Can You Wet Your Eyebrows After Microblading?

‘’Can I get my eyebrows wet after microblading?’’ That’s one of the most common questions that pop up in our minds when we consider microblading. Is keeping your freshly microbladed brows dry an essential part of your aftercare routine? How does moisture affect the healing process?

We will cover that all today.

Can You Wet Your Eyebrows After Microblading?

Yes, you can get your eyebrows wet after microblading. You need to wash your eyebrows every day with water following the procedure. However, you should be cautious while taking a shower or going out in the rain. Newly done microblading can only handle a limited amount of moisture. So, don’t think about going for a swim or showering unprotected for two weeks.

Can You Wet Your Eyebrows After Microblading

When Can I Get My Eyebrows Wet After Microblading?

You should wait two weeks after your microblading procedure before returning to your usual showering and exercise routines. Premature exposure to extra moisture can prevent the microblading ink from settling in. So, other than your eyebrow cleansing routine, you should not get your eyebrows wet for the first two weeks. It’s an inconvenience you must tolerate.

How Long After Microblading Can I Get My Eyebrows Wet?

Well, it’s a tricky question to answer! Almost all practitioners agree that you should wait two weeks before getting your microbladed eyebrows. But, they would also advise you to regularly clean your brows with sterile water to avoid lymph and dirt buildup. Doesn’t this sound a bit contradicting? Let us explain.

After the procedure, the practitioner will recommend either a dry or wet healing process. The key difference between these two aftercare routines is the use of moisture. While the wet healing process encourages keeping the operated area moist most of the time, the dry healing approach prescribes the exact opposite.

However, wet healing does not recommend splashing water on your freshly done eyebrows all the time. You will have to use sterile water to carefully wash the brows and then absorb the water with a clean cotton pad or a soft piece of cloth. Afterward, you will have to apply an ointment to keep the eyebrows wet.

Also, following the dry routine doesn’t mean you will not have to clean your eyebrows with water. Some practitioners recommend not washing altogether, but many advise against it because it significantly increases the infection risk. However, unlike the wet healing process, you should not use ointment.

So, when we say ‘’do not get your eyebrows wet’’, we mean do not wet them without your regular cleaning routine. You will have to use water from day one to clean the eyebrows, but excessive water can damage the work. Therefore, you should wear a face shield while taking a shower and avoid sweating for two weeks.

You must use sterilized water to clean newly done microbladed brows. Sterilized water is free of microorganisms and other contaminants. Tap water might contain chlorine and other chemicals that can affect the pigment and compromise wound healing. So, sterilized water is a safe bet.

What Happens If I Get My Eyebrows Wet After Microblading?

As we disclosed in our discussion above, you must wash your eyebrows regularly to minimize infection risks. It’s totally safe to do it within 24 hours of returning from the beautician’s chamber. If you don’t keep the eyebrow area clean, it will take longer for the skin to heal. So, it’s essential to get your eyebrows wet the right way after microblading.

Emphasis on the term ‘’the right way.’’ While it’s true that moisture helps post-op skin recovery, that doesn’t mean you should take a dip in the pool or go hit the gym to sweat out some calories. The wrong type of moisture can significantly damage the eyebrows you have gone through so much trouble to get.

The pigment might wash away when you pour too much water on the affected area. Also, there could be contaminants in water that can be harmful to your post-op wounds. That’s why we keep on recommending sterile water for the cleansing process. You should also avoid physical exertion because sweat can prevent the pigment from settling in your skin.

Final Thoughts

Many people have wrong beliefs about the role of moisture in microblading recovery. Cleaning your microbladed eyebrows with sterile water should be a part of your aftercare regimen. That said, make sure your eyebrows don’t get wet in other circumstances for the first two weeks. Too much water exposure can compromise the microblading results.

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