Updated: Jul 27
When you go through any medical treatment, the after-treatment and precautions matter for improving health and outcome. A healthy activity like exercising can even become a concern, especially after semi-permanent cosmetic procedures like microblading. Professionals do not recommend working out after a microblading session for one simple reason; sweat.
If you have spent a fair chunk on your perfect brows the last thing you want is for them to fade away quickly. Exercising leads to sweat and it is sweat that can really cause the most harm to your newly done eyebrows.
If you exercise or sweat out after a Dubai microblading session its results and effects will be diminished. You would need a lot more touch-ups and redos, making the entire process expensive and lengthy. But of course, you can’t not exercise! I mean how else would you be able to keep your body in top shape? So when can you start exercising again? Our experts say two to three weeks depending on certain factors which we will discuss in length.
Why Can’t You Exercise?
As mentioned, the main reason exercising should be avoided after the treatment is sweat. It is full of minerals and salt that can eat out the pigmentation, and we are sure no one wants that to happen right after they have invested a small fortune on their brows.
Any kind of physical activity triggers sebum production and sweat glands. You may think you are someone who doesn’t sweat that much, but you also need to understand that even a tiny amount of moisture on your brown can hurt the tinting effect significantly.
When your face sweats, it is concentrated on the forehead mainly, which drips down and accumulates on the eyebrows.
Actually, not just sweat, any kind of contact with water with lasting effects or even oils and moisturizers can damage the pigments. This is why soaking and long baths are also on the to-be-avoided list.
How Does Sweat Affect Microblading?
Microblading breaks the skin, and the area treated needs to be kept safe from moisture and bacteria. This is why excessive workout is a no-no after the treatment. Exercise can make you sweat, and sweat can increase the risk of infections. Developing infections can drastically slow down the healing process.
There are also some common side effects of microblading, such as itching, redness, tenderness, flaking, or swelling. Exercise can aggravate these side effects. It is all the more reason to stay away from working out and sticking to your cosmetologist's advice.
If you get cut, a scab forms over the cut, which helps it heal. The same happens after microblading; a scab is formed, which needs to be healed on its own so it can flake away naturally leaving behind sharper more shapely brows. This is why the drier you keep your brows initially, the better they will turn out to be!
When Can You Get Back To Working Out?
The healing process after microblading typically lasts for 7 days; however, it is advised to wait at least 7 days before you get back to exercise; just to be on the safe side.
If your skin is oily and you tend to sweat a lot, you need to be more cautious, especially in the first week. Not just working out, you should also avoid sunlight, stuffy areas, any physically straining activity, or anything that triggers perspiration.
You can normally walk or even do gentle yoga, but you will have to avoid excessive activities. If you don’t want your mark to heal unevenly, become scarred, or get an infection, this is how it is!
Swimming, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam rooms are totally out of the equation. All of these should be avoided for 1 weeks. You can opt to put on a protective balm to avoid chlorine fading the ink if you are a swimmer.
Enjoy your healing time and your new look! If you are worried about how to utilize this free time, you can spend it re-grouping and planning new workout ideas to help keep yourself motivated.
Exercising After A Touch-Up
Your eyebrows are going to be as sensitive after a touch-up as they were after the first treatment. So, all the rules that apply to the first treatment apply to touch-ups. If you want to have a long-lasting pigment effect, you must follow all the instructions and post-treatment care.
This means no exercise after a touch-up session at least for a week; that’s 7 days.
How To Save Your Brows If You Exercise After The Treatment?
If you have done it, you made a mistake, but there is still a chance to redeem yourself. The best thing, in this case, would be to rinse the microblade area with lukewarm water. After rinsing it, dry the area out immediately with light patting. Don’t forget to use a clean disposable towel when touching your eyebrows.
Never give in to the urge to prick or rub on the sensitive area after the treatment. It can also be the reason for poor microblading results as it can greatly diminish its effects.
The Secret To Having Perfect Brows?
Microblading and Powder Brows are perhaps the best semi-permanent cosmetic procedure you can opt for when it comes to having perfect brows that last for at least a couple of years.
The key is to keep the microblading area free of sweat post-procedure. Exercising itself is not a problem but the perspiration caused by it is the culprit. Keeping the area as dry and clean as possible is pretty much all that you need to be careful about.
If you are still not satisfied and have more questions regarding the treatment or the post-care, you should pay us a visit at Brow Industry, located in Al Barsha South, Dubai, UAE.
With us, your brows are in safe hands! We know how important it is for women to have perfectly shaped brows, especially if you live in Dubai and wear a hijab or burqa. For us women, it is our eyes that need the most attention!
Having the best technicians at your service will help you get those brows you have always wanted. Give us a call at +971-54-339-0500 and book an appointment today!