How to Maintain Tinted Brows
- May 11, 2023
Tinted brows are a great way to add definition and depth to your face. They can enhance your features and give you a polished look without the need for a full face of makeup. However, maintaining tinted brows can be a challenge.
In one of our previous articles we went through the process of brow tinting as well as a few aftercare tips. In this article, we will take you through some tips to help you keep your tinted brows looking fabulous.
1. Choose the Right Color
Before you start tinting your brows, it's essential to choose the right color. A color that is too dark can make your brows look harsh and unnatural, while a color that is too light may not make enough of a difference. It's best to opt for a shade that is close to your natural brow color or one that is one or two shades darker. This will help create a natural look that enhances your features without looking too overdone.
2. Use a Gentle Cleanser
When you have tinted brows, it's essential to be careful when cleansing your face. Harsh cleansers can strip away the color from your brows, leaving them looking patchy and uneven. Opt for a gentle cleanser that won't irritate your skin or your brows. Avoid using hot water when cleansing your face as it can also fade your tinted brows. Instead, use lukewarm water to wash your face and avoid getting the cleanser on your brows directly.
3. Avoid Exfoliating Your Brows
Exfoliating is an essential step in any skincare routine, but when it comes to tinted brows, it's best to avoid it altogether. Scrubbing your brows can strip away the color and make them look faded. Instead, use a gentle exfoliator on your face, being careful to avoid your brows. Also, avoid using facial scrubs around the brows, as the granules can get trapped in the hairs and give a patchy appearance.
4. Use an Oil-Free Moisturizer
Moisturizing your skin is crucial, but when you have tinted brows, you need to be careful about the products you use. Oil-based moisturizers can cause the color to fade, making your brows look patchy and uneven. Instead, opt for a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won't interfere with the color of your tinted brows.
5. Avoid Picking at Your Brows
Picking at your brows can be tempting, but it's essential to avoid doing it if you want to maintain your tinted brows. Picking can cause the color to fade, leaving your brows looking patchy and uneven. Also, avoid rubbing your brows with a towel when drying your face, as this can also cause the color to fade.
6. Use a Brow Gel
A brow gel can be a lifesaver when it comes to maintaining tinted brows. It helps to keep the hairs in place and ensures that the color stays put. Apply a clear or tinted brow gel to your brows daily to help maintain the shape and color of your tinted brows. If you want to add more depth, opt for a tinted brow gel that matches the color of your tinted brows.
7. Touch Up as Needed
Over time, the color of your tinted brows will fade. To maintain the look, you need to touch them up every so often. It's best to do this every four to six weeks, depending on how fast your brows grow. If you notice that the color is fading faster than usual, you can touch them up more frequently. You can use a brow tinting kit at home or visit a salon for a professional touch-up.
8. Protect Your Brows from the Sun
Just like the skin on your face, your brows can also be affected by the sun. UV rays can cause the color to fade, leaving your brows looking patchy and uneven. Protect your brows from the sun by wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 30.