The brow game has never been stronger. It seems that Cara Delevingne opened the door to a whole new world for us, making eyebrows extremely popular – and very important. Even though it seems that Rihanna’s trying to bring thin eyebrows back (you won’t make that happen, Rihanna!), the good old thick eyebrows are here to stay. And since this is such an important part of every woman’s face, more and more people are opting for microbladed eyebrows. As many of you don’t know, microblading is a process of tattooing the eyebrows on your face using small, hair-like strokes that penetrate your skin thus leaving the pigment there. So, what are the most important things that you need to know about microblading?
Words: Tilly Grant
1. It’s Perfectly Safe
Contrary to popular belief, microblading your eyebrows is a perfectly safe procedure. Even though it does involve a certain amount of risk (just like any other procedure), the most important thing is that you follow the before and after process to the letter. Of course, make sure to choose the best artist and the one who works with high-quality products as your microbladed eyebrows are there to stay and you don’t want to save money on them.
2. Everyone Does It
So, how do you know that microblading is a safe procedure? It’s because everyone does it! This is the reason behind the sudden success of microblading and the increase in its demand, but it’s not only regular people who opt for this procedure. Plenty of celebrities who walk on red carpets have also chosen to undergo this treatment, such as Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Tyra Banks. After all, why wouldn’t everyone opt for microbladed eyebrows? There are always there, exactly as we want them, so we can save so much time drawing them on every single morning.
3. You Should Find the Right Technician
So, perhaps the most important thing that you should know before embarking on this microblading journey is that you should find the best microblading artists around you. For example, anyone who completed the eminent PhiBrows training is a great choice as this company really does pay attention to the way they train their artist so that each and every customer is satisfied. Choosing a cheap and bad artist can definitely increase the risk of ending up with a certain infection, so you definitely need to do your homework beforehand. This is the first step that you should make and the choice you are going to make can either make or break your final look.
4. Take Care about the Prep and Aftercare
It’s the same with any procedure, and microblading is not different at all. For each procedure that you opt for you need to pay special attention to the preparation process and of course to care about your final outcome in the best possible way. As far as microblading eyebrows are concerned, there are certain rules that you need to follow if you want the best possible result – you shouldn’t have any type of facial two weeks before the procedure, do not wax or tweeze your eyebrows and do not take natural blood thinners such as Aspirin, Iboprufen or fish oil. In the same manner, avoid hot spaces and sweaty exercises after the procedure because your brows need to heal properly. Moreover, you need to say goodbye to sun exposure for approximately a month.
5. Results Vary from Person to Person
The lasting time of microbladed eyebrows is between 1 and 3 years, but it’s very important to know that the results vary from person to person. Some should have their touch-up appointment sooner than others and it’s a perfectly normal thing – we don’t have the same skin nor do we react the same to different procedures. This is very important as people can become quite unhappy and unsatisfied with the fact that their microbladed eyebrows faded very fast, but the right technician will give you all the information you need.
6. Healing Time
Finally, it might happen that you see a lot of redness and that you become unhappy with the results in the first week or two. Just know that the final outcome of the procedure will be completely visible just after a month, so everything that happens before that is probably a part of the healing process. This is also a topic on which your artist will give you further information, so you will have nothing to worry about.
As you can see, there are many things that you need to know about microblading, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry. However, a good microblading artist can give you all the relevant information about the procedure, the preparation and the aftercare. So, should you microblade your eyebrows? Why not!