Microblading is a popular beauty procedure that can give you fuller, more defined eyebrows. But as with any type of beauty treatment, there are certain aftercare instructions that you need to follow in order to protect your new eyebrows and ensure they look their best.
So how soon can you tan after microblading and how do you keep your brows looking great?
You can start tanning two weeks after you get your eyebrows done. You can still enjoy indoor tanning one week after microblading, but you should avoid any type of sunbeds. After two weeks, you can resume your normal tanning routine.
Just make sure you’re wearing sunscreen and protective clothing when you’re in the sun.
Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure done to reshape, define, or fill in eyebrows. The results are natural-looking and last 8 – 12 months on average.
The microblading process is done using a handheld tool, which is made from a blade or needle. The tool creates fine lines in the skin to mimic hairs.
What happens during a microblading treatment?
The first step of the microblading process is to draw on a stencil with a marker pen. This ensures that your tattoos follow the exact shape and size of your eyes.
The stencil will then be used as a guide for making incisions or cuts into the skin with a blade. The blades are dipped in pigment, so each cut releases a thin line of ink that forms your eyebrow tattoo.
During this stage, you’ll feel some discomfort but the pain should only last for 15 minutes at most. Once all cuts have been made, ink is spread over top of them using an instrument called an ink brush. Afterward, petroleum jelly is applied to help stop any bleeding and speed up the healing process.
Microblading can be done in a matter of hours but the healing process will take about one week to complete. Your end result will last for up to a year with the correct aftercare.
How soon can you tan after microblading?
Sun protection is vital after getting a tattoo, so you should avoid direct sun exposure for at least ten days after your procedure.
You should wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 and protective clothing. If you want to tan, do it gradually over a period of time without going overboard.
The healing process will last for about one week. Your eyebrows will be red and swollen for the first two days, but this is normal. The area may also feel itchy and scabbing may appear.
Don’t pick or scratch your new brows as this can cause infections and scarring. You should also avoid swimming or going to a sauna.
After one week, your eyebrows will start to flake off. If the flakes bother you, gently remove them with a wet cloth. But don’t pick them or scrape them off because this can damage your tattoos and increase the risk of scarring.
Your eyebrows will return to their normal color by the end of one week, but it can take two weeks for any fading to completely disappear.
Can you go on sunbed after microblading
Most eyebrow work should have healed fully within 2 weeks. It is best to avoid direct sunlight, as this can dry out and fade the color of your tattooing.
This should also apply to tanning beds or sunbeds that emit UVA rays after a microblading procedure. Sun exposure will darken the pigment in your eyebrows but this should not affect its longevity of it.
But you can still tan gradually if you use sunscreen and avoid going overboard.
You should also wear protective clothing to reduce the risk of sun damage.
As this is a semi-permanent procedure, it’s important that you follow aftercare instructions carefully. The color in your brows could fade quickly if they’re not cared for properly.
Avoid picking or scratching your eyebrows because this can cause skin infections and leave scars. You should also avoid getting your brows wet excessively – like you would in a swimming pool.
Does the sun affect microblading
Direct sunlight will definitely affect the color intensity of your eyebrows. However, this does not necessarily shorten their lifespan. The best way to preserve microbladed eyebrows is through proper aftercare, which includes protection from direct sunlight and using sunscreen.
The majority of microblading aftercare involves protection from the sun, but it also includes taking ibuprofen or Tylenol for pain and sleeping upright in a reclined position. These steps are incredibly important to follow to ensure proper healing and the best possible results.
Pain killers can be taken up to three times a day after your procedure, but no more than that.
If you are suffering from particularly large amounts of pain after microblading, consult your aesthetician or dermatologist for further pain management techniques.
It is important to avoid direct sunlight exposure in order to prevent fading. We advise our patients to avoid direct sunlight 8 weeks after the procedure. This means avoiding tanning beds, lying out in the sun (especially between 10 AM and 3 PM), and/or wearing sunscreen with a high SPF.
With proper care, microbladed eyebrows can last up to one year before needing touch-up work.
Sun protection is vital after getting a tattoo, so you should avoid direct sun exposure for at least ten days after your procedure. You should wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF30 and protective clothing. If you want to tan, do it gradually over a period of time without going overboard.
The healing process will last for about one week.
Your eyebrows might appear to look red and swollen for the first two days, but this is normal. The area may also feel itchy and scabbing may appear.
Your eyebrows will return to their normal color shortly afterward, but in some cases, it can take two weeks for any fading to completely disappear.
It is also possible for your eyebrows to appear lighter at first, as the ink settles into your skin. To avoid this from happening, make sure you follow all aftercare instructions carefully.