The Do’s and Don’ts of Microblading Your Eyebrows
DO YOUR RESEARCH
A quick Google search can give you the info of the technician closest to you. A well-established, experienced technician should have all appropriate licenses and certificates. I would recommend checking if the technician has previous photos of their work with reputable contacts. They should also be able to willingly answer all of the client’s questions, and offer as much information about the procedure from start to finish. And of course, it should always be performed in a clean, sterile environment.
DO YOUR PREP WORK
Leading up to your appointment, you should avoid plucking or waxing your brows because your technician will be making your new brow shape based on current measurements they’ll make before starting the procedure. You should also avoid using exfoliators 72 hours before the application, like any skincare products containing glycolic acid, Retin A, Renova, and alpha hydroxy acids, since they may inflame the skin, and taking medications such as blood thinners.
DO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TECHNICIAN
Your brow shape will be left up to your technician because they measure it based on your face shape and structure so you get the most natural finish. But, properly communicate with your technician to get your desired fullness.
DO TAKE PROPER CARE POST-APPLICATION
Once you have your ideal brows, it’s only natural you’ll want to show them off. However, avoid using skin care products and makeup on the area for a minimum of ten days following the application—or touch the area at all. “Picking, peeling and scratching of the area should be avoided at all costs except for when rinsing and applying the post-care cream (which is client-specific) with a cotton swab,” says Shuki.
Other things to avoid: Tanning, direct sunlight, swimming, increased sweating, and exercising for up to 10 days following the procedure. Once you’re healed, Shuki recommends applying a layer of SPF 30-50 sunscreen on your brows before heading out in the sun to prevent fading. (Source: beautybymeg.com).