There's nothing like freshly done, microbladed brows.
You're feelin' them, you're feelin' you, now... to keep it that way for a while.
#1 Don't go too heavy handed on the makeup.
This isn't to say you shouldn't wear makeup on them. However, you're going to want to lighten up a bit on how hard you push with the pencils you use. Gentle is the key! Otherwise, it's kinda like getting a tan and then shaving your legs. The top layers of skin are delicate, so it's important to treat them that way.
Arch Addicts | Archoholic Brow Pencil
Designed by eyebrow artists themselves, these pencils have a soft, graceful texture, allowing a much easier application than harsher pencils that drag in the skin.
Remember, you want your makeup to enhance the microblading, not cover it completely. In the wise words of Arch Addicts co-founder Diana Roth, "You should always see brow, before you see filler."
#2 Avoid face products that contain acids or peroxides.
Face washes, makeup, lotions, sunscreens, you name it-- someone's stuck an acid in it. Be especially aware of retinols and salicylic acid.
If the health of your skin relies on these acids, that's okay. Just be aware they can cause fading and try to minimize exposure by checking all of your facial product's active ingredients.
Living Libations | Best Skin Ever
An all-in-one cleanser, exfoliate, and moisturizer.
#3 Protect your brows in the sun.
You don't need to be shy of the sunshine, just remember to protect your brows while your out there playing.
The less natural brow hair you have, the more conscientious you will want to be about your exposure.
To prevent premature fading, it is essential to either wear a brimmed hat or use a quality SPF directly on your brows when you are out in the sun.
Badger | Damascus Rose SPF 25
An all-natural, chemical-free sunscreen that isn't too oily and doesn't leave a white residue.
And, there you have it!
Easy breezy, right?
Although it is natural for microblading to fade over time, with the right care you can really get the most out of your applications.
Cheers to to those long-lasting brows!