Apart from choosing the best artist, taking care of your eyebrows properly afterward is essential to an excellent microblading experience in Toronto. The process is relatively straightforward and won’t affect or inconvenience your daily life too much.
The best way to treat your eyebrows after microblading is to not treat them at all for seven days.
Not treating your eyebrows includes the following actions:
- No touching the area
- No applying lotion, moisturizer, acne treatment, or healing cream
- No washing your face, using cleansing cloths, letting shampoo drip down towards your eyes, or cleaning your brow area in any way
- No sweating, swimming or steaming in a sauna
- No applying makeup, concealer, powder, or any other kind of beauty product on or close to your brows
Your best bet is to leave the area alone as much as humanly possible. The cost of Microblading in Toronto is expensive, and the less you interfere, the more quickly your body can complete its healing process and expose your impressive new eyebrows.
How long does it take for microblading scabs to fall off?
The short answer is that you can expect your eyebrows to appear healed seven to 14 days after your microblading artist does her work.
Here’s an even more comprehensive rundown of what to expect in the days following your procedure:
Immediately following the process, the new lines that make up your eyebrows will appear extremely clear and striking. The area around your eyebrows will be slightly red.
Days 2 to 4 after the application often bring high levels of stress to microblading clients. Our best advice to you is to expect this and don’t panic. The few days after you have your eyebrows done, the ink will get darker, and the lines will appear even more defined. During this period, your scabs will also begin to appear. Remember that this is temporary and normal.
Around day 5 or so, your fresh, healed skin will begin to appear. Your scabs will fall away and expose the new skin underneath. Keep in mind, brand new skin naturally creates a white, waxy coating to protect itself as it adjusts to your environment. This film makes your microbladed brows appear as if they are lighter than you’d planned. Don’t worry, the coating will fade away, and your brows will show up as promised after a week or two.
Remember, to apply the new shape and color to your brow area, your artist cut your skin thousands of times. Cuts of this magnitude are not something that heal and look perfect overnight.
If your scabs begin to look greenish, smell, or have pus in them, call your doctor. Those symptoms, along with body aches or a fever, are signs that the area is infected. If you do end up with an infection, you need antibiotics and medical care quickly.
As long as your scabs appear normal and you’re following all aftercare directions, infection is extremely unlikely. Chances are your concerns are unjustified, and perfect new eyebrows will make their appearance soon.
Can you wash your eyebrows after microblading?
No! Do not wash your eyebrows or get the area wet for 10 days after your microblading procedure.
Do everything you can to keep moisture away from your brows for those 10 days as well.
We suggest keeping paper towels and blotting paper around all the time, just in case your brows or the area around them become damp. It can also be helpful to blot your face three to six times daily during this period. It helps to absorb moisture before it can cause a problem to the area.
Often, people don’t realize how wet their eyebrow area gets daily until after their microblading procedure.
In the shower, keeping your brows dry involves more than not putting your face under the running water. When you wash your hair, it’s crucial to prevent the shampoo and water from running forwards off your head. While cleaning your face, use a washcloth to control where the soapy water goes.
It’s equally as essential to avoid pools, jacuzzis, and saunas during the days following microblading. Even if your face stays dry, the humidity and moist air can affect the healing and setting process.
Exposure to moisture doesn’t stop with avoiding water.
In the 10 days after your microblading, do not work out or do any activity that causes you to sweat heavily. As you might imagine, sweat running down your forehead and into your brows can mess up the work you’ve had done.
We recommend taking this time for some active recovery workouts, including yin yoga, stretching, or slow walking outside. Once your eyebrows heal completely, then you can get back to hitting it hard in the gym.
Additionally, makeup around the brow area can cause moisture and problems after even the best eyebrow microblading Toronto can offer. Think about it. Liquid or creams have moisture in them. Applying these close to the area brings dampness. Therefore, we encourage people to not wear any makeup at all on the area surrounding your eyebrows in the days following the procedure. If you must wear makeup, keep it minimal and avoid direct application on the brows.
Our Favourite Microblading Aftercare Products
After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your microshading. There’s no petroleum so it won’t stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.
PurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.
Can I drink alcohol after microblading?
No! Alcohol before and after can bring negative consequences to many aspects of the microblading process.
Please avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours before your microshading appointment.
Here’s why: Alcohol acts as a blood thinner. Thin blood is harder to control and doesn’t let your body stop bleeding as quickly when you experience trauma. Microblading involves thousands of tiny cuts in your skin.
Can you see where we’re going with this? If your body cannot control bleeding, even the small cuts from the microblading tools can cause significant problems. We like to keep your experience as simple as possible. So, avoiding alcohol will help us achieve this and reduce your risk of complications.
The same adverse effects of alcohol exist after your microblading appointment is complete, and the healing process begins.
After you have your new eyebrows applied, a little bit of alcohol is OK. However, you mustn’t drink too much. In a similar way to the effects during the application process, alcohol slows the healing process.
Thinning your blood too much will make it harder for your body to form scabs. This slowing of the recovery time increases your risk of infection or other side effects. Additionally, alcohol makes the healing process longer overall.
We strongly encourage moderation in your alcohol consumption for one to two weeks after the procedure, or until your brows heal completely.
What should you not do after microblading?
Significantly altering the appearance of your face, even semi-permanently, is a big deal. The idea that it might look horrible can cause a lot of stress.
Your eyebrows will only look worse than when you left the shop if you don’t follow the aftercare lessons carefully.
The most important reminder of all is to leave your eyebrows alone. Don’t touch them. Don’t pick at your scabs. Don’t try to hide the healing process or make your recovery faster.
Whatever you do, don’t freak out in the days following your microblading procedure.
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your new brows, call us, your best microblading Toronto artists. We will let you know if what you’re seeing is normal or cause for adjustments.
If you’re concerned about your health or infection, call your doctor. They have the knowledge and tools to handle the process without causing further harm, if necessary.