Eyebrow tattooing is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures offered by beauty salons. Women have long appreciated the benefits of resistant makeup, which saves time and without much effort in any situation to remain well-groomed and beautiful. Whatever method of performing permanent makeup you choose - hair, powder or microblading - it is worth remembering that the result depends on the careful care of eyebrows after the tattoo.
How to care for eyebrows in the first days after the procedure of tattoo
Although persistent permanent eyebrow makeup is a common service, there are nevertheless certain nuances of subsequent skin care, on which the appearance and durability of the tattoo depend.
Immediately after the procedure, the skin above the eyes acquires a bright color, which may look unnatural. This is due to the fact that the organic pigment is still too close to the surface of the skin, and local edema and redness emphasize color saturation. Over time, excessive brightness goes away, the color of the pigment becomes calmer and as close as possible to what was intended.
Those who use the eyebrow tattoo service for the first time in their lives are often intimidated by the intensity of the color, but we must remember that this situation does not last longer than 10 days.
Non-recommended actions after eyebrow tattooing include:
- swimming in the pool or swimming in open water;
- the use of towels and rough fleecy napkins for the face;
- sunbathing or tanning;
- visiting the sauna or bath;
- washing with tap water;
- applying decorative makeup;
- active physical activity;
- long walks in the winter season.
If you are going to resort to such a service as a tattoo of eyebrows, you should set aside 5-7 days for yourself, which you can devote to thorough care of the skin that has undergone a cosmetic procedure. For these purposes, a great holiday or a long holiday weekend is perfect.
Preparations for the treatment, hydration and prevention of inflammatory processes
After performing a permanent make-up, regardless of the technique chosen by the master, a slight edema forms on the skin and slight reddening occurs.
Slight swelling and reddening associated with microtrauma epidermal layer obtained during the procedure.
The next 3-5 days after the procedure are the most important for achieving a perfect result that requires minimal correction. Full restoration of the integrity of the skin and the maximum natural distribution of the pigment takes on average no more than 10-14 days.
The skin must be carefully treated with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic solutions that can be bought at the pharmacy. Miramistine or chlorhexidine is perfect for this purpose.
Miramistin has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial action and prevents infections from entering the bloodstream.
Also required is the constant moistening of the area subjected to a cosmetic procedure. To do this, suitable drugs such as petroleum jelly, bepantin and panthenol.
Photo gallery: means to moisturize the crust that appears on the skin after tattooing
- Bepanthen does not contain parabens and other potentially hazardous substances.
- Cosmetic petrolatum perfectly protects damaged skin from external factors.
- Panthenol is a reparant group and is usually used to treat wound surfaces and burns.
Immediately after the tattoo procedure is over, the epidermis will begin to become covered with a colorless ichor. The body secretes this physiological fluid as a defense, and it is this that contributes to the formation of a tight crust.
The formation of a crust at the tattoo site is a natural and even necessary process. It does not allow the epidermis to repel the organic pigment injected under the skin, and retains its intensity, and hence the stability of the result. In addition, such a crust protects the body from microscopic injury through infection.
Stages of skin healing and pigment stabilization
In the coming days after performing the tattoo procedure, the following stages of epidermis recovery can be observed:
- Selection of ichor and the formation of a hard tightening crust. Blood and lymph come to the surface of the skin and form a scab that protects the epidermal layer from infection and further mechanical damage.
- Reproduction. On the second or third day, the skin cells begin to intensify division, restoration of damaged blood vessels occurs, and collagen synthesis is accelerated.
- Epithelization. The cells form the basement membrane, filling the remaining skin defects, as a result of which horny scales appear, which on the third or fourth day after the tattooing procedure begin to reject.
The skin care scheme in the first three days after the tattoo
The first days after performing the permanent makeup procedure are key - it is at this time that the pigment in the epidermis begins to stabilize, which guarantees a perfect external result.
It is recommended to follow a specific sequence of actions:
- the area of the skin where the pigment has been locally injected is wiped off with a soft blotting motion using a clean cotton napkin or cotton sponge;
For skin treatment after tattooing, you should choose soft cotton pads that are not saturated with additional caring compositions.
- Chlorhexidine or Miramistin are applied on the skin with the same pro-motions;
Chlorhexidine has an affordable price and is sold in every pharmacy.
- After wiping off the blood and applying an antiseptic to the skin, it is necessary to apply a cream with a dense texture and a high level of moisture. It is very convenient to do this with a clean cotton swab.
Movement must be very neat, superficial, since the skin after tattooing is extremely sensitive
In the first days after the procedure of tattooing, actions under this scheme should be performed every two hours, except for night time.
In the following days, the action to care for the eyebrows remain the same, but they can no longer be done so often. After a week, it is enough to apply only the cream to the skin, without treating the tattoo area with Miramistin or Chlorhexidine.
When the crusts disappear and the hue of the pigment chosen together with the master and its final intensity appear fully, you can use a moisturizer no more than twice a day, applying it after washing.
What to do if after the procedure there was a strong edema and pain appeared
The eyebrow tattoo procedure itself is not very painful, and besides, in most salons, when performing permanent makeup, the masters use local anesthetic gels. Of course, the pain threshold is different for everyone, and someone may still feel temporary discomfort, but usually all the unpleasant feelings disappear immediately after the session.
In rare cases, which, provided the procedure is correctly performed, depend entirely on the individual reaction, pain, itching and pronounced edema can occur.
Table: Recommended remedies in case of complications
|The resulting complication||Recommendations on the selection of the drug|
|Severe swelling of the skin||Antihistamine drugs:|
|Pain, general malaise||Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs:|
|Tightness, itching and discomfort||Applying creams with local anti-inflammatory action:|
How to care for eyebrows after peeling protective peel
Usually, it takes about four or five weeks to completely heal the microscopic wounds inflicted by the permanent makeup machine and stabilize the pigment. In rare cases, correction of the tattoo may not be necessary, but it depends on several factors and the individual reaction of the body.
After the cornified scales finally disappear, and neat eyebrows appear through the scruffy crust, the final result of the procedure will be more noticeable. During this period, eyebrows continue to need careful and regular care.
The main task at this stage is to protect the skin from infection. In the case of contact with microbes and bacteria, the result of the tattoo may be unpredictable, and an uncontrolled reaction of the body can lead to serious complications.
Recommendations for the care of eyebrows in the period of final healing:
- washing with boiled water at room temperature;
- care with moisturizing milk and micellar lotion;
- ban on use of the sauna, swimming pool and solarium;
- alcohol ban;
- use only soft wipes for soaking the face after washing;
- a ban on the use of decorative cosmetics;
- in the summer, the use of sunscreen;
- Constant moisturizing of eyebrows with the help of dense nourishing creams.
It is curious that the owners of dry skin type lasting permanent makeup lasts much longer than women with oily and combination skin.
Additional methods of fixing the pigment in the skin
Due to the high popularity of women tattoo procedures, manufacturers of professional cosmetics have developed a special composition that additionally fixes the pigment in the skin.
The latch allows not only to stabilize the pigment in the epidermal layer, but also to prevent unpredictable change in shade, which in rare cases occurs regardless of the skill of the cosmetologist. The selected tone and its intensity are protected in the process of fixation from migrating and rapid loss of saturation.
Pigment fixers are designed to treat the wound surface of the skin immediately after performing the tattoo procedure.
Fixatives for permanent makeup consist of fine powder, fixing pigment, distilled water and medical oxidizer. There are also clamps on a glycerol basis.
Of course, the fixer should be used by a professional beautician who has the necessary knowledge and skills. Otherwise, you can achieve the opposite result.
Neat and expressive eyebrows give a well-groomed look to a woman's face, emphasize the beauty of the eyes and produce a general favorable impression. Eyebrow tattooing certainly requires some care and special care procedures, but the result is usually worth it. Provided with a competently and professionally performed procedure in combination with the correct and regular care, lasting eyebrow makeup can stay on the skin for two to five years.