What to do before microblading

What to do before microblading

Microblading makes eyebrows have a much fuller look. In recent years, the ‘bushy’ eyebrow has taken the world by storm and inspired many all over the globe to have the fuller look themselves. Microblading turns thin eyebrows into full, young-looking eyebrows and gives an amazing result. Microblading is no secret anymore, yet people are still unsure about getting them done because of the pain. There are ways to conquer the unpleasant sensation, and some general tips and tricks we can give you to make sure that you have the best experience possible when you get your eyebrows microbladed.

Do’s and don'ts before microblading

Every good piece of art has a lot of preparation that has gone into it. Professionals know that they see the best results when ample preparation has been done. This all starts with making sure that microblading is happening on a blank canvas. The location around the eyebrows must be strong and healthy, non-irritated and not sensitive.


  • Do Make sure that you haven’t had botox 3 weeks before microblading.
  • Do Make sure that you don’t have boxes 4 weeks after microblading.
  • Do apply numbing cream for microblading. This will give you a virtually pain-free experience.


  • Don’t use any chemical peels 2 months before or after the procedure as the brows may fade quicker.
  • Don’t use any antiaging creams or creams that use retinol and acids as this can cause the eyebrows to fade.
  • Don’t do vigorous exercise that will cause excessive sweat on the day of or two weeks after the procedure.
  • Don’t have a sunburn or tan on the day of the procedure.
  • Don’t wax or tint the skin 3 days before the procedure.
  • Don’t take aspirin, niacin, vitamin E, fish oil, CoQ10 or ibuprofen 48 hours before the procedure.
  • Don’t consume alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before the procedure.

How do I get the best results after the treatment? 

Absorb - On the day of the treatment, you should gently dab the area with a clean tissue to absorb excess lymph fluid. In order to get the best results, you should do this every 5 minutes until the oozing has stopped. Removing the fluid will stop the hardening of the lymph from occurring. 

Wash - You should wash your eyebrows daily to remove bacteria and dead skin. This will not remove the pigment in the microblading, it will just mean that your skin will stay clean and won’t get infected. You should lightly wash your face in the morning and at nighttime with an antibacterial soap such as aftercare soap. Start by applying some to your fingertips and rubbing the eyebrows in a circular motion. Do this for 10 seconds before rinsing them with water, making sure that the soap is completely rinsed off. Make sure that the area is dry by patting the wet area with clean tissue. 

Whatever you do, don’t use any cleansing products that have acids or exfoliants in them.

Moisturise - Apply a small amount of aftercare moisturizer to the location that has been microbladed and spread it around the area. Make sure you only apply a pea-sized amount, any more than this may suffocate your skin and even delay the healing process. 

Last tips for after the treatment

  • Lay on a clean pillow.
  • Let scabbing naturally exfoliate away. If you pick your skin, it may scar or cause fading.
  • Avoid long, hot showers for the first 10 days after the procedure.
  • Avoid sleeping on your face for the first 10 days after the procedure.
  • Avoid swimming in pools or lakes
  • Avoid using hot tubs for the first 10 days.

Thank you for reading our blog ‘What to do before microblading’. If you would like a pain free microblading experience, why not try numbing cream for microblading by Tattoo Numbing Cream.


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