If you’ve been thinking about microblading your eyebrows but are worried that it might be too much commitment, then this post is for you. We can help with the fade! The good news is that there’s an easy fix for this problem–all you need to do is find the correct methods and have a little patience.
Microblading is a form of tattooing that works like regular make-up in terms of matching your hair color. It only uses superficial cuts and ink, making it less painful than other types of tattoos.
As deposits seep into the dermis, this semi-permanent procedure will look darker in the first few weeks. If you’re unsatisfied with the results, you can still consult your eyebrow artist and have it corrected during the touch-up session. But if it feels like it’s beyond repair, this article will help you achieve back your natural brows.
Efficient ways to fade microblading
1.) Skip the Touch-up session
Any knee-jerk assessment after a few days of the procedure could be misleading. Initially, your brows may look darker as the wounds start to heal.
For whatever reason, if you’ve waited for a long time and the results still don’t feel not up to par with your expected results, this is the best time to assess whether you should take the follow-up—or not.
Once the skin around your brows heals, you need to go back to your brow artist for the Touch-up session. A Touch-up usually occurs four to eight weeks after the initial session to fill in the gaps where your esthetician may have missed. From here, communicate your concerns so they can still be remedied and achieve the brow shape and shade you’re after.
2.) Find another brow artist
If you’ve lost faith in your current brow artist, it never hurts to find a new one.
Do your research. Look for credentials and ask around for quality estheticians to help you achieve the brow of your dreams. Make sure you read all the Google reviews for a microblading business and discount any that might be fake profiles.
3.) Do nothing
To have long-lasting results, you’d want to carefully follow every instruction given after the procedure.
But what if you’re not satisfied with the look?
As counterintuitive as it may seem, doing nothing actually works best in this case.
On average, new skin is produced after 60 days. But with suitable cleansers, prompts new skin to ‘surface’ every 25 days.
You can start by using a gentle cleanser on your eyebrows twice daily (morning and evening). Using gentle strokes, avoid adding pressure on the brows, especially if you feel that they’re still sore and swollen. Rubbing harshly around the area can put you at risk for infections. Plus, letting the area heal at its own pace prevents further damage.
As your brows begin to heal naturally, you start using exfoliants or AHA types after cleansing. If you have been using Retinol (or Vitamin A) before the procedure, you can continue using it to clear the pigmentation.
Doing this can go a long way to reducing the pigmentation and start restoring your au natural brows.
4.) Get moving
Your brow artist probably warned you to stay away from exercising for the first few weeks.
Sweating pushes the pigmentation up to the skin’s surface, thus making it easier to clean.
When you’re trying to get your natural brows back as quickly as possible, you’d want to hit the gym as soon as you can. High-intensity workouts help you sweat more, hastening the removal of the pigments out of the skin. Proceed with your regular exercise routine, and make sure to sweat A LOT during those workouts!
5.) Be sure to take your sauna
If exercising is not your thing, don’t fret.
Local spas usually have steam baths. You can book an appointment and sweat it all off.
FAR IR sauna is ideal in this case. However, if you don’t have access to this type, you can check any local gym hot box. Do this three times every week for at least 20 minutes to get the desired results.
6.) The saltier, the better
One of the aftercare instructions includes avoiding going to the sea.
Salt (or sodium chloride) combines with the pigmentation and draws out of the skin. And what’s the result? Watch your entire microblading nightmare eventually fade into oblivion.
If you’ve been itching to hit the sea, now is the ideal time to do so. Swimming in any salt water can significantly decrease the amount of pigmentation.
You can also use salt removal as part of your skincare routine. Use salt with a little bit of water as a natural exfoliator. The pigmented strokes tend to diminish over time.
But be warned: salt exfoliation can take a toll on your skin. The rough edges of the salt leave abrasions, breaking the integrity of the skin’s surface and making it susceptible to infections. There is also a possibility of skin discoloration after some time of use.
On the brighter side, dark-skinned people and those with sensitive skin can benefit from this approach. If you’re a bit wary about its effects, it’s best to check with your doctor first.
7.) Use better exfoliants
Advanced exfoliative methods, such as microdermabrasion, increases the duration of the skin’s cellular turnover.
Meaning, when you use professional exfoliants, this helps minimize the pigments surrounding the brow area.
Check with your local esthetician whether microdermabrasion is ideal at this phase in your microblading journey. Considering that your skin is on the line, the esthetician must know how to handle fading micro bladed brows smoothly to maintain the integrity of your brows.
We hope you’ve found this article both informative and helpful. Microblading is a semi-permanent procedure that should be taken seriously when deciding if it’s the right option for you. If your micro bladed eyebrows don’t show the results you’re after, consulting a healthcare professional will help you find the best solution to this predicament.
It’s advisable to think about this decision thoroughly, give yourself some time to try and get used to them, and wait for the pigment to settle into the desired shade before taking any drastic measures like applying more ink or getting laser surgery on your face (ouch).