4 Best Tips to Take Care of Your Eyebrow Piercing

Black and white photo focused on a pieced eyebrow

Eyebrow piercings can quickly help you make a fashion statement and show off your adventurous and edgy personality. It’s a kind of a timeless body piercing trend because even if it doesn’t seem to be trendy at one point in time, it won’t be too long till it comes back into fashion again.

Follow these simple tips to help heal your fresh eyebrow piercing sooner and enjoy making a bold statement with this hip piercing trend.

Another great thing about eyebrow piercings is that it’s truly a unisex fashion statement. Even though you can choose a spot anywhere along your eyebrow, people typically get their piercings done just past the eyebrow arch.

The most common pieces of jewelry that go well with eyebrow piercings are bead rings, curved barbells, twisters, circular barbells, and shields. Each type of jewelry has its own unique sense to it and you can choose from them according to your desired look and feel.

Eyebrow Piercing and Healing

Unlike what it may seem like, the process is not as painful as most of you imagine it to be. In fact, if you compare it to other body piercings, it’s safe to say that it’s the least painful. Complete healing can take between 6 to 9 weeks but you have to be extra careful during this period while handling the pierced area and exposing it.

Here are some effective eyebrow piercing aftercare tips that can help the healing process and speed up recovery.

1.     Keep the Area Clean and Dry

You can clean the piercing 2-3 times a day using a cotton swab or a clean towel soaked in normal saline. If you’re using a reusable towel, make sure you wash it thoroughly after every use. After cleaning the area, gently wipe it dry using a small piece of disposable cloth.

2.     Do Not Wax or Thread Your Eyebrows

You will have to avoid any hair removal procedures on your eyebrows till the piercing is fully healed. If you have very bushy eyebrows, you can use a pair of tweezers to pluck out a few hairs but we recommend that you leave them as is for at least 3-4 months.

3.     Keep Your Cleanser, Makeup, and All Other Products Away from the Pierced Area

No foreign substances and chemicals should come in contact with your freshly pierced eyebrow. This includes your face wash, moisturizer, makeup and other products that you may use. As much as this seems like a challenge, it’s imperative. The ingredients in these products can irritate your wound causing scarring and other issues.

4.     Don’t Move the Jewelry

You don’t want your skin to get irritated or your wound to get inflamed by constantly touching or moving your jewelry. You can also not take it off if you want to hide your piercing at work or anywhere else during the healing period. So, if you’re getting an eyebrow piercing, be prepared to show it off anywhere and everywhere you go!