As a leading artist and trainer, often I am asked about the best microblading aftercare advice. Not just for my clients, I teach a monthly microblading training course and my students often ask what my protocol is and what products I use in my clinic.
I have researched aftercare ALOT and when it comes to aftercare, there is no one size fits all approach. If you’re curious about learning microblading or interested in a permanent makeup or microblading course, feel free to get in touch and pick my brain!
When I choose shape, colour, technique and tools for your microblading treatments, I choose very carefully based on your natural features, skin type, skin colour, undertones and lifestyle.
The microblading healing process can sometimes be tricky and I see no reason why the same care should not be taken when prescribing a post treatment care plan of microblading aftercare advice for each client. If you’re looking for the best miroblading in kent, look no further.
Microblading Aftercare Advice : The 4 week rule.
If you’ve ever had microblading, permanent makeup or a tattoo of any kind, you may remember that you go through a process of changes before the skin is properly healed. Many people think the skin is fully healed after the initial microblading scabbing flakes away, but for most people this is only about the half way point to being healed.
The 4 week period is simply the minimum period of time not takes for the skin to heal, in some people the healing period can take longer. Don’t always believe what you see on the surface. A minimum of 28 days or 4 weeks must pass between microblading treatments to ensure that skin is fully healed and it is safe to do a microblading top up or retouch.
Healing & Microblading : What to expect.
During your microblading recovery, you will go through a process of microblading stages. On day 1 you will probably love your immediate microblading results. A couple of days later you may notice your microblading getting a little darker, this is because the skin is drying out and this may make your microblading itchy. At this stage it’s important not to scratch as this may affect the colour retention.
If you have been advised to follow microblading dry healing instructions, at this stage you may also begin to notice your microblading flaking a little, this is perfectly normal and it’s important not to panic! Once the microblading scabbing flakes away, you may notice some microblading fading, this is due to new skin cells being generated and not being fully healed.
Around day 28 you will finally see your microblading results and you can begin looking forward to your microblading top up.
Microblading Aftercare Advice : Wet Healing vs Dry Healing
Proper healing is one of the most important factors in getting good microblading results. There are two methods for wound healing, wet healing and dry healing.
Wet healing involves washing the area gently, usually twice a day and then applying a gel, cream or balm to the skin, to keep the skin moist. This is generally considered the best method of microblading aftercare. If you consider how the skin heals and wound healing in general, there is plenty of evidence that keeping wounds moist during healing, aids hydration and assists in new skin cell generation. The amount of product used plays an important part in how the wound heals.
Client’s with oiler skin types rarely get microblading scabbing and flaking and the natural moisture in their skin is usually enough to aid in healing. A concern I sometimes have when asking client’s to apply creams and gels is that on occasion, clients can go overboard and apply too much product, or apply product on unwashed skin, which can trap bacteria underneath and actually cause infection.
Dry healing involves washing the area gently, usually twice a day and then keeping the area free from makeup and moisturiser for 7 days. This method is generally most suitable for those with combination and oily skin types.
As I mentioned before, my ethos is simply to treat each person individually. Rather than having a one size fits all approach to my Microblading aftercare advice, I factor in the client’s skin type and lifestyle.
For some, wet healing and following a step by step regime every day is an easy task, for others not so much and we need to consider how much natural moisture the client already has in their skin before asking them to slather on gels, creams and balms every day.
Long Term Microblading Aftercare Advice : Microblading 1 year later
Long term microblading aftercare is just as important as the care taken directly after your treatments. Fail to protect your microblading results and you will back on my treatment bed sooner than you thought you would be. Here’s some top tips for long term microblading aftercare.
Wear sunscreen! Protect your results EVERY DAY with ask SPF moisturiser. Just because you can’t feel the sun’s rays, it docent mean it’s not there. UV is the biggest factor in premature fading of permanent makeup and microblading results.
Go big or go home! Wear sunglasses in hot weather, sunglasses can protect eyeliners but also eyebrows if they are big enough!
Avoid anti ageing skin care products coming into contact with your brows, eyes or lips. Don’t apply anti ageing moisturisers or serums to the areas you’ve had enhanced, they are notorious for having resurfacing ingredients like salicylic acid which can prematurely fade your results.