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Get Better Ombre Powder Brows Healing Results By Following Simple Steps

Ombre Powder Brows Scabbing
Ombre Powder Brows Scabbing

Proper healing is a crucial aspect of a client’s best ombre powder brows results. If you want the eyebrows to heal nicely and evenly you need to follow the aftercare protocol. Please remember that post-procedure care is just as important as the procedure itself.

You need to treat the pigmented area with absolute care. It is absolutely normal that the color is very intense after the procedure, facial skin is very sensitive so you will see some redness.

Ombre Brows Healing Process

During the eyebrows micropigmentation procedure, the skin is broken. Whenever the skin is open there is a healing period during which a risk of infection is present. Freshly implanted pigments are prone to premature fading and patchiness if the area isn’t properly protected.

Ombre Powder Brows Healing Stages - Day by Day

Cotton rounds and q-tips
Cotton rounds and q-tips

Please remember that proper aftercare is as important as proper treatment.

Wash the area twice a day (morning and evening) using a gentle soap or cleanser such as baby shampoo, Cetaphil and apply aftercare. Gentle washing the brows is not going to cause pigment loss during the healing process.

Every client has a different skin type and healing ability, so the healing process might look slightly different.

Day 1

Intense color and redness right after treatment are normal. Brows might look very dark, sharp, and overdrawn. The eyebrows area might feel tender and slightly swollen. Do not worry. The permanent makeup has been applied to compensate for fading, if they look much darker than you normally wear your brows, stay calm, the color will fade over the next week.

Day 1-3

Please remove excess lymph fluid from your eyebrows with a clean tissue. Gently wipe your brows in both directions, use distilled or boiled water and cotton round. This will prevent large scabs from forming. When pigment dries on the skin you might feel skin pulling. Remember to keep your brows clean.

Day 4

You will notice brows flaking and scabbing, itching is common as the skin heals. Do not panic!

Do not touch the brows or scratch them. Rubbing the skin might result in pigment loss, infection, or scarring.

How To Use PMU Aftercare Products

Permanent makeup aftercare
Permanent makeup aftercare ointment

At this point start using the aftercare product provided by the artist. Specially formulated ointment makes a breathable barrier that protects the skin from micro dust and other external factors.

Apply only a thin layer of the product to clean and dry skin with a q-tip. If you put a thicker layer of ointment it might cause faster pigment loss and worse healing.

Please use rice size amount of ointment 2 times per day for 10-14 days.

Remember to clean and dry your eyebrows before applying another layer of ointment. Benefits of using aftercare for permanent makeup:

  • moisturizes the skin,
  • secures pigment retention,
  • reduces swelling,
  • speeds up healing

Day 5-7

You will notice eyebrows flaking and scabbing mostly on the frontal part and tails. These are normal reactions when the skin heals. The scabs will slowly start to fall off - when they’re ready. You will lose some pigment and the color will look much lighter. This phase is definitely the hardest of the entire process.

Day 7-10

The scabbing process is progressing. If you still see redness around brows it means that skin is still healing. The pigment color during these days may seem way too light or even grey and missing in some spots.

Day 14-30

Healing is almost complete. Color comes back and evens out on the surface. Eyebrows should look soft and natural. At this point, you can decide if there is anything you want to add or change.

Correction Procedure - Ombre Powder Brows Touch Up

You will observe the final results and color after about 4-6 weeks. Don’t forget about the correction session after 6 weeks to 3 months from the first procedure. This is important because we can observe the progress of healing and how much pigment skin retains. During the second session, small adjustments can be done to the brows. Since the second treatment is not as intense as the first one, usually you can expect the healing process to last shorter.

Ombre Powder Brows Aftercare

  • Do not wet your eyebrows, keep them dry
  • Avoid working out and sweating
  • Do not touch and peel off the scabs
  • Daily cleanse the injured skin to prevent bacterial buildup
  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, sauna, and swimming pools
  • Do not put makeup around eyebrows
  • Avoid facials and harsh products
  • Use a thin layer of aftercare cream

How Do You Take Care of Eyebrows Tattoo

Besides your skin type, the speed of pigment fading depends on the cosmetics you use, as well as your lifestyle and sun exposure. If you don’t use sunscreen your eyebrows will fade faster. Remember to avoid harsh products and treatments around your eyebrows.


Proper aftercare plays an important role in the final results. Because this is a semi- semi-permanent tattoo, be sure to understand the skin healing process. Keeping the area free from bacteria is vital to prevent an infection. There may be some redness, slight swelling, and the treated area may have a thin crust. The healing process varies from person to person.