Sun-Kissed and Stunning: A Guide to Tanning Before and After Microblading Your Brows

As a permanent makeup artist, one of the most common questions I receive from clients who want to get their brows microbladed is whether they can still tan before and after the procedure. And it’s a valid concern, considering that sun exposure can affect the healing process and longevity of the tattoo.

So, when can you safely tan before and after a brow tattoo? Let’s break it down:

  • Before Microblading:


If you’re planning to get your brows microbladed, it’s best to avoid tanning for at least two weeks before the procedure. This is because sun exposure can cause your skin to become more sensitive and prone to irritation, which can affect the results of the treatment.

Additionally, if you have a tan or sunburn on the day of the appointment, it may be more difficult for the artist to accurately match the pigment to your natural brow color. So, it’s best to arrive with your skin in its natural state.

  • After Microblading:


After the procedure, you’ll need to take extra care to protect your newly tattooed brows from sun exposure. Direct sunlight can cause the pigment to fade prematurely and can also cause irritation and scarring.


For the first two weeks after microblading, it’s recommended to avoid prolonged sun exposure and tanning beds. If you must be in the sun, wear a hat or use sunscreen with a high SPF (at least 30) and avoid getting sunscreen on your brows.


After the initial healing period (around two weeks), you can resume tanning but make sure to keep your brows covered with a hat or sunscreen. It’s important to note that regular exposure to UV rays can cause the pigment to fade faster than usual, so it’s best to limit your tanning sessions or opt for self-tanning products instead.


While it’s possible to tan before and after microblading your brows, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure the best results.

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