How to Prep Your Skin for Microblading

A woman getting a microblade treatment

A woman getting a microblade treatment

Microblading is a procedure that claims to improve the appearance of your eyebrows. Sometimes it is also called “feather touch” or “micro-stroking.” This procedure has become really popular as fuller brows have come in style and has even gained the praise of celebrities like Lena Dunham who used microblading to fill in her eyebrows after years of overplucking. 

Microblading is performed by a trained technician who carefully draws in your brows using a special tool. The procedure involves hundreds of tiny strokes that build a texture that looks like your own eyebrow hair. Microblading results can last 12-18 months, which is a big part of its appeal.  

Because microblading is a procedure that involves cutting into the skin, you want to make sure that your skin is as healthy as it can be before your appointment. Just like a painter needs to clean and prime a wall before they apply color, your skin needs to be primed and ready for your microblading appointment. 

Here's how to prep your skin before a microblading session.

What to Avoid Before Microblading

Before you have a microblading appointment, here are a few things to avoid one or two weeks out:

  • Tweezing 
  • Tanning or having a sunburnt face
  • Facials 
  • Taking fish oil or Vitamin E
  • Botox
  • Tinting your brows

Here are a few things to avoid a couple of days before your appointment:

  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Aspirin or Tylenol

What to Do Before Microblading

Now that you know what not to do before a microblading appointment, here are a few things to do to make sure your skin is at its best before:

  • Cleanse your face using a nonabrasive cleanser
  • Moisturize with an unscented lotion

Schedule a Microblading Appointment Today

Interested in scheduling a microblading appointment with a professional at Volume Eyelash Extension Studio in Santa Barbara? You can book an appointment online or give us a call at (805) 881-2242!