Threading is an excellent alternative to harsh tweezing and waxing. After your treatment, simple aftercare steps can help you keep your brows looking their best without skin irritation or breakouts, which are uncommon.
Here are 8 easy aftercare tips to follow after your next threading session.
1. Skip Cleansers and Makeup for 24 Hours
While most people don’t experience much irritation or breakouts, you can reduce this risk by avoiding the use of facial cleansers or makeup around your brows for about a day. This gives your skin time to recover fully so you don’t develop an inflammatory reaction to the skincare products. Exfoliating and anti-aging products should be avoided for up to 3 days around your brows for the same reason.
2. Treat Redness
Minor redness isn’t uncommon after eyebrow threading, but it typically goes away on its own within a few hours. You can reduce redness faster by spot cooling your brows with an ice pack right after your treatment. Soothing rose water or aloe vera can also ease inflammation and redness for perfect brows in no time.
3. Avoid Excess Sun Exposure
Your skin will be more sensitive to harmful UV rays immediately after your procedure. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible for the first two hours after threading. If you do go out, be sure to wear sunscreen. All heat sources should also be avoided. This includes tanning beds, hot baths, and the sauna.
4. Don’t Touch Your Brows
You will probably be tempted to touch your brows after threading. Resist the temptation for at least a few hours because touching will transfer oils from your fingers to your skin. This can clog the pores that were opened during the threading process and lead to a breakout or minor skin infection.
5. Don’t Use Self-Tanner for 2-3 Days
While you may want to accent your flawless new eyebrows with the perfect tan, it’s best to avoid self-tanning products on your face for the first few days, especially around the brows. If you do need to use self-tanner, use a barrier so the product won’t touch your hair or skin just around the brows.
6. Don’t tweeze or shave between appointments
You can have threading done as soon as your skin is past your skin. Don’t tweeze or use a brow razor between appointments. These methods can lead to stubble, ingrown hairs, and too much hair removal.
7. Schedule touch-up appointments
Most people need a touch-up every 2 weeks to keep their brows sharp and clean. You can have threading done again once hair grows just past your skin.
8. Let Your Stylist Know About Problems
If you experience uncommon side effects like bruising, itching, swelling, or skin grazes, let your stylist know. He or she can give you advice on the best procedure to follow for a fast recovery.