.

Your technician will not expect to you to avoid showering or washing your face for the week following your microblading procedure, but should have emphasized the importance of keeping the area immediately surrounding your new brows completely dry for the first five to seven days following the procedure. When you are in the shower or are cleaning your face, focus on keeping water, soap, and any other skin care products away from the freshly treated skin around your brows. You should also avoid swimming, sweating, and using saunas or steam rooms, which will all moisten the skin around your brows.

Why is keeping the skin dry so important?

Technicians suggest that clients avoid getting the eyebrows and surrounding skin wet in the first week following a microblading procedure because dry, clean skin is able to heal much more efficiently than skin that has been treated with tap water and/or skin care products. Water quality and the substances found in tap water differ greatly from one location to the next, and there is no way to predict how your skin will react to the water coming from your sink or shower. You could experience heightened dryness, irritation, or even infection from the water, which would not only affect the results of your microblading procedure, but would also jeopardize your health.

Instead of wetting the eyebrows and the surrounding skin, you should closely follow your technician’s instructions for microblading aftercare, applying only approved products to the affected area and avoiding certain activities that could ruin or diminish your microblading results. Technicians often recommend that clients apply grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, or coconut oil to the treated eyebrow area following a microblading procedure to aid the skin in its natural healing processes.

Scabbing and flaking of the skin is a sign that your skin is healing. You should not pick these scabs, but should instead use the products suggested by your technician to help moisturize the area, which will allow the scabs and dry skin to lift naturally.

Even with proper care, keeping the eyebrow area as dry as possible, and using only approved products, most micorblading clients will experience some bald spots or areas where the tattooed strokes lightened more than others. This is normal and is the reason why a follow-up appointment is almost always suggested. If, however, you experience any abnormal bumps, irritation, redness, or rash, during the healing process, contact both your physician and microblading technician to determine the best course of action to properly care for your skin.

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