Did you just get your powder brows and love them so much that you are scared stepping out of the house in the daytime may ruin them?

Or are you planning to get them soon and are knee-deep in your research phase?

Either way, you have landed in the right place because we are going to talk all about powder brows and how they react to sun exposure.

Let’s break it down.

What are Powder Brows?

Drawing your brows every time you do makeup is physically taxing, and not the most favorite part of makeup for many. That’s where permanent makeup such as powder brows saves the day.

Powder brows are a cosmetic procedure done using a small needle. The artist will grace the skin with the needle, implanting  tiny dots of pigment under the skin.  As a result, your brows look fuller with some added dimension and definition to them. The results, brows that appear fuller yet soft and  natural.

Powder brows have gained more traction than other types of brows because of their long-lasting results and low maintenance.

That said, your new  brows do need proper aftercare to ensure that they heal their best and last you  a long time. One of the key factors to consider when taking care of your powder brows is sun exposure, and that includes tanning beds. Let’s discuss why it is important to protect your new powder brows from sun exposure right after your service and effective ways to do it.

Top Reasons to Avoid Sun Exposure After Getting Powder Brows

What can sun exposure do to powder brows that could be so detrimental to them? Let’s take a look at all the ways the sun can damage the healing progress of your powder brows and give them a sloppy appearance:

  • Fading and Discoloration

The topmost reason to avoid direct sun exposure after getting powder brows is fading and discoloration. As we know, there are harmful ultraviolet rays in sunlight. When the UV rays are exposed to powder brows, it breaks down the pigment that the permanent makeup artists implanted  so meticulously. As a result, the pigment will expand and vanish before it has time to settle under your skin’s surface. This will shorten the life of your powder brows and all your hard-earned money and precious time will go down the drain.

Even worse, the final look of your brows could end up being patchy and uneven.

  •  Slowed Down Healing Process

Powder brows have very little downtime and within just a few weeks, you get the results that you’ve been wanting. However, if you end up exposing your brows to the sun right after the procedure, you could end up ruining the beautiful results that you invested in.

Sun exposure can slow down the healing progress by causing irritation and inflammation to the brows. If these symptoms aren’t taken care of in time, they can further lead to infection and scarring. Furthermore sun damaged, dehydrated  skin can result in your eyebrows shifting the ink color to something undesirable.

  • Transferring Pigment

Recall the time when we have all stood under the scorching sun on peak summer days feeling like our faces are going to melt off. Well, standing directly under the sun will melt off the pigment in your freshly done brows. Consequently, the pigment will spread and transfer and the brows will appear blurred and undefined.

  • Poor Appearance

Bottom line, sun damaged skin and cosmetic tattooing just do not go well together. The most important factor that will impact results is your skin. It’s my canvas, and the healthiest your skin is and looks, the better your results will be.  

Protecting Powder Brows from Sun Exposure

Now that we know why sun exposure can be a menace for freshly done powder brows, let’s talk about ways to avoid them without becoming a hermit and staying indoors all day long.

  • Wear a Hat and Oversized Sunglasses

One of the best ways to protect your freshly done powder brows from sun exposure is to wear a hat and sunglasses. A wide-brimmed hat can provide ample shade for your face and neck, preventing any direct sunlight from hitting your brows. The brim should be at least three inches to protect your brows from harmful sun rays. For double protection, go for dark, oversized shades that go all the way up to your brows.

  • Apply Sunscreen

Another effective way to protect your powder brows is to apply sunscreen. But please DO NOT apply sunscreen during the healing process. This is to be done after the brows are done healing. Healing usually takes between 7 to 14 days at most. Be sure to use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher on your face. Applying sunscreen regularly even on cloudy days. Protecting your neck and face is the best anti-aging secret in order to prevent wrinkles and loss of elasticity.  Also, make sure to reapply often when spending long periods of time in the sun.

  • Skip Tanning Beds

It’s not just the sun that can undo your powder brows but anything that radiates ultraviolet rays. Case in point, tanning beds. The UV rays emitted by these beds can not only ruin your freshly done brows but also cause skin damage, premature aging, and increase your risk of skin cancer.

Although you don’t have to be wary of the sun once your powder brows have healed, we’d suggest continuing with all your protective measures against the sun. Powder brows or not, UV rays can cause a lot of skin damage, and most of it is irreversible.

Protecting your exposed skin from direct UV rays can save you from hyperpigmentation, sunspots, premature wrinkles, and the risk of skin cancer.

Flaunt your Effortlessly Flawless Powder Brows

For those suffering from sparse brows, powder brows are a great option in achieving long-lasting, natural-looking eyebrows. However, it is important to protect them from sun exposure so that you can enjoy beautiful long term healed results and defined eyebrows for years to come. 

 Now that you’re done researching sun exposure and how it could affect your results, it’s time you look for a well-reputed permanent makeup artist in your city. Unless you are from Alameda, CA, in that case, head straight over to Powder Brows by Claudia.

At Powder Brows by Claudia, we go above and beyond to make sure that our clients are satisfied with their new brows. We want each of you to feel beautiful and have brows that compliment your unique beauty.