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Learn what to expect as you watch Jill care for her own brows after her annual touch-up.

Disclaimer: Everyone heals differently, so these are guidelines to give you an idea of what to expect, but the healing process can vary from client to client.

Day 1 (day of appointment)

  • Blot brow every 15 minutes with a clean tissue to collect lymph (until before bed)

Day 2 – Before Bed

  • Wash brows with antibacterial Dial gold soap
  • Moisturize with a thin layer of ointment provided

Day 3 – Last Day of Peeling

  • Wash brows with antibacterial Dial gold soap 1x per day
  • Moisturize with a thin layer of ointment provided 3x per day

During Healing Process

  • Expect brows to be tender and swollen for a couple days
  • Only get brows wet during washing them; otherwise, keep totally dry
  • Brows will get really dark for a few days, then peel for a few days, then lighten and shrink
  • Do not apply any products (other than what is provided to you) or makeup to your brow area until they are done peeling.
  • Avoid workouts that involve a lot of sweating, the sauna, facials, peels and direct water pressure during the healing process.

Pictured: These are microbladed hairstrokes + shading done with a machine (powder/hybrid brows). These will heal softer and shrink down a bit as part of the healing process.

Brow Aftercare: Day by Day Videos

DAY 2: WHAT TO EXPECT FOR HEALING

  • Tender, a bit red and still swollen
  • Watch video for how to moisturize!

DAY 3: WASHING YOUR BROWS

What to expect on day 3:

  • They are DARK!
  • Color will soften and fade as they heal
  • Still tender a bit, especially when I frown
  • Watch video for washing technique

DAY 4: HEALING BROWS

  • Brows are still dark but definitely starting to lighten up
  • Still tender but not as much
  • Definitely starting to shrink down

DAY 5: HEALING BROWS

  • Brows haven’t started peeling yet
  • Lightening up – I’m actually loving the color right now!
  • Still slightly tender but hardly noticeable
  • Still washing and applying ointment daily

DAY 6: HEALING BROWS

(Disclaimer: I kept saying day 5 in my video but this is really day 6)

What to expect:

  • Brows are definitely ready to start peeling
  • Still pretty dark but much better
  • Have a “cracked” look to them
  • Size went way down – not so big!
  • Starting to feel itchy

DAY 7: HEALING BROWS

What to expect:

  • Peeling! Brows are darker where peeling and lighter where it has already peeled. This is totally normal.
  • Itchy. Not everyone experiences itchiness with their brows, but I am.
  • Size has shrunk down from first couple days and they look gorgeous!

DAY 8: HEALING BROWS

What to expect:

  • Peeling is almost 100% done!
  • Soft, powdery look remains as the end result
  • Still a bit itchy where they are peeling

DAY 9: HEALING BROWS

  • My peeling is done!
  • My brows (and I) made it through the healing process. 

At first my brows were big and dark and I was freaking out. Even though I know the process – I do this for a living – and I STILL was freaking out a bit!

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