How Soon Can I Wash My Face After Microblading Eyebrows?

How flawless your microbladed eyebrows will turn out depends on two individuals. The first is your artist, whose skill and talent are essential to execute the procedure fittingly. The second one is you, who have to take diligent aftercare to ensure that the final outcome remains intact.

Both the artist’s and the client’s roles are equally crucial. You cannot depend on the technician and neglect your part. The procedure calls for your carefulness to cause no damage or irritation to your skin after the competition and the treatment. This part of the procedure starts with you knowing when you can wash your face after microblading.

You can wash your face after the first 7 seven days of getting your eyebrows microbladed. Within the first weak, you cannot use soap, water, makeup, or lotion in the brow area. If you have to wash your face or take a shower, keep the treated place from getting wet.

But preventing your brows from getting washed is not the only thing you have to do during the aftercare phase. Let’s get you updated on that matter, shall we?

A woman washing her face

The Eyebrow Aftercare: Can I Wash My Microbladed Eyebrows After 7 Days?

Yes, you can wash your microbladed eyebrows after 7 days. You may experience flaking and itching within this time upon the completion of microblading. Do not respond to them at any cost. Scratching will cause premature scabs and scars.

However, if you follow the aftercare instructions, the symptoms will disappear in no time.

After the first 4 days, apply the aftercare ointment to the brows using cotton swabs. Be very sure that your hands are squeaky clean. You can do it twice per day. But remember to use it sparingly since your skin needs time to recover. Continue applying it for a week.

As you cannot wash your brows for at least a week, here is a list of the things you must avoid so that you do not find yourself in a position where washing your entire face becomes an unavoidable option.

  • Practicing sports
  • Increased sweating
  • Swimming
  • Salon tanning or sun tanning
  • Hot bath, hot sauna, or Jacuzzi
  • Excessive alcohol intake (because it can slow down the healing process.)
  • Exposure to chemicals or UV rays as these can cause premature fading or color change
  • Driving in open-air vehicles like boats, bicycles, motorcycles, and convertibles
  • Any chemical or laser treatments, any creams with Glycolic acid or Retin-A on the treated area
  • Peeling, scratching, or picking the brows to avoid scarring or pigment removal
  • Performing heavy cleaning tasks like cleaning basement or garage
  • Touching the eyebrows except for rinsing or applying ointment
  • Do not put petroleum jelly on your brows as it will cause sweat.
  • Do not buy ant-bacterial ointments. They can potentially remove pigments from your brows.
  • Keep the fringe away from the brows for 3 days. Otherwise, you may get an infection.

Avoiding these situations will help your eyebrows heal in time without any interruptions. As a result, there will be no scars, and the brows will come out healthy. Notwithstanding that, if you suffer from an unexpected problem, consult with your technician and follow their instructions.

What If I Wash My Face Or Brows Before A Week?

I know how badly you will want to wash your brows instantly after microblading. If you love to wash your face nightly with facial scrubs and cleansers, it will be even more painful for you to halt it for a week.

But that is how it has to be. You must resist yourself for a week at the minimum after the initial microblading procedure.

Now, what if you respond to your impulse and wash your brows? How bad can it turn out? How damaging can the consequence be? Here are your answers.

  • Washing your face before the first week can delay your healing process. It will not allow your skin to get dry in time.
  • You will feel a burning sensation and pain.
  • Water will lighten the ink pigment and loosen your skin.
  • Discoloration may occur in your brows.

Therefore, the simple answer to when you can wash your eyebrows after microblading is at least 7 days. But the appropriate timeframe depends on your brows to heal and cleanse themselves entirely and naturally.

You may use a light and smooth touch of some soft antibacterial soap on the brows, thinking it will help with the scabs while keeping the skin clean during healing. But that will demand you to introduce water, which will create problems you do not want.

How To Wash The Face After Microblading?

It is not that you cannot touch your face at all for the first few days after microblading. The point is to protect your brows from water, meaning you cannot wash the area around them.

But that also means you can use water, granted that it does not get your brows. Rinse your face separately when taking a bath or performing your daily skincare routine. Do not use the shower, for the sprinkling water drops can cause harm to your brows. You can follow the following process to do so.

  • Take some washcloth or sponge. Wet it with some lukewarm water.
  • Rub it in a little bar of soft soap.
  • Then squeeze out as much water as you can.
  • Dab around your face while avoiding the brow area.
  • Dry your skin carefully using a towel. Again, avoid the brows.

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Final Words

So, can you wash your face after microblading your eyebrows? No, and yes. You have to keep your urge at bay for 7 days. It may be even longer if your brows do not heal sufficiently within this time.

However, you can wash your face provided that you do not let water access your eyebrows and their vicinity. If you cannot do that or think it may put your brows at risk, it is better to avoid using water to clean your face for some time. It might gross you out, but it is essential for healthy healing. Good luck getting your brows microbladed.

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