Healing is an important part of the microblading process. When the eyebrows are allowed to heal properly after the procedure, the hair-like strokes of pigment will last longer. While there always will be some soreness and scabbing after the procedure, the right healing product can help the skin go through it quickly and with as little discomfort as possible. The client will then be much more satisfied with the results!
Why Do Brows Need To Heal After Microblading?
Microblading creates hair-like strokes on the eyebrows by placing a pigment just beneath the skin’s surface. It uses an electric machine with tiny needles attached to it, not unlike the machine used by tattoo artists. These needles must penetrate the skin to work, and there will be some healing needed as the tiny incisions close up.
Healing after a microblading procedure takes an average of 10 – 14 days. During this time, the area will be quite sensitive as the incisions that penetrated the skin heal up. The eyebrows will be red and quite tender, and clients will notice scabbing and flaking.
They should do their best not to touch it, and it is important that they let the skin heal naturally. Scratching and picking can open up wounds and cause infections. This can also cause the colour to fade much more quickly than it should. To help the client make it through the healing process, send them home with a balm designed to soothe the area and help the skin heal naturally.
The Power Of Natural Healing Balms
The best way to do this is with natural ingredients. The Crushed Aftercare Brow Balm is made with 100% vegan ingredients chosen for their healing strengths; these include candelilla wax, shea butter, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, arnica, and calendula flowers. By combining these, the specific Brow Balm formulation is designed to soothe and protect delicate skin after cosmetic treatments.
While we never choose anything that wouldn’t help, calendula and arnica are the most notable ingredients in the formulation. Calendula is a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers, and it has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, all of which are crucial for the health and longevity of the effects of microblading.
Arnica also has healing properties. It has long been known to help reduce swelling, relieve pain, and act as a natural antibiotic. It’s why you’ll often see arnica applied to the skin for a wide variety of problems, including pain and swelling, insect bites, arthritis, muscle pain, chapped lips, and acne. When this and other healing ingredients are combined with candelilla wax, the results are soft, hydrated, well-protected skin.
After the microblading procedure, instruct your clients to apply Brow Balm to their eyebrows 2 – 3 times per day until they have fully healed. Healing could take up to two weeks, but with proper care, this time can be reduced. Brow Balm is also safe to use on chapped lips, dry skin, and minor scrapes, but it is for external use only!