It's critical that you adhere to the aftercare recommendations your microblading artist advised you if you want to maintain your treated eyebrows looking their best. These consist of:

  • For about a week following treatment, refrain from perspiring near your brow. Swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, and strenuous, sweating workouts should all be avoided while the body is recuperating.
  • Additionally, it is very encouraged to refrain from dyeing brows while they are recuperating from microblading. Any makeup that gets on the brows can prevent the skin from locking in pigment.
  • If you smoke, it is best to stop for about a week following your microblading procedure because the chemicals in cigarettes and vapes can interfere with your skin's ability to recover properly.
  • Skin moisture is essential to its ability to recover. Your skin will recover more quickly and effectively the more moisturized it is. Take in a lot of water.

There are additional elements that can affect how quickly or slowly the pigment that has been sealed into the skin fades over time after the initial healing phase of microblading has ended.

  • When shaping your brows, avoid overly forceful brow makeup application. The best strokes are soft ones that don't disrupt the skin.


  • Acids such as retinols, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C serums, and others can be harmful to the integrity of the pigment. Use caution while applying skincare products containing these substances, including as lotions, sunscreen, cleansers, and cosmetics. Any "anti-aging" products will contain acids and should not be applied to the area of the brow with tattoos.


  • Pigment retention is less successful in skin types with oiliness. Sebum (skin oil) production that is too high can make it difficult for the pigment to cling to your skin. Use skincare products that are intended to lessen oil buildup as a remedy. You will be given a special aftercare regimen to aid with pigment retention if you have oily skin. With oilier skin types, you can anticipate fewer distinct hair strokes, so a "powdered" or "ombre" method may be preferable to microblading alone.
  • When you go out, make sure you are using sunscreen to protect your brows (and the rest of your face and neck!). 

December 02, 2022 — Michele Melchiorre