It is really important that, when you have had your eyebrows microbladed, you avoid getting the area wet. That doesn’t sound too hard, right? That is until you consider that you need to actually wash your face!
Many people are put off by microblading because they think they can’t wash their face for a long time afterward.
However, we are here to tell you that this is simply not true because microblading doesn’t have to mean that you stop washing your face. It just means that you need to be extra careful when you wash it.
You should focus on only washing the area below your eyes, and doing so with lukewarm water and very gentle, mild face wash. Avoid your eyes and forehead as this can make your eyebrows wet. Instead of rinsing, take a clean face cloth and pat the soap off with the water.
Avoid wearing makeup and try to keep sweating to a minimum to reduce the need for washing your face. This will also help to ensure that nothing can get in contact with the area and to stop anything contaminating your fresh microblading.
You should also take extra care when in the shower and while washing your freshly microbladed face. If you can avoid the shower completely you should. Of course, this means using a bath instead for your personal hygiene.
However, this is not always possible, so another option is to lower the showerhead if you can so that it doesn’t go over your head. It may also be more difficult to wash your hair because usually, the water would flow over your face.
You can ask someone to help you, keep your head back so the water doesn’t touch your face, or choose to give your hair a break from washing until the microblading has healed.
Can I put coconut oil on my eyebrows after Microblading?
There is a lot of contradicting advice online regarding whether you should put coconut oil on your eyebrows after microblading. The answer to this will depend on what your aesthetician or artist tells you to do.
Some aestheticians say that coconut oil is essential in helping to get a perfect result. On the other hand, some will not recommend it and say it is detrimental to the healing of your microbladed eyebrows.
If you do choose to use coconut oil on your eyebrows, the advice for doing so may also vary. Typically, people will recommend that you use it three times a day, applying a very small amount with a clean cotton swab.
Other professionals recommend that you use it only when you feel you need it (i.e. when they feel tight or dry). The advice is usually always ‘less is more’, encouraging clients not to overdo it with coconut oil.
If you are confused or concerned about using too much or not enough, your best option is to contact the person who did your micro blading and ask for their advice. They will know better than anyone based on your skin type and the way they applied the microblading.
They will also be able to advise you on how often to apply it, how much to use, and whether you need it at all.
Can I wash my eyebrows after 7 days of Microblading?
The advice for washing your eyebrows after microblading is yet another aspect of this procedure that is met with contradictory advice.
Generally, it is common knowledge and widely accepted that you should not let the area get wet for 7 days after having microblading done. That being said, many professionals actually recommend waiting up to 10 days before you get your eyebrows wet!
Of course, this is very confusing, and the advice you follow will depend on your personal opinion, and more importantly, the opinion of the technician or aesthetician who applied your microblading.
First and foremost you should listen to their advice over the advice of anyone on the internet as they will have been trained in the subject.
That being said, if they tell you to wash them right away we think you should be wary! The reason for this is because it is generally recommended from a medical viewpoint that you wait for at least 7 days.
Whether you decide to wash them after 5 days, after 10 days, or any other time, you should bear in mind that you need to be very careful with them. Wash them very gently with mild antibacterial soap and cool water.
Use a gentle patting motion and do not rub them harshly. This will ensure you do not disturb any eyebrow scabs. Prematurely ripping scabs off, even accidentally, can result in the microblading being patchy and may result in you needing them to be touched up, thus more healing time. Is Microblading Painful?
What ointment is good for Microblading?
There are a number of different types of ointments that are suitable for use after micro blading. The important thing is that you need to use an ointment that will aid in the healing of the eyebrows, as well as soothing any dryness, itchiness, and tightness you may be experiencing.
You may also want to consider applying an ointment that can help to prevent infections and other complications, such as an antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory ointment. Some of the ointments that we recommend for use after microblading are as follows:
- Balm Dot Com by Glossier (ensure it is the fragrance-free and untinted version)
- Coconut oil
You should also ensure that you take care of your skin even after they have healed. You should be wearing an SPF anyway, but this is especially important if you have microbladed eyebrows because the skin can be even more sensitive to UV rays. Choose a light moisturizer with a broad spectrum SPF 50+ in there.
You should also ensure that you keep the area clean in between applications of ointment, ensuring you do not let products, water, and sweat get onto the area. This is because it can cause infections.