Congrats on your new Beautiful Brows!! I'm not kidding when I say this was a game-changing decision. We chatted about your aftercare, what to look for, what to do and more importantly, what NOT to do. The most important thing for you to remember is to keep the area as dry as possible and DO NOT PICK at any scabs if they form. People seem to get very overwhelmed with the aftercare as they’re afraid that they’ll mess up their brows. It's not brain surgery though! Just a few simple things to keep in mind.
+ Day 1: Procedure Day
Plasma will continue to come out of the hairlike strokes during the day. Keep some damp cotton rounds, or paper towel around and just clean/wipe the area GENTLY every hour or so. The goal is not to let the plasma harden.
Before going to sleep this night do one last wipe and then put some of the cream you were given on each brow. No need to cake it on, use a Q-Tip and only put about a rice-sized amount on both brows
Be sure to change your pillowcase to a fresh, clean one before hitting the hay! We want to keep as much bacteria away from your brows as possible.
Try to sleep on your back as best as you can for the next 7-10 days.
+ Day 2- 14: Initial MOST IMPORTANT Healing Time
The ultimate goal here is to keep your brows dry. That means adhering to the following:
YES! YOU CAN SHOWER/WASH YOUR FACE! What you don't want to do is have the water so hot that you're sweating OR have the water running directly on your face for any given time. For this time period, keep showers for necessary cleaning and just splashes of water to your face or use a face cloth for cleaning. As soon as you're out of the shower, PAT your brows dry with a clean towel or paper towel and apply some more of the cream in the same manner as before.
NO BATHS/SAUNAS/HOT TUBS! These all cause you to sweat, and we are trying to avoid this for the first 10 days! Hot tubs also have a lot of irritating chemicals that mix with your sweat, and we don't want those near your new brows. It's only for 10 days - you can do it!
NO SWIMMING! - in anything. No oceans, lakes or pools. Chemicals, salt and brows too wet. 'Nuff said.
AVOID EXUBERANT EXERCISING! I know you've been looking for an excuse to get out of spin class...here it is! But just for 10 days. Sweat in brows = no bueno. If you absolutely MUST sweat your heart out, then be sure to wear a sweatband.
DO NOT APPLY ANY MAKEUP OR SUNSCREEN until after 14 days. This means staying out of the sun/wearing a hat during this time.
DO NOT GO TANNING! Tanning beds (it's 2018! You know how terrible this is for your skin right?) will literally ruin your brows - as will being in the direct sun during this healing time. Remember that you CANNOT APPLY SUNSCREEN until after 14 days. If you're going to be outside, please wear a hat! Sunless tanning can absolutely be done on your body - but make sure your technician (hopefully you've booked with Coco Beautdega anyways, so she will already know!) is aware that you had your brows done X days ago and they will tan accordingly. Ideally, just wait 2 weeks to get your tan without any complications!
YES! YOU CAN WASH YOUR BROWS! You don't want the cream to get caked on there. As long as you're using FRAGRANCE-FREE, mild soap its fine. Avoid using skin care products.
Day 15-28: Here's what you need to know
NO BOTOX, MICRODERMABRASION, FACIALS or CHEMICAL TREATMENTS until after 4 weeks (28 days)
It is best to avoid tanning and direct dunlight during this time period. Continue to wear a hat if outside. Sunless tanning is ok on the face at this point - but be sure you have some of your cream on your brows.
It is now ok to apply sunscreen/makeup (but you shouldn't need to!)
You can now get tint done to your brows as well! If you have very light brow hairs, Corey will already have mentioned this to you during your appointment.
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR HEALING CYCLE, NEVER PICK OFF ANY SCABS!!!
LET THEM NATURALLY EXFOLIATE TO ENSURE THAT YOU AREN'T REMOVING ANY INK
Do not get wet or exfoliate for 24 hrs post application
Avoid using products with oil in them as it will break down the Henna faster
Lash Lift & Tint
Do not get wet (water or steam) or apply makeup to the lashes for 24 hrs post-treatment.
Using coconut oil 1-2 times/week will help lashes keep their strength
Use a mascara that is nourishing to the lashes
If you have a tint, avoid using coconut oil