Can I Go in the Sun After Microblading Shading?

By May 29, 2024

If you’ve recently had the microblading shading done on your eyebrows, one of the first questions on your mind is probably “Can I go out in the sun now?” Sun exposure is a huge factor when it comes to making those fresh, powdery microblade brows last.

First things first, let’s quickly go over what microblading shading actually is. Unlike standard microblading with those super fine hair-like strokes, shading uses a shading motion to deposit pigment. This results in a soft, powdered look that fills in your brows for a fuller, more defined appearance.

But just like a real tattoo, that pigment needs time to really set and heal into the skin. Getting too much sun exposure too soon can seriously mess up your gorgeous new brows. You’ll want to follow some rules when it comes to sun protection!

Why You Need to Avoid Sunlight After Microblading Shading

There are a few crucial reasons why sunlight is a total no-go after you get your brows done with the shading:

Those UV rays will fade and discolor the pigment

The harsh UV radiation from the sun’s rays can cause the implanted pigment to fade away rapidly. It can also change and distort the intended color tone. All that time and money down the drain!

It slows down the skin’s healing process

Getting a sunburn damages your skin cells. But did you know UV exposure can actually delay the healing process too? This puts you at higher risk for poor pigment retention and infections.

Your brows will be super sensitive and prone to irritation

The areas that were microbladed are basically little wounds that need to recover. Sun exposure on fresh wounds like that leads to redness, irritation, discomfort and can potentially scar.

So, you’ve got to play it safe and keep those newly shaded brows completely out of direct sunlight for a little while after your appointment.

Sun Protection Timeline for Microbladed Shading

So just how long should you avoid sun exposure after microblading shading? Here’s a general timeline of precautions to take:

0-7 days after your appointment:

Stay completely out of direct sunlight, no exceptions! Keep your activities indoors as much as humanly possible during this first crucial week of healing.

1-2 weeks after:

You can carefully go outside for limited periods if absolutely needed. But make sure to wear a hat and apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen on your brows. No bathing suits or extended sun time!

2-4 weeks after:

Keep taking precautions by applying sunscreen on your brows, wearing a hat, limiting exposure time outdoors. The sun can still cause fading and discoloration during this phase.

4 weeks after:

You should be fully healed and able to resume normal sun exposure at this point. However it’s still important to use sunscreen to help your brows keep their just-done look for as long as possible.

Top Tips for Protecting Microbladed Brows in the Sun

Need some tips for being extra careful about sun protection during that first month of healing? Here are some recommendations:

  • Use a gentle, mineral-based sunscreen approved for use on the face and brow area. Apply it liberally 20 minutes before going out in the sun.
  • Wear a cute wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum shade and block those UV rays when you must go outside.
  • Throw on some sunglasses too. This protects your brows and prevents squinting, which can disrupt the healing process.
  • Try to limit any outdoor time to early morning or late evening when the sun isn’t as intense in the sky.
  • Excessive sweating and moisture should also be avoided since they can cause fading. Maybe skip intense outdoor workouts until your brows are fully set.
  • As hard as it is, don’t try to rush the process! Be patient and allow your brows to recover fully before full sun exposure. The results are worth the wait.

One more important tip – stay far away from tanning beds for at least 4 weeks after your shading session. That concentrated UV light can lead to rapid fading and discoloration that’s hard to fix.

Yes, the sun feels good during those warm months, but holding off on sunbathing for a little while is critical for getting the longest-lasting results from your microblade shading. Be diligent about protecting those brows from UV exposure and you’ll be bathing in the sun’s rays with perfect microbladed brows in no time!

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Strokes of Genius Microblading in Orlando. We’ll provide guidance tailored specifically to your circumstances. After all, we want your brows to look incredible for as long as possible too!

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