Imagine waking up with on fleek brows, I mean who wouldn’t want perfectly angled – looking eyebrows at all times? For most of us, eyebrows play a huge part in our identity, practically tying up our whole makeup look together, hence why we spend so much time and money on them either through beauty services like plucking, waxing, threading and even filling them in.
But in reality, we often wake up with messy eyebrows with a mind of its own, so let’s check out what’s been recently booming in the beauty industry for eyebrows – microblading. Microblading is a form of semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing, helping to make sparse or even patchy brows appear fuller.
Before jumping onto the bandwagon, here are the 3 things you need to know before microblading your brows.
1. Type of skin plays a part in the finish look
The ideal reason and result one wants to achieve when they microblade their brows is to get on point looking eyebrows. However, the type of skin an individual has will play a part in the finish look. It is said that drier skin types will have a more crisp detailed look as they tend to retain pigment better as compared to oilier skin types, which tend to have a lighter softer less crips look. It’s important to know that before going into microblading, you are aware of how your skin will affect the final look – be sure to discuss this more with your beautician.
2. Healing varies on individuals, but can take up to a month
Just like any tattoo, microblading comes with a healing process as well. The first couple of days, the initial colour is much more noticeable as it’s bolder and darker. This is then followed by mild flaking or scabbing, be sure to keep your itchy fingers away from picking at it – only because you don’t want to end up with a bald patch on your eyebrows. The healing process can take up to a full month, as that’s the natural rate for skin turnover, finally resulting in the actual colour of your perfect looking eyebrows.
3. Lather up on SPF and avoid retinols
After getting your eyebrows done, it’s crucial that you are extra careful with your skincare routine, in terms of what products you use. It’s necessary to keep your brows out of direct sunlight, so tanning anytime soon is a big NO NO. Be sure to lather up on your SPF when stepping outdoors. Aside from that, a good BHA and retinol cream is great at slugging off dead skin cells and increasing the turnover rate of skin, but it may be something you want to be more mindful about as it will also speed up the life of your new brows if used near the eyebrow area.
Let us know what are your thoughts on microblading your brows, and how you take care of it!